#3: “K-pop” diets
With the rise in popularity of South Korean dramas, movies, and pop music in Asia and the rest of the world, all eyes are on these celebrities. Within South Korea alone, the beauty standards are supposedly some of the harshest, even for ordinary citizens. This pressure has taken a toll on the mental health of many.
Some of the most dangerous fad diets found online are the alarmingly restrictive diets of several Korean actors and K-pop idols. One star is said to only eat an apple for breakfast, a sweet potato for lunch, and a protein shake for dinner. This is approximately less than 300 calories!
While dieters usually cut down on calories, 300 every day is not enough for anyone. It is better to determine what your daily calorie needs are based on your body composition, activity level, and overall goals. Discuss this with your doctor before doing any diet.
#4: Alkaline diet
The alkaline diet is not as dangerous as other fad diets, however, there are many claims that are simply not supported by science. The basic idea of the alkaline diet is to, well, be basic. For something to be basic or alkaline, it must have a pH level of more than 7.