Dr. Sau­rabh Shah, Der­ma­tol­o­gist at Bha­tia Hospi­tal, cites ex­am­ples of some of the com­mon fad di­ets and their side-ef­fects:

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Raw food diet: Eat­ing raw foods can cause se­ri­ous gas­troin­testi­nal in­fec­tions.


Cab­bage soup diet: It calls for feed­ing on cab­bage soup 2-3 times a day, paired with other low carb sup­ple­ments. It can lead to bloat­ing and nu­tri­tional de­fi­cien­cies.


Five-bite diet: It re­quires you to skip break­fast and eat five bites of any­thing for lunch and din­ner, de­priv­ing your body of many es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents.


Tape­worm diet: Des­per­ate di­eters in­gest tape­worm eggs to lose weight. Even­tu­ally the tape worm grows and con­sumes the food that you eat. Need­less to say, this can cause po­ten­tially lifethreat­en­ing com­pli­ca­tions.


Lemon­ade diet: You can only con­sume lemon juice, maple syrup or Cayenne pep­per mixed with wa­ter. It may re­sult in nau­sea, fa­tigue, dizzi­ness and de­hy­dra­tion.


Keto diet: This is low­carb diet, which turns the body into a fat-burn­ing ma­chine. It has many po­ten­tial side ef­fects like dizzi­ness, drowsi­ness, con­sti­pa­tion.

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