Fad diet or crash diets are a diet which makes promises of weight loss or other health advantages without any scientific basis. There are several of them like rice diet, banana diet, ice-cream diet, liquid protein diet, fasting diet, no carbohydrate diet.
The main drawback which can prove hazardous in the long run is the manipulation of components of a normal balanced diet into an unbalanced one to achieve weight loss. Such diets which are potential health risks are not recommended. Celebrity endorsements are frequently associated with fad diets. Fad diets are targeted at people who want to lose weight quickly without exercise. Some fad diets claim that they make you lose fat, but it’s really water weight you’re losing.
Fad diets that are restricted to certain foods may work, but most are boring or unappealing. This can make them difficult to follow on a long-term basis. And some fad diets can actually be harmful to your health.
Once the weight loss is achieved and the ideal weight is reached, it is necessary to maintain the ideal weight permanently. Only then the diet is deemed successful. It is achieved by the dieting person only through control over the quality, quantity of food intake along with the appropriate exercise regimen.