Healthy Habits: Avoiding fad diets in the new year

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - In this month's Healthy Habits segment with Vidant Health, Nutrition Clinic Coordinator Colleen Bucher explains some of this season's most popular fad diets and why you should avoid them in favor of something more sustainable.

One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight or get in better shape, but experts say that fad diets should be avoided in favor of sustainable, life-style changes that will be more nutritious over the long term.

Bucher says diet is a lifestyle choice, not a verb and that results won't be instant but she says that's not a bad thing.

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Colleen Bucher, RDN, LDN, is the Nutrition Clinic Coordinator at Vidant Wellness Center in Greenville, NC.