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5 Diet Fads Debunked By Expert: Keto Diet Included?

If you entered the new decade hoping to lose a few extra pounds and hopefully stick to it moving forward, then we’re sure you’ve done your fair share of looking up diets and health fads that all promise a slimmer and healthier figure.

Turns out, a lot of these diet fads are diet fads for a reason, meaning that they’re never meant to last and would only be around until the next one rolls around and reels people in to try it. But you’re forgiven if you’ve tried any of them because it can be incredibly easy to get tempted by the promise of immediate results or additional benefits. However, you may be doing more harm than good, and enough is enough.

Here are diets/health fads that you need to avoid. Stay health, folks.

Sirtfood Diet

Made famous by singer Adele’s weight loss, this diet plan includes limited whole food meals and juicing. The problem, however, is that it’s hard to sustain, extremely limited in calories and just leads to weight gain when going “off” of it. And while the diet makes you eat whole foods, its lack of protein is still less than ideal.

The hCG Diet

This diet consists of people injecting themselves with the hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) hormone and eating only 500 calories a day. Sure you will lose weight but who would be eating that little? You’re better off trying something else.

Werewolf Diet

First off, weird name. And second, not effective at all. Also called the Lunar diet, this one revolves around the Moon’s cycles and mainly consists of fasting, albeit done so with very rigid rules. It may work but it’s also incredibly hard and unnecessary to sustain.

Keto Diet

The ever-famous keto diet. Some love it, some hate it. The diet consists of trying to reach ketosis, which is when your body uses fat stores for energy that supposedly leads to weight loss. Done correctly, it can be effective, although its very strict rules mean that a lot of people fail to do it properly.

Intermittent Fasting

This one is tricky because intermittent fasting can be really helpful when done correctly. Much like the keto diet, most people fail to do so because they essentially see the eating hours to eat all the food they can, which defeats the point, and can just lead to more weight gain than weight loss.

keto diet Keto requires people to significantly cut their intake of glucose while eating more fat and protein. Pixabay

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