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What is the difference between a fad diet and a low calorie diet

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compli... Read More
Dr. Laurence Green
39 years experience
Depends: A fad diet is one that usually eliminates one or more essential foods or nutrients rom your diet: like the "cabbage soup" diet, and cannot be sustaine... Read More
Dr. Martin Fried
Nutrition 37 years experience
Fad vs low cal: Most fad diets have a "gimmick" like- drink only water for three days, or eat only watermelon or grapefruit. In general there is a lot of questionable... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Fad diet vs low cal: This is what they call an "age old" question: Which diet works best? There are LOTS of diets out there, most of which actually work to induce weight l... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 28 years experience
Any kind: Beans in general are excellent food. They are very high in fiber, have a high quality protein, and are low in fat. They are an excellent part of a b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Anorexia: Anorexic refers to the condition of anorexia which is offen a severe and debilitation disease that can lead to death. Being on a low calorie diet can... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
How low?: Very strict diets run the risk of dehydration and ketosis and possibilities to faint, develop anemia or electrolyte disturbances ( low potassium, calc... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Persevere with it: It is a long term goal which requires persistence with your good eating behavior. It will slowly give you the results you want but be pateint and aim ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Sherman
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
There may be danger: There could be some danger if you are not adequately hydrated and have not taken enough energy (that is calories) to expend during excercise.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
YES IF OBESE/DIABETI: Yes if youe are obese or overwight you should be on low calorie ada diet.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: Carbohydrate loading will never cause weight loss.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Probably not: It wold depend on the amount of protein you consume and how much you work out to develop and keep the muscles. Low calorie diets may not supply the a... Read More