Deep Bench: 5 fad diets to avoid in 2017

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Wausau, Wis., (WZAW)-- While most of December is spent enjoying the decedent treats of the holidays; January is usually spent working it off.

On Monday, WZAW News at 4 looked at the top five celebrity diets to avoid.

To breakdown the misconception and how to stay healthy, president of Namita Nayyar and registered dietitian Samantha Bulgrin with Aspirus Wausau joined the conversation.

The British Dietetic Association's 2017 fad list includes clean eating, diet pills, teatoxes, the 6:1 Diet, and green juices. In the article, each diet lists a celebrity connection, what it is, and the verdict on each of the diets.

While some can have weight loss effects, they may not have the long term healthiest outcome.

For example, most teatox diets say it will give users more energy. That's because, according to the British Dietetic Association, the teas often contain extra caffeine in the form of guarana or yerba mate, diuretic ingredients such as dandelion and nettle and the laxative, senna, which is not safe to take for longer than a week without medical supervision.

Bulgrin says the best way to lose weight in a healthy way is to include a well-rounded diet, paired with regular exercise. She also suggests not setting unrealistic goals.

Click this link to learn more about the five diets to avoid.