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Senior Health FAD DIETS. What is a FAD DIET? The phrases food faddism and fad diet originally referred to idiosyncratic diets and eating patterns. Fad.

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1 Senior Health FAD DIETS

2 What is a FAD DIET? The phrases food faddism and fad diet originally referred to idiosyncratic diets and eating patterns. Fad Diets usually promote short-term weight loss, with no concern for long-term weight maintenance, and enjoy temporary popularity. The term has been co-opted in recent years by mainstream nutritionists to criticize ideas that challenge conventional wisdom, particularly low-carbohydrate diets. EXAMPLES?

3 What Dr. Oz Thinks of Fad Diets… Dr. Oz & Fad Diets disease-risk-pt-1 disease-risk-pt-1 weight-loss-weapon-pt-1 weight-loss-weapon-pt-1

4 Fad Diet Commercials Get into groups Each group will be assigned a Fad Diet and receive an information sheet explaining the diet You will have approximately 8-10 minutes to create a 1 minute commercial advertising the fad diet…INCLUDE: 1. Name of the Diet 2. Advantages of the Diet 3. Disclaimer with Disadvantages/Dangers of the Diet 4. Explanation of how the Diet works. 5. Creative Presentation You will receive a CLASSWORK grade for this assignment! AUDIENCE: Take note of each presentation- we will have a class discussion on the best fad diet for: 1. Weight Loss 2. Weight Management


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