Fad Diets: Facts and Fiction

Fad diet is a popular terminology for a trendy dietary pattern to fix the obesity. But can the miracle change happen with the absence of physical activity guidelines or focusing just on elimination of a certain food group? This article published in Frontiers in Nutrition Journal explored some popular diets and the current evidence related to the health impacts. Those included Atkins, ketogenic, Paleolithic, Mediterranean, vegetarian diet, intermittent fasting, and detox diet. The literature review mainly focus on weight loss results but little is known about sustainability and long-term health effects. Besides, most of this dietary patterns promotes short-term changes rather than achieving lifelong goals. A detailed information is in the original article.