None of these “diets” have any scientific backing to them, so read for fun, not to gain any dieting advice!
5) The Cabbage Soup Diet
This is probably the diet your mom tried in the 70s to lose weight. By eating nothing but this cabbage soup, diet developers claimed you would drop pounds quickly.
The diet did work for some, for a few days, but the severe restriction of the diet left most craving and then binging when they couldn’t take it anymore.
4) The Banana Diet
A little more recent, the banana diet gained its popularity in Asia when a young celebrity stated she used the banana diet to lose weight. Similar to the cabbage soup diet, followers ate bananas…all the time.
Sticking with this theme of limiting diets to one food, there is also the Twinkie Diet, the Baby Food Diet, the Master Cleanse, and the Grapefruit Diet.
3) The Chewing Diet
The basis of quite a few eating disorders, this “diet” was suggested by nutritionist Hoarce Flethcher. The concept here is to chew your food until it is completely liquid and then spit it out. Ahhhh you will make the best impression on a first date!
2) The Negative Calorie Diet
Everyone has heard that some foods are “negative calorie” because supposedly it takes more energy for your body to burn the foods than the energy (calories) in the foods. Foods like celery are big hits on this diet.
While there is nothing inherently wrong with any of the foods on the negative calorie list, eating only negative calorie foods (and not many of them) can lead to an energy deficit. Be wary of this concept. Eat these foods because they are healthy but combine them a variety so you are sure to meet your needs.
1) Finally, there is the Sleeping Beauty Diet
You can’t eat while you sleep right? So days of sleeping from sun up to…well sun up again…means you are burning calories while you sleep. Using “sedation methods,” women will just knock themselves out for a few days and wake up with pounds gone.
In the meantime, they will have also lost their muscles and probably look worse in whatever dress they were trying to look great in in the first place. Drug yourself thin! I think not.
Diet fads come and go and ultimately you have to look at your overall health and decide what is going to work best for you.
However, take your time developing a plan that is nutritionally sound. I personally liked using the Wonderslim shakes from Diet Direct after I did my research. Nothing is perfect so do your best to lose that weight, especially if your extra weight is putting you at a greater health risk.