There are a bunch of diets for quick weight loss out there trying to lure us in with promises of shedding weight in no time at all. If you've ever tried dieting, you'll know that just can't be true. The weight loss market has become very confusing for most of us as it is stuffed full of useless tips and products which are aimed at your wallet, not your weight goals.
Most of the diets for quick weight loss are, you guessed it, 'Fad Diets', they include the 3 Day Air Hostess Diet, the Cabbage Soup Diet, the 500 calorie diet and other fad diets like these. Unfortunately they generally do not lead to long term weight loss and weight maintenance. Instead they leave you feeling flat and a little hopeless.
If you've ever tried one of these, it's definitely not your fault, millions of folk have tried them as their promises are almost irresistible. However, the reason many of these diets fail is they only offer short-term plans which severely restrict your calorie intake. As your body is being nutritionally starved, these limited eating plans cannot be maintained. You may actually lose a few pounds in the first few weeks, but instead of losing body fat, what you've lost is most likely fluid and muscle tone. So your unwanted body fat hasn't actually budged.
What happens when your body is being starved of calories is, it starts to burn muscle mass instead of your stored fat. Hence, you may become weak and listless, rather than strong, lean and energetic.
Participating in these fad diets for any length of time can have an adverse effect on your health as well as triggering your body to go into 'famine mode' and store every last calorie you eat! So, at the end of the day, you are depriving your body of vital nutrients and it is not rewarding you by giving up any body fat at all. Diets for quick weight loss are very well known for putting on MORE weight in the long term, than you initially lost.
Being in 'famine mode' is a pre-historic mechanism which early humans used for survival in order to help preserve stored fuel (body fat). This is the exact same body fat you are trying to rid. The idea was that by storing body fat in times of famine, people could survive longer.
Is it any wonder that most people who try these Fad Diets for a few weeks, eventually abandon all hope and go right back to their previous diet and lifestyle.
Unfortunately most diets for quick weight loss, in fact, belong to the 'Fad' category. In other words they are not based on Science, rather they seem to be based on Science-fiction at best. 'Quick fixes' are definitely NOT the solution for long term weight loss.
The solution is to find a Weight Loss Diet that is based on the actual Science of how metabolism works to process the foods we are eating in order to burn fat. The aim is to use a "Fat Loss" program to rid excess body fat instead of these fad "Weight Loss" programs which result in muscle, water and other lean tissue loss.