Five Fad Diets You Should Never Try

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Five Fad Diets You Should Never Try

Hi all,

I came across a very interesting article, which spoke about various diet fads some people are following across the globe. The article spoke about some fad diets which should totally be avoided no matter what, and after reading it I thought I must share the same with you all. Here are few diets which must be avoided

Master cleanse:

fad diet 1Cleanses are the latest fad, promising to detoxify the body, and, in the process, help shed a few extra kilos. The master cleanse is a starvation diet, in which no more than a concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup, water, cayenne pepper, salt water and a laxative tea are consumed for 10 days. This is dangerous as, in the long run, it leads to muscle breakdown, and a shortage of important nutrients weakens the body’s ability to fight infections and inflammation.

Feeding tube diet:

fad diet 2In the Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition (KEN) diet, a feeding tube delivers liquid formula directly into the stomach for 10 days. A pump and liquid in a bag must be carried around and hung by the bed at night. The tube can only be taken off for an hour each day to drink a cup of unsweetened herbal tea. KEN sends the body into controlled starvation, forcing it to use its own fat for energy. The drastic weight loss results in dizziness, constipation, dehydration, headache and kidney stones.

Fruitarian diet:

fad diet 3As the name suggests, this diet consists of only fruits. All other foods, including vegetables, are not allowed in this diet. Not eating enough nutrients such as vitamin B12, protein, iron, zinc, vitamin D or calcium, which are not found in fruits, can lead to anemia and can hit the immune system.

HCG diet:

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In this diet, the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone, which is found in the urine of pregnant women and human placenta, is either injected directly into the bloodstream, ingested or rubbed into the skin in a cream form. Along with this, dieters must eat no more than 800 calories a day. However, there is no proof that the hormone helps reduce weight. Any fat loss is due to the low calories intake, which is known to result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Baby food diet: fad diet 6

Eating small portions of food throughout the day is a good idea, but not when it’s baby food that you are consuming. In the baby food diet, weight watchers eat tiny portions of pureed food 14 times a day. This can be dangerous as baby food lacks the adequate amount of protein that adults require, therefore resulting in decreased muscle tissue. This, in turn, slows down the metabolic rate, instead of boosting it. (Source-TOI)

Are you following any of these fad diets?

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