The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) is urging young women to stick to a healthy diet and lifestyle, as it is a far better approach to weight loss than fad detox diets.
A survey of 200 women by the DAA found more than 60% of women aged 18-24 years have tried to lose weight, and, of those, 1 in 4 had used a fad diet like the lemon detox or the liver cleansing diet..
DAA's spokeswoman, Melanie McGrice, said, "We're urging young women to forget magic powders, awful-tasting drinks and starvation plans, and to be wary of any diet that promises a quick or dramatic results. There is little evidence that detox diets worked. Instead, they could lead to dehydration, fatigue, bad breathe, constipation, dizziness and nausea."