A Fad Won't Fix Your Fat Butt
Diet expert weighs in on six red flags that should send you jogging for the hills
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Sep 18, 2007 3:53 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Losing weight isn't a race, and getting to the finish line isn't as important as staying there. "Today" show nutritionist Joy Bauer recommends giving a wide berth to these six fads:

  1. Diets that promote or promise drastic weight loss.
  2. Diets that rely on supplements or lotions.
  3. Diets that radically change the way you eat.

  1. Diets that call for eating less than 1,000 calories per day.
  2. Diets that claim to be "effortless."
  3. Diets that eliminate certain food groups or focus on only a few foods.