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Miracle Diet? Fat Chance!

So you think you know how to eat right. You know what foods are healthy, what foods keep the weight off. But you can't stop peeking at the latest fad diet. A voice inside says you can lose the weight if you just eat your cheeseburger without the bun. The voice says weight loss will happen if you drink liquid protein. Or just stop eating for 3 hours before you go to bed. Or maybe the magic formula is eating 40% of your calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein, and 30% from fat at each meal and snack.

Sound a bit crazy? Yes, it does. But at any time, about 2 out of 3 people are trying to lose weight or keep it off.

1. The only long-lasting way to lose weight is to:
2. If you want to lose weight, the worst time to eat is:
3. The high-protein/low-carbohydrate fad diets work because:
4. If you want to lose weight, what would be the most filling, lasting snack? (Standard serving sizes are shown.)
5. Dieters have usually avoided fat because:
6. A diet is a fad if it:
Online Medical Reviewer: Horowitz, Diane, MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Poulson, Brittany, MDA RDN CD CDE
Online Medical Reviewer: Trevino, Heather M, BSN RNC
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2021
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