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Is the Gluten-Free Diet Just Another Fad?

The gluten-free diet must be a mainstream news today. Its increasing popularity confuses people with the description of fad from the diet. Generally, fad diets are characterized by an extreme decline in calorie intake that usually relies on short-term weight loss goals. The truth about fad diet is that they work on the psychological side of a person who desires for quick results. With the craving of seeing immediate outcome of the diet, the person tends to have short-term motivation until such time that he let go off the routine and return to his past eating habits.

Some dieticians describe fad diet as something that is not sustainable and doesn’t meet the standards of USDA Dietary Guidelines. Created out of a short-term mindset, fad diets are extremely restrictive that even your taste buds might not stick to this kind of diet for a long term. Baby diet might be considered a fad. Although it is packed with the nutrients and minerals needed by the body, nobody might not want to stay in the diet for long-term basis because it is just too monotonous and tedious. Besides this fact, baby diet is also found out to be dangerous to health. It is not designed for people of all ages because it doesn’t provide all our needs at which our body might not adhere for lifelong.

In contrary, a gluten-free diet is designed to give people with gluten-sensitivity and celiac patients a comfortable and healthy body meant for long-term maintenance. Different from fad diets, it helps in the development of a healthy mindset with regard to food while teaching you the right and effective way in navigating realistic compromises. A gluten-free diet is not a one-week weight loss plan, and then you will get everything back to normal. It is a continuing process of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a complete, workable, and healthy diet plan in the absence of gluten.