Fad Diet

Like many diet plans, the efficacy of the diet is disputed - Rachael Larimore

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I Did a Crazy Fad Diet From the Internet

The Zone Diet. South Beach. A box of P90X DVDs. A glance at my bookshelf would tell you that sensible diets and working out have always been my M.O. The Zone helped me drop those pesky five pounds before my wedding, South Beach got me back into my pre-pregnancy clothes, and I belong to both a gym and the cult of Tony Horton.

But three kids, a sedentary desk job, and too many lunches in front of my computer had combined to leave me cranky and stagnating at about 10 to 12 pounds overweight. It all came to a head when I stupidly tried on a bathing suit. At night. In the harsh lighting of a Target dressing room. Vacation was approaching, and then my 20-year high-school reunion. I had to…

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 I Did a Crazy Fad Diet From the Internet

More and more research around dieting and nutrition is showing that it’s hard if not impossible to keep weight off. The fact that I have multiple diet books in my collection is a testament to that difficulty. It can be discouraging.

10 Most Famous Fad Diets of All Time

We've compiled a list of 10 of the most popular diets out there — weight loss plans that have stood the test of time and helped countless others lose weight successfully. Still shopping around for the best diet plan for your needs and lifestyle? One of these top ten just might be the right pick for you.

10 Most Popular Fad Diets That Actually Work

With so many fad diets now, do you know which ones can you can trust? We found 10 of the most popular fad diets that actually have a proven history of success. Because the success of any diet is dependent on the person and the efforts made, we know that listing the worst diet fads is not beneficial to anyone. Without further ado, lets find out what fad diets actually work.

14 Fad Diets You Should Absolutely Never Try

Every day it seems a new diet is ready to make weight loss faster and easier than ever before. Or at least they say they are. “Most fad diets go something like this: Take a few foods, give them ‘magic’ power, and set a plan to convince people that eating this way and only this way will promote weight loss,” says Alexandra Caspero, RD, a nutritionist based in Sacramento, Calif. The following diets might spur short-term weight loss, but many are difficult to follow, have arbitrary rules, and a few could put your health in danger.

25 Trendy Fad Diets That Are Total BS

When it comes to weight loss, we like to play by numbers, so here's a few: 45 percent of Americans usually like to make New Year's resolutions, and of those people, 38 percent cite some form of "lose weight" or "improve health" at the top of their to-do list. Having a plan to hit the gym harder than you have in the past is a good start, but remember, healthy eating plays a major role in whether or not you succeed. Which brings us to another number—it's said that 95 percent of diets usually fail. Why? Most are unsustainable, leave you starving, and don't make sense in the real world. So if you're part of the 38 percent, just say no to these diet trends, 'cause they're getting you nowhere.

5 Fad Diets That Can Be Dangerous for Your Health

These five diets consist of strict rules, poor long-term results, and in some cases, nutritional deficiencies.

Cabbage Soup Diet

If you have a special occasion coming up or you simply need to lose weight fast, the Cabbage Soup Diet may be just what you need. Although not suitable for long-term weight loss, the Cabbage Soup Diet is a low-fat, high-fiber diet that will help you get into shape fast before you embark on a more moderate long-term eating plan.


I think we all know that fad diets are not the best way in the world to lose weight but rather than demonize them like every other "expert" let's agree to enjoy their silliness.

Feeding Tube Diet

For $1500 people are sticking feeding tubes up their nose, down their esophagus and into their stomachs. It's the nose tube diet. Yuck!


The diet plan was first introduced in the 1930 by Kelly D. Brownell, PhD. It was designed to jumpstart a weight loss program so that dieters can lose large amount of weight in a short period. Today, many versions of Grapefruit Diet are available but the idea behind every plan is the same that is you eat half a grapefruit before every meal, to enjoy the benefits of the fat-burning enzymes


HCG Diet Recipes and Menus. Discover tons of recipes and meal ideas for the HCGDiet. With only 500 calories you can still eat what you love.

The Blood Type Diet

Knowing your blood type is an important tool for understanding how your body reacts to food, your susceptibility to disease, your natural reaction to stress, and so much more. A single drop of blood contains a biochemical makeup as unique to you as your fingerprint.

The Master Cleanse

The Master Cleanse (also called The Lemonade Diet) is a modified juice fast that’s often used for rapid weight loss. It’s a liquid diet that provides a healthy amount of calories and nutrients specifically suited for cleansing, all while resting the digestive system and allowing the body to heal naturally.

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