Picture: Yuriy Maksymiv / Shutterstock.comMany people often feel the desire to lose weight. But which diet is the right one? Not all forms of diet can be considered useful. Numerous diets are extremely dangerous. Weight loss is usually associated with great effort. No matter whether a long-term change in diet, plenty of sport or any restrictions, it takes a lot of perseverance.
Companies lure with diets and products, which promise customer success in the shortest possible time with bizarre ideas. The at least diets can be easily integrated into everyday life. We will show you some diets that you should never try. All diets can cause serious health problems.
1. Lean in your sleep
Especially in the 1960s, sleep was considered a particularly popular form of diet. No wonder the pounds are falling off on their own. The goal is to sleep as much as possible because those who sleep cannot eat. One or the other famous representative was absolutely enthusiastic about this bizarre diet. This included, for example, Elvis Presley.
One thing has been proven in any case: sleeping makes you full. The reason for this is the hormone leptin, which is released during sleep. It is responsible for our feeling of satiety. When we are awake, we usually get hungry every four hours. However, extensive sleep is not an adequate substitute for a balanced diet.
2. Slim with an excess of energy
Who doesn’t know it, coffee and energy drinks should help to suppress hunger. Caffeine can do that Curb appetite and stimulate metabolism. Many people who suffer from constipation start the day with a black coffee. However, this diet is not recommended. Abundant caffeine can lead to high blood pressure. In addition, an excess of caffeine has a negative effect on sleep rhythm.
Energy drinks are often full of unhealthy ingredients such as sugar, colorings, or sugar substitutes. A diet with energy drinks would lead to a serious lack of nutrients due to one-sided “nutrition”. The caffeine content of energy drinks is proven to be much higher than that of coffee. Sleep disorders, nervousness, and high blood pressure do not fail with this diet.
3. Lose weight candy
Yes, that’s right, appetite suppressants in the form of sweets were brought onto the market as early as the 1940s. Regardless of whether Chocolate, peanut cream, or sweets, There was something for everyone. The appetite suppressants were called “Ayds”. Due to the naming, these quickly lost popularity.
Appetite suppressants are very popular. Chocolate shakes or diet bars covered with chocolate are particularly popular. However, it has been proven that weight loss products alone do not help. In order to lose weight, calorie intake must be restricted.
Exchanging whole foods with appetite suppressants usually leads to serious deficiency symptoms. In addition, the yo-yo effect usually follows after stopping the diet products.
4. Cigarettes instead of chocolate
The Lucky Strike cigarette was originally advertised with a lady. The cigarette was considered an alternative to the sweet piece of chocolate. Accordingly, it is actually a diet product. Only much later did the brand advertise the cigarette with the American cowboy.
But why is that? If a feeling of hunger arises, this can be suppressed with a cigarette. However, this is not recommended under any circumstances. Smoking is considered very unhealthy and can serious long-term consequences such as lung cancer cause. Here it is better to resort to another alternative, such as drinking plenty of water. Water also helps us suppress hunger for a while.
5. Chewing gum in the fight against the kilos
It used to be chewing gum as a real wonder weapon in the fight against the kilos. Regular chewing is said to burn calories. Chewing the sugar-free chewing gum should be especially useful before meals. Chewing sends signals to the satiety center. During meals, you will feel full and eat less.
Chewing gum can also successfully reduce stress. While we’re stressed, the hormone cortisol is released. This promotes fat storage. Therefore chewing gum makes sense as a stress reduction.
If consumed excessively, the sugar substitutes in chewing gum can have a laxative effect. Dchewing gum can be used as useful dental care, but should never be distorted to lose weight.
6. Unilateral diets
We all know them, one-sided diets, whether the apple-egg diet or the milk-banana diet. Only certain foods are permitted, and only in certain quantities. Malnutrition is certain.
The milk-banana diet allows 10 bananas and three glasses of milk a day. The success of the diet is questionable. Both products quickly raise blood sugar levels Cravings are preprogrammed. To ensure a feeling of satiety, sufficient proteins should be integrated into every diet. Unilateral diets are strongly discouraged.
Deficiency symptoms are preprogrammed in this case. In addition to a lack of nutrients, one-sided diets also favor boredom and cravings. A diet should not rule out food groups.
7. The popular diet of a fashion magazine
The Vogue diet was a popular means of radical weight loss in the 1970s. The diet included a strict nutritional plan. For breakfast and lunch, there were eggs, wine, and black coffee. A 150-gram steak was enjoyed in the evening.
Apart from the fact that the diet brings with it too much-stimulating caffeine, this form of nutrition is extremely unhealthy. Wine and coffee are among the luxury products and should not be used as a diet.
Excessive consumption of Alcohol and coffee cause high blood pressure, Nervousness, and concentration problems. Eggs should also only be eaten in moderate amounts, as increased consumption has a negative effect on cholesterol levels.
8. The stars determined our dream weight
Astronomy is very controversial for many. Nevertheless, there are diets that rely on the advice of the constellations. Depending on the zodiac sign, a certain form of food should be taken up. The status of the planets also influences customer success.
Scorpio and Capricorn are, for example, considered to be particularly disciplined and drive particularly well with the meal prep variant. Aries love the variety and should, therefore, go on a varied diet. Rigid eating plans are doomed to fail.
Our character traits determine how and what should be eaten. This diet is not recommended under any circumstances. The zodiac sign diet follows a generalization and takes no account of different physical constitutions.
9. The Zero Diet
How do you achieve the greatest customer success in the shortest possible time? Of course, by not eating any food. The diet also refers to the waiver of any liquids. Accordingly, not even drinking water is allowed.
The saturation should only take place through the light. This diet method is strongly discouraged. In addition to serious dehydration, a zero diet leads to hypoglycemia in most cases.
In the worst case, hypoglycemia leads to cardiac arrest. In any case, this diet is not recommended. AIn addition, a zero diet is definitely conducive to food cravings. The yo-yo effect is also pre-programmed with this method.
10. The Disney Diet
Many women would like to look like a Disney character, a utopia. The Cinderella diet is also based on this ideal. The diet prescribes one Body mass index of 18 to reach. This BMI value is underweight for an adult woman and is hazardous to health.
Being underweight can have serious health consequences such as bone problems, absence of menstruation or serious circulatory problems. Physical and mental performance is also severely restricted in this weight range.
In order to achieve a body mass index of 18, the calorie intake must be severely restricted over a long period of time. As a rule, this BMI cannot be achieved naturally and without a calorie deficit.
11. Lose weight with baby porridge
The disadvantage of many diets: The body is not supplied with enough, valuable nutrients. This problem is to be avoided with the baby porridge diet. Baby porridge is full of valuable ingredients that should not harm an adult either.
Fruit, vegetables, and oatmeal in a pureed version are permitted. However, a daily calorie count of 1200 calories must not be exceeded. For an adult woman, this calorie intake is clearly too little. Depending on the activity level, a diet should allow considerably more calories.
This one too Crash diet is a yo-yo effect preprogrammed. In addition, the pureed variant often leads to renewed hunger. The body has to process much less and is ready for the next meal.