NUFS 380 – Novelty and Pre-measured Diets
Novelty diets are those eating plans that emphasize one food or a
food group and exclude almost all of the others. These diets promote
certain nutrients, food and compotation of foods that have unique or
magical qualities that have not been previously discovered.
The emphasis on certain foods means the diet is not balanced and can
lead to malnutrition and deficiencies. These diets are unrealistic because the
food chances do not promote everyday healthy eating habits. These
unrealistic food choices are also common in leading to the issue of bingeing.
These diets come and go from popularity real quickly. It is important
to think of the pros and cons because there could be GI distress from
excessive intake of specific foods.
Examples of these diets on the market include:
Fit for Life
Cabbage Soup Die