Most people are looking for the perfect diet. A diet that lets you eat all of the yummy stuff you want and yet still lose weight. Why does there have to be such a disparity between an ideal diet and a real one. The real ones are all based on this restriction or that one. No carbs, no fats or high calorie foods, all of your favorite stuff is off limits. Instead you have to stick to fruits, green leafy vegetables, high fiber stuff, and foods with low calories.
Here is a quick survey of some fast weight loss diet so you can familiarize yourself with them.
The Cabbage Soup diet is legendary. This diet has a few variation but at its base is you eat cabbage soup when you are hungry and it will fill you up so you can stay on the diet. While you are doing the cabbage soup diet things like oils and fats are off limits. This diet is just the other side of a complete fast; it is a low calorie diet and so you can lose a lot of weight on it.
The Sonoma diet is the creation of Dr. Connie Gutterson. It is high in antioxidant rich foods, fruits and vegetables, blueberries, spinach, whole grains. Heck you can even have a little red wine with this one. It is also a very effective diet and you can lose a lot of weight on it.
Slim Fast as the center piece of your diet also works. This also can be a balanced, nutritional diet which comes complete with calcium and protein. On this diet you consume Slim Fast six times a day and you get to add in fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese, fresh vegetables, meat, and nuts. This diet is one that with a little care you can enjoy being on; it even works for teenagers.
Next is the negative calorie diet, actually it is more like a diet helper. On this diet you eat food that have fewer calories than the number of calories it takes to digest them. These are high fiber items, foods with low fat, fruits and vegetables. Roughage is a big part of the negative calorie diet. You cannot help but lose weight because it takes more calories to digest than you take in by eating it.
All of these diets work but unfortunately they are not diets that you can stick to. Your body will be in full rebellion if try to stick to any of these too long, then your weight might sling shot back the other way.