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List Of Diets That Never Work

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Diets have long been advertised as the quickest way to achieving a better looking and healthier body. However, diets are not without their downsides and are often not the lifesavers that they are billed as being. With new diets emerging everyday, scientists and researchers are constantly being required to test the merits and results of each one. While there is no denying that there are many popular, researched and scientifically proven diets available many are just gimmicks that illicit short term gains while sacrificing long term health. Here are the top five diets that never work.

1.Food Group Specific Diets:

Many diets call for people to eat only certain food groups or food types like meat, vegetables or low-carbohydrates. However, many dietitians and nutritionists are recommending that their patients avoid diets that do not allow for consumption of all food groups. Numerous diet fads have been invented like the cabbage soup diet and grapefruit diet that allow for limited or non-existent consumption of specific foods. Unfortunately, people who subscribe to these diets are not getting the nutrients needed for a balanced lifestyle. Recently, the American Diabetes Association has published studies that show eating only a certain food group does not provide the body’s required nutrients. Consequently, these diets may result in weight loss in the short term; however, they may also have negative health consequences at a later date. Furthermore, restricting access to certain foods only leads to us craving these outlawed items. Enjoying indulgences such as ice cream or pizza is important during a diet because it helps eliminate our craving for these unhealthy items. Additionally, rewarding our body for the hard work of losing weight through diet and exercise by enjoying a treat is imperative.

2.Detox Diets:

Most commonly referred to as the Master Cleanse and The Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox, these diets call for individuals to flush their livers through cleanse, hormone injections and supplements. For years, people have been making the argument that cleansing our liver and kidneys of toxic chemicals can help lead to weight loss. As an example, many people believe that constant drinking of water can lead to substantial weight loss. However, while water is a necessary ingredient in any weight loss regimen, simply drinking large quantities of the liquid is not going to result in sustained weight loss. Yes, drinking water will help to clean out the body of toxins and can result in weight loss; however, the decrease of pounds is not a reflection of losing weight. Currently, there is no scientific evidence that taking a cleanse or detox pill is an appropriate diet.

Top 10 Most Unhealthy Frozen Foods

Foods are perishable products, which means that they quickly deteriorate if they are not stored properly. We tend to put most of our food in the fridge, and for a very good reason: the cold air keeps the food fresh and slows down the activity of bacteria, which means that the foods will deteriorate at a slower pace. However, there are several foods that should never be frozen, and one of the most common mistakes people do is that after they unfreeze meat products, they re-freeze them back on. Here are the top 7 worst frozen foods that you should avoid:

4748352_s1. Frozen Pizza

Pizza is by far one of the most delicious foods known to man: however, it is a known fact that it is anything but healthy. Although it may be boosting with flavor, you might want to think twice before consuming frozen pizza, for two strong reasons: first of all, this is a pre-cooked product and the chances are that it contains tens of additives, preservatives and other chemicals. Second of all, even if it does contain nutritious veggies, the cooking process will destroy part of their properties. If you really must, eat a fresh pizza rather than a frozen one!

2. Frozen Burrito 7565473_s

Who doesn’t love this delicious Mexican delight? Tasty as it may be, you need to avoid the frozen burrito at all costs: on average, it contains 500 calories and over 15 grams of fat, half of which are saturated. Leaving aside the nutritional value of the frozen burrito which makes it anything but a diet-food, burritos can get a watery taste when you unfreeze and cook them. Besides, the golden rule of frozen foods is as follows: the fewer ingredients, the better!

16210942_s3. Frozen Cheeseburgers 

Usually, frozen cheeseburgers are usually smaller than the regular cheeseburgers you are used to. Small as they may be, they come with great nutritional deficits, and even if you may be tempted to throw a frozen cheeseburger in the microwave when you come home tired from work, you might want to think twice. The average cheeseburger has around 10 grams of fat and it is packed with sodium, not to mention that it is very low in dietary fiber as well, which means that it won’t be long until you feel hungry again.