Posted in Article on July 9, 2012
Are you looking for a quick weight loss diet plan? If you have a big event like a wedding or reunion coming up, you may want to drop a few pounds before the big event. To do this, you can’t take the long view and build up an eating and exercise plan that will sustain permanent weight loss. But, you can find a quick weight loss diet before the event.
The first diet I’m going to introduce you to has been called by many names, the most popular of which are “The Three Day Diet” and “The Grapefruit Diet.” This is a contemporary update to the plan first introduced as the Scarsdale Diet.
The Grapefruit Diet requires you to eat specific foods in limited quantities. Overall, you will be eating less than 1000 calories a day which is why it is a quick weight loss diet.
On a given day, breakfast might be 2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, black coffee and 1/2 a grapefruit. Lunch would consist of salad with salad dressing and unlimited lean meat. Dinner would be any non-starchy vegetables, unlimited fish, and half a grapefruit. As a bedtime snack, you could have 8 ounces of skim milk.
The “magic” ingredient of this quick weight loss diet is supposed to be the grapefruit. However, many scientific studies have shown that grapefruit has no specific weight loss value and the real secret behind this diet is the limited calories and lack of carbs.
However, you can lose weight on the Grapefruit Diet. The average person will lose 10 pounds in the 12 days that is recommended that you stay on the plan.
Another quick weight loss diet is the Cabbage Soup diet. This has not been associated with any specific hospital. However, in many parts of the country, it becomes affiliated with a regional medical center to give it credibility.
At the core of the Cabbage Soup diet is, well, cabbage soup. This is essentially a soup made from vegetable broth, lots of cabbage and any other non-starchy vegetables that you would like. Then, on various days, you can eat specific foods. For instance, on one day you can have all of the bananas and milk you want. On another day, you can have up to 16 oz. of red meat.
It is not recommended that you stay on the Cabbage Soup diet for more than 7 days at a time. However, in that week, you can expect to lose 5 pounds.
The “magic” behind the Cabbage Soup diet is the same as the Grapefruit Diet. Namely, you are eating about 800 calories a day. The soup has negligible calories, so you can have as much as you want of that. You get most of your calories from that day’s assigned foods.
If you are looking for a quick weight loss diet, the Grapefruit and Cabbage Soup plans may be right for you. Keep in mind that most of what you’ll lose is water weight and you can’t expect to keep it off for the long haul. But, if you are just looking for a fast drop before a big day, either of these quick weight loss diet will work for you.