pioppi cauliflower crust pizza wiki commons sunny mama An "authentic" Mediterranean diet, which includes a cauliflower pizza base, may not be as healthy as it seems. Wikimedia Commons / Sunny Mama

After a Christmas period full of food, alcohol and indulgence, many of us promise that we will try to lose some weight in the new year.

But the rush for fad diets now comes with a warning label, courtesy of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). The organization has published a list of five celebrity-supported diets in 2017 that should be avoided.

Unravels the supposed methodology of diets, suggesting that some "health" tendencies sometimes do more harm than good.

Sian Porter, a consultant dietitian at the BDA, said: "As practicing dietitians, we hear it all when it comes to the latest health and weight loss diets – in fact, if something sounds too good to be true, It probably is. " 19659005] Scroll down to discover five famous diets that have been smashed by the BDA.