Crash or fad diets, quick loss diets, rapid weight loss diets, and flash or quick-fix diets are some of the many popular names for the programs that can help you to lose weight in a short period of time. Generally, such diets are tried by people who have to lose a specific amount of weight by a certain target date. Most of these diets are not meant for long-term, and may not even be effective in the long-run. Below are some of the most popular diets that work really fast.
1. Low Carb Diet: The main idea of this diet is to lower the amount of carb you consume which can result in weight loss. The excess consumption of carb can cause insulin levels to become highly unbalanced, which in turn may lead to weight gain.
Following this diet requires you to take only 10 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates, 60 percent comes from fat, and 30 percent from protein. You should consume healthy mono and poly-unsaturated fats as well as lean proteins. There are many different types of low carb diets but they all restrict similar foods such as grains (flour, pasta, and bread), beans, certain fruits, and starchy vegetables.
2. The Cabbage Soup Diet: The cabbage soup diet involves consuming cabbage soup for one week. It is not intended for long-term use, it lasts only seven days and it is extremely low in calories and high in fiber. This diet works really fast as it promises a 10-pound weight loss in a week. This diet program involves the addition of certain foods every day. The first day only fruits are allowed, except bananas. In the second day, raw or cooked vegetables are allowed to consume.
On the third day, you can eat both vegetables and fruits except bananas and potatoes. The fourth day, allow bananas and skim milk along with the soup. On day five, beef and tomatoes should be consumed plus at least one serving of cabbage soup. You can eat beef and vegetables on the sixth day but, no potatoes. On the final day, you are allowed to eat cabbage soup with rice, fruit juices, and vegetables.
3. 3-Day Diet: The 3 Day Diet, also known as the Cardiac Diet, is meant for rapid weight loss in only 3 days. This diet is usually used in hospitals for cardiac patients who need to lose weight fast before undergoing heart surgery. It is not advisable to follow this diet more than 3 days because it is very low in calories. After just 3 days, people typically lose 10 pounds.