I will focus on one in particular called the "master cleanse diet." This diet is the one that celebrities are using to quickly lose weight for movies or social events. I completely disagree with putting your body through this as there is completely lack of caloric intake in this diet. What it basically entails is:
- Warm water and salt in the morning
- 60 ounces drink mix of cayenne pepper, lemon, and maple syrup drank throughout the day
- a laxative tea at night
You may be wondering if this diet is used to cleanse our system, why is it so bad? Well, int he cleansing process we lose very important electrolytes and there is risk of dehydration. The most negative part of this diet, as I have mentioned, NO PERMANENT weight loss.
In my opinion stick to a diet that is low in fat, low in carbohydrates, full of fresh fruits and vegetables, and also incorporate healthy grains. This type of diet does not promise rapid weight loss, but does promote weight loss in a gradual manner. When you lose weight gradually and in a healthy way the weight loss will be permanent. Also, you will have to incorporate an exercise regimen as well. If you exercise even 30 minutes a day or every other day it will help!
Stay away from diets that promise a quick fix to a bigger problem.