Dr Oz’s Ultimate Countdown Show included the 5 Most Outrageous Diet Fads that Doctor Oz could find. From baby food diets to smoothie drink diets, everywhere we look (magazines, tv commercials and even health food stores) are full of diet plans. But do they work? And how safe are diet fads for you? Dr Oz was joined by Samantha Heller who said that quick fixes may help you to lose some weight, but it can come back quickly. Also, don’t forget that skinny does not mean healthy… as Heller said, “healthy means healthy.”
Outrageous Diet Fad #5: Meal Replacement Diet Dangers
Dr Oz named a few Meal Replacement Diets such as the Cabbage Soup Diet, the Grapefruit Diet and the Hollywood Cookie Diet. All of these diets tell you to mainly eat just one food for days, but you are starving and nutrient deficient. If you lose weight too fast, you can get gall stones, heart problems and even cognitive problems. The Hollywood Cookie Diet especially worried Dr Oz and Samantha Heller because it only lets you eat 4 cookies all day and then a “sensible dinner”… but how can you eat a sensible dinner when you have been starving all day long?
Outrageous Diet Fad #4: Detox Diet Dangers
Dr Oz named a few Detox Diets such as the Blueprint Cleanse, the Fruit Flush Diet and the Master Cleanse. People claim that famous celebrities do these cleanses, but they are meant to be cleanses and not weight loss programs. By just drinking these “potions” your body goes into starvation mode. For example, on the Master Cleanse you drink maple syrup drinks, cayenne pepper drinks and a laxative tea… but all this will do is leave you pee-ing and pooping and awful lot. Plus, the rebound effect where you gain back even more weight than you lost is harsh.
Outrageous Diet Fad #3: Weight Loss Gadgets
Dr Oz named a few Weight Loss Gadgets including the Dermathol Diet Patch, the Belly Burner and the Vibro-Belt Pro which is supposed to stimulate your stomach muscles so that you get rock hard abs. There is no FDA approval that says that these things work, and you have to work out your whole body to get in great shape anyway.
Outrageous Diet Fad #2: Tongue Patch Diet
I never heard of the Tongue Patch Diet, but it really disgusts me! Dr Oz showed a plastic surgeon taking a piece of mesh and sewing it onto your tongue so that you won’t eat because it is physically painful. This is physical abuse! Please, please, please do not do the Tongue Patch Diet!
Outrageous Diet Fad #1: Weight Loss Pill Dangers
Dr Oz named several Weight Loss Pills including Dexatrim, Trimspa X32 and Hydroxycut. Often these weight loss pills have stimulants like caffeine in them that cause insomnia or rapid heart rate, and they can even lead to very serious health problems. Dr Oz said that Hydroxycut was found to cause liver injuries in 23 people and 1 person even died from Hydroxycut. It was recalled, but now Hydroxycut is back on the market with a new formula, but you never actually know what is in any of these diet pills.