You’d be amazed by how many stupid diets are floating around out there! You see these diets promoted for a few months, and then people start getting sick, complaining, or just realizing that they don’t work. Eventually, the diet fades off into obscurity, and a new fad diet comes out to take its place. These diets are useless, and they’ll just end up doing you more harm than good.
Here are a few of the stupid diets you’d do well to avoid:
Anything Focused on One Food or Group
While it’s awesome to load up on cabbage soup, how many days in a row do you think you can choke down the same soup? If your diet focuses too much on one specific food or food group, chances are you’re going to end up with dietary imbalances and lacks in a very short amount of time.
The reason diets like this are stupid is because they’re useless in the long run. You’ll eventually get sick of eating just one food or food group, and you’ll be back to your regular, non-dieting ways in no time. You can lose weight in the short term, but long term you’re just going to end up falling off the diet wagon – and hard!
If the world “miracle” is anywhere to be found in the diet, it’s probably a load of c**p. We all want a miracle when it comes to weight loss, as that’s the easy way to get rid of those pounds without having to do anything about it. Sadly, real life is pretty harsh, and it’s going to take a lot of work to get rid of that weight.
If there is some “miracle” ingredient, pill, or supplement that is promoted, you can bet your boots that it’s probably going to be a waste of your money. There are many supplements that can AID in weight loss, but none of them cause weight loss on their own.
Who wouldn’t love to starve themselves sick for a few weeks? Not this guy!
Detox diets are great if you have kidney, liver, or other serious organ problems, as they can flush toxins and inflammation-causing chemicals from your body. However, if it’s about weight loss, a detox diet really isn’t going to do much in the long run. You’ll end up with a slower metabolism, a starving stomach, and to much fatigue to hit the gym.
Just like detox diets will leave you tired and weak, the same is true for any fasting diet or diet that involves too few calories. It’s recommended by experts that women consume no fewer than 1200 calories per day, and 1500 for men. It’s the key to ensuring that your body has enough to continue working properly.
Remember, calories aren’t fat – they’re also energy. Your brain, heart, stomach, lungs, and other organs need energy, and without enough calories, your body is going to shut down. Any diet that doesn’t give you enough calories is going to be harmful in the long run.
“Too Good to Be True” Diets
Does it sound a bit like hype and marketing to you? Is it just too good to be true? Is it some well-kept secret fictional “doctors don’t want you to know about”? If so, it’s probably a load of horses***.
Most of the diets doctors don’t want you to know about fall under the categories on this list, as they’re unhealthy. Most doctors prefer that you are healthy. Any diet that claims to be a secret or just looks too good to be actually real is probably exactly that.