Drop lots of weight in less time with these top-rated diets from U.S. News and World Report
Losing even five to 10 pounds just makes you feel better. It’s that feeling of carpe diem and joy and triumph and success when your jeans just slide right on, when your belt doesn’t cut into your stomach when you bend down to pick up your phone, when you wear your favorite dress and it isn’t uncomfortably tight around the middle anymore.
But sometimes swimsuit, tight-dress or I-want-to-look-amazing events kind of sneak up on us — and you want to drop some weight now. Lucky for us, U.S. News and World Report put some major research time into finding the best fast weight loss diets out there but that are still relatively healthy to embark on. So if you want to lose lots of weight but don’t have a lot of time, try these top 10 diets of the 38 they ranked.
No. 1: Biggest Loser Diet
Modeled after one of America’s favorite shows, the Biggest Loser Diet incorporates healthy eating and healthy lifestyles to help you slim down. Ideally this diet is based on a six-week plan, but like U.S. News says, “Cut the calories, work out and watch the pounds melt off.”
No. 2: HMR Program
The HMR Program is a health management resource program that encourages calorie reduction with meal replacements (bars, shakes, etc.) and physical activity through “medically supervised, in-clinic or at-home options.”
No. 3: Atkins Diet
This diet has been around for ages with criticism galore, but opinions aside, this diet claims you’ll drop 15 pounds in the first two weeks by cutting carbs.
No. 4: Weight Watchers diet
Weight Watchers is also an oldie but goody. This diet is based on a point system, allowing you to eat whatever you want — as long as you don’t go over your daily point allowance.
No. 5: Eco-Atkins Diet
This diet is said to be less restrictive than its sister, the Atkins Diet. But you’ll still lose about eight pounds in the first month. And an additional benefit is that it aims to level your blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides.