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.