Myth: Diet Fads Are Good For Your Health
Truth: There’s always some new diet fad that promises to help you lose weight and stay healthy. Nevertheless, there’s a reason they’re called fads: they don’t last long. Anything that promises a fast and easy way to lose weight is definitely too good to be true, and it may not even be good for your health. People can become obsessed with them and develop eating disorders when used as a quick fix to lose weight.
Furthermore, if these fads were so easy, wouldn’t everyone already be at their optimal weight and health goal? Food should be used for fuel and restricting essential nutrients from your diet deprives your body of what it needs to function properly. Most important is having balance and having the right amount of everything in your diet, so you’re not leaving anything out. Keto or paleo diets leave out some crucial nutrients that the body needs in the long run.