Fad diets, by their very definition, will be here today and gone tomorrow. They are quick solutions to weight loss that often end up doing more harm than good. Are they effective? Usually, but that is only because you end up depriving yourself of food that your body needs. I have no doubt in my mind that you will lose weight with the cabbage soup diet, which requires you to eat the soup for 7 days straight. While it may be effective in the short-term, it’s by no means a healthy way to lose weight nor will it be long lasting. You’ve eliminated junk food, but you’re not eating a good variety of food each day.
The solution? A diet high in fruits and vegetables that is also balanced by meat, proteins, and carbs. Cut out the unhealthy snacks and sugar. There are plenty of diet plans out there that are both safe and effective. Everyone’s body is different and one diet that works for your friend, may not do much good for you. Talk to a nutritionist or your doctor to find out what you need to eat less of and what you need more of. Couple this with exercise and an energy supplement and you’ll be on your way to a healthier new you.