The purpose of this assignment is to apply your knowledge of a.) the diet planning principles (i.e., adequacy, balance, variety, etc.), b.) the components of a sound weight loss plan, and c.) how to identify a fad diet or weight loss scam. In this discussion, you will be asked to critically assess the quality of popular diets.  Please scroll down to read all of the instructions before you begin, and click here to review the grading criteria for this discussion. (Links to an external site.)

Read the following sections of your textbook: Chapter 9, Section 9.5 “Weight Loss Strategies,” and Highlight 9 “The Latest and Greatest Weight Loss Diet – Again.”

For your discussion (read below), please also refer to the information provided on the following websites:  “How Do I Spot a Fad Diet”,  (Links to an external site.) “Best Diets” on U.S. News & World Reports (Links to an external site.) and/or  “Weight Loss & Diet Plans” (Links to an external site.) on WebMD.  You are welcome to explore other sites for information pertaining to your assigned diet, but make note of their credibility.