Quick Fix Diets

Peel off the pounds - for the short term

For those of you looking for a diet that guarantees fast weight loss, these diets are for you. Need to lose 10 lbs. before your wedding or want to be a skinny Minnie in a bikini? These diets may whip off the weight, but don't count on following them for the long term.

Summary of Quick Fix Diets

Diet

Overall Avg.

Avg. Calories

Avg. Weight Loss

Type of Diet

Legitimacy

Abs Diet

3

Doesn't count calories or measure portion sizes

12 lbs. in first 2 weeks

Balanced meal plan consisting of 12 powerhouse foods

Created by editor of Men's Health magazine

Bernstein

2

800-1000

4-5 lbs. / week

Extremely limiting

Created by medical team

Beverly Hills

Diet

2

Doesn't count calories

4-5 lbs. / week

Food combination diet

Created by a Hollywood actress

Blood Type Diet

2

Depends on blood type

Depends on blood type

Consume specific foods based on blood type

Created by a doctor

Carbohydrate Addict's Diet

2

2200

3-4 lbs. week

High-protein, low-carb

Developed by two married doctors who lost weight on this plan

Da Vinci Code Diet

3

Secret code

2-3 lbs. week

Follow golden macronutrient ratio

Created by a baker; marketing spin on popular book / movie

Dog Diet

1

Doesn't focus on calories

Depends on type of dog - author lost 30 lbs.

Your dog can reveal the clues for weight loss success

A dog owner created this diet

F- Plan Diet

3

1000

2-3 lbs. / week

High fiber, low-carb

Created by nutritionists, but very restrictive

Fat Flush

Plan

1

1,100 to 1,200 for phase 1, 1500 for maintenance

5-6 lbs. in first week

Three phase diet to rid body of toxins

Created by a PhD and a nutritionist

Food Combination

Diet

2

1100

2-3 lbs. / week

Combining the right foods at the right time

Created by a doctor in the 1900's, continues to emerge

God's Diet

2

God didn't count calories

2-3 lbs. a week

Only consume foods in their natural form

Created by a physician who was previously overweight

Hamptons Diet

2

1100-1300

3-4 lbs. / week

Low carb and low calorie

Doctor and former Director at Atkins

Hip and Thigh

2

1000-1100

3-4 lbs. week

Low-carb and low-calorie

None

Hollywood Diet

1

500

5-15 lbs. in one day

Liquid, low-calorie diet

None

Medifast

1

800-1000

2-5 lbs. / week

Meal replacement diet

A doctor

Negative Calorie Diet

1

Negative

2 lbs. a week

Certain foods create a caloric deficit

US Navy Forces - shame on them!

NutriSystem

2

1200-1500

3-4 lbs. / week

Prepackaged meal plan

Been around for over 30 years

Raw Foods

Diet

3

Doesn't count calories

3-4 lbs. / week

Can only consume unprocessed and uncooked foods

Studied by a biochemist in the 1800's

Rosedale

Diet

1

Doesn't count calories

5-7 lbs. / week

High-fat and low-protein

Doctor

Scarsdale Diet

1

850-1000

1 lb. a day

Low-carb and calorie-reduced diet

Doctor and cardiologist

Shangri-La Diet

1

1200-1500

3-4 lbs. / week

Drink sugar-flavored water or olive oil before meals

Associate professor at the Psychology department in Berkley

Personality Diet

2

Depends on personality

1-2 lbs. / week

Depends on personality

Husband and wife doctor team

Perricone Diet

1

1459

1-2 lbs. / week

Low-carb diet plan with supplements

Doctor

Pritikin Principle

2

1200

1-2 lbs. week

Low-fat diet

Inventor teamed up with doctors

Volumetrics

3

Doesn't count calories

1-2 lbs. / week

Fill up with fiber

Nutritionist