Fad Diets? Do I have to?

BATD ON Jun 23, 2009 AT 4:14 pm

How far would you go for a bikini bod?

How far would you go for a bikini bod?

Summer 2009 is upon us, and I’m sure I’m not the only one scrambling to the gym trying to work off these last few pounds before I break out the bikini! Fad Diets have become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades thanks to idealized thin frames. A proper, balanced diet combined with exercise can be a healthy way to shed those pounds and improve your health and self-confidence, however, we’ve all witnessed Hollywood taking these diets to extremes, transforming them into rapid weight loss regiments that seem too excessive and idiotic for anyone to try. We’ve rounded up the Top Ten Fad Diets of 2009: enjoy reading (but please, do not try)!

10. The Fat-Free Diet
The idea of this diet is that if you don’t eat fat, you won’t get fat. Seems reasonable until you realize some fat-free food may just be empty calories. Remember girls, we need our vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, etc, to survive! A girl cannot live on crackers alone.

The Chocolate Diet

The Chocolate Diet

9. The Pasta, Popcorn, and Chocolate Diet
 Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? The name is very misleading however, because the meal schedule has you eating fresh fruit and veggies a majority of the time! You are only allowed an ounce of chocolate a day and only non-fat milk and water to drink. You can have popcorn as a snack, but only unsalted, unbuttered, light (disgusting) popcorn. The pasta sounds appetizing, until you find out you either have to eat it plain or only with light, low calorie sauce.

8. The Grape Diet
 …And the name says it all! You eat grapes. Oh, and you can drink water. The diet is aptly called a ‘detox diet’. The diet claims to heal many illnesses by flushing out the body. Side effects include vomiting, fever, diarrhoea, weakness, headaches, and backaches. Um, no thank you.

The Caveman Diet

The Caveman Diet

7. The Caveman Diet
 Thousands of years ago when humans were living in caves and drawing pictures with their own poo, they seemed very fit and slim. I don’t know how anyone knows this since all we have are bones but this is the ideal behind the caveman diet. You can only eat what you can hunt and gather. Excuse me? Let me go get my bow and arrow…

6. The Negative Calorie Diet
 Celery is known for being 95% water and even being negative in calories (from chewing). So, that’s it. Just eat a lot of celery and drink a lot of water. I guess our bodies don’t need vitamins and protein and iron? Oh well.

5. The Full Fat Diet

The Alcohol Diet

The Alcohol Diet

 Apparently starlets like Sarah Jessica Parker and Teri Hatcher love this plan, but we can’t  imagine how it could be healthy or effective (it probably isn’t). American dietician Esther Blum created the diet, advocating the consumption of full-fat foods, including saturated fats (excuse us?), as long as it is done in moderation. It is supposed to help the body metabolize cholesterol and improve sex drive. Hopefully you are seeing someone you fancy a lot while on this diet then.

4. The Cabbage Soup Diet
 An oldie, but a goodie. It’s making its way back this summer! The diet goes as follows: you prepare a massive amount of cabbage soup, store it in containers, and eat it all the time! The diet is popular because you can eat as much of it as you would like, but that’s it! Once a day you can have veggies, fruits, or meat as specified by the diet plan. We’ve heard the soup isn’t the tastiest though and it must be forced down. Oh and wind…

3. The All You Can Eat Diet
 Okay, so this sounds like my kind of diet! Or, not. The diet has a very strange yet strict regime. Day 1, you are allowed to eat all the fruit you want except for bananas. Why bananas? We have no idea. Day 2 you can eat all the vegetables you would like. Day 3 you can combine the two. Day 4 you must eat 5 bananas and drink 5 glasses of milk and nothing else. Strange. The weekend allows for small amounts of meat with veggies. The vegetables must never be cooked throughout the diet. This diet just sounds like a mean joke, so someone later can laugh and say, “I can’t believe you ate 5 bananas today.”

2. The Raw Food Diet
 It is believed that heating food above 116 degrees F can detroy enzymes in the food that help it digest properly. This diet calls for fresh fruit, vegetables, sprouts, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, and seaweed.

1. The Alcohol Diet
 These people can’t be serious. You drink alcohol to lose weight?
Apparently William the Conqueror did it in 1087 so it must work! I think that you just don’t notice if you’re losing weight or not because you’re passed out from all the booze. And vomiting. Or both.

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