Better nutrition along
with exercise can help you lose extra calories effectively and avoid obesity.
But the scientists recommended that it is the diet which plays a crucial role.
According to the
British Dietetic Association, the Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition diet is gaining
popularity among models.
But the million dollar
question is whether such diets are really effective and healthy?
While trying to get
rid of extra weight, we often ignore the importance of right food. It is
essential to develop healthy eating habits and avoid eating wrong type of foods
that increase just the calories in the body.
The Dukan Diet is very
popular among the celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Kate Middleton and Gisele
Bundchen. However, the scientists from the British Dietetic Association (BDA)
have indicated Dukan Diet to be the worst offender that should be stringently
avoided if you wish to lose weight.
Here, are the five fad
diets you should not take while trying to lose weight.
Party Girl IV Drip Diet
It contains vitamins B
and C, calcium and magnesium and this cocktail mixture is injected
intravenously into the body. It is supposed to give you energy for sustenance
and activities and celebrities like Simon Cowell and Rihanna follow this diet.
But the British
Dietician Association caution that side effects such as dizziness, inflammation
of veins, anaphylactic shock and infection are associated with this unhealthy
Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition Diet
KEN or Ketogenic
Enteral Nutrition Diet contains liquid proteins and nutrients dripped directly
in your stomach through a plastic tube going up to the patient's nose.
Two liters of the diet
formula is delivered by the electric pump in about 24 hours. The Ketogenic
Enteral Nutrition Diet keeps the body in a state of starvation thereby making
the body utilize its fat deposits for energy production.
It is surprising to
see people using nasogastric tubes to lose weight! Moreover, an important flaw
of this diet is the absolute absence of fiber in the diet, so, laxatives have
to be taken as supplement
Alcorexia /Drunkorexia Diet
This fad diet involves
restricting the intake of calories and banking on alcohol intake. FDA is
strictly against this diet as the body is deprived of the vital nutrients and
alcohol alone cannot meet the calorie and other crucial requirements of the
Say the scientists,
"Alcohol has little nutrition other than calories and this diet could easily
result in alcohol-poisoning or death."
The Six Weeks to OMG Diet
This diet consists of
drinking black coffee followed by exercising immediately after getting up in
the morning and not eating anything for at least three hours in order to burn
the stored fats in the body. OMG diet also involves taking a cold bath,
avoiding fruits, and encouraging protein intake even with cold drinks.
OMG (Oh My God) diet
is not at all a healthy alternative to lose weight. Skipping breakfast should
not be encouraged; instead a healthy breakfast devoid of excess calories should
Dukan diet regime
comprises a four phase diet consisting of no-carbohydrates-and-protein-rich
approach for first ten days. It is believed that this regime facilitates fat
loss. Gisele Bundchen, Katherine Jenkins and Carole Middleton are staunch
followers of this diet.
The scientists believe that this diet regime is
not at all scientific in its approach. Relying on proteins and avoiding other
vital ingredients is bound to lead to health problems such as kidney damage,
osteoporosis, foul mouth odor, constipation, and host of other disorders.