Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have no doubt seen the many celebrity-endorsed diets this year. Most had some underlying theory that is harder to swallow than the tapeworm diet, yes that was a real diet that emerged in the 20’s where you swallowed a pill containing a tapeworm that would eat all your food for you, and bizarrely enough this too was endorsed by celebrities.
Anyway, you would naturally think if a diet is being endorsed by a celebrity then it must hold some merit, right? After all they have some responsibility to lead us in the right direction, I mean we can trust in them, can’t we? It’s just natural right to think if a celebrity is doing a particular diet then surely, surely it must be safe for me and you to do too, no matter how bizarre it might sound.
Okay, back to reality, both you and I know this is hardly ever the case, in fact our list of harmful diets to stay clear of in the New Year, have all been endorsed and used by celebrities. No it was not I that came up with the list, even though I could have easily told you that these diets would do more harm than good.
No it was the British Dietetic Association themselves who released this list as a warning to those who might be looking for a quick fix to the body mass expansion caused by the Christmas indulgence.
Below is the list as published on Dnaindia.com
List Of Harmful Diets To Stay Clear Of In The New Year Warned By The BDA
Among the most disturbing entries was the Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition Diet, which is said to be followed by top fashion models.
The KEN diet involves eating nothing at all. Instead, a liquid formula is administered through a feeding tube inserted through the dieter’s nose. You are attached to a portable pump and liquid bag for ten days and can unhook yourself for only 60 minutes every 24 hours.
BDA consultant dietician Sian Porter described the procedure as ‘shocking’ and something ‘usually reserved for the chronically ill’.
The list also included the bizarre Party Girl IV Drip Diet. Offered at private clinics for about 225 pounds a time, it involves a high-dose cocktail of vitamins and nutrients administered via a drip of the type used to treat the severely malnourished and clinically ill, supposedly providing a ‘power boost’.
“There is very little evidence that this even works in well people. Even if it did, food and drinking water or other healthy drinks is preferable to having an IV drip inserted into your body,” the Daily Mail quoted Porter as saying.
“Our concern is that many of these diets are quite invasive. It shows the extreme lengths that people are willing to go to in order to lose weight.
“Eating is a pleasure and people should enjoy their food,” she said.
The carb-free Dukan Diet was named as the worst offender for the third year in a row. The Dukan Diet became the bestselling diet book of all time, with more than a million copies sold in Britain alone.
It is credited with Carole Middleton’s svelte figure at her daughter Kate’s wedding to Prince William.
But the BDA described it as ‘confusing, time-consuming, very rigid’ and warned it could cause ‘lack of energy, constipation and bad breath’.
The Six Weeks To OMG [Oh My God] Diet was dismissed as ‘six weeks of hell and isolation’. Its London-based creator, Venice A. Fulton, recommends doing exercise first thing in the morning after drinking black coffee, and sitting in a cold bath to burn stored fat.
The BDA attacked as ‘madness’ the increasingly popular Alcorexia or Drunkorexia Diet, which encourages followers to shun calories during the week so that they can binge on alcohol at the weekend. Read the original article here.
Other than only delivering short term results, these diets are a real cause for concern, they are all counterintuitive to what the majority of dieters want to achieve, which is full health and vitality. Instead if you follow any of these diets for to long your health is sure to deteriorate, I know I’ve said this many times but a stable healthy diet with plenty of exercise is the only way to go.
Do you know of any other diets that should be added to this list, if so please add them below so others can be warned, and please help spread the word about these harmful diets to stay clear of in the new year, by hitting the share button beneath.