8 Popular Weight-Loss Diets That Could Be Total Disasters For You
Popular diets that might not work for you:
The military diet
This diet is known under several other names, from the navy diet and the army diet to the ice cream diet. Whatever the name, its basic principle is eating 1,400 calories-per-day for three days. Your 3-day meal plan can include foods such as bread, vegetables, hot dog, ice cream etc. During the remaining four days, you can eat whatever you want, as long as you keep your calorie intake relatively low.
The military diet promises a ten-pound weight loss in a single week, but you can repeat the process if you want to lose even more weight. Unfortunately, many health experts say that the military diet is not sustainable in the long-term. First of all, most of the weight you lose is actually water weight. Secondly, a low-calorie diet puts your body into starvation mode, which slows down your metabolism instead of boosting it. Thirdly, the protein intake is also low, meaning you’ll only get hungrier and more tempted to eat unhealthy foods and sugar.