Half of all Americans are trying to lose weight at any given time. There are many things you can do to shed weight, doing so too fast can be dangerous. If you are totally determined to remove several pounds fast there are some fad diets that you can adopt and help you reach your goal. Most Fad diets promote super fast weight loss that you can see in a few days. Whatever the case it is not a good idea to stay on a fad diet for more than a few days for health reasons. Consult your doctor before starting a weight loss program to make sure your body can take the added stress. Here are six very popular fad diets with brief instructions that claim to result in fast shedding of pounds.
1 – The Simple Water Diet.
This diet is drinking a daily total of about 64 fluid ounces of cold water at timed intervals.
Drink a glass of water before each meal and before each snack to kill your appetite by making you feel full.
Do not add sugar or flavorings to your water.
Do not replace meals with water, eat food normally.
Take vitamin’s to replenish the nutrients lost through frequent urination.
2 – The Juice Detox Diet.
This diet is fast and only lasts for 1 to 3 days.
You may only drink fruit and vegetable juices on this type of diet.
You take large doses of vitamins along with the juices and have only 1 meal per day.
The juices help your body remove toxins and eliminates water weight from your body.
3 – The Master Cleanse Lemonade Mixture Diet.
This diet is a liquid only diet and is also a body cleanse diet.
Drink between 5 to 13 glasses of a special mixture of lemonade, cayenne pepper, water, and maple syrup everyday.
This diet is a short term weight loss program and also functions as a body cleanse rather than just a pure weight loss diet.
There is also an optional salt-water flush that can be incorporated into this diet.
4 – The Cabbage Soup Diet.
This diet says you can lose 10 pounds in 1 week.
It involves eating a super low fat and high fiber diet.
Eat a special type of cabbage soup and fruits and vegetables.
A minimum of 4 glasses of water and a vitamin capsules everyday.
Diet consists of only 1 week (7 days) and not recommended as a long term solution for weight loss as lack of nutrients will occur.
5 – The Salt Free Diet.
This diet helps you lose water weight by removing water retention from your body.
You cannot have ANY salt which includes normal table salt.
Prepare sodium free products at home and avoiding processed foods 100%.
Drink up to 10 cups of water each day to replenish fluids.
The Salt Diet should not be followed for more than 1 to 2 weeks.
This diet is effective for people who retain water.
If your shoes become tighter after a salty meal that is a sign that your body is sensitive to salt.
6 – The HCG Diet.
This diet combines injections or supplements of human chorionic gonaotropin with a restricted food intake.
The calorie restriction with this diet alone (500 to 900 calories) will provide weight loss in most people.
This diet can have unpleasant side effects in many people.
Those who get on this diet usually gain ALL the weight back the moment after stopping it.