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  • HCG diet
    HCG diet not a long term solution to weight loss
    The HCG diet has been a popular fad diet for several years now, but unfortunately it isn't a long-term solution to weight loss. HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced during pregnancy. The diet is based on the premise of...
  • Man on Starvation Diet
    Why lose 18 pounds in 4 days?
    You can lose 18 pounds in 4 days. But, why would you want to put your body through that misery? Wouldn't you rather eat healthy?I was reading this article about a fad diet, “Lose 18 Pounds In 4 Days.” That’s crazy and if you...
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    Going to extremes: the unnatural feeding-tube diet
    The latest fad diet for brides-to-be puts their bodies at risk for aspiration, lung infection, kidney failure, erosion of the nose and throat tissues and muscle loss.The side-effects more likely include constipation, dizziness and bad breath. The...
  • Fat and Skinny
    Crash diet catastrophe: study shows fad diets can cause weight gain
    You want to lose weight fast to shape up for your wedding or a high school reunion. So you choose a diet that promises fast fat-burning results, like the popular feeding tube diet. Do you lose weight? Yes. But...let's fast-forward to a year...
  • Wander
    "All who wander are not lost": finding the perfect diet
    It's one of J.R.R. Tolkien's most famous quotes: "All who wander are not lost." And it's true for many aspects of our lives - including our diets. It's all too easy to become fascinated by the latest fad diet, hoping that...