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What Your Fad Diet Really Looks Like

Think a fad diet is a good idea? You may want to rethink it after you see these pics. 

Fad diets; a new one pops up every month or so. Lemon detox diet, the 5:2 diet and the baby food diet are just some of restrictive food practices followed by those of us who want to lose weight fast. While dietitians and health professionals (including myself) tout the negatives of following fad diets, our warnings often go unheard. The claims of quick weight loss seduce many people to succumb to the idea of minimal effort for instant gratification with little regard for the impact on their health. We read and hear all the negatives about the numerous fad diets on the market, but the idea of only drinking a lemon concoction for seven days or eating nothing but baby food doesn’t seem strange or unhealthy when the prize is weight loss. But, what about if the small quantity of food contained in these fad diets was visualised? Would this have us questioning our eating habits and the safety of these diets? LA-based photographer Stephanie Gonot thinks it will, which is why she has shot her “Fad Diets” series. Take a look for yourself to see exactly what some of the most popular fad diets entail and see whether they really healthy and something you can stick to long-term.

Stephanie Gonot's The Lemon Detox Diet - avoid all food and drink nothing by a cocktail of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and Madal Bal syrup.
Stephanie Gonot’s interpretation of the Lemon Detox Diet – avoid all food and drink nothing by a cocktail of water, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and Madal Bal syrup.
The Grapefruit Diet -
Stephanie Gonot’s interpretation of the Grapefruit Diet – Eat half a grapefruit after each meal in the hope that enzymes in the fruit will breakdown fat (there isn’t any scientific proof of it though). The diet is low-carb and contains lots of protein and fat.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-day Colour Diet - Only eat foods of the same colour for seven days and then on the last day you eat the rainbow.
Stephanie Gonot’s interpretation of the 7-day Colour Diet – Only eat foods of the same colour for seven days and then on the last day you eat the rainbow.
Baby Food Diet - Replace several meals and snacks with baby food and eat a healthy dinner.
Stephanie Gonot’s interpretation of the Baby Food Diet – Replace several meals and snacks with baby food and eat a healthy dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five Bite Diet - Skip breakfast and eat what ever you like for lunch and dinner, but you're only allowed to have five bites of it.
Stephanie Gonot’s interpretation of the Five Bite Diet – Skip breakfast and eat what ever you like for lunch and dinner, but you’re only allowed to have five bites of it.

Just something to consider; the best diet is the one that you can stick to.

Mediterranean-Diet
Mediterranean Diet – A lot more appealing

Do fad diets seem even crazier now?

 

One Response to What Your Fad Diet Really Looks Like

  1. Thanks for sharing this! Gonot’s interpretation of these fad diets, really do prove how ridiculous diets are. Diets are full of restrictions and some focus on completely eliminating whole food groups which only increase the likelihood of binging on foods. The trend that skinny = successful needs to be eradicated because we are so much more than our body shape and so much more than a number on the scales. There is so much more to healthy living that solely focusing on food. Eating more whole foods and enjoying sugar once in a while is a great way to become more healthy and maintain a healthy balance in life long term.

    This photo series is truly eye opening and really affirms the saying that a picture tells a thousand words. The stories and message conveyed through these photos truly show the nature of fad diets.

    Casey | That Sugar Fix

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