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.
You might know that hormones can impact your ability to gain and lose weight—but this diet takes hormone therapy to a new level. In the hCG diet, you inject, ingest, or rub a cream on your body to absorb the hormone hCG, which happens to derive from the human placenta. The idea is that hCG opens up your fat cells and allows you to burn fat from your trouble areas. The problem: There’s no real proof of effectiveness. The diet has show weight loss, but most likely because it also requires only 800 calories per day. What’s more, it’s been linked to a variety of health problems, including ovarian hyper stimulation—a life-threatening disorder.
source: LiveStrong by Adam Dornstein
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