Three Fad Diets That Are Actually Horrible For You

Summer is just around the corner, and this time of year always has everyone in a frenzy about losing those few extra pounds they have been holding onto since winter.

The market for diet schemes and scams is vast, and it makes it extremely difficult to decipher what truly works when it comes to burning fat. These three fad diets are definitely not the way to go, and it’s hard to believe some people actually give these a go!

Stare At The Sun For Sustenance

All the sun-gazing diet requires you to do is stare at the sun. Staring at the sun should give you all the energy you need, according to Hira Ratan Manek (HRM), one of the main backers behind the diet. Manek claims that during ancient times we survived through the sun’s light, and your appetite will begin to decrease the longer you stare into the sun’s rays.

This seems like something your eye doctor would severely disapprove of.

Five Bites A Day Keeps The Pounds Away

The five bite diet is just marketing-speak for “severe starvation.” The diet is exactly what it sounds like — you get to eat five bites during every meal. You skip breakfast and literally eat whatever you want for lunch and dinner, long as it’s just five bites each meal.

Living on ten bites of food a day poses a few problems. Not only is ten bites of food not nearly enough nutrition for any individual, if the bites you are eating are filled with junk food, you are doing your body absolutely no justice.

Torture Yourself If You Feel Like Indulging

The Tongue Patch Diet deters you from snacking by inflicting physical pain if your temptations take over. The diet involves having a plastic patch sewn onto your tongue (no thanks) so every time you take a bite you will be in pain.

Living on a permanent liquid diet isn’t so good for your body and the lack of nutrients will have you feeling sluggish and gross.

The results are in: a healthy balanced diet in combination with an exercise routine will get you in shape – no crazy patches required!