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)
  • Tiffany

    The best diet is to eat as much of the following as u want. Protein, veggies, fruit, nuts, beans, some dairy (if u can tolerate it) and good fats. Eating these foods doesn’t require u to count or keep track of calories. Just stay away from whites, breads, pastas, starches, and sugar! I lost 14 lbs in 4 weeks and felt better with more energy. A similar diet is the paleo diet only they don’t peanuts (only all other nuts) and no dairy or beans. Both diets work great!

  • Sam

    Hi there, I was 85 kg and 33 yrs old. I did the HCG diet with a dr and I cannot tell you how it helped me! I used to be a stick skinny girl and all of a sudden I started picking up weight. I was diagnosed with insulin resistance and PCOS. Do you know how hard it was to lose weight with those 2 conditions. Nothing worked. I paid a personal trainer for a year and I lost 3 kg’s of fat and went from a size 16 to a 14. I gave up and went back to a 16. My bf broke up with me cos I was over weight and my life started spiraling. I had also started breaking out in acne and my hair was beginning to fall out. I went to an aesthetic surgeon for a consultation no she recommended the HCG diet. We did all the blood tests and I bought the entire package ie, the vitamins, the supplements, the shakes everything. The first round didn’t work as I couldn’t keep to the 650 cal per day. I dug deep and started again. This time I did it. I lost 4kgs in the first. I am currently at 73kg’s – that’s 10kgs in a month. It made me realize how unhealthy I was eating. I didn’t eat a lot, I used to skip breakfast and only eat lunch and dinner, but it was mostly pasta or chicken and a rich sauce. I am happy to say that I am still losing and I am now in a better head space.
    On,y do the diet if you have the supplements and the right attitude else you will just put the weight back on!

  • HELLO

    long term wieght loss is the key NOT fast wieght loss

  • EatWeighLove

    I am busy doing the scarsdale diet, and am on day 10 and have already lost 4kg, its amazing!! I have documented the whole process in my blog: eat-weigh-love.blogspot.com :) It has been much easier than expected as I love cooking and have made the food you have to eat taste really good :D

    • HELLO

      These diets are bad 4 U!!! You will gain more wieght later!

  • priyanka

    is thy any proven way to loose weight as i need to loose15 kg in20 days

    • http://www.everydiet.org ted

      Eat healthier food and less of it and move more. Almost losing 1kg per day is unrealistic. Why the rush?

      • HELLO

        I AGREE!!

  • Gordo Negron

    Im 64 year old and i need to lose 9 lbs before my wife birthday at the end of the month and im trying the 3 days diet.wish me luck.

  • after glow

    my weight 76 and length 165 m i want to know whats a good way to loss weight fast… plz help.age 24 years

  • smartha

    m 19 yrs old and I weigh 58 kgs height is 4 11 …. pllllssss help me n if anybody want to join me in the weight loss period poses do lemme knww …. that wud b fun.

  • Hnin Pwint Phyu

    I am 22 years old. My weight is 130lb. pls give me recommend the best method to lose weight fast. Thz….

    • HELLO

      Try not to lose weight really fast, go with wieght watchers or something like that its better for you and you will keep the wieght of , PLUS remember to do 1hr excersise each day! if u can!
      There are some diets which can be custumed for you like light and easy, do some more reseach..

  • Siso

    For me drinking hot water and doing away with starch is a big YES

  • angie

    Most Diets are short term and they don’t deal with the reason you are putting weight on in the first place. There is an old saying “diets don’t work” . This is because you come off the diet and the weight creeps back on. If you change your Life style and mindset then you can look how you want to look. this may include some soul searching and change of habits you may need to change eating pattens and exercise a little more. I also think if exercise is made fun to do, you are more likely to keep it up and it’s most important to have someone to support you if you can, or be around positive like-minded people. The guy who is helps me, went from 59” waist to 34” waist in 9 months. His take on losing weight was unconventional, He explained to me that losing weight or fat starts from the inside first. I applied his techniques and boy, they worked! I got slimmer fitter stronger, but what I like most is that he had actually done it himself. He said what the mind believes the body achieves, then weight loss can be enjoyable. He lost a lot of weight, and it completely changed his life he now helps people lose weight for a living.

  • ROMAISA BHATTI

    hi my weight is about 80 kg i m 23 yrs old want to lose my weight please help me i m worried about it thank you so much….

  • steven yu

    You need to eat healthy food. Remember not to eat after 7 p.m.. You can do exercises, such as dancing, swimming, do sit-ups every day, you can try to climb the stairs 10 times, jogging 30 minutes a day.

  • vinita

    my weight is 70kg plz tell me how i can reduce my weight up to 60 kg
    plz tell as soon as possible

    • HELLO

      Regular exsercise 1hr a day (30min cardio eg walking/running/swimming/bike riding and 30min of musle excersies eg sit ups/ planks ect…
      Eating can be a problem, deciding the right food. Try to eat as organic as possible but have small portions! Half your plate should be salad and 1/4 meats and 1/4 should be carbs eg brown rice
      snacks are ook beacsue they keep your metablism to go faster. Eat healthy though like a cup of carrot sticks for morning tea and 2 slice of low-fat cheese for afternoon tea.
      if you start to get hungry again drink water or use suger fee chewing gum
      and most of all drink 8 glasses of water each day

  • Oday Rawashdeh

    is there any proven way to loss 10 kg in 20-30 day

    • HELLO

      It a bit unrealistic…

  • ann nderi

    am thirty two years old and my weight is 89 kg .please advice on the correct diets and i will appreciate.

    • ted

      Why do people ask for “diets here? There is a whole list above and this site has over 500 to choose from. Read some reviews and pick a plan that fits with your unique needs and lifestyle.

      • HELLO

        Agreed! Listion to Ted!!! :)

  • Mariya Quadri

    I’m A 19 year old College Going Girl .. My Weight Is now 85 .. Plz help me out wid a good Diet plan to loose Some weight :) I’m just dissapointed wid this weight gain .. Plzz help me out

    • Terra Runyan

      You don’t need to lose weight if you weigh 85 lbs. You need to gain weight!

      • HELLO

        i think she means kilograms

  • sanchita

    my weight is 60 kg .i want to loss plz recommend me a diet plan

  • nageen

    my weight is 109 kg .i want to loss plz recommend me a diet plan

  • francisco

    whats a diet plan? like im bearly 21 yr.old and im strting to get chubby and i want to know whats a good way to loss weight fast… plz help.

  • Kishore Kowshik

    Your comments are harshly true. Very few so-called diets or supplements live up their reputation. Yes, and they do promote dangerously low calories.

    I have come across 3 weight loss products that have a completely different approach to the whole idea of weight loss.

    The main issue they address is that you become what you eat. If only, the food that you eat could restrict the fat and flab, wouldn’t it be just great?

    Well, the three top weight loss products do just that., naturally. Using natural products and a totally different way to tackle the flab, they ensure that you become slim and remain that way!!

    I recommend you give them a fair try

  • Flevi

    want to know more about weight loss

    • HELLO

      reseach!!!! :D

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