Five Crazy Fad Diets to Avoid

by Anne Trueman on  November 30, 2012 at 12:14 PM Lifestyle and Wellness
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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.
Five Crazy Fad Diets to Avoid
Five Crazy Fad Diets to Avoid

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 diet.

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 body.

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 be recommended.

Dukan Diet

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.

Source: Medindia

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