Intermittent Fast Fad Diet Doing More Bad Than Good

Intermittent Fast Fad diet

The dream of having a fit and healthy mind and body is achievable through many efforts but requires great commitment and patience. Healthy individuals are more likely to improve their personalities and yield a better impact on societies. So people start following a fast intermittent fad diet to improve their health without knowing its consequences.

Becoming physically and mentally fit individuals sometimes goes to extremes, but that is not the solution. Extreme exercise or extreme diet plans counting calories can lead to serious metabolic disorders or eating disorders in the long run.

In recent years, intermittent fad diet becomes one of the top diets that Hollywood and Silicon Valley individuals support and encourage people to follow.  Although the intermittent fasting diet method is famous, experts have their concerns regarding it. 

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According to experts, following diets of actresses Jennifer Aniston and Vanessa Hudgens can be lethally dangerous for people as the intermittent fasting diet increases the potential of developing a non-recoverable eating disorder.  

What Is The Fad Diet?

The buzzy fad diet is in a fast intermittent diet, which is restrictive and allows eating at certain times of the day only or provides a strict diet chart for the week. Most of the people search about the fast intermittent fad diet on google in the year 2019. Moreover, it is the second-most searched diet in 2020, with a keto diet in the first position.  

There have been many reviews of the diet and its impact on overall health. Tammy Beasley is a registered dietician; according to Tammy, intermittent fasting should have a warning print. Further, Tammy adds that intermittent fasting is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. 

However, according to a 2019 review, the intermittent fad diet is lighter and makes individuals healthier. The review was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Another review published in JAMA declares that the diet is no more effective than an average diet. 

According to Lynn Slawsky, a buzzy fad diet can lead to risky behaviors. Lynn Slawsky is the executive director of the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Association Disorders.

What Former Intermittent Fast Fad Dieters Share About Their Personal Experience?

The Seattle resident, 54 years old, was immensely impressed by the eating habits of Kristin White, a 44-year-old billionaire. The Seattle resident begins eating food between 3 and 10 p.m., fairly every day in the morning hard-boiled egg with an apple, broiled chicken, and vegetables for dinner. Furthermore, before bed, the resident would have a protein bar or a tiny helping of peanut butter.

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In six weeks, she lost 112 pounds, but the weight loss comes at the cost of losing health. Her heart rate reduced dramatically; she had difficulty focusing. She had to enter an Alsana residential treatment center in California. There she gets treatment for anorexia and orthorexia under staff supervision, including Beasley, who was the vice president of clinical nutrition services. 

The fad diet causes multiple health issues in its followers; some develop physical abnormalities. At the same time, others go through psychological problems and develop personality disorders or depression. 

As the fad diet does not allow eating after a certain time duration, individuals practicing the diet could not join friends for hangouts or picnic parties. The fear of eating possibly more was leading fad dieters to anorexia and other eating disorders. After the proper treatment, those individuals could get their life back and enjoy a healthy relationship with diet.


Adeena Tariq Lari
The author is a graduate of dental surgery from the Dow University Health Sciences, Karachi. She has an academic background in content writing as well as English literature, giving her an edge in the field. Adeena is always curious about physical and mental health. She is always passionate about research and delivering high-quality reliable content to users.