Fad Diets Directory
Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about fad diets, why they may or may not work (and for how long), and much more.
Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet Review
This review discusses the effectiveness of Dr. Kushner's Personality Type Diet and explains what to expect.
Shangri-La Diet Review: Does Drinking Oil Keep You Full?
What can you eat on the Shangri-La Diet? Learn that and more in this review.
Fast Food Diet Review: Better Choices for Weight Loss
If you find yourself eating out often, the Fast Food Diet may work for you. WebMD reviews the pros and cons of this diet.
The New Beverly Hills Diet Review: Phases, Foods, & More
WebMD looks at the pros and cons of The New Beverly Hills Diet.
Fast Weight Loss Too Good to Be True?
Fad diets backfire, because you’ll probably regain the weight. Learn how to spot them.
Fad Diets Are a Scam
There are no shortcuts when it comes to weight loss. Don't fall for those quick fix fad diets.
Can You Really Control Where You Lose fat?
Are crunches worth it if you can't see results? Learn how your body loses fat.
Celebrity Fitness Secrets
Keep your body famously fit with advice from celebrity fitness pros.
Slideshows & Images
Your Body's Reaction To Yo-Yo Diets Explained in Pictures
Stuck in a cycle of weight loss followed by weight gain? Here’s how yo-yo diets can make it harder for you to lose the pounds and what to do instead.
Slideshow: 10 Diet Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Learn 10 common diet mistakes that may be preventing you from losing weight. Avoid these diet blunders and watch the pounds disappear.
Slideshow: 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism
Try these 10 tips to increase raise the rate at which you burn calories and lose weight.
Slideshow: High-Protein Diets -- Do They Really Work?
Combine speedy weight loss with the satisfaction of feeling full, and it’s easy to understand why high-protein diets are popular. But is there a downside?
Quiz: Diet Dos and Don’ts -- What Really Helps You Lose Weight?
Try this quiz to test your knowledge of weight loss, diet dos and don’ts, what to eat, when to eat, how to track your progress, and more.
Quiz: Best & Worst Foods for Belly Fat
Do you know which foods are best and worst for belly fat? Test your knowledge with this quiz, and learn how to eat for a slimmer waistline.
Quiz: Test Your Nutrition IQ
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about dietary guidelines.
The Truth About White Foods
White foods – "bad carbs" like white-flour baked goods and sugar – have been blamed for America's obesity epidemic. Should you kiss them goodbye if you want to lose weight and eat healthfully?
Diet Review: The Diet Solution
WebMD's director of nutrition, Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, reviews The Diet Solution.
The Eat-Clean Diet: Diet Review
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, reviews The Eat-Clean Diet by Tosca Reno.
Step Diet: Count Steps, Not Calories
The Step Diet is about counting the steps you take each day, not the calories you eat. Find out what's in the plan, how it works, and if the experts think it's safe.