How to Know if Your Diet is Plotting to Kill You

Posted on Jun 1 2014 - 1:12am by Susan Bewley

This guest post was written by Michael Volkin, inventor of Weight Loss Stack 52 (currently undergoing crowdfunding), the most unique and fun way to lose weight.


Is your diet actually bad for your body? It’s possible! Diets that restrict calories, and even some fad diets, can be harmful to your health in many ways. Don’t let the appeal of quick weight loss take trick you into harming your health.

A starvation diet is where you don’t consume the required calories and nutrients your body needs on a day to day basis.The fad starvation diets that are popular now include the Master Cleanse, the Ultra Extreme Calorie Restriction Diet, and the Clear Liquid Diet. Among other health concerns, each of these diet plans can lead to malnutrition. Malnutrition can cause emotional swings in the near term and liver and heart issues in the long term.

As an alternative to a starvation diet, you could try a healthier detox diet. Some of these include the Dr. Oz’s 48 Hour Cleanse, Clean Program Diet and the MediFast Diet.

But let’s be honest, diets suck. Here is a general rule of thumb to help you know if the food you have on the plate in front of you will contribute to your weight gain, or help you lose weight: The more humans have monkeyed around with your food, the worse it is for your body. By that statement I mean, is your food processed? Does it contain ingredients on the label you can’t read easily? Is the expiration date on the package past the next scheduled Olympics?

To lose weight, and keep it off, don’t overthink it. A balanced diet of fresh foods containing healthy fats, protein and carbs, mixed with a little exercise will do the trick every time.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Debbie Welchert June 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t agree with you more. The best diet for me has always been counting calories and eating the right kinds of food.

  2. lisa June 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Fad diets,cleanse, all of that is bad. At least I think so. Most people that are overweight (again, in my opinion) may be on prescribed meds, it could be genetic, or, okay slap me, over eat.I don’t think all over weight people are lazy. I think economics play a part. There are so many variables.

  3. Edna Williams June 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Diet needs to be tempered with common sense, and if it sounds too good to be true, it likely is!

  4. Terri S June 15, 2014 at 8:20 am - Reply

    I think if you want to lose weight, just eat a balanced diet and cut back a little on portion size. Thank you for sharing

  5. Dorothy Boucher June 19, 2014 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I know for myself, I will be starting a cleanse in the next few days, and as far as working out, I work out on an eliptacal 15 minutes 5 times a day lol thats it

  6. Lisa L. June 28, 2014 at 12:30 am - Reply

    No diet. Just eat the cheapest things I can buy. 99 cent hot dogs for instance…bad I know.

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