The Real Truth About 4 Trendy Internet Diets

Find out if these popular internet diets are worthwhile.

The Real Truth About 4 Trendy Internet Diets

Sooner or later, most of us will end up researching how to lose weight quickly when an impending beach vacation or wedding is looming. With hundreds of Internet diets out there promising major fat loss and inches trimmed, it can be tricky trying to determine which ones work and which ones are nothing more than a passing fad. With the help of registered dietitian Keri Glassman, we are going to investigate the most trendy internet diets and find out if they’re really worth your while.

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The Military Diet

This popular meal plan, also known as the 3-Day Diet, promises to help people lose up to 10 pounds in just one week. As the name suggests, you are supposed to stick to this diet for three days throughout the week, and then for four days, you can eat anything you want. During the three days, you are supposed to eat very low-calorie meals, to offset the higher calorie meals you consume on the other four days. Upon closer inspection, Glassman doesn’t recommend this diet, particularly because it includes processed and refined grains, processed meat with lots of sodium, no snacks, tiny lunches, too much sugar at dinner, and no greens.

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