Weight Loss Diets

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

As a nutritionist, I evaluate weight loss diets according to their ability to provide the body with the nutrition it needs while still promoting weight loss through calorie reduction.

Here are some of the most popular weight loss diets I have reviewed. Choose one that fits with your needs and lifestyle best for the greatest chance of success.

The Most Popular Diets

Flexible Dieting No forbidden or bad foods, customizes to your lifestyle and goals. Restores a healthy attitude towards food and weight loss.
Diet-to-Go Meal delivery diet available through out the USA offering both low car, low fat, diabetic, and vegetarian options.
3 Week Diet A 21 day program where dieters can expect to lose up to 23 pounds using this unique 3 phase system.
NuMi An interactive weight loss program where no foods are forbidden and includes live chat support. Works with all your devices.
I Love This Diet A weight loss plan centered on Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice and Smart Ones frozen meals, with the addition of fresh fruit, vegetables and low fat dairy products.
SparkPeople SparkPeople is a goal-based weight loss program. Rather than just sticking to nutrition, SparkPeople has a large component of fitness, motivation, and goal-setting.
Bistro M.D. Diet delivery service. High protein/low carb.
Medifast Popular rapid weight loss program for obese people. Uses shipped pre-packaged foods.
NutriSystem Pre-packaged foods delivered to your door weekly..
Sonoma Diet Whilst still very new, this Mediterranean-themed diet has surged to popularity.
Weight Watchers Continues to be one of the most popular and successful weight loss programs to date.
South Beach Diet Hugely Popular nutritionally-balanced weight loss diet based on the glycemic index.
Weight Loss Village Diet An online diet plan with over 46 meal plans to choose from plus motivational support.
8 Hour Diet Dieters that they can lose 20-60 pounds or more and still eat whatever they want.
17 Day Diet The 17 Day Diet involves adjusting your intake of carbohydrates, fat, protein, and calories over a series of 17 day cycles.
Virgin Diet A plan to help you lose 7 pounds in 7 days, simply by eliminating 7 foods from your diet. The hidden cause of weight gain is often food intolerance.
Parisian Diet The Parisian Diet outlines a way of living that is based on healthy eating habits of the French people.
Dukan Diet First used by millions of French women to get slim quickly.
IIFYM If It Fits Your Macros: No foods are forbidden as long as they fit within your daily macro goals.

Weight Loss Diets by Category

Low Carb Diets Raw Food Diets Online Based Diets
Low Fat Diets Vegetarian/ Vegan Diet Meal Delivery
Very Low Calorie High Protein Diets Liquid Diets
Low Glycemic Index Fad Diets Meal Replacement
Ketogenic Diets Kids and Teens Diets Gluten-free Diets
Quick Weight Loss Celebrity Diets Flexible Dieting

Other Popular Weight Loss Diets

100 Calorie Diet This diet breaks foods down into 100 Calorie portions to aid with Calorie counting.
1200 Calorie Diet A diet that uses the recommended low Calorie approach to weight loss.
3 Apple a Day Diet This diet promotes eating an apple before each meal as a way to eat less during the meal. Low Carb Approach.
3 Day Diet Short-term fad diet.
3 Hour Diet Popular diet from Jorge Cruise
4 Day Diet This diet uses 7, 4 day cycles to aide in changing eating habits which promotes weight loss.
4-Hour Body An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Tim Ferriss includes information on everything from weight loss to sex.
400 Calorie Fix Involves eating three or four meals a day, with each meal consisting of 400 calories.
5 Factor Diet A newer diet from fitness trainer Harvey Pasternak.
6 Weeks to OMG Diet A trendy diet plan that appeals to young women by heavily focusing on appearance. Healthy eating and moderate exercise are encouraged as well as some controversial tips.
7 Day Diet A very unbalanced eating plan.
7 Day Fat Blast Diet Denise Austin’s 7 day plan to burn fat quickly.
18 Pounds in 4 Days A questionable quick weight loss diet available online only.
80 10 10 Diet Primarily a raw food diet based on 80% carbs, 10% protein, and 10% Fat.
Abs Diet The Abs Diet is based around frequently eating whole carbs, adequate protein. This must be combined with cardio and weight training.
Apple Cider Vinegar Diet A ridiculous fad claiming that apple cider vinegar will cause weight loss.
Atkins Diet Controversial but popular high-fat low carb diet.
Banana Diet Made popular in Japan and uses Asian weight loss principles.
Bernstein Diet Clinic-based program based in Canada.
Big Breakfast Diet Allows dieters to indulge in cravings for their favorite foods such as pizza and chocolate and still lose weight, so long as these foods are eaten before 9 am.
Biggest Loser Club An adaptation of the popular NBC reality series The Biggest Loser.
Bikini Bootcamp An aggressive two-week program.
Blood Type Diet Claims that nutrition should match blood type.
Body For Life A program that includes weights, cardio, as well as nutrition.
British Heart Foundation Low calorie fad diet. See also Greenlane diet.
Cabbage Soup Diet A faddish monotonous diet plan based on Cabbage soup.
Cambridge Diet A Very Low Calorie Diet originating from the UK in the 1980s. Use with care.
Carbohydrate Addicts Low carb diet claiming that most people are carb addicts.
The Cheater’s Diet Allows dieters to indulge in their favorite high Calorie foods on the weekends.
Eat Clean Diet Focuses on unprocessed and whole foods.
Eat Stop Eat This diet uses short 24 hour fasts to promote weight loss.
Eat to Live Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s diet plan to shed pounds quickly.
Egg Diet This is a range of diets that promote eating only eggs or mainly eggs for weight loss.
Every Other Day Diet The QOD Diet which alternates between a low Calorie day and a normal Calorie day.
Fat Burning Diet Jay Robb’s alternating carb method for increased energy and weight loss.
Grapefruit Diet A diet plan based solely around the humble grapefruit.
Herbalife Weight Loss Program ShapeWorks – uses meal replacement shakes and protein booster.
Hunter Farmer Diet This book offers an insight as to why some dieters do better on low-fat diets, while others are more successful eating low-carb.
iPhone, iPod, and iPad Weight Loss A list of popular iPhone, iPad, and iPod apps that can help dieters achieve their weight loss, fitness, and nutrition goals.
Japanese Diet This approach uses the healthy Japanese Diet to help women achieve better health and weight loss.
Jenny Craig Franchised weight loss centers.
Jillian Michaels Fitness instructor from The Biggest Loser has her won program.
Karl Lagerfeld Diet The diet he used to loose 92 pounds.
Kids and Teens Diets Dietary requirements for children.
LA Weight Loss Expensive center-based weight loss program.
Leptin Diet Examines Mastering Leptin based on managing the leptin hormone.
Mayo Clinic Diet (Fad) A Fad/Crash diet with no connection to the official Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic Plan (Official) A Version of the Mayo Clinic Diet that follows the Mayo Clinic recommendations.
Negative Calorie Diet Claims that certain foods have a Negative Calorie effect.
No Flour, No Sugar Diet Dr. Gott’s Diet Program eliminating refined flour and added sugar.
No White Foods Diet This diet focuses on eliminating any food that it white from your diet as they are usually high in sugar and starch.
Oatmeal Diet This diet uses oatmeal as a method of weight loss because of it’s high fiber and fat absorbing properties.
Ornish Diet Very low fat diet from Dr Dean Ornish.
PINK Method A holistic weight loss program that includes online support via daily email reminders and the opportunity to connect with other diet members online.
Rice Diet Specialized clinic-based program in Durham, NC, USA.
Sacred Heart Diet Soup-based fad diet based on a 7 day plan.
Six Week Body Makeover An informercial kit promising transformation in 6 weeks.
Skinny Bitch A total vegan diet that promotes no sugar, no processed foods, and no animal products.
Slim4Life A long-running clinic-based program available in Denver and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Slim For Life- Jillian Michaels Slim For Life is the latest book from Jillian Michaels, personal trainer on the television program “The Biggest Loser”.
Slim Fast 2 meal replacements per day plus one ‘regular’ meal.
Slimming World A popular program in the UK and Ireland.
Special K Diet Lose weight by substituting normal meals with Kellogg’s breakfast cereal.
Subway Diet A fast food diet based on eating only Subway sandwiches.
Suzanne Somers Diet Her Somersizing plan for weight loss.
Tracy Anderson Method: Dancer’s Body An intense ‘boot-camp’ style weight loss program that is designed to produce a dancer’s body. It will appeal to highly motivated dieters who want to kick-start a weight loss program or get in shape for a special event.
UltraSimple Diet A 7 day detoxification plan.
Weight Loss Grail The Weight Loss Grail is a simple weight loss plan that can help you to lose 28 pounds in 28 days without ever feeling hungry or giving up your favorite foods.
Zone Diet A popular diet based on a 40:30:30 nutrient ratio.
 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: July 23, 2015. Disclaimer