The Top Ten Fad Diets of Today

Health

JonWritten by:

The top ten fad diets change from year to year, but some have managed to hold spot in the ranks for decades. What they all have in common is a promise of quick weight loss and dubious science. Here’s an overview some of the most popular diets going around right now. With these top diet choices, there is no need for going in session with a Premier Cool Sculpting NJ Provider.

South Beach Diet

South Beach is one of the healthier fad diets out there. It bans unhealthy fats but strongly encourages healthy ones. While the South Beach diet doesn’t count carbs, it does consider the amount of sugar in a carb.

Flat Belly Diet

Although new on the scene and still considered something of a fad diet, the Flat Belly Diet has been getting some excellent reviews. Created by two editors of Prevention magazine, the Flat Belly Diet promises that you can lose fat without exercise. Instead, you’ll need to eat foods rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids.

The Martha’s Vineyard Diet

The Martha’s Vineyard Diet not a typical weigh loss diet, but a detoxification program designed to help free you of built up toxins that are slowing your metabolism. On this program, you’ll be taking a wide variety of supplements and need treatments like lymph drainage massages and liver flushes.

The cabbage soup diet

The cabbage soup diet certainly sounds like something that would clean you out fast. This diet allows you to pig out on cabbage soup for seven days. For each day you get a specific allotment of whichever fruits, vegetables, or meats are planned for that day.

The Perricone Diet

No, it’s not a diet pill. “Perricone” is dermatologist Nicholas Perricone whose designer diet focuses more on living longer and looking younger than it does on weight loss. He encourages you to eat legumes, whole grains, nuts, and fish while avoiding many foods including tropical fruits and starchy veggies.

Grapefruit diet

The good ol’ grapefruit diet has been around so long it’s become a cliché. This diet is based on the theory that grapefruits contain some mysterious compound that, when combined with protein, speeds up fat metabolism. Unfortunately, there’s no scientific evidence of that compound or that grapefruit helps burn fat.

Cookie diet

This diet is something Dr. Sanford Siegal’s came up with around 1975. Knowing many dieters can’t stay on a low-cal diet because they feel constantly hungry, he based his diet on special cookies, shakes, soups, and supplements meant to keep hunger at bay.

The Lemon Detox Diet

Naturopath Stanley Burroughs created this fast based on a blend of lemon juice and special syrups. It’s another detox diet meant to flush out toxins and allow the body systems to function better.

Negative calorie diet
A “negative calorie” food is supposedly one that takes more energy to chew and digest that it gives you in calories. Favorites for this diet are fibrous foods like lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, apples, melons and berries. The problem is if you stick to only these foods long enough to lose weight, you’ll become malnourished.

3 Day Diet

The food plan for the 3 Day Diet is so specific it looks more like a religious ritual than a diet. Oddly, though, no one seems to have any idea what’s supposed to be so special about this food plan.

If you’re thinking of starting a diet you find among the top ten diet fads, give it some serious consideration first. Some of them aren’t too bad, but others offer little more than false hope and may even damage your health.

Comments are closed.