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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Weight Loss
Clear up some common misconceptions about dieting, exercise, and weight loss with these frequent questions and answers provided by the experts at WebMD.
Choosing a Weight Loss Program
WebMD offers guidelines for choosing the best weight loss program for your needs.
Lose Weight Without Fad Diets
Fad diets may help you take off a few pounds, but sensible eating is a better way to lose weight and keep it off. Learn more from WebMD.
Lose Weight the Healthy Way
WebMD shares tips on healthy weight loss for teens.
Quick Weight Loss or Quackery?
Even smart people fall prey to quick weight loss gimmicks. WebMD explains why.
What's Your Diet Deficit?
Many fad diets leave out more than the carbs, fat, or extra calories.
3-Hour Diet or 3 Meals a Day?
Experts debate how often we should eat for weight loss.
Can Past Nutritional Sins Affect Your Health?
So you may not have made all the right nutrition choices in the past, but it's unlikely you caused any permanent harm, right?
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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?
10 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism
Try these 10 tips to increase raise the rate at which you burn calories and lose weight.
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.
Fattening Foods of Summer
Summertime living may be easy, but if you're not careful, summer's fattening foods - including fried chicken, ribs, potato salad, ice cream, hot dogs, and beer - can really pack on the pounds.
Quiz: Which Diet Is Best For You?
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.
Test Your Nutrition IQ
Take this quiz to find out how much you know about dietary guidelines.
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.
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.
Eat Breakfast, Lose Weight
The morning meal is the most important one for weight loss
The PMS-Free Diet?
A whole lot of you will answer "yes." According to some estimates, about two-thirds of women report regular premenstrual discomfort, with about one-third seeking help from a health care provider. Up to about 8% of women experience severe impairment (called premenstrual dysphoric disorder).
Weight Loss as Easy as 1-2-3
It all starts with that "aha" moment, when you decide you're going to lose weight -- and this time, it will be for good.