When it comes to weight loss, many people turn to fad diets looking for a quick way to drop some pounds. The problem is, many of these diet trends are ineffective, costly, and sometimes can even be dangerous. So, here are five fad diets to stay away from.
1. Eating Like A Caveman
We don’t need to eat like a caveman anymore because guess what? It’s 2014. Eating like a caveman was such a popular diet trend last year, that “Paleo Diet” was the most searched diet term on Google in 2013. The diet promises weight loss and cures from common ailments by eating like our hunter and gatherer ancestors — high protein, lots of vegetables, some fruits, and good fats. But while there are aspects of the Paleo diet that are extremely healthy, following a diet this restrictive can cause nutrient deficiencies and health problems in the long run.