Diet products send the message that we need to be constantly dieting and aiming for weight loss. This can be destructive to a healthy nutrition plan and mindset.
Diet products do not teach you how to change habits or behaviours that may be impacting on your weight concerns, they don’t teach you how to maintain a healthy weight long term, they are a quick fad fix, and quick weight loss usually results in quick weight gain.
Diet products are not necessarily healthier than a standard food product. They may have alternative fillers such as excess salt and sugar to replace the flavour of what they have excluded from the original product.