An individual’s diet is the sum of food and drink that she or he habitually consumes. Dieting is the practice of attempting to achieve or maintain a certain weight through diet. Not all diets are considered healthy. Some people follow unhealthy diets through habit, rather than through a conscious choice to eat unhealthily. Terms applied to such eating habits include “junk food diet” and “Western diet”. Many diets are considered by clinicians to pose significant health risks and minimal long-term benefit. This is particularly true of “crash” or “fad” diets — short-term, weight-loss plans that involve drastic changes to a person’s normal eating habits. Some people’s dietary choices are influenced by their religious, spiritual or philosophical beliefs. A desire to lose weight is a common motivation to change dietary habits, as is a desire to maintain an existing weight. Many weight loss diets are considered by some to entail varying degrees of health risk, and some are not widely considered to be effective. This is especially true of “crash” or “fad” diets.
April Chapter 7: Nutrition in practice — fad diets. Food Hospital. Retrieved 10 March It has been 2 days since I packed it all up and called it quits with Nutrisystem. Since the “fad” qualification varies over time, social, cultural and subjective view, this list cannot be exhaustive,  and fad diets may continue or stop being fads, such as the mediterranean diet. Detox diets involve either not consuming or attempting to flush out substances that are considered unhelpful or harmful. Nutrisystem was not for me. I woke to extreme abdominal cramping, gas, sweating, bloating etc.
Many consumers relying on NutriSystem as an easy way to lose weight have been left with a bad taste in their mouths. The complaints are not usually about a lack of results, but rather, the distasteful food and lack of variety the diet offers. NutriSystem works by giving a person all the food they need. The point is that it’s easy to follow the diet because all the food a customer would need is provided in a simple menu. The food is pre-packaged, mailed and can be stored in the open air. The customer just has to open the sealed foods and prepare them accordingly. However, many customers are saying that the food is salty and revolting to eat and to look at. Tuna and chicken salad are puree. The chocolates are like eating sawdust,” Donna of Rockport, Texas wrote.