According to Marya Wegenka at Vanderbilt University, the 48-Hour Hollywood Miracle Diet does not work as effectively as it claims. She notes that there are also potential health risks associated with this and similar crash diets that involve extremely low-calorie intake.Continue Reading
Wegenka explains that the 48-Hour Hollywood Miracle Diet restricts calorie intake to 400 calories per day, and is intended to help users lose up to ten pounds in two days. She notes that this kind of very low-calorie diet is usually undertaken by only the morbidly obese, and only under a doctor's supervision. Otherwise, healthy weight-reduction plans typically help users to lose one to two pounds per week.
She points out that the 48-Hour Hollywood Miracle Diet is not FDA-approved due to it having no fat, no protein, and insufficient vitamins and minerals. According to Wegenka, very low calorie diets may decrease metabolic rate as well as induce metabolic complications. She states that there is a small chance that the 48-Hour Hollywood Miracle Diet may induce gallstones in those who follow the diet. She describes this diet as a controlled form of starvation that may help people lose one to two pounds per week, far short of the ten pounds in two days that is advertised. There is also a risk of binge eating when someone comes off of any very low-calorie diet.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets
Some diet pills have been shown to help in obesity treatment, combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Over-the-counter medicines are typically not very effective in weight loss. Some herbal remedies have shown slight weight loss results in studies, although many have harmful side effects.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, a glycemic index diet promotes stable blood sugar levels by limiting foods that have a high glycemic index, such as white rice, white flour products, potatoes, sugar, and certain fruits. Low-GI foods have index values of 55 and lower, medium-GI foods fall in the 56-69 range, and high-GI foods have index values of 70 and higher.Full Answer >
The Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet works by severely limiting caloric intake over two days, according to Health Psychology. A liquid fruit blend and water are all the dieter is allowed to consume over a two-day period.Full Answer >
The Miracle Mineral Supplement, or MMS, is an alternative medicine developed by Jim Humble to treat a wide variety of physical ailments, notably malaria and cancer. In 2010, the FDA issued a warning against MMS, noting that chlorine dioxide is an industrial-grade bleach that is not safe for human consumption.Full Answer >