Latest Weight Loss Fads to Avoid at All Cost

Anyone who is on any kind of perpetual weight loss plan, always trying to lose that 5 pounds that won't budge, is always tempted to try the latest novelty weight loss methods or diet fad that they read about in the magazines or heard about online.

But they are called 'fad' for a reason... they don't work, certainly not in a way that is healthy for your body,

Unfortunately, in today's fast-paced society, many people who are overweight will try to employ dangerous fad diets and shortcuts to help them reach their weight loss goals.

Just make sure you adopt a sensible strategy, and look out for these weight loss methods you should avoid at all costs.

Diet Pills

Even Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, turned to diet pills when he was trying to lose the excess weight he gained by living an unhealthy lifestyle.

Dangerous, addictive and even deadly in some cases, pill popping does not change the poor habits which caused you to gain weight in the first place.

Remember that the powerful stimulants found in many diet pills can lead to mood swings, high blood pressure and other negative symptoms and behaviors.


Using laxatives to lose weight seems to make a lot of sense.

Laxatives help the human body digest food faster, and those looking for some rapid and effective weight loss point to the fact that they still get to eat the food they love, but thanks to laxatives, it passes through their system before any calories can get absorbed. And unfortunately, laxatives can show a pretty quick and carefree weight loss.

However, they drastically dehydrate your body, which causes a number of health concerns and problems. And repeated laxative use can also lessen the effect of any medication you are on.


This weight loss method has been on the rise lately, and combines maximum drinking with minimal eating.

In order to offset the heavy calorie consumption which takes place during a bout of heavy drinking, some people eat minimally or not at all the day of and the day after binge boozing.

Alcohol abuse combined with starvation is ridiculous at best, and unhealthy, as well as possibly deadly, in the worst case scenario.

Fasting and/or Starvation

Your body, even when you sleep, is in an "always on" mode.

You need calories, proteins and fats to provide the fuel that makes your body work.

Fasting and other forms of starvation to lose weight are extremely unhealthy.

You will lose weight as you burn calories that are not being replaced, but the effects of limited food consumption include but are not limited to hair loss, a weakened immune system, sleeping problems, depression, and the severe and unhealthy breakdown of muscles and organs.

It is not worth it! The good old fashioned way of cutting back on calories, cutting back on portion sizes, and moving more every day than you are right now, will eventually get you the weight loss results that you want, and in a healthy and sustainable manner.

Learn more here in our weight loss section guide for How to Lose 5 Pounds in a Week The Healthy Way

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