6 Worst Fad Diets

I, for one, never thought The Grapefruit Diet sounded very appealing. It's not the only wacky diet plan out there. Here is a list of this year's 6 worst fad diets. They are trendy and potentially harmful weight loss plans, according to reporters at Newsweek.

  • The Fat Free Diet. Eat whatever you want as long as it has no fat. Hey, I did this when I was anorexic. I can tell you, it may work, but it's very harmful. Our bodies need fat--though not too much of it--to function properly.
  • The Snack Pack Diet. This one involves eating those 100-calorie snack packs in between meals. While the smaller portions are a step in the right direction, most of these snacks are still highly processed, loaded with chemicals and contain few nutrients.
  • The Couch Potato Diet. Lose weight without working out. This diet says cutting calories is enough.
  • The Detox Plan. Lose weight by cleaning out your insides with some concoction. There's no evidence to show that detoxing is needed or works. Just be sure to get your fiber to stay healthy.
  • The Beef and Bacon Diet. All protein all the time is a new-fangled Atkins Diet approach. While cutting down on carbs is a good idea, replacing carbs with too much fat is not healthy.
  • The Twinkie Diet. Don't worry about what you eat, just worry about calories. You should get a certain amount of calories per day and that's it, even if you only eat Twinkies. This is just plain silly.

Wait, I could go for a Twinkie.

Have you ever tried a silly diet? Or do you smell a fad diet a mile away?

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