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Fad Diets Quiz


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Why do fad diets seem to work at first?

A. They are so much fun to follow.

B. You lose a lot of water weight.

C. They are based on the latest science of weight loss.

D. You can keep them secret.


Fad diets are recognizable because

A. they purport to have a miracle cure

B. they have an “easy” solution to a complex problem

C. they are endorsed by celebrities

D. All of the above


Considering overall health, the nutrients in your food are just as important (if not more important) than the calories in your food.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Your nutrition affects your overall health.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Fad diets are recognizable because

A. they purport to have a miracle cure

B. they have an “easy” solution to a complex problem

C. they are endorsed by celebrities

D. All of the above


Instead of a diet, research suggests that ______ is more effective.

A. exercising 60 minutes everyday

B. counting calories everyday

C. fasting some days of the week

D. a lifestyle change that can be sustained


Most people on diets typically

A. drop some pounds and then gain the weight back over time

B. stay around the same weight

C. drop some pounds and gain more weight back over time

D. gain weight


What are some of the health consequences of following a fad diet?

A. Dehydration, dizziness, irritability

B. Muscle growth and extra hair

C. High energy

D. Increased ability to concentrate on school work


What does a healthy diet provide?

A. a surplus of vitamins and minerals that need to be excreted

B. Not enough energy for the body and needs to be supplemented

C. Energy for the body to perform at its highest level

D. Excess energy so the body tires quickly


Fad diets can lead to unhealthy or dangerous eating behaviors and patterns.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Fad diets are recognizable because

A. they purport to have a miracle cure

B. they have an “easy” solution to a complex problem

C. they are endorsed by celebrities

D. All of the above


Developing a positive body image means _______

A. always restricting what you eat

B. making a perfect body your constant goal

C. learning to feel comfortable in your own unique body

D. fitting into a size 6


The best way to hydrate is to drink what….

A. Tea

B. Red Bull

C. Diet Coke

D. Water


What is the percentage of teenage girls and teenage boys who have tried fad diets?

A. 41-66% of girls; 20-31% of boys

B. 100% of both

C. 90% of girls; 10% of boys

D. Boys rarely try fad diets




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