The worst fad diets for your brain and body, from the bible-inspired Daniel Fast to the werewolf diet
- Fad diets are popular ways to lose weight, but they don't all have science on their side.
- Yo-yo dieting can be dangerous, and set people up for long-term heart trouble.
- Nutritionists agree it's best to stick with a diet plan that you can adhere to for life, instead of zig-zagging in and out of restrictive plans that set people up for failure.
Fad diets are nothing new. The first modern fad diet, which touted the benefits of going low-carb, was invented by funeral director William Banting in 1862. Since then, the world has seen its fair share of dieting trends, from eating cabbage soup for a week straight to consuming foods based on your blood type.
Despite the ridiculousness of these fads (and lack of research supporting many them), fad diets continue to play a role in how people eat and attempt to take control of their health, for better or worse.Here are the fad diets that can be worst for your brain and body.