Author credit Jenny Johnson.
From the Grapefruit Diet to the Cabbage Soup Diet to the Paleo Diet, it seems that every decade (and maybe even every year) there’s a new fad diet promising shortcuts to health, energy, and above all, weight loss. Sometimes seemingly appearing out of nowhere, more often than not in conjunction with a handful of celebrity endorsements or the release of a new book touting their benefits, these diets seem at first glance almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, deeper research into the benefits of these styles of eating tends to confirm just that – while they may produce some immediate, short-term effects on the body that give the illusion of lasting change, they are no substitute for the lasting health benefits of a yogic practice. As a matter of fact, these fad diets can actually inflict serious damage on the body.