Fads are considered fads for a reason — they go out of style just as quickly as they came in. I hear it all the time with both diet and fitness trends. One day it’s a cookie diet, extreme detox or no-carb diet that’s all the rage and the next, it’s all about a Kama Sutra workout, pole dancing or trapeze class. It’s enough to make your head spin — and sometimes put your body out of whack.
Some ideas and products can be easily tossed out because they sound too good to be true — and usually are! However, other products or concepts have gained so much popularity, that it’s hard to determine whether they could be effective. Many also have studies that seem to back their claims, but those aren’t always conclusive.
I’m not for fitness fads. I’m old school in the sense that hard work — regular strong interval training, eating right, tracking everything you put in your mouth and burning more calories than you consume — is the key to losing weight and getting fit. Here are a few trends I’d recommend you skip.