We live in a day and age of many options. Every week there seems to be a new diet fad that everybody is raving about. This week it’s a dubious tea that will supposedly make you drop +10 pounds, next week it’ll be a new mysterious green juice that claims to cleanse your body of “toxins”. These miracle diets often have little to no scientific backing and tend to fade away once their 15 minutes of fame are up and the next diet comes along.
Don't get me wrong, there are fad diets that work for some people, but this does not mean they will work for you. If you have tried a diet that completely removed an entire food group such as carbohydrates, you likely gave up on it because it made you miserable. By removing all carbs from your diet and prohibiting any-and-all consumption of them, it probably made you crave them more than you ever did before. You quit the diet plan feeling frustrated. Next, came a day or two of binge eating carbs, followed by a day of guilt because you failed yet another diet and gained weight. What a tragic situation! This is why 'fad diets' quickly become 'yo-yo diets'.