Fad Diets


A fad diet is a weight loss plan or aid that promises dramatic results. They typically don't result in long-term weight loss and can be dangerous to your health.


  • Crystals that are sprinkled onto any food to help with weight-loss
  • Claims to help lose 30 pounds in 6 months

Jenny Craig

  • Weight loss program that sets weight loss goals and has an online healthy menu
  • Claims to help lose 10 pounds in 8 weeks


  • Weight loss technique where the user puts a worm in their body
  • The worm ultimately eats away food that is in the digestive system
  • It is dangerous because the worm is uncontrollable
  • Also unpleasant to remove from the body

Juice Cleanses

  • Method where the user only consumes fruit and vegetable juices for a short period of time
  • Typically used to cleanse the body

Short Term Effects

  • dehydration
  • weakness and fatigue
  • nausea
  • headaches

Long Term Effects

  • constipation
  • inadequate vitamin and mineral intake
  • unhealthy weight loss
  • increased risk of diseases

Negative Health Consequences

  • Loss of weight, then weight gain
  • muscle loss
  • slowed metabolism
  • body holds on to fat and stores it
  • harms physical appearance
  • kidney failure, liver damage
  • possible death