Nowadays, people have their minds set on losing weight and looking abnormally skinny at the cost of their own health, but just how far are you willing to go? In the vast ocean of food regimes, a lot of them have proven themselves to be hazardous for your health, even to the point of causing your death. Therefore, nutritionists put together a list of diets that are just no good for your health, and on top of that can’t help you get skinnier.
1. Raw Food
But fruits and veggies are full of vitamins, you’ll say, and nutritionists would agree with you. However, nutritionists would like to add one important piece of information here: not all of them are healthy for your stomach unless they have been cooked before. Another reason why you should avoid eating great portions of raw food is the bacteria and filth that you can’t simply wash off with water.
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2. Alkaline Diet
This diet requires you to quit consuming meat, dairy products, sweets, alcohol, caffeine, artificial products. Even though a slightly positive side of this diet is the accent on controlled amounts of fruits, veggies, nuts and peas, it’s actually very hard to lose weight with this diet since all of these foods are extremely caloric. Moreover, this diet eliminates important foods that are absolutely necessary to keep a nutritive balance.
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3. Blood Type Diet
There’s even a book about the Blood Type Diet that describes how bizarrely our blood is affected by the food we consume from a chemical point of view. The main aspect of the Blood Type Diet is that certain blood types avoid/consume a certain type of food. For example, type 0 is recommended to eat dairy products and more meat, fruits and vegetables. However, this diet is too restrictive and can cause serious withdrawal from substances that we need in our body.
4. Moon Diet
People who’ve tried the Moon Diet know that it’s a total failure. Apparently, you’re supposed coordinate your meals with the Moon cycles and not eat anything for 24 hours while the moon is full. A lot of people noticed sudden weight loss after the full moon, but that’s not due to lost weight but due to not having eaten anything over the course of a whole day. Doctors emphasize that whatever weight you’ve lost, you will gain again once you have your first meal after the full moon.
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5. Biscuit Diet
The Biscuit Diet used to be a big hit in Hollywood and was created by Dr. Siegal. This diet allows you to consume 500-600 calories in the form of quality biscuits and other low-calorie, diet foods, without eating more than 1200 calories a day. However, no doctor would advise you to start this diet, since it’s based solely on reduction of energy that your body needs to function.
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6. 5 Bites Diet
According to this reductionist diet, you’re not allowed to consume over 1000 calories per day. This diet is every nutritionist’s nightmare: skipping breakfast and eating only five bites for lunch and five bites for dinner of any food that you want. I think any sane person can agree with me that five bites are just not enough for your body to function normally.
7. Cabbage Stew Diet
For years now, cabbage stew is a very popular weight loss food. It’s a relatively successful and fast diet, however, it lacks protein that your body needs on a daily basis. Here’s the trick: you eat the same meal three times a day for an extended period of time. Because of the hunger you feel, you may experience bloating and gasses.
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Hopefully, this list helped you make a difference between what’s good and what’s bad for your body and stay away from regimes that are harmful for your health.