Why Are Certain Fad Diets Bad for My Health?

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How you tried the baby food diet? Spent a week only drinking juice traded carbohydrates for bacon? All in hopes of shedding pounds quickly. It's hard to ignore the latest diet bags. They're everywhere, magazines, TV commercials even your local health booth store, each promising miracle way to do that.

Do they really work, and how safe are they for you? I got five diet bags you should never try. We're going to reveal five outrageous diet facts is registered dietitian. Samantha Heller, welcome to the show. Thank you, it's so nice to be here [xx] [xx] don't even try. This fats promises results as far as 24 hours.

What's the problem with this quick fixes, is it dietitian? The quick fixes is just the way it's the quick you lose some weight and what happens, it comes back on you, gaining effect really, really quickly, and you haven't learn how to eat healthy food, and I think is rely important that everyone take care of what I'm about to say skinny does not mean healthy.

Healthy means healthy. So, lets start with number five outrageous per diet, and we've new replacement diet which include cabbage soup diet, which I have culturally remind it's been on, Lisa? The great fruit died and the Garry cookie died. So, explain from your perspective what you think is the problem with this approach.

Well, you are eating only one food for day you are starving, you are getting over hungry, it's an open invitation for creating nutrients deficiency and rapid weight loss, and though rapid weight loss sounds great, then if you lose weight too quickly you're at risk for cognitive decline, dehydration, gallstones, even heart problems.

So, a one-food kind of diet is just not a good way to go. How many of you get concerned when you hear cookie diet? Does it strike you a little bit awkward? I get concerned immediately, and because at the end of the day you're going to know what's the foundation of this weight loss, and how does it work? So, the back of the box, written in the back of the box, say, you can use for as long as you want until you achieve your weight loss goals, that's a problem for me.

Well, in the cookie side is some of them. One in particularly four cookie a day. Morning snack, lunch snack and then a sensible dinner. Now, how many people are going to be able to eat a sensible dinner after being so hungry all day long having only maybe 600 calories not enough fuel to fuel their bodies through the day? You're going to walk into the kitchen, you're going to eat everything that's there, your dog is going to start looking good.

That's great the good thing is you can take vitamins but the problem is they don't have many of the other nutrients you get from real food like fruits and vegetable, isn't it nutritious you body needs a fight of chronic illnesses including cancer. So, if you didn't get all your food from a sensible meal at the end of the day, then I think you're putting a lot of on that, so, we're going to move past there.

The number four outrageous diet fad is detox diets. And here are a few of them, the Blueprint Cleanse, put out here, the Proof Flush, and the Master Cleanse. Now, you hear a lot about these cleanse diets, celebrities like Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, they're rumored to have tried them.

But many were never designed as diet program. And then besides that, these are often designed as detoxes, as cleanses not to actually put you in a weightloss program to help you lose weight. So, Sarah [xx] break these down for us. On what most of these or many of these diets recommend is just drinking certain portions, or eating only one food for day after day after day.

Now, that's scares your body. Your body goes into starvation mode, it doesn't know you're doing this on purpose. So, your body slows down, it tries to conserve its very unhealthy over a period of time. You're not losing weight that way your body starts to get scared. So, for example the Master Cleanse which is very popular.

You're drinking all these fluids all day long, you've got maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, water with salting and a laxative tea. You will be peeing and pooping your brains out. Yes. But it's not a really great way to go. Then there is a rebound effect where you start to gain more weight back, and then you haven't learned how to eat real food and enjoy real food every day, all day for the rest of your life, which is what you were alluding to before.

You convinced me.