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 Dessert-For-Breakfast Diet
Here’s a typical example of a diet plan twisting science. When researchers found that people who ate dessert lost more weight than those who didn’t, it opened a dangerous window of opportunity: The dessert breakfast. If eating dessert is OK and breakfast is touted as “the most important meal of the day,” why not just eat donuts, cookies, and cakes to start the day? Here’s why: All of those sweets still count the same, whether you eat them in the morning or in the night; especially if you eat a lot of them. Dessert isn’t the devil, but you still have to practice restraint or adjust your diet accordingly to find a time to indulge.
source: LiveStrong by Adam Dornstein
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