A fad diet is simply a weight loss diet that becomes very popular and then may as quickly fall out of favor . It could also be consider a poor weight loss diet:
■ promise a quick fix
■ often sound too good to be true
■ have a simple list of "good" and "bad" foods
■Recommendations made to help sell ‘certain’ products
Some examples of Fad Diets:
Grapefruit Diet- This diet claim that grapefruit burns fat, but grapefruit could be too acidic for certain people. Also it can interact with medication, so be cautious.
Tapeworm Diet- This is one of those extreme & very radical methods by ingesting tapeworms in order to lose weight. Please do not even think about trying it!
Atkins Diet - Written decades ago but gain popular only in recent times.