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Fad Dieting
the cons of fad dieting
Health Care
11th Grade

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"First Slide"

fad dieting is defined as any diet that promises fast results and represents only short term dietary change

Fad Dieting has become what seems to be the trendy way to lose  weight quickly-and boy do we love getting what we want now. However what people have ignored-intentionally or unintentionally- is that Fad Dieting is extremely dangerous and is one of the leading causes in both short and long term health risks. 


Altered Metabolism

"slide 2"



Excessive Weight Gain: the process of dieting itself increases your body’s propensity to gain weight.  Scientists call this “dieting-induced weight-gain” and it is a contributing factor to the modern day obesity epidemic. Surprisingly many people did not know that drastically changing their dietary intake will take an extreme toll on how and how long their body processes food. 


Cardiovascular Disease

"Slide 3"


Raises Cholestoral: having high cholesterol can lead to the buildup of plaque in artery walls. This buildup is called atherosclerosis. It can lead to coronary artery disease (CAD), heart attack, stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), and peripheral arterial disease.

CAD: Narrowingof blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen


Atkins Diet

Slide 3

The Atkins diet in particular- when no longer being used- hastens the development of type 2 diabetes which increases the risks of CVD, Stroke, CHD, and blood clotting drastically.

Nutritional Deficiency:

Many Fad diets require you to cut out all carbohydrates, fats and essential foods that provide vitamins and minerals that keep your body functioning at its highest potential.


Lack of carbs-Ketosis:ketones build up in the body, which can cause headaches, nausea, difficulty focusing mentally and bad breath.

Cutting carbs can lead to fatigue, weakness and even dizziness. 

Eating too few carbs means you’re likely not meeting your daily fiber requirements, which increases your risk constipation. 

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