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With a new diet making headlines each week it can be more than a little confusing deciding which diet will give you the results you’re looking for. Many of these diets have some good intentions but can be very stringent or not realistic to follow for more than a few days. Most fad diets cut out entire food groups, making it difficult to meet the nutrient requirements we need for our bodies to function properly. These fad diets become popular because people actually lose weight on them; many of these fad diets will reduce your caloric intake in one way or another leading to weight loss…it’s not rocket science. Last year, a nutrition professor lost weight on a diet consisting of twinkies and donuts because he simply decreased his overall calorie intake. We don’t recommend the Twinkie Diet (it is obviously lacking in several areas including fruits and vegetables), but it proves a valuable point: there’s more to a healthy diet than weight loss. We’ll not only discuss the basic idea behind recent fad diets, but also get into the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of each.