Atkins, South Beach, The Zone. No matter what the name, there are certain diets that everyone knows and recognizes. Some people love them, others hate them, but most have a proven plan of success that isn’t threatening to your health. (even if you disagree with the strategy) A real diet is one that is sustainable and easy to maintain within your lifestyle preferences. And then there are those other diets. Call them fads or quick fixes, but they are the last thing your body needs. Here are 11 of the worst diets ever created and their over-the-top approaches to help you lose weight.
The Soup Diet
This approach has several variations—the most popular versions being cabbage or chicken soup. The general premise: Eat breakfast and then spend the rest of your day filling up on soup. Is it simple? Of course. Is it healthy? Not so much. Any good diet requires you to eat foods that provide nutrients to your body for optimal functioning. This is just caloric restriction. You might lose weight, but you can do harm to your body in the process—and the likelihood of regaining the weight is extremely high.
source: LiveStrong by Adam Dornstein
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