The Copenhagen diet is the latest trend in diets promising to help you shed 22lbs in a mere 13 days. Also known as the "13-day" diet, researchers and experts have warned against the diet and its stressful and rushed plan.
The Copenhagen diet, or 13-day diet, is a 13-day plan which permits people to only eat under 1000 calories for 13 days. The severe cut of calories has been warned against by experts, stating that the recommended average amount of calories for both men and women was 2500 calories a day. The diet has been sternly warned against, as losing weight that quickly will not help maintain the weight loss in the future. The diet severely traumatizes your metabolism due to the sudden lack of calories.
Nutritionist Sarah Flower has stated that "This diet is a far cry from healthy.“Weight loss should be more about health than pounds lost. A diet like this is not for the faint-hearted and will not work long-term. As soon as you start eating normally again, the lost weight will go back on. People gain weight over a number of years of poor food choices and ill-health. To expect to reverse this in a matter of weeks is foolish and unrealistic. The best long-term solution to weight and health is to eat a Real Food Diet.
Much healthier and less tedious methods have been highly recommended, like proper 8-hour sleep as well as destressing yourself, allowing your body to function at 100%. The Copenhagen diet has been deemed dangerous and warned against. Proper weight-loss methods include eating fitting meals, working out, proper and necessary sleep as well as an overall healthier lifestyle as opposed to starving your body and shocking your metabolism over a 13-day period.