How Well Do You Know About Fad Diets! Quiz

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How Well Do You Know About Fad Diets! Quiz

How much do you know about fad diets? A fad diet is popular for a certain period of time. It often gets hyped up due to frequent advertising and the attention it gets from the media. Celebrity endorsements are often at the heart of fad diets. These diets usually promise unreasonably fast weight loss and generally promote short term change, as opposed to adopting a healthy lifestyle. See how much you know about diets by taking this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is eliminated in Phase I of the Atkins Diet?
    • A. 

      Bread, cereal, grains

    • B. 

      Fish and shellfish

    • C. 

      Orange vegetables

    • D. 

      Pork

  • 2. 
    What is generally not supported by fad diets?
    • A. 

      Trans fats

    • B. 

      Long-term weight maintenance

    • C. 

      Cooking at home

    • D. 

      Candy

  • 3. 
    Who promoted the Acai Berry Diet on her TV show?
    • A. 

      Barbara Walters

    • B. 

      Rosie O'Donnell

    • C. 

      Whoopi Goldberg

    • D. 

      Oprah

  • 4. 
    The SugarBusters Diet is based on what measure of blood sugar levels?
    • A. 

      Glycemic index

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Sugar

    • D. 

      Insulin

  • 5. 
    The Zone Diet promotes a formula of 40% carbs, 30% protein and 30% what?
    • A. 

      Sugars

    • B. 

      Fiber

    • C. 

      Fats

    • D. 

      Vegetables

  • 6. 
    Despite its complexity, The Zone Diet was popular due to what?
    • A. 

      A guarantee of success

    • B. 

      Prepackaged food

    • C. 

      Advertising

    • D. 

      Celebrity endorsement

  • 7. 
    What diet has become known as the "healthy" version of the Atkins diet?
    • A. 

      Grapefruit

    • B. 

      South Beach

    • C. 

      Water

    • D. 

      Pritikin

  • 8. 
    How much fat is allowed on the Pritikin Diet?
    • A. 

      50%

    • B. 

      30%

    • C. 

      Less than 10%

    • D. 

      None

  • 9. 
    What diet was created by Dr. Herman Tarnower?
    • A. 

      SugarBusters

    • B. 

      Scarsdale Diet

    • C. 

      The Zone

    • D. 

      South Beach Diet

  • 10. 
    Who created the South Beach Diet?
    • A. 

      Rosie O'Donnell

    • B. 

      Gianni Versace

    • C. 

      The Miami Herald

    • D. 

      Arthur Agatston

  • 11. 
    The popularity of fad diets relies on what human failing?
    • A. 

      Greed

    • B. 

      Ignorance

    • C. 

      Gluttony

    • D. 

      Hope

  • 12. 
    Most fad diets make what kind of claims?
    • A. 

      Proven

    • B. 

      Empirical

    • C. 

      Hypothetical

    • D. 

      Psuedo-scientific