5 Weight-Loss Truths Hidden in Trendy Diets

Apply these secrets from fad diets to your healthy weight-loss plan.

It’s January and many of us have weight loss on the brain. Perhaps you’re psyched about using the latest, greatest plan to slim down this "diet season." Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of trendy, fad diets. They make ridiculous promises. Sure, you may drop 10 pounds in a week eating cabbage soup and little else, but once you go back to eating like a normal person you’ll gain it right back.

That’s the biggest problem with most fad diets: they generally don’t give you eating patterns that you can stick to long-term. Essentially, they set you up to fail.

But I’ll be the first to admit that there are kernels of truth buried in the shaky "scientific" rhetoric of many popular plans—real advice that will help you lose weight healthfully.

Without further ado, I give you 5 weight-loss secrets I’ve found hidden in fad diets... and how to apply them with common sense to your own healthy weight-loss plan.

—Nicci Micco, M.S., Content Director, Custom Publishing & Licensing

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