Quick Look at Popular Diets
Probably the most popular fad diet to date. A low
carbohydrate, high-protein diet. It restricts amount
of fruit and vegetables, is low fiber (a problem
potentially for gastrointestinal health) and can
have adverse effects on bone health and kidney
Cabbage Soup Diet
Involves eating nothing but
cabbage soup for at least a week. Besides being
unpalatable, can be socially embarrassing as it
necessitates that you carry containers of green soup
with you wherever you go.
A 21-day, so-called "diet" of grapefruits, a little
protein and not much else. Despite many ludicrous
(like cabbage) does not possess any "fat-burning"
Also known as the 40-30-30 Diet, the Zone is a
40-percent carbohydrate, 30-percent protein and
30-percent fat eating plan that advocates only
sparing use of grains and starches.
In Hollywood, companies deliver entire meals that
allow celebrities (and other dieters with more money
than sense) to stay within "The Zone."Eat Right for Your
Blood Type Diet
Offers four diet plans specific to the four blood
types without offering any scientific evidence
The 3-Day Diet
There are several varieties. One is a cleansing diet
that claims to bring you down to "normal" body
weight after 3 days of eating nothing but fruit
juice. Can cause constipation, dizziness, aches and
pains and - surprise, surprise-extreme hunger.