The Ten Worst Ways to Lose Weight

quick-fix diets that are often unbalanced and unsustainable.

Fad diets 

skipping meals can lead to overeating later and mess with your metabolism.

Skipping meals

excessive exercise can lead to injury, fatigue, and burnout.


diet pills can be dangerous and may have negative side effects.

Diet pills

detox diets are often low in nutrients and may not provide long-term weight loss benefits.

Detox diets 

liquid diets are often low in calories and nutrients and can lead to nutrient deficiencies.

Liquid diets 

inadequate protein intake can lead to muscle loss and slower metabolism.

Eating too little protein

strict rules around food can lead to disordered eating and a negative relationship with food.

Restrictive eating patterns

severely limiting calorie intake can slow down metabolism and lead to nutrient deficiencies.

Extreme calorie restriction