The Obesity crisis in the US has created a huge industry related to weight loss. Strategies and “solutions” range from commercial weight loss programs, any type of weight loss diets, diet pills and dietary supplements to the more invasive bariatric surgery.
The purpose of this assignment is to develop the skills to recognize a fad diet. A fad diet is a diet that promises quick weight loss through what is usually an unhealthy and unbalanced diet. In addition, you will also explore the non-dieting movement based on promoting healthy behavior change. Complete the answers on this worksheet, convert the file to a PDF and submit to the D2L Assignment folder.
Note: You may not use one of the following diets for this assignment as each one represents a healthy eating plan (not a fad diet). DO NOT USE: DASH Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Vegetarian or Vegan Diet, Flexitarian Diet, TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) Diet, MIND Diet, Volumetrics Diet, or Weight Watcher’s Diet. These are not considered fad diets.