2017 special- The low-down on FAD DIETS from Fight the Fads!

WHAT? A diet promising rapid weight loss often through extreme, unsustainable and unhealthy regimes. HOW TO SPOT A FAD DIET? Alarm bells should start ringing if you see a diet which: -Claims you can lose more than 2-3 pounds a week -Makes reference to ‘miracle foods’ or ‘superfoods’ -Restricts certain food groups or requires that…

DAY 10 – Caffeine: Friend or Foe?!

Christmas Fad Fighting Calendar DAY 10 – Is caffeine good or bad for me?!   Up to 400mg of caffeine per day shown to be safe for most healthy adults That is caffeine amount in 4 cups of brewed coffee = 10 cans of coke = 2 energy shots BUT remember coke and energy shots…

The Tab: Aloe Vera Juice diets just don’t work!

Aloe vera juice diets have become very popular lately, with many people claiming drinking aloe vera will help you lose weight. But are they right? There have been very few experiments investigating the effect of aloe vera on weight loss in humans. We could only find one study that showed Aloe Vera supplementation led to…