44A412A8-4D4B-4A54-B89B-5B952D9315B4Atkins, 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 Prolinn Diet

Many people remember the 1970s as a time of experimentation, and that reputation definitely holds up in nutrition. The Prolinn Diet was created by Roger Linn, a doctor who claimed he had the solution to weight loss. His diet consisted of eating nothing, which would be problematic on it’s own (and not really a diet). But he added a special twist: A 400-calorie drink that he called “Prolinn.” The magical potion consisted of slaughterhouse byproducts, including horns, hooves, and tendons. The diet was correlated with heart attacks and a variety of health problems



source: LiveStrong by Adam Dornstein


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