Fad Free Diet

It can be hard to know who and what to believe

Fad-Free diet

With so much conflicting nutrition advice around, it can be hard to know who and what to believe. To separate fact from fiction, look for food and nutrition advice that:

  • Is backed by science
  • Fits generally with the Australian Dietary Guidelines
  • Comes from a professional with recognised nutrition qualifications
  • Can be adapted to individual lifestyles and meet individual needs
  • Can be followed for the long term.

Sadly, diets that promise rapid weight loss often lead to weight being regained just as quickly. So steer away from food and nutrition information or advice that:

  • Promotes or bans certain foods or food groups
  • Pushes a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach
  • Promises quick, dramatic or miraculous results
  • Focuses on short-term changes to eating and exercise habits
  • Encourages ‘miracle’ pills, potions or supplements, often promoted as ‘fat burners’ and ‘metabolism boosters’
  • Contradicts the advice of trusted health professionals
  • Makes claims based on a single study or testimonials.

Check out our Fad-free diet: Seven day meal plan


Latest news and research

Read the latest about fad diets in our media releases below

Aussies paying the price for a quick fix (11th Jan, 2017)

National survey reveals young Aussies have the worst fruit and vegetable intake in the country and are most at risk for fad diets (5th Jan, 2017)