The Top Diets That Do Not Work


Not all diet programs work. Why it doesn’t work is caused by different factors. You have to take into consideration the type of diet plan that you choose, the kind of lifestyle that you live and your current state of health because there is not one diet that fits all individuals. Here are examples of diets that do not work.

The Dukan Diet. This diet limits the carbohydrates intake and it has four different phases. The first phase lets the person eat unlimited amounts of protein. On the second phase, dieters eat protein and vegetables. The third phase, the dieters can eat starches, fruit cheese and bread in addition to the protein and vegetables and the last phase, the dieters can eat anything as long as they take the stairs whenever they can. Cutting carbohydrates from the diet does not really result into weight loss but water loss. And this may not work because some people in some places in the world have carbohydrates as the bulk of their diet.

The 17 Day Diet. This diet plan also involves cutting back on carbohydrates intake. Dieters are made to substitute unhealthy ingredients with healthy one that can be good for long-term weight loss. However, there are certain aspects about the diet such as the 17-day cycles and the rules about not eating fruit or carbohydrates after 2pm, that didn’t have any basis nor purpose in losing weight.

The Atkins diet. The diet claims that you can lose up to 15 pounds on the first two weeks. This can be achieved by having limited intake of carbohydrates and increasing the fiber intake. Similar to other low-carb diets, what is being lost is water, not the fat.

The HCG diet. Dieters are restricted into consuming 500-800 calories a day, a fraction of the recommended calorie intake, and supplement with HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) injected in the body or taken as a pill. HCG is a type of hormone that the body produces during pregnancy however, this will not likely have any effect when one is trying to lose weight. In fact, this supplement is not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the purpose of weight loss.