Most people walk the earth knowing that they have a few pounds to shed. Some try to reduce the excess weight by dieting, but dieting is actually very unhealthy. Why? The main reason that comes to mind is that the great majority of diets starve the body and deprive it from the much needed nutrients. Another aspect of dieting, is that almost everybody wants to loose weight as fast as possible. This resulted in the creation of fad diets, which in most cases do not work, and if they do, the pounds will come bouncing back in a few short weeks. Here are some of the most dangerous fad diets.
The Caveman Diet
The name pretty much speaks for itself: during this diet all you are allowed to eat is what a caveman would have eaten thousands of years ago. You are allowed to eat lean meat, fruit, roots, nuts, and vegetables.
The 12-Day Grapefruit Juice Diet
This diet seems like something taken out of a Sci-Fi movie. They say that you can eat everything you want, be it bacon, cheese, butter, and so on, as long as you eat it in the right combination, and after you ingest 8 ounces of grapefruit juice. You also have to drink 8 ounces of water, and the results, 52 pounds lost in almost 3 months. Funny.
The Chicken Soup Diet
This diet works something like this: you are allowed to have whatever you like for breakfast, but during the rest of the day you are allowed to eat only soup. As tempting as it might sound to soup lovers, this diet will leave you seriously malnourished and weakened.
The Zen Diet
The idea of this particular diet is to eat produce only in their natural state. You are not allowed to eat red meat, and it is suggested to give up eating any type of meat or dairy. However the nutrients found in vegetable, fruit and seeds are not enough to secure the body’s satiety.
The Tapeworm Diet
The most disgusting, and useless diet ever invented is the tapeworm diet. Basically you have to swallow tapeworm diet pills which contain tapeworm eggs, which will consume what you eat and help you loose weight. After you have lost the desired amount of weight, you take some medicine to kill the worms. You don’t have to be a genius to realize that after you stop this diet you will regain the pounds.
These are five of the most unhealthy and unnecessary fad diets. People should be aware of the fact that loosing weight can only come with a healthy and balanced diet, regular exercise, proper hydration and sufficient sleep.