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 Kimkins Diet
When a magazine calls a diet “better than gastric bypass,” people tend to pay attention. That’s exactly what happened when Women’s World slapped that praise on the Kimkins Diet, another low calorie approach that supposedly led to safe weight loss. This diet wasn’t much different than many others on this list: Just eat 800 calories per day and take laxatives. The diet had testimonials—all of which turned out to be fake. And the creator, Heidi Diaz, turned out to be a fraud, who was pursued by legal authorizes after the diet was linked to several health problems. A warning from the FDA quickly thwarted its popularity, but not before the “diet” made millions of dollars.
source: LiveStrong by Adam Dornstein
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