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The Worst Diets That You'll Want to Avoid in 2020, According to Nutritionists

Prevention Logo By Isadora Baum of Prevention | Slide 1 of 26: Losing weight takes a lot of hard work, but it doesn't require extreme dieting, eliminating entire food groups, or depriving yourself of calories and nutrients. Fad diets, often promoted by celebrities and influencers, are among the worst offenders—not only are they potentially dangerous to your health, but they're also ineffective in the long-term (keto, we're looking at you!).What is a fad diet, exactly? You know you have a fad diet on your hands when the buzzy plan is unrealistic and limits you to eating certain types of foods. Some fad diets may encourage you to skip eating altogether and stick to drinking juices and teas instead (not safe, by the way). To help you avoid completely sabotaging your weight loss goals and choose the right diet for you, we consulted dietitians to share the top fad diets you need to ditch this year.Additional reporting by Nicol Natale

The worst diets that you'll want to avoid in 2020, according to nutritionists

Losing weight takes a lot of hard work, but it doesn't require extreme dieting, eliminating entire food groups, or depriving yourself of calories and nutrients. Fad diets, often promoted by celebrities and influencers, are among the worst offenders—not only are they potentially dangerous to your health, but they're also ineffective in the long-term (keto, we're looking at you!).

What is a fad diet, exactly? You know you have a fad diet on your hands when the buzzy plan is unrealistic and limits you to eating certain types of foods. Some fad diets may encourage you to skip eating altogether and stick to drinking juices and teas instead (not safe, by the way). To help you avoid completely sabotaging your weight loss goals and choose the right diet for you, we consulted dietitians to share the top fad diets you need to ditch this year.

Additional reporting by Nicol Natale

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