Fad Diets

All Popular Diets Do the Exact Same Thing, So Pick One You Like

Marilyn Linton | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

In an analysis of data from nearly 50 trials (7,300 people) significant weight loss was observed with any low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet, with weight loss differences between diet programs small, so small as to be insignificant. That's "any" low-carb or "any" low-fat diet. Any. Just pick one you think you can stick to and live with. In other words, whatever works!

The 5 Worst Diets of All Time

Abby Langer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

These popular diets can be dangerous, they are low in calories, which is why you will probably lose weight while you follow them. But many pose serious health risks and limited long-term results.

Don't Believe the Magical Claims of That New Weight Loss Program

Bill Bogart | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

New weight loss programs are making some attempts to shift the emphasis away from a preoccupation with calories toward more nutritiously sound eating generally. But the fact remains that their success is in large part predicated on their customers' failure.

Trendy Diets and Why They Fail

Rose Reisman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Trendy "DIETS" all work... in the short term. It's always easy to lose weight if you cut calories and specific food groups. The truth is you have to change your daily lifestyle with respect to food. Not an easy task but definitely doable. In order to win the "war," you have to win the daily "battles!"

10 Of The Most Popular And Strangest Diets Out There

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Living

Going through the most searched diets of 2013 on Google makes us wonder: Were Canadians super curious about how to lose weight, or were they just fasc...

8 Fad Diets to Avoid This Holiday Season

Dave David | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Dave David

The holiday season is right around the corner, and that means one thing for millions of consumers: weight gain. Here are eight trendy diets and weight-loss cures that you may be hearing more about in the coming months, and why you should avoid them.

Why I Laugh When People Tell Me to Avoid 'Carbs'

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Let's talk vegetables. We are all adults here, so we know they are good for us. The best way to get them is raw. So why as adults looking to be healthy do we cook, steam, boil, whatever our vegetables and then add cream sauce, cheese sauce or honey glaze to them? Now, I'm not saying as a treat every once in a while you can't add to your cooked carrots, or asparagus.

Exercise Doesn't Always Mean Weight Loss and That's OK

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

In big bold type on the cover of Health magazine is the statement, "Lose 12 pounds this month. Fast! Safe! For good!" News flash -- it is not healthy for everyone to lose 12 pounds of weight. Obviously, I strongly believe everyone should exercise, but exercise should not be synonymous with weight loss.

Why Fasting Is a Terrible Way to Lose Weight

Rose Reisman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

We're still contemplating whether or not we should try the next fad diet. Maybe you've tried the Paleo, Mediterranean, Dukan, Biggest Loser or juicing diet. Well the next in line is the "fasting" diet. Doesn't sound all that exciting to me!

Do Juice Cleanses Even Work? 10 Truths About The Fad

HellaWella.com | Melissa Valliant | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living

The juice cleanse business is drawing in customers like fruit flies, promising weight loss, body detoxification and the treatment and prevention of ev...