Do you know what a fad is? It is defined as
an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze (Google dictionary)
What this means is that any way of eating (call it diet if you will) is a fad if it is widely shared with enthusiasm, short-lived, and has no claim of a factual base.
So then, what diets are fads?
In this article just published I described a few diets, including SAD (Standard American Diet), as fad and placed the ketogenic diet as a basic diet, a.k.a. not fad. It sure turned some reader-heads immediately–both positive and negative.
My explanation is as follows:
The SAD diet is enthusiastically widely shared (for better or worse), it is short-lived (literally; it kills people), and has no claim to any factual base.
In this article I derive why ketosis (not to be confused with the ketogenic diet since many ways of eating can get one into ketosis without the ketogenic diet) is not a fad, but it, in fact, is part of every single human’s life periodically–to some degree every day, only we never know. I point out why it is part of the lives of our children from conception to about age 16. This is based on my experience with case studies.
I hope you enjoy the read. Let me know your thoughts.
Comments are welcome, as always, and are moderated for appropriateness