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Best (and Worst) Diets Out There?

We’ve got some great blogs lined up for next week …

Including our take on the latest study linking pesticides to ADD in kids.

And another on the worst "diet" out there … that I bet nearly every single person has fallen victim to at some point.

A simple search on amazon.com for "diet books" brings up nearly 55,000 options.

That’s a lot.  A lot of junk!

How do you pick and choose from everything out there?

My question to you today — out of the popular "diets" out there, what is the best and worst to use or follow? 

It’s a little food for thought on Friday …

Leave a comment below and we’ll be back with our idea on what the WORST diet in the world is…and, like I said, you may not even know you’re following it!

12 Responses to Best (and Worst) Diets Out There?

  1. Peter May 21, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    The worst diet I tried..was probably the Cabbage Soup diet. I made enough of this Soup to last me for 2 – 3 weeks. But, only lasted a few days…all you can have is this soup, some meals you can throw in a banana etc. Had a massive headache after a few days.

  2. Ray May 21, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    My humble opinion is. The worst would be where the meals are planned for you because once you go back to planning your own its all downhill. The best would be if God didn’t make it don’t eat it. Many diets will work for diff people I’m sure for a time. But I think God knew what He was doing, everyone else is out to make a buck.

  3. Margaret May 21, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    The best eating plan (I don’t call it a diet) is Weight Watchers. If you follow the plan, you must make your own choices. If you weigh and measure your food, count your points and stick to the plan you will lose weight, be healthy and feel great. It is also very helpful to continue going to the weigh-in and meetings after reaching your goals. I have been at my goal weight for one year and still go to the meeting every week for continued support from my leader and other members who I have gotten to know. I love my WW leader. She is so encourging and such an inspiration.

  4. Margaret May 21, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    The best eating plan (I don’t call it a diet) is Weight Watchers. If you follow the plan, you must make your own choices. If you weigh and measure your food, count your points and stick to the plan you will lose weight, be healthy and feel great. It is also very helpful to continue going to the weigh-in and meetings after reaching your goals. I have been at my goal weight for one year and still go to the meeting every week for continued support from my leader and other members who I have gotten to know. I love my WW leader. She is so encourging and such an inspiration.

  5. Kris May 21, 2010 at 8:14 am #

    I am on the HGC diet right now. What do you folk think about it? So far I have dropped 6lbs in 7 days and do not feel hungry. I know I must stick to the plan to keep it off but just want to know what you think. Thanks, Kris

    • Mark May 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm #

      Kris, I hate to break it to you, but the HGC has NOTHING to do with your weight loss. It is the extremely unhealthy low calories. This is another gimmick cooked up to sell people something (HGC and a bad diet). Remember the saying “If it sounds too good to be true….”. This is another classic example of people looking for the easy fix instead of eating properly and exercising. It is physiologically impossible to lose 6 lbs. of fat in 7 days. Water, glycogen, and a lot of lean tissue are what are showing up as a loss with the ultra low calories on this particular diet.

  6. JIM May 21, 2010 at 9:26 am #

    Anything on an infomercial. Cookies three times a day and one whole food meal? Wow!

  7. Amanda May 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    In my opinion, the worst diet I ever tried is the Lemonade Diet also known as The Master Cleanse. Oh my Lord! I can taste that horrid drink by just thinking about it. And it’s been four years since I tried that one. It’s a drink that consists of organic lemons, water, pure (real) maple syrup, and cayenne pepper. That is all you drink or eat for 10 days. I think I made it 5 days. By the 3rd day I had decided to buy cayenne pepper gel caps to swallow down with my drink just so I didn’t have to put it in my lemonade. But, I honestly can’t imagine how or why someone could do that for 10 days straight. It would have to be for much greater reasons than to lose a few pounds…. A spiritual fast with a tremendous amount of mental strength maybe. But, kudos to anyone who made it all 10 days. I think the night of the 5th day I was at a social gathering with some friends. They all brought food and I totally lost it! I think I devoured a bowl of chips and dip in about 1/2 sec. Any weight that I lost in those 5 days came right back. And for the life of me, I cannot see how anything like that could be healthy. Maybe stranded on an island with lemon trees and maple trees, you could sustain life. But, I don’t recommend trying this “diet” on purpose.

  8. Steph May 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    Best diets: Byron Richard’s The Leptin Diet, Ori hofmekler’s anti-estrogenic diet, Eat Stop Eat
    Worst I’ve tried – Atkins :(

  9. Mary May 21, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Worst diet – too many to name. Best diet – love myself enough to care about what I am eating and keep it simple (i.e. less ingredients is better) I’m a work in progress…slow and steady weight loss and muscle toning….but will be more sustainable than all of the other “trys”.

  10. Tracy May 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    The best diet of all is “no diet”. Just eat sensibly, lots of veggies and fruit and some protein. And don’t forget to exercise.

  11. Kieba June 18, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    I have seen, researched, and experienced many Stupid, unbalanced unhealthy Dangerous diets like the Beverly Hills diet and a raw fruitarian diet. I think one of the Best diets is actually not a diet itself but a Lifestyle that is called “Retro-Raw” exercising daily and eating a 75-80% organic raw diet which includes grass fed organic animal proteins, dairy, free ranging eggs, seasonable veggies and fruit, nuts and seeds. Limiting grains and eating no processed/refined commercial or conventionally raised foods. Yes, it may be a challenge at times, but it is for Optimal health in a toxic world and not supporting any big food companies. Keeping foods in as natural state as possible is also important for their nutrients/enzymes etc.

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