When it comes to weight loss, there are no magic tricks that guarantee success and there is a TONNE of overwhelming, conflicting and simply false information out there. You’ve probably heard of intermittent fasting, paleo, keto… the list goes on! But how do you know what’s best for you? When it comes to weight loss, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, what works for your mum, brother, friends or co-workers may not work for you!
Fad diets and weight loss
Fad diets often claim amazing results for weight loss and health in short time periods - this is because most require a large reduction in kilojoules - usually this intake is unsustainable and nutritionally inadequate. Fad diets also commonly remove core food groups and contradict evidence and advice from credible health professionals. For more info check out our article "How do I spot a Fad diet?"
What should I do for long term results?
The best thing you can do for long term and sustainable weight loss is to make diet and lifestyle changes that are supported by evidence and work for you! Working with credible professionals can help you to work out your goals, and what diet and exercise regime will work best for you.
Check out our article on the "best and worst diets, as recommended by experts" which is a comprehensive list of diets and cross-checked against all of the scientific evidence, with pros and cons for each.