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The first step for anyone considering a diet plan is to consult a doctor’s advice on the plan that they’d be interested to follow. The doctor can provide an educated guidance on the diet plan after a full physical examination.

Loosing weight quickly is associated with the risk of gaining it back even more quickly, especially if the diet plan is not combined with exercise. Most nutritionists and physicians recommend 1-2 pounds per week of weight loss as a healthy weight loss; but this article will represent options for quick diets that last from 3 to maximum 7 days. Here, we are not trying to put forth that it is healthy way of shedding pounds and in case you are interested in opting for a healthy option, please visit the link to the article on Effective weight loss plans.

The following diet plans for quick weight loss have worked for many people as compared to other diet attempts. All the best with the one that you choose!

Shock diet to quickly lose weight

Shock diet, as the name suggests is known to shock your body. You can lose up to 3 kg in 3 days with this diet but it is important to note that this diet is not the healthiest option to lose weight. This diet should under no circumstances last longer than 3 days; besides you should consult a doctor prior starting a shock diet. Examples of some shock diets include:
  1. Diet with grapes – eat 1-2 kg of grapes every day for 3 days
  2. Diet with apples – eat only apples (they can be cooked too)
  3. Dairy diet: drink 1-2 liters of milk on daily basis. This diet shouldn’t last more than 3 days, because milk contains no iron.
  4. Diet with milk and bananas: 3 times a day drink cup of milk and 2 bananas.

Scarsdale diet

Always remember that it is important to consult your doctor before starting any diet. Scarsdale diet is a 7- to 14- day plan that clearly outlines the types of foods to be consumed at three meals each day. Snacking should not be done, and herbal appetite suppressants are encouraged. Meals consist of fruit, vegetables, and lean sources of protein in unlimited amounts. The idea is to lose up to one pound per day following a low-carbohydrate plan based on chemical reactions rather than portion control or counting calories.

You should drink at least 4 glasses of water per day while following this diet. Feel free to drink as much diet soda and unsweetened tea as you like. Add any of the following seasonings or condiments to your foods: salt, pepper, herbs like oregano, lemon, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard.

Budget friendly Scarsdale diet

It is the money saving version of the Scarsdale diet. It uses lower cost supermarket foods so it is easier on your budget.

Vegetarian Scarsdale diet

Though vegetarian Scarsdale diet is effective, it is not as fast a way to lose weight than following the traditional Scarsdale medical diet and substituting any meat, poultry, fish, seafood, egg or cheese proteins. Like normal Scarsdale diet, you must drink at least 4 glasses of water per day. Also, feel free to drink as much diet soda and unsweetened tea as you like.

Add any of the following seasonings or condiments to your food: salt, pepper, herbs like oregano, lemon, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and mustard.

Lemonade diet

The goal of the lemonade diet is to rest the digestive tract, cleanse the system of impurities, mobilize and eliminate toxins stored in various areas of the body, and burn excess fat stores. Weight loss is a natural by-product. Much of the weight that is lost will be from fluid and water retention. You can expect to lose anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds during the ten day diet period. Consult your doctor before starting this diet.

You are not allowed to eat anything while on the lemonade diet. You drink only the lemonade, the saltwater flush, and the herbal tea. The only other beverages allowed on the lemonade diet are pure (non-fluoridated) water and peppermint tea. Drink about 100 ounces of the lemonade per day. Drink the salt water flush in the morning as soon as you wake up and drink the herbal laxative tea at night before bed.

While following this diet, some dieters complain of diarrhea, dizziness, nausea or vomiting from the salt water flush. You must immediately see a doctor in case any of your symptoms are severe or prolonged or causing discomfort.

Three day diet

The three day diet is an easy to follow diet that lasts for only three days. It is the perfect diet for quickly loosing up to 10 pounds in three days. Most of the weight is likely due to fluid loss and not the more desirable fat loss. Do consult your doctor before starting this diet.

This diet plan is a very specific food plan that must be followed precisely. Portions must be eaten exactly as specified and dieters are warned not to overeat otherwise the promised 10 pound weight loss may not be achieved. Likewise, dieters should not under eat, even if they are not hungry. While following this diet, you should drink 4 glasses of water or diet soda per day. You may use herbs, salt, pepper, lemon, vinegar, Worcestershire, soy sauce, mustard and ketchup on your food.

Hollywood diet

The Hollywood diet consists of drinking only the Hollywood diet juice for two days. You can lose up to 8 pounds in two days on this diet. It is essentially a juice fast. The Hollywood juice is a scientifically formulated blend of vitamins, fruits, minerals, antioxidants and essential oils. The purpose of this formulation is to detoxify and cleanse your system, and to assist in restoration of biochemical and mineral balance.

Grapefruit diet

It is a complete grapefruit diet. It is based on the concept that an ingredient in grapefruits, when eaten with protein, triggers fat burning and causes weight loss. The diet promotes fast weight loss; unfortunately, the weight lost is primarily from fluids and not fat and generally returns as soon as the dieter goes off the diet. It is very important to consult your doctor before starting it. It is especially important to ask your doctor about using the grapefruit diet if you are taking any medication, as grapefruit can interfere with medication.

Cabbage soup diet

The cabbage soup diet is a delicious way of quickly loosing weight. Cabbage soup is the main part of the diet and can be eaten as much as you like throughout the day. Be sure to consult your doctor before starting this diet.

The above discussed diets can help you lose weight fast. Some work better than others; some are easier to stick to than others, and some are easier on your budget as compared to others. Always remember that it is of utmost importance to consult your doctor before starting any of these diets. Also, the healthiest way to lose weight is to eat less, exercise, and eat foods that include maximum nutrition in the fewest calories.