Quick Weight-Loss Plans: What You Need to Know (cont.)
Another misleading factor, says Holland, is how long a particular quick weight-loss plan has been around.
"Just because a diet has longevity doesn't mean it has long-term usefulness for you," Holland says.
So how can you tell if your weight-loss plan is a fad or a sensible eating program that can help you reach your dieting goals? The experts interviewed by WebMD offered some guidelines. A weight-loss plan is probably a fad diet if:
Published August 22, 2003.
SOURCES: Circulation, Nov. 5, 2002 (Supplement). Cindy Moore, MS, RD, director of nutrition therapy, The Cleveland Clinic; spokeswoman, American Dietetic Association. Gyni Holland, RD, nutritionist, New York University Medical Center, New York. Pam Birkenfeld, MS, RD, registered dietitian, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y. Stephen Sondike, MD, director, Nutrition and Wellness Program, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.
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