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Most Popular Fad Diets, Explained, Part 3

By Kayleigh Caito Whole 30: The Whole 30 diet is a 30-day diet challenge to “eliminate the most common craving-inducing, blood sugar disrupting, gut damaging, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days,” (Knappenberger, 2018). The Whole 30 diet claims, “The next 30 days will change your life. It will change the way you think about food. It will…

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Most popular fad diets, explained, part 2

By Kayleigh Caito Here we go!  Two more popular diets, broken down. Paleo diet: The Paleolithic diet, aka Paleo diet, is set up to mimic the food habits of humans from the Paleolithic Era (45,000 to 10,000 BC)(Seema & Hafiz, 2017). This diet claims to be “designed by mother nature’s wisdom acting through evolution and natural selection” (Knappenberger, 2018)….

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Most popular fad diets explained, part 1

By Kayleigh Caito As promised, we will be discussing some popular fad diets. This will be a three-part series, discussing six of the most popular fad diets, especially in the CrossFit community. This week, we will talk about the two of the most trending fad diets right now, the Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting. This blog series uses scientific…

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Introduction to fad dieting

By Kayleigh Caito Fad diets are very popular diets that promote quick weight loss. They can be very restrictive in caloric intake or even restrict whole food groups (ie. carbohydrates). When people initially begin a fad diet they will see very rapid weight loss. That may sound like a good thing… but is it? The short answer is no,…

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