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Diet Trends

14 Fad Diets You Should Absolutely Never Try

Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living

By K. Aleisha Fetters Every day it seems a new diet is ready to make weight loss faster and easier than ever before. Or at least they say they ar...

Gluten-Free Mania -- If You're Following the Fad, You're a Marketer's Dream and Part of the Confusion

Jill S. Brown | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

Why has the gluten-free trend taken off like wildfire in the last few years while the FODMAP diet has not really caught on even though it was developed way back in 1999 and shown to have a high success rate for people with IBS and even other gastrointestinal issues?

If Your App Tells You to Eat Less and Exercise More

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Solutions will not come automatically, but given how successfully devices such as a cell phone have changed the life style of billions of people, there is no reason to think it cannot be done. After all, we no longer rely on a rooster to wake us up.

A New Diet Each Day May Make the Pounds Go Away

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

A new diet-a-day will not make the weight go away. What will make it go away is finding and following an eating and exercise plan that works for you, day after day, year after year. Eventually having a fit, thinner, healthy body will no longer be a novelty. It will simply be a way of life.

'Can We Stop With The Kale Propaganda?'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

Between this and Jon Stewart's incredible Chicago pizza rant, last night was a great one for food diatribes on late night TV. For anyone annoyed with ...

Juice Cleanses: The New Eating Disorder?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Might the chronic nutrient deficiency associated with prolonged cleanses and juice fasts lead to degenerative changes in bones and muscles two or three decades later? If we want to be healthy in brain and body, we must not rely on nutrients that would not even nourish a gnat.

3 New Diets For Weight Loss: What Works And What Doesn't

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

With all the new diet trends that seem to spring up daily, it's not surprising many people are confused about what to eat. At the end of the day, all diets use a gimmick or trick to make you focus on how to change your eating habits to be healthier.

Don't Eat Less, Eat Better

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The temptation to go on a fad diet and lose and gain, lose and gain, and lose and gain some more, is overwhelming for celebrities, as well as the rest of us. Want to know what really happens with some of these wild and crazy fad diets?

Fewer People Are On Diets Now ... But Why?

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

The number of people on diets has declined by more than 35 percent over the past 21 years, according to a new survey from The NPD Group, a research co...

Beyond Cabbage Soup for Weight Loss

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Although the cabbage soup diet fad has pretty much passed us by, soup as a diet aid should be taken seriously. It is much easier to eat only the amount of food allowed on a diet when the main course is preceded by a bowl of soup.

The "Nothing White" Diet

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Every new year starts with a diet, right? Well, here's mine this year: I try not to eat anything white. Before you scoff or laugh, let me explain.

Why Dieting Doesn't Mean You Can't Celebrate Food

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 01.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

Lately I've been seeing a lot of clients under the sway of yet another new diet trend: the Paleolithic diet.

Hollywood Scales It Down

Susan Campos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Susan Campos

Hollywood heavy hitters often weigh prestige on a bathroom scale -- which may explain why movers and shakers are constantly chasing the latest in trendy diets.

Is 2010 Making Me Fat?

Susan Yager | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Yager

Raw tomatoes and hard-boiled eggs, baked potatoes and buttermilk, pineapples and lamb chops -- diets based on nothing except hyperbole, false hope, and punishment for the sins of gluttony.