- Here are top five diets to avoid in 2017
- Clean eating could potentially lead to “orthorexia nervosa” – an obsession with consuming food items that one considers healthy
- Diet pills can cause side-effects such as diarrhea, and you are at risk
- Side-effects of tea-toxes: dehydration, diarrhea, and even gut damage
- The 6:1 diet can be dangerous, depending on your health, age, and lifestyle
- Our body is “perfectly able” to detox itself, so no need to depend on green juices
Christmas and New Year are around the corner. These celebrations bring along a lot of excitement and happiness with them. The last month of the year is also a time to plan for New Year resolutions. As most people plan for their post-Christmas healthy-eating ideas – one of the most common New Year resolutions, the Internet is flooded with information on various diet plans, especially the ones endorsed by celebrities. But do these celebrity diets work? Not all of them, says the British Dietetic Association (BDA). The organization has taken a look at some of the most popular celebrity diets and given its judgment.
What MedBuzzToday wants to tell you: There isn’t one right way for all people to eat. What keeps one person fit and healthy may not work well for every single other person. So if you want to plan your diet for next year, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist. The health professional can transform your body and make you healthy with a personalized diet plan.
- Clean eating
Celebrities who reportedly endorse this diet: Miranda Kerr and Jessica Alba. Reports say that these two celebrities avoid all processed foods. Clean eaters avoid refined sugar, make everything from scratch and consume foods in their “natural state.” Some clean eating diets even exclude gluten and grains and dairy.
According to the BDA, the idea that food items are “dirty” or “clean” is concerning, and could potentially lead to “orthorexia nervosa” – an obsession with consuming food items that one considers healthy. Even foods containing whole grains, fruit, and dairy, are deemed to be unhealthy with no basis in scientific evidence. It is not necessary to avoid foods unless you have an allergic problem or intolerance.
The clean diet suggests some substitutions – such as coconut oil, and syrups to sweeten foods and these items are high in calories, no better nutritional and more expensive.
- Diet pills
Weight loss pills, anti-obesity drugs or diet pills offer slim body. They claim to “melt” fat away and reduce appetite. Sam Faier from The Only Way is Essex and Kim Kardashian are reported to have used them.
According to the BDA, one should talk to a doctor before considering diet pills for weight loss. The pills can cause side-effects such as diarrhea, and you are at risk if you purchase it from an unofficial website.
Kylie Jenner and Nicki Minaj endorsed tea-toxes on their Instagram accounts. Tea-toxes (tea detoxing) claim to improve skin and help lose weight.
According to the BDA, tea-toxes often contain extra caffeine, diuretic ingredients that encourage more frequent urination or laxatives such as senna, which should not be taken for longer than seven days without medical supervision. Side side-effects of tea-toxes: dehydration, diarrhea, and even gut damage.
- The 6:1 diet
Coldplay singer Chris Martin reportedly follows the diet and it involves following your usual diet for six days – and having nothing on the seventh.
According to the BDA, the 6:1 diet can be dangerous, depending on your health, age and lifestyle.
- Green juices
Green juices are made up of various vegetables, fruits, and powders. Blake Lively, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Gwyneth Paltrow are said to be fans of green juices.
According to the BDA, the body is “perfectly able” to detox itself, so these juices are unnecessary. Also, some people add nuts, coconut oil and avocados to their morning juice and they have more calories than they need. So you get the opposite result and gain weight.
The BDA recommendation is: “Keep your veg and fruit whole, and limit juice/smoothies to 150ml [half a cup] per day.”
Christmas is all about family, love, fun and, of course, FOOD. We cannot imagine holidays without turkey, beef, special sweets, cake and alcoholic beverages. Eating options are too many during festive days. But beware of the dark side – WEIGHT GAIN. Click here top ten diet tips to avoid weight gain during Christmas.