When it comes to dieting trends, there seems to be a new one every month or so. It can be incredibly hard to keep up or even to be able to fact-check fast enough to want to try them out. With these trends, it can be a fifty-fifty chance that they are credible and safe for the consumer.

These ads and marketing ploys are directed towards any woman that has a social media account. This can be a very easy way to get into their heads as social media is one of the most persuasive and almost brainwashing platforms out there. Being on social media constantly can be a blow to a woman’s health both mentally and physically. Pictures of unreachable goals, photoshopped bodies and faces, and diet fads that claim to work, can all pile up on someone and bring them down.

These trends can vary from both food and exercise. Magic foods, or imitation food will take the media by storm. Simple replacement foods like a healthy coffee, or a powder additive to water or tea. When they are marketed as easy changes like these, it can seem irresistible to the consumer. Then, quick five-minute exercises, or movements that claim to help you lose your goal weight as fast as a week or a month. This type of verbiage can steer anyone into the trend, giving false hope and non-reliable claims. 

Examples of Trends

Adding a new type of drink to one’s diet seems simple enough, and everyone once and a while, there is a magic drink that comes around to claim to cure weight loss. These can look like teas, coffees, juices, and more often than not, are completely false. Things like celery juice, apple cider vinegar, or skinny coffee can be considered one of these. 

On the exercise front, there are many things that go through the trends of social media that can actually become harmful to the user. For example, waist training took over platforms like Instagram and Facebook. This is where a very tight corset-like piece is placed around the torso during workouts to try to help shape their waist and help with fast weight loss. However, with them being constricting, it can lead to difficulty breathing, and future ribcage issues. 

Why it is Considered a Trend

The idea of weight loss, or becoming healthy, is something sought over by many women and people around the globe. The want to do it fast, is even larger. Fads and trends like these are easily marketed because of the want to get healthier faster and without the need to change too much of their routine. 

It is very clear and known, however, that to gain the results we are looking for, changing our diets, and adding an exercise routine is the way to do it. It will take longer to see the results, but it is the best way to keep up with a woman’s health. Trends are made to look perfect and like the easiest route, especially when they are marketed by celebrities who stand by the results, but it takes a little digging to see past the façade. Focusing on yourself and your bodily needs will get you the goals you are hoping for. 

In the end, these diet and exercise trends are just that, trends. They will come in and occupy social media for a month and then get quickly replaced by something else. Looking into yourself and your needs when it comes to food intake, exercise, and dieting can really change the perspective when it comes to the ‘cure-all’ products we come across in our daily lives.