Experts noticed that women now are somewhat too desperate to reach their ideal (and sometimes too good to be true) weight to the point of expecting doctors to give them a miracle.
Seeing the “skinny trend” among celebrities now it’s no wonder why more and more women are opting for different ways to become like these famous trend setters. However, instead of using proper diet and exercise to achieve it, these women are more inclined to use different weight loss fads, again, just like their idols.
What these women do not realize is that these diet fads are also like trends that simply goes out and goes back after a period of time, only with a different name. As effective as it may seem, there are diet fads that can also bring bad effect to one’s health.
Here are some of the diet fads that you should think twice before trying:
The Potato Diet
You got it right. This diet literally consists of potatoes and potatoes alone.
Some people believe that limiting one’s food intake to only one particular food item can result in an overall reduction of food intake that can result in a decrease in weight. That may be right, but since the nutrients are also taken in limiting the overall health is compromised. Not only that, because potatoes have high glycemic content that can totally increase the blood sugar level.
Juicing And Cleansing Diets
This particular fad is no different than the potato diet, however, instead of one kind of solid food a cleansing diet only allows juices from a particular fruit and/or vegetables to be taken. Actually, this as a very good way to clean our system of free radicals that may have accumulated inside the body but then some use it for a longer period than recommended which can cause problem to the health as well. It’s not a secret but the fruits have high sugar content which can shoot up the insulin production.
Zero Gluten Diets
Most of the processed foods that we normally consume are made mostly with gluten which is one of the main reasons why junk foods are fattening. While people with celiac disease had to cut down on their gluten to prevent themselves from getting sick, some people think that doing the same thing can reduce their weight dramatically. But while food manufacturers try to remove gluten from their products, they have to substitute it with wheat which also has high sugar content.
HCG And Other Weight Loss Injections
A natural hormone that is produced during pregnancy, the human chronic gonadotropin, is said to have weight loss effects too. However, such effects of HCG injections are not confirmed, even by the FDA, since this is a drug that is known to be used for hormonal treatments in males and female fertility only.
And while there are still other people claiming to be medical experts who have found an “effective” weight loss injection, there are still a lot of studies that has to be conducted to prove its effectiveness and safety.