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.
Review of hCG for Weight Loss: Injections and Drops
Can taking hCG help you lose weight? Read WebMD's review and get the facts about this low-calorie diet.
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Cabbage Soup Diet Review: Ingredients and Effectiveness
Will eating mostly cabbage soup help you lose weight? The Cabbage Soup Diet Review gives you the details.
Blood Type Diet: Eating for Types O, A, B, & AB
Is the Blood Type Diet a healthy way to eat and lose weight? WebMD reviews the pros and cons of this diet - and what the research says.
The Weight Loss Myth of Fad Diets
Dieting doesn't work. At best, it’s a temporary fix. A healthy weight loss plan will help teens meet diet and weight loss goals -- and stay there.
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 Top Health Questions Answered
Should you go gluten-free? Is drinking tap water safe? Which is worse for you: real sugar or high fructose corn syrup? Do vaccinations cause autism? Get answers to today’s biggest health questions.
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.
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.
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.
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?