Which one of my Top Ten Fad Diets will work for You?

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I have listed below my top ten fad diets. I lost weight with each and every one of them, although I did not stick with the same diet throughout my weight loss. When I felt I could no longer stick to one, I simply took up another!

I have listed the diets in order of results, although the diets that showed the most outstanding results were not necessarily the easiest to stick to. However, I don't think that is too important, as if you feel a diet is not for you, simply choose another that is more suited to your eating habits.

Nobody's last words have ever been, "I wish I had eaten more rice cakes". --Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Enjoying a meal on The Ice Cream Diet.

The Raw Food Diet

The Raw Food Diet is now listed in the top seven most practised diets in the world. Although the raw food diet is NOT a fad diet, I have included it here as when I began it, I believed it was, and planned only to stick to the diet for one week. It is definately the most beneficial of all the diets I have tried, and therefore ranks as number one on my Top Ten Fad Diets list. It advocates only the use of raw or preferably 'live' foods.

Foods eaten on The Raw Food Diet should be eaten in their most natural state, the only processing that is permited is to juice or blend the vegetables or fruit.

When we cook food, we destroy approximately 50% of the vitamins and nutrients it contains. We also destroy valuable enzymes which are vital for good health and well being.

I rejected the raw food diet initially, it is completely vegan, and consists of eating only raw fruit, nuts and vegetables. I did not think I would be able to stick to this diet for any length of time. However when I did decide to try it, I wished I had not waited so long! I followed the diet for a week, and was amazed to find it was not anywhere near as restricting as I had imagined. There are numerous recipes to be found which contain only raw foods. At the end of the week my skin was clear, my eyes were bright, I was full of energy and looked five years younger! As an added bonus I lost 7lbs and it really showed. The compliments that I received after following this diet were fantastic.

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The Negative Calorie Diet

Another winner in my book. The Negative Calorie Diet consists of eating foods that burn more calories to digest than you will consume. Although I do not believe any food has negative calories, one can achieve astounding results following this diet.

It is not unlike The Raw Food Diet, the foods are basically the same, but you will not attain the exceptional results you see with The Raw Food Diet, because the foods are mainly cooked, therefore destroying valuable nutrients and vitamins. However as a weight loss diet, the results are significant, I have high regard for this diet, providing you are planning on following it for a short period of time only.

I followed it for four days, and lost four pounds earning it the number two position in My Top Ten Fad Diet list.

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The Grape Diet

The grape Diet is a very strict regime that demands that you only eat grapes and drink water. It is not to be undertaken lightly, but if you have any other ailments it is an excellent diet, as it has been known to cure many illnesses including such diseases as cancer and diabeties. Although the diet is not easy to follow, I have made it number three in My Top Ten Fad Diet list, thanks to the added health benefits you will see if you follow it for a period of time.

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The Mono Food Diet

The Mono Food Diet involves eating only one food at each meal. If we eat a starchy food, such as rice or potatoes, our stomach requires alkaline digestive juices in order to break the food down correctly. However, if we eat a high protein food such as fish or meat, acidic juices are needed.

To lose weight it is vital we digest our food correctly. Hence if we mix food types at the same meal, what happens? All hell breaks lose! The food is not broken down correctly, and a small host of other health problems may occur.

The Mono Diet requires we eat only one food type at any given meal time. Although this may sound dull, the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Food is exceedingly easy to prepare, and apart from weight loss, you will experience an immediate sense of well being which earns it the number four position on My Top Ten Fad Diet list.

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The Ice Cream Diet

When I tell people I lost four pounds in six days by following an ice cream diet, they generally do not believe me. This is a very easy way to lose weight and it will give you a break if you are struggling with the healthier options. The Ice Cream Diet is one of my favorite Top Ten Fad Diets, so I have made it number five on my list.

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The Grapefruit Diet

The grapefruit diet has been around for a long time. I have read some criticism regarding this diet, although personally I lost three pounds in four days while following it so I have made it number six on my Top Ten Fad Diets list. Click on the link above to find out what the grapefruit diet entails.

The Caveman Diet

The Caveman Diet, or Paleolithic Diet, as it is also known, is fast becoming one of the more popular fad diets. The diet suggests we return to the eating habits of the days when humans lived in caves and lived of the produce of the land. The days when there wasn't a MacDonalds in sight. The thinking behind this diet is obviously sound, and one can stick to the diet for longer periods of time without feeling too deprived. This makes it my seventh favorite diet on my Top Ten Fad Diets list.

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The Cabbage Soup Diet

The Cabbage Soup Diet has become famous due to the fat burning properties of cabbage soup. It is rumoured to be used in hospitals for overweight patients who need to lose weight quickly for operations.

It is not the easiest diet to follow, however, if you can stick to it for a week, you should lose between 7 and 14 pounds. I followed the diet at the beginning of my weight loss and lost 6 pounds in 7 days, but I did cheat a little!

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The 3 Day Diet

The 3 Day Diet is a limited calorie diet, which includes all food groups. The combination of foods burn fat super fast. The average weight loss is about 8lbs in just three days.

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The Metabolism Diet

This is another low calorie diet, which covers essential vitamins and gives your metabolism a serious boost. It is similar to The Scarsdale Diet. I found it easy to follow and lost about three pounds during the four days I followed it making it number ten of my Top Ten Fad Diets. To learn more, click on the link above.


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Please remember I have listed the diets in order of my preferences, due to the results I acheived, not only the weight I lost, I have also taken into consideration how healthy I felt, I do not believe there is any point in following a diet that makes one feel bad!

There are many other popular fad diets that diets that I have not listed, either because they were not for me, or I simply have not tried them.

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