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You can spot these diets from a mile away, if you know what you’re looking for. The red flag when looking for these diets (often called fasts) are those that have an obvious lack protein as their primary food source. Diets like the Hollywood Juice Diet, the Cabbage Soup Diet, the Lemonade Diet, etc. can definitely help you lose weight...but trust me when I say this: the weight you lose on these types of diets is not the weight you want to lose. In fact, these diets do more bad than good because you will lose precious lean body mass in the process of losing weight. And again, when you lose that precious lean body mass, you slow down your metabolism which in turn slows your ability to lose weight. The more lean body mass you have, the more calories your body needs to keep that mass functioning properly. Again, when the body goes without protein for a length of time, it is going to get its protein needs by eating your skin for lunch and your hair for dinner. The hair and skin are the first protein stores to be attacked and if you look closely at people on protein-deficient types of diets, you will notice a lack of glow and sheen to the hair and skin. This is because the protein that keeps the skin and hair healthy and vibrant will be missing. People on these types of diets are noticeably haggard, wrinkly and dull looking. But it won’t stop there. Think about it. Can you really afford to lose part of your heart, liver, brain, kidneys and other vital organs? Do you really want to sacrifice your precious skeletal muscle that actually helps you burn fat all day long? I know none of this sounds too pleasant but it is a fact. When looking to lose weight, it is imperative that the weight you lose is laser-focused on body fat, rather than lean body mass. Certain diets and misinformation about nutrients can lead to protein deficiency. If you have any of the following symptoms, chances are you are not getting enough protein in your diet: • thin, brittle hair. • hair loss. • reduced pigmentation in the hair. • ridges in fingernails and toenails. • skin rashes, flaky skin, dry skin. • weakness and cramps in your muscles. • difficulty sleeping. • nausea • slow healing in wounds, cuts, scrapes The 2 Week Diet - Launch Handbook | 15