Top 5 Diets To Lose Weight Fast

Everyone knows that sure and steady is the best way to lose weight, but what do you do if you need to lose 20 pounds fast? Maybe for that wedding next month or your high school reunion party?

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1 Voted BEST DIET
The 2 Week Diet
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2 Atkins 40 Full Rating View
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4 Cabbage Soup Diets Full Rating View
5 Meal Replacement Shakes Full Rating View

Quick Weight Loss

Sometimes, you just need to drop weight as quickly as possible. This is why we are going to take a look at the top 5 diets which are known for helping you to drop those pounds in a flash.

You will notice that this list contains quite a few low carb diets. This is because carbs are, for the most part, the major culprit for putting on weight, especially around the middle. Eating protein and fat will leave you feeling full and satisfied for hours, while carbs will leave you hungry again in hours.

Not to mention that our bodies treat simple carbs, such as pasta and white bread, the same as sugar, keeping you addicted to it and making you crave more sugar.

Kim Kardashian lost 80 pounds using a low carb diet, so if it worked for her, it can work for you!

Top 5 Diets Analysis


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The 2 Week Diet

Ranked #1 - The 2 Week Diet
"For a diet to be successful, I truly believe that the diet must produce visible and significant results fast” – Brian Flatt, creator of The Two Week Diet

This diet plan is designed exactly for the kind of quick weight loss most people are looking for. The 2 Week Diet promises that you will lose 8 to 16 pounds of fat in just 14 days. Of course the diet can be started again for another two weeks for more weight loss.

This diet begins with a low carb plan, and then switches to a low calorie plan, as well as exercises designed for each of the 3 stages, which are supposed to work synergistically with one another

Short Term effectiveness

The author of this diet uses a science based approach so most people find that they do lose weight very quickly.

Most people go off their diets because they become bored or discouraged with results. A simple 2 week plan with weigh-ins helps to keep people motivated. Who wouldn’t be happy watching a pound drop off almost every single day!

Long Term effectiveness

The diet can be repeated over and over again, although weight loss should slow down after a few weeks or months.

Ease of use

Every step, including exercises for the week, is spelled out, so you can't make a mistake.

Cost

Other than the book, there is nothing special to buy, no special foods or containers, so there is very little extra cost to this plan.

Taste

Since you don't buy any special foods, you will find that you can eat many of the same things you already eat and love.

Satiety

Since this diet focuses on protein and fat, you should feel full and satisfied. Breaking free from a sugar addiction, however, might be difficult in the first few days.

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Atkins 40

Ranked #3 - Weight Watchers Beyond The Scale

This diet is similar to the Ketogenic diet in that it restricts carbs to no more than 40 grams each day. This is a four phase program that includes vitamin and mineral supplements to ensure that your body gets all the nutrition it needs. The plan also advocates getting some form of regular exercise to encourage the body to tone up, as well as slim down.

This is the plan Kim Kardashian used to lose 80lbs of her excess baby weight.

Short Term effectiveness

This diet is infamous for allowing people to drop 10 pounds in their first week.

Long Term effectiveness

Like most diets, weight loss usually slows down, but a great many people find that they can maintain their weight over the long term by applying this diet one or two days each week.

Ease of use

There is nothing special to buy, but counting carbs can become boring for some people.

Cost

There are no special foods to buy, which means that this plan shouldn't cost more, unless you choose a great deal of expensive cuts of meat as your source of protein.

Taste

Some people miss their pasta, but with choices such as bacon and eggs or T-bone steak fried in olive oil, you rarely hear complaints about the food selection.

Satiety

What makes us feel full is protein and fat. This diet emphasizes both, which makes most people feel satisfied after meals.

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Ketogenic Diet

Ranked #2 - High Protein, Low Carb Diet

This is a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet designed to keep your body in a state of ketosis, which means it is burning stored fat, rather than food. This plan causes weight to fall off so rapidly; you will be looking at yourself in the mirror far more than you will be looking at your scale.

Short Term effectiveness

Most people find that they lose a significant amount of weight with this plan, especially in the first few weeks.

Long Term effectiveness

It can be difficult to stick to as many people give up common foods, such as pasta.

Ease of use

Counting carbs can become tedious. Some people find it difficult to figure out carbs in a complete meal and give up counting.

Cost

While you can save money by not buying sugary sweets or junk food, however, eating more protein, especially if you choose meat, can be more expensive.

Taste

Most people can find things that they love to eat on this diet, especially with things like fried chicken and bacon on the menu.

Satiety

It's fat and protein that keeps us feeling full and this diet has plenty of both.

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Cabbage Soup Diet

Ranked #5 - The DASH Diet

This is not a new diet by any means, but it is still pretty effective for those who need to shed some pounds quickly. The plan is exactly as the name implies; you eat cabbage soup (as much as you want) but nothing else.

Short Term effectiveness

Most people lose quite a bit of weight in the short term, which is why this diet has stuck around for decades.

Long Term effectiveness

After a week or 10 days, you won't want to see a cabbage ever again! It isn't a good idea to stay on this diet for longer than 10 days, either, as it lacks many vitamins and minerals.

Ease of use

It certainly doesn't get any cheaper than this: eat the soup. That's it.

Cost

Cabbage is certainly cheap and even if you ate one head every single day, you are probably going to save some serious bucks on your grocery bill, at least for one week!

Taste

If you like cabbage, you will like this diet. If you don't, you shouldn't even bother.

Satiety

Cabbage, and the other vegetables in the soup, are fiber plus! This means you will feel full, especially since you can eat as much as you like.

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Meal Replacement Shakes

Ranked #4 - The 5:2 Diet

Consuming protein shakes or bars as replacements for meals is a very popular way to lose weight quickly. Most plans call for consuming a protein shake or bar in place of a meal, then eating a sensible dinner. Most of these plans limit calories to either 1,000 or 1,200 per day.

Short Term effectiveness

When calories are restricted, the body tends to shed pounds quickly, especially in the short term

Long Term effectiveness

Most people find meal replacements boring and very few continue with the plan for more than a few weeks.

Ease of use

Very easy to use; simply replace one or two meals a day with a shake or protein bar. No weighing, no measuring, and convenience make this plan popular with the on the go crowd.

Cost

Bars and shakes can be expensive, but compared to the price of a fast food lunch, meal replacements are a bargain.

Taste

A fairly wide variety of flavors to choose from means you won;t become bored too quickly, however, at this time, the texture and flavor of bars needs to be improved.

Satiety

Shakes are filled with protein and fiber, which are designed to keep you feeling full.

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