There are some diets that went “out of style” for very good reasons. To help you make healthy food decisions as part of your newfound weight loss regimen with Phentermine 37.5mg, review diets to avoid entirely below.
The Sleeping Beauty Diet
This diet is named after the popular fairy tale character.
“This was an unhealthy diet to promote weight loss that encouraged people to sleep more even when hungry,” says Nataly Komova, RD. “This diet can lead to a sedentary lifestyle and lack of essential nutrients, hence why it is among the old-fashioned diets to avoid.”
The Cabbage Soup Diet
Highly-restrictive diets are never a good idea!
“While the increased cabbage intake is healthful due to the fiber and antioxidant content, the diet overall is lacking in variety,” says Sara Chatfield, MPH, RDN. “The diet is low in calories so it may lead to weight loss, but much of that weight will be water and muscle due to its low calorie and protein content, and it’s not a sustainable way to eat long term.”
The Tapeworm Diet
Eating tapeworm pills to lose weight has been linked to seizures, dementia, and eye, brain, and muscle damage.
“This diet entailed consuming more food without minding if it’s healthy or not as people were meant to believe ingesting tapeworms in pill form could support weight loss regardless of the calorie intake,” says Komova.
The Scarsdale Diet
To stay on this diet, you have to consume no more than 1,000 calories a day, regardless of your physical activity level or current size.
“You’ll definitely drop some water weight and a little bit of fat, but you’ll also be hangry and miserable and probably eat everything in sight as soon as it’s over,” notes Esther Avant, CISSN, PN 1 & 2, ACE.