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Looking glam is not only about our faces but also about our body.

As the eating season approaches beginning with Thanks Giving followed by endless Christmas parties; everyone will be keeping an eye on the feasting and drinking, and another eye on the next diet plan when it is all over.

Deep down we all know that it is basically down to eating right and exercising on a regular long term basis, but we all like short cuts, instant results, and to follow some celebrities with their increasing weird eating habits.

The British Dietetic Association has just published the five worst diets to follow :

DISASTROUS DIETS TO AVOID

Dukan diet
A complicated four-phase diet that starts off with a ‘no carb/protein only’ approach that promotes rapid weight loss. The BDA described the diet – which involves 10 days of eating only protein – as ‘confusing, time consuming, very rigid’ and warned that followers might suffer from ‘lack of energy, constipation and bad breath.’

KEN (Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition) diet
Involves eating nothing at all. Instead, for ten days, a liquid formula is dripped directly into the stomach via a plastic tube that goes up the patient’s nose and is taped on to their face.

Party Girl IV DRIP diet
These drips were originally used to treat severely malnourished patients. Now, run-down celebrities are paying hundreds of pounds to have a bag of vitamins and minerals injected. Said to be popular with Rihanna and Simon Cowell.

Drunkorexia
When people eat very few calories during the day/week and ‘save’ all the calories to binge drink alcohol. Banking 1,500 calories a day for a week ‘entitles’ you to 131 glasses of red wine, or 26 bottles (based on a glass of red being around 80 kcals).

The 6 weeks to OMG diet
Involves exercising first thing in the morning after drinking black coffee, then sitting in a cold bath to encourage the body to burn stored fat as it tries to keep warm. Fruit should be ditched, snacks are off limits, high in protein and carbs can range from broccoli to cola.

 

Some of these diets are down right dangerous and drastic and with the quest to be a size 0 or size 2 continues, the diets will only get stranger and more alarming.

So before you go off to starve yourself or stick a tube down your nose, all because you had a second helping of desert – think about the long term health implications and your relationship with food and with your body. There are many healthy alternatives and yes, they may take a bit more time, but aren’t you worth taking the time for?

 

 

 

 

Read more: Daily Mail

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