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5 Crazy Diets That You Should Never Try

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

3. The Cabbage Soup Diet

It’s exactly what it says on the tin: cabbage soup, all day, every day, for a week (or longer, depending on the variation), plus a minimal selection of low calorie fruits, veggies, and protein.

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The cabbage soup diet is extremely low calorie, to the point where nutritionists deem it unsafe, and can also cause nutrient deficiencies due to its unbalanced nature. And who wants to eat only cabbage soup, anyway?

4. The Hallelujah Diet

Dubbed “God’s way to ultimate health,” the Hallelujah Diet is a vegan, mostly raw eating plan with an additional regimen of supplements. Again, this diet is extremely low in calories, so it may not provide all of the necessary nutrients for life and is unlikely to keep you feeling full and energized. Supposedly, raw food is what our bodies are “designed” to process – but experts disagree, saying that there’s no proven benefit to eating raw foods.

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5. The Sleeping Beauty Diet

We’ve blogged at length about how not enough sleep is associated with obesity, but the solution is not to sedate yourself for days to make up for it. Even though, that is exactly what the sleeping beauty diet suggests; after all, you not only catch up on sleep, but you can’t exactly eat while you’re unconscious, can you?

While it’s true that your body will burn stored calories, there are also far better ways of making this happen that don’t involve a handful of sleeping pills – like exercising.

Have you tried these or any other crazy diets? Tell us about your experience in the comments section!

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Sources:

  • http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tapeworms-in-humans
  • http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-cookie-diet?
  • http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-cabbage-soup-diet
  • http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/the-hallelujah-diet
  • http://www.dietsinreview.com/diets/the-sleeping-beauty-diet/
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