Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Diet: Top Fad Diets That Might Be Bad For YouCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity Diet: Top Fad Diets That Might Be Bad For You

By Mara Miller

You’re taking a risk any time you try any kind of celebrity diet. Not all of them are healthy for you, even though they may brag about all of the fantastic benefits of going on the diet. While it is healthy to lose weight in most cases, it’s not good for you to rush into a new diet. Not only is it hard on your body, but some health trends can cause actual harm. It’s important to err on the side of caution.

Check out some surprising facts on these top celebrity diet fads that might be bad for you!

You don’t have to completely avoid these fads all together. The Ketogenic diet, for example, can actually help women who have polycystic ovarian syndrome if it’s done right. You may just have to prepare your body before you dive into health advice you have learned from your favorite celebs:

Ketogenic diet: Made popular when celebrities like Gwenyth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, and Rhianna tried it, the Keto diet is a top food trend that focuses on sending your body into “ketosis” by cutting out extra carbohydrates and sugar. It focuses on high fat content and adequate protein. The only problem that makes this potentially bad for you is that it will increase your desire to binge if you cut out a food group entirely. Try gradually cutting down sweets and carbs from your diet to prepare for the Keto diet instead of cutting out carbs and sweets cold-turkey.

5-2 Diet: This diet involves intermittent fasting and an intake of just 600 calories for the next two days. While this seems like a good idea at first, your metabolism will eventually break down as the body starts to go into starvation mode if you stay on this diet for too long. Always make sure you are getting enough food to keep your energy up.

Juice Cleanse: Juice cleanses seem great on paper. Jessica Alba and Miranda Kerr have tried this diet. It’s been around a lot longer than the Ketogenic diet and the 5-2 Diet. The problem with this one is that you will lack fiber and other important nutrients if you stay on the juice cleanse for too long, and it can also slow down your metabolic rate.

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