With summer officially here, people have been trying for weeks and months to shed those pounds and get in tip top shape for the beach. And as a result, there are likely some people out there who tried out one of those popular diets. But the sad thing is, a lot of those popular diets just don’t work, and here are three of them.
1. The Paleo Diet
In it’s most pure form, the Paleo diet only allows food that were available to humans as soon as they began to roam the earth. Things like meat, fish, fruit and nuts are the focal point of this diet. While it isn’t the worst for you, it has a raging fan base who believes it is the best thing on the planet. It is a confusing diet to follow and the biggest thing against it is, just like us, our digestive system has evolved with us and thus we can eat a different variety of foods now than we could back then.
2. The Dukan Diet
This diet began over in Europe, and then came overseas and gained a ton of popularity over here too and one of its most famous supporters is Kate Middleton. This is basically a high protein, low card diet that is very precise about what you can and can eat, but promises you lose 10 pounds in the first week. Not only is it hard to follow, but the only weight you’ll lose is the water weight that comes from a low card diet and then you will likely see the weight loss stop or at least slow down.
3. The Atkins Diet
Like the Durkan diet, this is a high protein, low card diet. However, the Atkins diet was one of the most popular diets of all time with millions of supporters and has been around since the 1970’s. Like the other fad diets, Atkins made claims to people that their diet would help these people lose 15 pounds in two weeks. Again, this was nothing but water weight and this diet doesn’t really help long term. If you want to lose weight, doing it in a healthy matter over time is a much better option.