There are a number of diets that offer rapid weight loss, including the raw food diet, the Blood-Type diet, the Five-Bite diet and the Baby Food diet. Many of these diets are hard to follow and may even be dangerous to one’s health, according to health.com.
Other rapid weight-loss plans are the Cabbage Soup diet, the Grapefruit diet, the Sleeping Beauty diet, the Tapeworm diet and the Cotton Ball diet. Shedding excess weight is a common goal, but keeping weight off is less common.
According to U.S. News & World Report, a healthful diet should be relatively easy to follow, provide necessary nutrients, be safe and effective for long-term weight loss, and protect against diabetes and heart disease.
The top five diets that meet these criteria are The DASH Diet, the TLC Diet, the Mayo Clinic Diet, the Mediterranean Diet and Weight Watchers.