At some point in your life, you or someone you know has probably tried a fad diet. Just as you’re constantly bombarded with fad workouts (hello, Zumba and spinning!), the same goes for dieting.
In the 1990s, major fads included low-fat everything and the widely popular Zone Diet. In the early 2000s, diet trends were everywhere – from the 100-calorie craze to the Subway Diet to the celebrity-endorsed Atkins Diet. There was also a time when portioned frozen meals were the way to go. Most recently, we’ve seen fads like juice cleanses, Paleo, and Whole30 receive significant amounts of both praise and criticism.
People are confused
It’s no wonder why so many people are confused – it’s hard to make sense of it all! But that’s why it’s so important to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all diet.