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The 8 Fad Diets Experts Say Will Disappear In 2018

These eight dietary trends need to disappear in 2018.

The 9 Fad Diets Experts Say Will Disappear In 2018
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Dietitians are on the front lines of nutrition news, and these are the fad diets they believe don't live up to the hype.

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1. Military diet
1. Military diet
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Dietitians and nutritionists hope the Military Diet, which allows fewer than 1,000 calories per day and emphasises processed foods such as hot dogs and saltine crackers, disappears in 2018.

The diet promises four kilos lost in a week and is super specific about what to eat at each meal.

For example, one breakfast includes five saltine crackers, one slice of cheddar cheese and one small apple.

It's only three days long, so it's certainly not teaching long-lasting lifestyle changes.

Michelle Loy, MPH, MS, RDN says the cons (short term, some low-quality processed foods, and inadequate fibre, vitamins, and minerals) outweigh the few pros (teaching portion control and including a few fruits and vegetables).

Her advice: "The Military Diet would need a major makeover to be considered healthful, so I'd recommend sidestepping this one for good!"



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