Wellness Wednesday: The Dangers of Extreme Diets

The Purple Almond

For more than 40 years, the low-fat, high carbohydrate diet was the way to health, the way to lose weight. However, as we know, we have only grown heavier and we’re more unhealthy than ever before. Why? Is it because the low fat diet is wrong? Or, is it because it’s a form of extreme dieting… also called a crash diet or fad diet?

What do you think of when you hear the terms “extreme diets”? For me, juicing, the cabbage soup diet or the master cleanse all come to mind. (among many others) And, indeed, these are all forms of extreme dieting, but there are 2 other diets most people don’t consider extreme… low-fat/high carb and high-fat/low-carb… In my opinion, they are more dangerous than the others.

Why? While juicing, the cabbage soup and the master cleanse or quite extreme, and can be dangerous, they are specifically meant…

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