A fad diet is a diet that receives a lot of popularity (usually because a celebrity swears that she lost a couple of pounds through it) and then quickly loses its appeal. Although fad diets receive a lot of bad press, there are some fad diets that do work. There are different types of fad diets like the 3 day diet plan, the 7 day diet plan, cabbage soup diet, negative calorie diet, low carb diet, tapeworm diet, grapefruit diet, Hollywood diet and lemonade diet. And new ones are periodically added to this list.
Some of these diets can be pretty radical and slightly dangerous like the tapeworm diet which consists of ingesting tapeworm to lose weight fast. But not all fad diets are unhealthy and dangerous. So how do fad diets work? All fad diets basically involves limiting the amount of calories consumed in a day and cutting out all forms of fats and sugar from the diet.
Fad Diets That Work Really Fast
Let us look into some fad diets that work fast one by one. The first in the list of fad diets is the chicken soup diet. In this diet plan you can have a healthy breakfast each day and then you eat as much chicken soup as you like during the day. The only thing to remember is that the chicken soup should not be the store-bought canned variety or ordered from a restaurant. It should be homemade chicken soup made by simmering vegetables and chicken pieces with garlic, cayenne pepper and salt. You also need to take care that you do not consume a very heavy breakfast with lots of calories. Some breakfast options on a chicken soup diet are fruit salad with low-fat yogurt, toasted brown bread with ricotta cheese, orange juice, low-fat milk and muesli.
Another fad diet that works fast is the bread and butter diet. In this diet you are allowed to consume a slice of bread with butter at every meal. It is a four-day diet plan and you can choose different varieties of bread. It is basically a low calorie diet plan and you can consume roughly 850 calories a day.
|Day 1||1 slice whole wheat bread, 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, ½ cup orange juice||150 g tuna with green salad, 1 slice bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine, 1 small apple||100 g broiled cod, 1 cup steamed broccoli, ½ cup steamed peas with black pepper, 1 slice rye bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine, 1 tangerine|
|Day 2||1 slice raisin bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine, 1 boiled egg||1 grilled salmon steak, 6 cherry tomatoes, ½ cup lettuce with vinaigrette, 1 slice white bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine||1 Hamburger, ½ cup green salad, 1 pickle, 1 bread slice, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine|
|Day 3||1 slice corn bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine, ½ cup grapefruit juice||½ cup steamed green beans, 2 hard-boiled eggs, 1 roasted bell pepper, 1 slice Italian bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine||1 piece roasted chicken breast, ½ cup steamed mix vegetables, 1 slice bran bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine|
|Day 4||1 slice cracked wheat bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine||1 cup steamed summer squash, ½ cup roasted tomatoes, 1 slice French bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine||1 grilled turkey breast, ½ cup steamed corn, green salad, 1 slice bread, 1 teaspoon butter or margarine|
The next in fad diets that really work fast is the metabolism diet. While following this diet plan, you need to drink at least 4 glasses of water a day. You can also add herbs, spices, lemon, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and mustard sauce to your food.
|Day 1||Black tea or coffee||2 soft-boiled eggs, 1 roasted tomato||1 small grilled steak, green salad|
|Day 2||Black tea or coffee, 1 toasted bread||1 grilled steak, lettuce and celery salad||1 grilled chicken breast, 1 cup low-fat yogurt|
|Day 3||Black tea or coffee, 1 cracker||2 hard-boiled eggs, 1 cup steamed green beans, ½ cup cherry tomatoes||1 grilled steak, tomato salad|
|Day 4||Black coffee or tea, 1 cracker||1 hard-boiled egg, 1 cup steamed carrots||1 cup fruit salad, 1 cup yogurt|
|Day 5||Black coffee or tea, 1 raw carrot, lemon juice without sugar||1 baked fish fillet, tomato salad||1 small steak, green salad|
|Day 6||Black coffee or tea||1 chicken breast broiled without skin, green salad||2 hard-boiled eggs, 1 raw carrot|
|Day 7||Black tea with lemon||1 grilled chicken breast, tomato with mozzarella salad||Anything you like (not exceeding 500 calories)|
Fad diets should not be started without the permission of your doctor. Stop any fad diets that make you feel dizzy or nauseous or too tired. Fad diets should only be followed for a short period of time. It is much better to lose weight through healthier diets by combining sensible eating habits with a proper exercise regimen.