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It seems like every few months there is a new diet that comes out that claims to be the next big thing and is guaranteed to make you lose weight faster and easier than any diet that has ever existed. While a lot of diets may offer short-term weight loss, they are not permanent solutions and could be potentially dangerous to your health. Listed below are a few diets you will want to avoid at all costs.

The Raw Food Diet

If you talk to any nutritionist, they will agree that upping your vegetable and fruit intake while lowering how much junk food you consume is a good way to lose weight and get healthy. But is banning cooked or processed food really necessary? Some raw food diet enthusiasts will argue that cooking food destroys the nutrients found in them. Although sometimes nutrients are lost in the cooking process, there are still plenty of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals found in cooked food. There are some instances where cooking actually helps to kill off bacteria and enhance nutrients. One of the major downsides to this diet is the amount of food prep you have to do. People on this diet spend hours juicing, blending, germinating, cutting, dehydrating, and rehydrating their fruits and vegetables.

The Master Cleanse Diet
This diet has been around for quite some time. For a few days, you only survive on lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper mixed into water. These ingredients mostly act as a diuretic and you’ll most likely only end up shedding water weight. Once you start to eat solid foods again, you’ll find that you will gain back the weight you lost. This diet also doesn’t make you feel the greatest. People on this diet often experince fatigue, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration.
The Baby Food Diet\
If a baby can eat it, why can’t you? While baby food is nutritious for a small child, it’s not very beneficial for a full-grown adult. Instead of eating breakfast or lunch, dieters will eat about 14 jars of baby food. Typically each jar contains about 20 to 100 calories per jar. For dinner, the dieter will then eat something that is relatively low-calorie. Not eating enough calories every day will help you lose weight, but not in a healthy way. Besides, do you really want to be eating baby food for 2 out of 3 meals?