Category: Diet Reviews

Cookie Diet

Introduction In 1975, Dr. Sanford Siegal, a Miami obesity physician, developed a cookie formula for his patients who were struggling to lose weight.  The meal replacement approach gained mainstream popularity over the decades, and today more than 500,000 people have used Siegal’s Cookie Diet.   Other cookie diet programs have sprung up in recent years as […]

The Best Life Diet

Introduction Bob Greene, an exercise physiologist, is best known as Oprah Winfrey’s trainer.  In 1996, Greene, in collaboration with Winfrey, wrote his first book, Make the Connection: Ten Steps To A Better Body — And A Better Life, which went to #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list.  Since then, Greene has written […]

Grapefruit Diet

Introduction Grapefruit is a great natural simple carbohydrate that is high in fiber and vitamin C.  However, some supporters believe that grapefruit has the ability to burn fat and lead to weight loss, thus paving the way for one of the more popular quick-fix fad diets known as the Grapefruit Diet.  Surprisingly, this particular fad […]

The Beer Drinker’s “Diet”

Introduction Bradley Scott Cailor describes himself as a former yo-yo dieter and average guy who likes his beer.  Cailor decided to write about his extreme obesity and eventual journey of weight loss in his book, The Beer Drinker’s “Diet”.  Cailor’s approach to weight loss, which is described in the book, is not as much a […]

The Beck Diet Solution

Introduction Dr. Judith Beck is the Director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, and the author of The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person.  The book is based on Beck’s experiences with patients who have lost weight using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  The Beck Diet Solution […]

Ketogenic Diet

Introduction The ketogenic diet originated in the 1920s as a way to treat difficult-to-control epilepsy in children, but with the introduction of effective anticonvulsant drugs in the 1930s, the diet approach fell to the wayside.  The-high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet approach remerged in the late 1980s with the popularity of low/no carbohydrate diet […]

Atkins Diet

Introduction Dr. Robert C. Atkins first introduced the Atkins Diet in the early 1970s.  The program enjoyed sporadic popularity over the next few decades, gathering a strong following in the 1990s with his best-selling book Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution.  It has been estimated that over 20 million people worldwide have tried the diet, and […]

The Juice Diet

Introduction Juice Diets are a form of detox dieting generally used to help cleanse the body and jump-start metabolism.  In simple terms, it is a form of extreme fasting.  While some people do stay on juice diets for long periods, most of these programs were not designed as long-term weight loss solutions.  If you intend […]

Alkaline Acid Diet

Introduction The Alkaline Diet, also known as the Acid Alkaline Diet, Alkaline Acid Diet, and the Alkaline Ash Diet, is an approach to eating that has been around in some form or another since the early 1920s.   This is not a unified diet, but a general theory of eating based loosely on the belief […]

The 3-Hour Diet

Introduction Fitness professional, journalist and author Jorge Cruise is the creator of the 3-Hour Diet.  Cruise has authored several books on the idea that the timing of meals makes a difference when it comes to losing weight. Promise You can lose up to 2 pounds of fat a week, without losing muscle, by simply timing […]