For generations now, people trying to shed a few pounds have tried just about anything to lose weight. But these extreme diets are crazy, they never last and don't work long term. They are unhealthy, unhelpful and unrealistic. But worse than that, they can be dangerous.
Things like detoxes and fad diets feel like they're the right thing to do. After all 'no pain, no gain', right? But if you've tried many of these methods before and are still overweight, it's time to accept that they don't work.
Whatever changes you make need to be sustainable. You need to be willing to do them for the rest of your life. Make it easy, make it enjoyable. And be patient. Dawn French didn't lose her weight overnight, and you don't need to either.
What is a fad diet? I only asked because a few commentators have suggested that gluten-free is the latest in a long line of fad diets - similar to the low carb Atkins Diet craze of a few years back, or the hunter-gatherer diet.