The seven diets most dangerous to health

The festivities may have left many of us with extra pounds, and it is precisely at this time that the famous diets reappear and tempt us with their proposals. So that you do not fall into their traps, we show you the most dangerous diets for health that you should avoid if you want to protect the body.

Diet or the Dukan method

It is a very popular diet that proposes above all, take off kilos easily. However, its structure in well-defined phases in which different types of food are restricted can be detrimental to health.

Concretely it can be very restrictive the phase one and two in which basically the carbohydrates are eliminated and the diet is based on lean proteins. These characteristics not only deprive us of sources of energy but also good fats essential for the body, fiber, and vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that predominate in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

On the other hand, the restriction can stress the body and produce a metabolic adaptation that affects us in the long term, causing a considerable rebound effect or worse, the need to consume forever fewer calories to not gain weight and maintain weight.

As if it were not enough in the early stages of the Dukan diet, we can suffer the consequences of a high protein intake: fluid retention, problems in kidney function, loss of calcium by urine, among others.

HCG Diet

The name of this diet is derived from the hormone that is produced in the body of a woman when an ovum is fertilized: human chorionic gonadotrophin or HCG that promotes the mobilization of fat to feed the fetus or in this case, to lose weight.

In addition, this diet proposes to consume an average of 500 Kcal per day, a very reduced energy value that can not only stress us completely but favor the alteration of healthy eating behaviors by promoting hunger and anxiety at the time of losing weight.

The HCG diet can lead to food shortages if we think about the limited amount of food we will consume, as well as severe hormonal alterations in our body that eventually damage the metabolism forever.

Other negative effects that can generate this diet are fatigue, irritability, emotional instability and other changes due to the severe restriction that proposes, according to experts of the Mayo Clinic.

Liquid diets

Diets that replace whole foods for liquids or that propose only the intake of drinks throughout the day, are severe and very restrictive alternatives that can cause a great loss of weight.

They are not a good option to purify or detoxify the body and also do not protect health, as they greatly reduce energy intake as well as quality nutrients.

In addition, they can promote an excessive consumption of liquids that causes an imbalance with electrolytes like calcium, sodium and potassium and this, can cause from gastrointestinal discomforts and dizziness to heart failure and death.

Nasogastric diet

This diet, as the name implies, consists of feeding the body through a tube that runs from nose to stomach, as it is used for therapeutic purposes when the first part of the digestive system can not or should not be used.

It promises a great loss of weight by infusing through this tube only 800 Kcal and nutrients that encourage ketosis. Therefore, in only 10 or 12 days you can lose up to 10% of body weight (recommended in a year).

The diet in question n or can take anything by mouth , everything goes through the probe of course, is invasive, uncomfortable and not at all compatible with a normal social life. In addition, it does not promote healthy habits and like restrictive previous diets, it stresses the body greatly.

Beverly Hills Diet

The Beverly Hills diet was born in the 1980’s and has been popular since then because celebrity celebrities made their practice public.

It is based on that the enzymes of the fruits promote the fat burning for that reason, it is promoted its consumption and it contemplates the premise of not mixing proteins with hydrates nor these nutrients with fats. Of course, this is one of the many false myths that confuse and do not favor the right decision making.

This proposal may favor the development of nutritional deficiencies, especially of essential fatty acids by not including their consumption in the phases proposed, but in addition, can cause gastrointestinal discomfort due to the high consumption of fiber that encourages.

It also poses a risk of rebound effect on the body and can cause hormonal changes as well as eating behavior by basing the diet on a large food group without promoting a balanced intake of other healthy ingredients.

Dolphin Diet

The diet of the dolphin bases its proposal on the intake of water that contains all the minerals that the body needs and hydrates us favoring the loss of weight.

In addition, recommends to include variety of fruits and vegetables and to a lesser extent skimmed milk and lean meats avoiding the intake of cereals, flours and derivatives, since it is basically recommended to carry an alkaline diet that lacks a true scientific basis.

The ingestion of sea water that proposes this diet can damage the health causing from an imbalance of electrolytes to intoxications and gastrointestinal problems by its ingestion.

In addition, the diet of the dolphin is depersonalized, does not consider pathologies in which sea water can aggravate the situation such as hypertension, kidney problems or others and as if it were little, does not contemplate quantities so it hardly helps us to take care of health or Lose weight .

Astronaut diet

It owes its name to the similarity with the diet carried by NASA pilots and proposes a diet of very low caloric value that does not reach 500 Kcal per day.

Based on protein foods mainly and with very few amounts to eat distributed in only three meals a day, this diet is highly restrictive and stressful for the body.

Its great prohibitions and limitations not only can cause nutritional deficiencies but also, cause anxiety, moodiness, irritability and a great loss of weight that finally, alter the metabolism to result in a considerable rebound effect.

These are the most dangerous health diets you should avoid to protect the body from its consequences. Of course, they all lack scientific foundation and promise excellent results that they can fulfill at the expense of our body’s health.

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