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Inadvisable Diets



Weird | December 8, 2011 / views: 2,968

Food is essential for life, but also for happiness and confidence. It can connect people, but also 'divide' because some drastic diets can make you eat alone. Now, we're introducing the worst of them. Most of these diets are not clinically tested, and besides they require great sacrifices, they  can cause the yo-yo effect.

1. Paleo diet

This diet is based on food intake that existed in the Paleozoic, about 10,000 years ago. This means you can only eat one food that you can catch or pick. It is based on pork, seafood, eggs, fruits, vegetables and nuts. The food you should avoid are grain, dairy products, salt, refined sugar and processed oil. The only downside of this diet is that it is very difficult to respect, and possible problems with lack of nutrients that come from whole grains and milk.

2. Zone diet

One of the more effective and less controversial is the zone diet that ask you to enter in each meal fixed amounts of protein (30 percent), carbohydrates (40 percent) and fat (30 percent). It seems simple, but doctors fear that the zone diet promotes the intake of large amounts of saturated fats that can raise blood cholesterol levels and in the long run lead to heart disease.

3. Raw Food Diet

This variant promotes a vegan diet intake of of organic foods such as fresh fruit, coconut milk, seaweed, grains, legumes nuts and vegetables. Certainly, there are people who consume this kind of food for a very long time and are 'safe and sound'. However, for them there is often a lack of vitamin B12 and vitamin A and some antioxidants, which exist only in cooked foods.

4. HCG diet

People are willing to do anything to lose weight, even if it means to endure pain. Thus hCG diet involves daily injections of human chorionic supplements with gonadotropin (hCG) - the pregnancy hormone that is used in the treatment of infertility. The hormone is combined with a radical restriction of calories, which leads to serious health disorders. In addition, hCG has numerous side effects from headaches and dizziness, to nervousness or enlarge breasts in men.

5. Detox diet

It is allegedly used by all the Hollywood stars, which means that they live out of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne. However, what this diet manages to do is to turn the acid environment from the body into the alkali, or better say healthy. Although it is true that it has a good effect on health, this diet certainly shouldn't be implemented as a continuous mode, because you will lack the vitamins and minerals, lost weight will return as soon as you return to normal eating.

6. Meal replacement

Many companies produce so-called meal replacement: shakes or "cookies" which allegedly contain all the necessary nutrients. All you need is that instead of a meal, eat a "cookie" or drink a potion. However, the truth is that with them you will often be hungry, and monotonous food will make you to finish with "torture" as soon as possible.

7. Diet by Blood Type

Maybe it seems that this diet is something "healthier", but do not be fooled. There is no scientific proof that it works, but its effectiveness has not been alleged nor disproved. The diet is based on food intake according to blood type: A - vegetarian, B - balanced, AB - a combination of food groups, O - protein, because, apparently the proteins from food are digested differently according to the blood group. However, doctors recommend only intake of all kinds of food, moderate and often, along with moderate exercise.

8. Dukan diet

"Attack", "cruise", "consolidating" and "stabilization" are phrases of the Dukan diet. You may find these names are more like a naval battle, than to diet, but each of them reportedly does just that with your energy. Therefore, according to Dukan, fats are the enemy and they have to be solved by replacing it with large amounts of proteins, while carbohydrates are eliminated in the initial two phases. As with the Atkins diet, you will suffer from a lack of vital nutrients, bad breath, dizziness and problems with kidneys.

9. Atkins diet

This diet asks you to drastically reduce your intake of carbohydrates, and replace them with proteins - bacon, cheese or eggs. The idea is that obese people use too many refined carbohydrates, or "empty" calories, and that without them the body burns fat deposited. However, nutritionists and doctors are concerned about several aspects of the diet. The first process is called ketosis when the body burns its own fat as energy. Harmful side effects are halitosis, constipation, and even damage to the kidneys and liver. Since these organs are working overtime because of increased protein intake, it is necessary to drink large amounts of water. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, have always been "building blocks" of healthy eating that leads to sustainable energy and health functioning of the brain. Without them you will probably be thinner, but certainly not healthier.

10. Acai diet

Acai Berry was once an ordinary piece of fruit that grows in the Amazon rainforest, but has recently become very popular. Promoted on the basis of the high content of antioxidants, which improve digestion, detoxify the body and slow the aging. That's why it became a common dietary supplement that allegedly melts weight. There is no exact food regime in Acai diet, but the idea is to put this supplement into every meal, every day. However, the effect of blackberry has not been proven, and most supplements are produced without adequate controls.


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