Supercharged Hormone Diet (Tie With 8 and 9)
Created by naturopathic doctor Natasha Turner, the Supercharged Hormone Diet aims to promote long-term weight loss by correcting hormone imbalances, which, she theorizes, can affect metabolism. The diet starts with a two-week hormone detox during which you remove allergenic and inflammatory foods, including alcohol, sugar, caffeine, gluten, dairy and peanuts. After that, you follow a low-carb version of the Mediterranean diet.
Like with the Acid Alkaline diet, U.S. News & World Report’s experts found the science behind this diet to be totally bogus. What’s more, they believe it could promote unhealthy eating practices, preventing dieters from learning how to consume a sustainable, healthy diet. The diet ranked 35th in the Best Diabetes Diet category, 28th in the Easiest Diets to Follow category, 33rd in the Best Heart-Healthy Diets category and 30th in the Short-Term Weight Loss category.
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