What is it? Quick weight loss programs are also called fad diets Some of the most popular diets are the Adkins, South Beach, Scarsdale, Zone, Metabolism, Grapefruit, and Cabbage Soup diets
Being overweight or obese increases the risk of heart disease, cancers diabetes, bone and joint problems and surgical risks. And ideal BMI is 20-25 Overweight is a BMI of 24-29 Obesity Class II is a BMI 30-40 Obesity Class III is more than a BMI of 40
ADKINS The Adkins Diet is a popular low carb. diet but it is high in fat and it has prompted health concerns, the Adkins diet can result in more weight loss than other diets The Adkins Diet restricts fruits and vegetables, and restricts whole grains.
SOUTH BEACH You have rapid weight loss in phase I of the diet which is two weeks long. During phase I and II you only lose one or two more pounds.
SCARSDALE A two week diet Only 1,000 calories per day Can cause damage to your kidneys
Other risky diets The Metabolism, Grapefruit, zone and Cabbage Soup diets all provide weight loss too quickly due to the low amount of calories consumed
The better option If you want to lose weight and keep it off; Reduce your portion sizes Exercise Follow the food pyramid These small lifestyle changes can have a bigger pay off in the long run