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.
Grapefruit Juice Diet
You might be surprised to know that this diet goes all the way back to the 1930s. And for good reason: The diet recommends that you enjoy all your favorite foods, and has no limits on butter, dressings, or fried foods. Who wouldn’t want to lose weight with that eating plan? The plan insists that you should eat the foods you like—emphasizing proteins and fats and limiting carbs—and then consume 64 ounces of grapefruit juice per day. The juice is supposed to combine with protein to rev up your fat-burning abilities. Unfortunately, science put the squeeze on the theory and there is no research to prove the bold claims made by this miracle approach.
source: LiveStrong by Adam Dornstein
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