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Popular Diets/Diet Fads
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This story originally appeared on Health.com by Amanda Macmillan.
Chances are, you’ve read about or know someone who’s on the keto diet, or perhaps you’ve experimented with it yourself. Short for “ketogenic,” the keto diet is an extremely low-carbohydrate eating plan that sends the body into ketosis—a state of burning fat for energy, rather than sugars.
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The Military Diet sounds like a weight-loss dream come true: lose up to 10 pounds in three days, eating non-diet-y things like hot dogs and ice cream. No wonder the Military Diet—aka the 3-Day Diet Plan—has been getting lots of buzz these days. But can it really help you lose weight for good, or even drop a few pounds fast for a big day? And is it safe? We took a closer look at the popular diet.