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Are Fad Diets Worth Their Weight?

Fad diet

Fad diets often encourage short-term changes in eating behaviour rather than encouraging healthy changes that can be sustained.

By Tim Crowe

Fad diets continue to attract public attention with their promises of quick and easy weight loss, but the truth is that these diets are just a large serving size of smoke and mirrors.

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