Being on the lookout for the latest weight loss trends, we people here at Shedyourweight.com ain’t no strangers to fad diets. Though we believe that fad diets are really not the best, or safest, way of losing weight rapidly, that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna answer the countless emails we received asking for a recommendation on what fad diet to try.
Well, we’ve come up with a list of our favorite, some of them outrageous, fad diets. Most of these have been around since the mid-seventies while some are fairly new. Have fun trying out what works for you and have a good laugh about some of the diet ideas. Good luck!
- The Grapefruit Diet
This diet is based on the belief that grapefruits have fat-burning properties.
- The Ice Cream Diet
This is supposedly based on research that ice cream, when eaten as part of the diet, melts away fat. Outrageous, we know.
- The Negative Calorie Diet
This diet consists of eating foods that burn more calories to digest than the calories they contain. It’s a bit far-fetched, you know, seeing as there are actually no "negative calorie" foods that exist.
- The Mono Food Diet
This fad diet involves eating only one food at a time. It revolves around the principle that in order for food to break down properly, acidic meals should never be combined with alkaline food.
- The Grape Diet
Grapes are great fruits, but to involve them in a diet where you should only consume grapes and water is taking things a bit too far. This diet claims to help in losing weight rapidly as well as prevent many illnesses such as cancer and diabetes.
This is not the easiest diet to follow, it involves following a 7-day plan where the dieter is supposed to eat two bowls of cabbage soup daily along with a limited amount of allowed foods.
- The Acai Berry Diet
This weight loss plan gained instant popularity when Oprah herself announced she planned to incorporate the antioxidant-rich berry into her diet. While it is true that the Acai Berry has all the nutrients a typical fruit has, but it’s claims to aid in super quick weight loss haven’t been proven by research in any way.
- The Apple Cider Vinegar Diet
This diet is based on the idea that consuming a few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar curbs the appetite and reduces food cravings. But it should be noted that consuming too much of apple cider vinegar has a negative effect o potassium and bone density levels.
What We REALLY Think
All of these diets promise a quick fix, and if you’re into losing weight rapidly, then maybe, one of these diets will appeal to you. However, just keep in mind that losing weight is as simple as it is difficult. There is no special combination of foods that will make you drop weight rapidly.
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