Fad Diets

Heard about a fad diets? We discuss ’em in here!

3 04, 2017

You Knew That Flat Tummy Tea Was a Scam, Right?

By | April 3rd, 2017|Fad Diets|1 Comment

Flat Tummy Tea, FitTea, and all the other products? They're 10x more expensive than any other laxative tea, and they don't work any better. What's the deal?

6 09, 2016

Waist Gang Society Sued for $5 Million for Lying About Waist Trainers

By | September 6th, 2016|#ScaleFreeBaby, BGG2WL, Celeb Watch, Fad Diets|1 Comment

The lawsuit alleged the company lied about its products' ability to burn fat. The company settled the $5 million class action lawsuit out of court.

6 07, 2016

Q&A Wednesday: What Do You Think About Intermittent Fasting?

By | July 6th, 2016|Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Q&A Wednesday|5 Comments

Ebony asked me about my thoughts on intermittent fasting, and I was actually surprised that I'd never written about it before. Basically, it works, but I still wouldn't do it. Here's why.

19 04, 2016

Waist Trainers, Skinny Teas, and Supplements: Deconstructing Instagram’s Worst Fitness Scams

By | April 19th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets|4 Comments

Instagram is rife with fitness scams and fraud aimed at women. But why? How does it work? Let's talk about it.

9 11, 2015

Just Say No to Waist Trainers

By | November 9th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Beauty, Body Image, Conscious Consumerism, Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets, Fat Loss, Standards of Black Beauty|7 Comments

Your waist trainer causes UTIs, incontinence, temporary heart failure, indigestion, high blood pressure, nerve damage, and more. Read how inside.

15 06, 2015

Why Diets Make You Fat: Why Diets Fail

By | June 15th, 2015|Fad Diets|16 Comments

A series of posts discussing why dieting is such a horrible idea.

6 02, 2015

Yes, a Bacon and Heavy Cream Diet Will Make You Lose Weight. But Is It Smart?

By | February 6th, 2015|Fad Diets|1 Comment

Yes, you can lose weight eating a diet of mainly bacon and heavy cream. But should you? (And why on Earth would you?)

28 11, 2014

My Thoughts On Dr. Oz’s 6 Meal Plan

By | November 28th, 2014|Fad Diets|22 Comments

When it comes to philosophies on food, there's no shortage of people out there ready to share their thoughts on what you should be eating and when. I'm always a little careful with who's philosophy I follow because you never know why they're pushing what they're pushing.. and the more popular they are, the more [...]

26 11, 2014

The Anatomy of A Diet: Why They Work, and Why The Success Never Lasts

By | November 26th, 2014|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Fad Diets, Food 101|21 Comments

Why you think diets work, and why they really don't.

26 11, 2014

5 Things to Learn From the Doctor Who Lost Weight Eating McDonalds

By | November 26th, 2014|Fad Diets, Fast Food|9 Comments

Everyone wants to know what I think of the man who lost weight eating nothing but McDonalds, so.... let's do this!

25 11, 2014

So…We’re Out Here Eating Like Werewolves and Calling It a Diet, Now?

By | November 25th, 2014|Fad Diets|5 Comments

Really, y'all? Werewolves? Moon phases? Starvation? Detoxification? Come on. COME ON.

3 11, 2014

Drastic Celebrity Weight Loss: 50 Cent

By | November 3rd, 2014|Fad Diets, Health News, Latest News|15 Comments

50 Cent lost 60 lbs on a strict liquid-and-cardio-only diet. Should YOU try it, too?

3 10, 2014

Skipping Breakfast: A Surefire Way To Gain Weight

By | October 3rd, 2014|Did You Know, Fad Diets, Healthy Eating|13 Comments

We all do it: We wake up in the morning, rush toward the shower, grab our toothbrush on the way out, put on some clothes, do a little personal grooming, and rush out the door. Anyone see the problem here? I do. What happened to breakfast? Why do we do this to ourselves? Because we [...]

8 04, 2014

The HCG Diet – Philosophy, Execution, Contradiction, and Stupidity

By | April 8th, 2014|Fad Diets|22 Comments

Okay. Let me start this off by saying that I'm usually not a judgmental person. I'm just.. not. I feel like educated people should be able to make educated decisions about their lives without unsolicited criticism or influence from others. I also feel like after a certain age, you should be given the benefit of [...]

9 12, 2013

What’s The Most Ridiculous Diet You’ve Ever Heard Of?

By | December 9th, 2013|Fad Diets, What Are You Eating?|41 Comments

There's the ice cream diet. The mashed potato diet. The cookie diet. Diet, diet, diet. We've all heard the word. We're sick of the word. We're even sicker of dieting than we are of the WORD diet. Having said that, I'm interested - what's the most ridiculous diet you've ever heard of? I've got a [...]

26 08, 2013

Model Admits “My Healthy Diet Was a Total Lie”

By | August 26th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Fad Diets|6 Comments

In what reads like a painful, cringe-inducing rant against an industry that makes most of us just feel plain sad, former fashion model Carré Otis admits to living and perpetuating the lie that is, "the glamorousness of the fashion industry." She does all this in Vogue Australia, no less. With this cover, no less: I'm going [...]

20 08, 2013

“Women’s Health Coach” Comes Clean About Her Fraudulent Services

By | August 20th, 2013|Fad Diets|18 Comments

"I think I should have been educated better before I began to tell all of you what was right or wrong for your body."

20 06, 2013

The Twinkie Diet: What Do You Mean, It Works?!

By | June 20th, 2013|Fad Diets, Health News|39 Comments

The twinkie diet - because everyone wants to eat crap and still lose weight!