Quick Weight Loss Diets

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

fast-weight-loss-dietThere are many diet plans that promise quick or rapid results if dieters use their methods.

Many of these fast weight loss plans have  some type of hook such as a special ingredient, supplement, or eating routine.

These diets are popular because instant gratification is engrained in our fast paced modern culture.

Is Rapid Weight Loss Possible?


Most of the time, if you cut through all the fluff, these diets are usually just low calorie diets with some being very low in calories.

VCLD’s often result in a good deal of water weight loss at the beginning, which can cause the illusion of fat loss. While this can be good motivation, many people on rapid weight loss diets get frustrated when that trend doesn’t continue.

Popular Quick Weight Loss Diets

3 Day DietPromises rapid weight loss by following a “special” diet for 3 days.
Cabbage Soup DietPromises fast results using a special cabbage soup recipe.
The Overnight DietUp to 2 Pounds the first night and 9 pounds the first week.
17 Day Diet10 -12 pounds in 17 days using a low carb method.
Weight loss Grail28 pounds in 28 days by eating 6 small meals/day.
MedifastUp to 5 pounds a week the 1st two weeks using meal replacement products.
Dukan Diet7-10 pounds in 5 days using a low carb diet.
10 Pounds in 10 DaysPromises rapid weight loss by following a low calorie diet and intense exercise.
HCG Diet26 Pounds in 26 days using HCG hormone injections.
Special K DietPromotes a weight loss of 6 pounds in 2 weeks using the cereal.
400 Calorie FixUp to 11 pounds in 2 weeks using a low calorie meal plan.
The Sacred Heart Diet10 to 17 pounds in the first week using a special soup recipe.
Hollywood Diet10 pounds in 48 hours using a “miracle” juice.
18 Pounds in 4 daysUp to 18 Pounds in 4 days using a very low calorie diet.
The Supermodel DietLose 3-5 pounds in just 3 days.
Jumpstart to SkinnyLose 20 pounds in 21 days with Bob Harper.

Beware of Diets that Promise Fast Weight loss

With the exception of a few of the above diets such as 17 Day, Medifast, Dukan, and Weight Loss Grail – many rapid weight loss diets promote dangerously low calorie amounts or “special” ingredients that will likely just take your money.

All of the research supports slow and steady weight loss, not only as a way to lose fat in a healthy way, but also as a way to keep the weight off for good.

People who lose weight via quick weight loss diets usually gain the weight back soon after and add even more pounds, which eventually leads to yoyo dieting.

Other Diets to Consider

Low Carb DietsRaw Food DietsOnline Based Diets
Low Fat DietsVegetarian/ VeganDiet Meal Delivery
Low Glycemic IndexHigh Protein DietsMeal Replacement
 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
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