6 Extreme Diets in 6 Clicks

Extreme diet fads have become a part of our culture. Learn about six diets that have “made history” for reasons good and bad.

6 Extreme Diets in 6 Clicks

Some of them work. Some of them don’t. And some are just plain dangerous. Extreme diet fads have become a part of our culture. Learn about six diets that have “made history” for reasons good and bad.

The Elimination Diet

Gwyneth Paltrow champions this diet, which excludes coffee, dairy, eggs, sugar, shellfish, wheat, potatoes, corn and artificial ingredients. Instead, she focuses on a diet of super healthy comfort food, which includes gluten-free fish fingers or veggie dumplings. Having her family follow this diet has made Paltrow the target of criticism and accusations that she’s a “bad mom.” However, Paltrow responds that she is “devoted to [her] life and to [her] kids.”

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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