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What is a Fad Diet? Really? You don’t know by now? Well, for those who have been under a rock for quite some time now, fad diets are super effective (usually), nutritionally void (most of the time), boring and monotonous ways to lose a quick 5, 10 or even 20 pounds. With that said, there are probably a gazillion trillion of them. This list aims to corral the Top 5. What do I mean by “top”? Well, to be honest, this list consists of a couple that I have personally tried and liked, some that have passed the test of time, as in, they have been around FOREVER and those that seem as if they halfway try to have some nutritional business about themselves. Now that you know the scope of my list, here goes!
1) The Three Day Diet
Simple right? Three days of starvation and total boredom in exchange for 10 pounds of water loss? Can’t beat it. Seriously though, this is one that I have tried several times over the years during my times of “weight loss” need. And unless I have about 30 pounds of pure water to loose, I say this one is worth trying every now and again. I usually do it for 3 days, take a 4 day break (minus any bingeing) and then repeat once or twice. Works for me and the weight stays off for a good while. Interested? If so, click here.
2) The Cabbage Soup Diet
If you are the gassy type, avoid this one. Otherwise, this one is a keeper as far as fad diets go. It has been around forever and a day for good reason. It works. I have never tried this one because I work for a living and filling up on cabbage is not a way to create a positive relationship with cubicle mates. However, I know many people, personally, who have tried this one with much success. They tell me it is pretty easy to adhere to because the soup is very filling and quite tasty. If you would like to check it out, click here.
This diet is based on eating low density foods and is based on the principle of achieving a feeling of fullness and satisfaction by filling up on low density foods that are low in calories but high in volume. Think of fruits such as grapes, peaches, nectarines and melons. Or veggies like cucumbers, spinach, broccoli. The goal seems to be to use the volume of the foods to fill up and the fact that they are low in calories, thus, allows you to get fullness for much less caloric intake. Sounds easy enough. I have never tried this one, nor do I know anyone who has. I also and not sure how long it has been around. However, I can’t see how one can go wrong with filling up on fresh fruits and veggies especially if they are uncooked. If you want to give Volumetrics a try, click here for more details.
3) Atkins Diet
This is another old timer. I first learned of this one from my friend Paulette right after we’d graduated from undergrad. She signed up for some expensive program that gave her all of this material to read over and steps to take. I skimmed over it and decided to take a stab at it. Guess what? It worked and was not very hard to stick to. I personally have no problem eating bacon and eggs for breakfast everyday nor do I object to eating a delicious salad filled with cheese and some delicious smoked lean meat for lunch. I gladly gave up sugary snacks, drinks and desserts in exchange for eating tasty baked pork chops or steaks and salad for dinner. If you do not like eating this way, Atkins if not the fad diet for you.
4) The Grapefruit Diet
Who else remembers their mama being on this one? Don’t be shy. In my opinion, this one is similar to the Atkins but the creators of this diet insist that the food combinations play a key role in this diet’s effectiveness. Along with the juice. Don’t forget the grapefruit juice. Or fresh grapefruit depending on your preference. According to Youqueen.com: “You are allowed to consume red onions, broccoli, bell peppers, radishes, carrots, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, green beans, fish, lean meats, chicken, bacon, pork chops, no-bean chili, mayonnaise, cheese, coleslaw, squash, eggs, regular salad dressing, dried nuts, and hot dogs.”
If none of these does it for you, or if you are looking for something from a more scientific approach based upon real scientific research with name recognition click here to learn about the popular Venus Factor Diet. This one has been proven for effectiveness and safety.
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