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Bad Diet Advice? Here's How to Spot It!

Updated: May 5

How to Recognize and Tune Out the Noise!


When it comes to giving diet advice, there is never a shortage of people willing to offer you their tips and experiences. However, most of us fail to identify whether the information we are receiving is good or bad for our personal health.

Most people fall victim to fad diets and weight loss supplements because they don’t do any research to test the claims of these so-called weight loss programs. Not only do they significantly restrict food groups or calories from your diet, but you can also cause irreversible damage to your health.

If you want credible nutrition advice, make sure it is coming from a trusted source. Sadly, there are far too many false claims about nutrition that you need to be aware of that are mentioned below.

Making False Claims

Unfortunately, there is no set approach to spotting a fad diet. However, the following guidelines can help you to better understand what you need to pay attention to so that you aren’t fooled by false promises. Fad diets tend to:

  • Claim to help you lose weight very quickly (more than 1 or 2 pounds per week).

  • Promise that you will lose weight and keep it off without exercising.

  • Claims that sound too good to be true.

  • Recommendations based on a single study.

  • Lists of “good” and “bad” foods.

  • Recommendations made to help sell a product.