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Chewing the Fat on 13 Fad Diets That Are Actually Really Unhealthy


We often think that diets are the way to go to improve our health and lose weight, but in actuality, some of them are pointless – and can actually be downright dangerous.

The best way to stay healthy is by getting sufficient exercise and changing your diet to involve less fatty and sugary foods and adding more nutritious meals (or at least consulting a doctor or dietician if you want to dramatically cut calorie intake). However, people are still flocking to these “miracle” diets – so let’s take a closer look at 13 of them that can actually be detrimental to your health…

1. The Skinny on The Ketogenic Diet

GoodHousekeeping.com describes this as a “high-fat, low-carb diet” which is supposed to spark a process called ketosis, “when your body primarily burns fat for energy instead of carbs.”

However, it notes that in some versions of this diet, less than 10-percent of what you take in are carbohydrates and protein, “which may be great if you like to eat bacon and butter for every single meal.” This type of diet is apparently also used to treat seizure disorders that aren’t responding to medication – so maybe not a great idea to use this route if you don’t need to, as an extreme diet can alter brain chemistry, it adds.

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