More and more people wanting to lose weight tend to follow wacky diets that are hazardous to health and that do not cover the daily intake of nutrients needed by the body. Despite their harmful effects, they are highly prized and are followed to the letter by some followers.
These extreme diets can be hazardous to health because they do not include certain foods rich in vitamins and minerals essential to the proper functioning of the human body. They can cause deficiencies and damage certain organs. The best way to lose weight effectively and sustainably is to have a healthy and balanced diet.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of plans to avoid:
The baby food diet
Generally, baby food consists of pureed fruits, vegetables and meats and does not adequately feed an adult. When food is "liquid", the body does not get enough nutrients, so you will still be hungry even after eating.
The best way to lose weight regularly and effectively is to eat hungry and eat food reasonably and reasonably. Control your portions and turn to a healthy diet consisting of whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits.
The cider vinegar diet
Under this diet, add cayenne pepper and honey to a glass of cider vinegar and drink 3 glasses a day before each meal. This program is strongly discouraged for people with irritable bowel syndrome or gastroesophageal reflux because of the high acidity it provides. Such a ritual tends to irritate the stomach and cause bloating and gas.
It is recommended to maintain a healthy and balanced diet and drink half a liter of water 30 minutes before each meal or a green tea with herbs. This process is beneficial for the digestive system and metabolism.
The diet HCG: human chorionic gonadotropin hormone
This diet is dangerous because it consumes only two meals a day and does not exceed 500 calories per day! Each meal should contain about 100 g of lean meat, a serving of vegetables, a fruit and a rusk. Such a meal is low in calories, essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. This diet may eventually lead to deficiencies and serious health consequences.
Instead of starving yourself by following restrictive or even dangerous diets, take the right actions by consuming reasonable portions of healthy foods that will help you to lose weight gradually and safely.
The solitary worm regime
This very dangerous diet (now prohibited in the United States) and highly prized, is to be implanted a solitary worm in the stomach so that it absorbs the ingested food and therefore the calories for you. Once these parasites have access to your body it is very difficult to get rid of them and can circulate to other organs and cause fatigue, nausea and severe diarrhea.
Focus on the essentials, low-calorie foods that are rich in nutrients, fiber and protein that can satisfy you without the need for external parasites!
The low fat diet
If you avoid fat at all costs, you will compensate with products rich in refined carbohydrates such as pretzels, white flour and starchy foods that are certainly digested quickly but increase the level of sugar in the blood. This process causes the storage of abdominal fat.
Contrary to popular belief, low-fat products are not recommended for weight loss. Instead, encourage dry fruits and olive oil to allow your body to absorb vitamins and "good fats".
The alkaline diet
This diet consists in avoiding acidifying foods (digestion of which increases the acidity of the blood) in particular animal proteins, beef, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs, as well as cereals. Adepts suggest that these products make it soft, weaken the bones and increase the risk of deficiencies and that it is necessary to turn to alkalinizing foods that will prevent obesity and diabetes or even prevent cancer. This theory has nothing scientific and is absolutely unproven.
The only positive point of this diet is that it should concentrate on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. However, eliminating all sources of protein will cause deficiencies in essential nutrients that are useful for the proper functioning of the body and for healthy and sustainable weight loss.