The term "diet" has become abused. Typically it is used to refer to some form of food control whether that be restricting calories, eliminating food types, eating at certain times of the day etc. Some diets are backed up by a host of research and are based upon some sound evidence. Others seem to have been plucked out of the air or designed to sell a book by a well-known celebrity.

The ATKINS DIET is in essence about eating lean protein and low-starch vegetables and avoiding simple carbohydrates such as flour and sugar. The diet involves a reduced glycemic load (carb content) to keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range. The principle behind this being that consuming fewer carbohydrates allows your body to burn greater amounts of fat.

The 5:2 DIET from BBC TV Doctor Michael Mosley is based on a principle known as intermittent fasting (IF) – where you eat normally for five days a week and fast on the other two days.

The DUKAN DIET is a low-carbohydrate (carb), high-protein diet. There’s no limit to how much you can eat during the plan’s four phases, providing you stick to the rules of the plan.

The PALEO DIET or Caveman Diet focuses on eating foods from the Paleolithic era of human nutritional needs—foods we ate prior to farming and domesticating animals. The goal is to train your body to crave healthy foods. This diet promises to achieve your ideal body weight, sharpen the mind, and enhance a connection to your body’s inner being—similar to a wild animal's keen hunting instincts.

Bodybuilders and Gym users typically want to burn fat AND add lean muscle at the same time. The Shredded Chef has proven to be one of the most effective ways to do this. 

Eat Right 4 Your Type (Blood Type Diet) is where you eat certain foods based on your blood type: A, B, AB, or O. The plan says that each blood type digests food proteins differently and that eating the wrong food proteins can cause ill effects on the body—including slower metabolism, bloating, and even certain diseases. According to this diet, avoiding bad food proteins will help you achieve better health.

The glycemic index (GI DIET) is a scientific ranking that classifies foods based on how quickly they raise blood sugar levels. High-GI foods trigger a rise in blood sugar and release insulin, which is thought to trigger fat storage, intensify hunger, and lead to weight gain. The premise is that by avoiding foods that have a high-GI score, your appetite will decrease, and you will subsequently lose weight. 

The GRAPEFRUIT DIET involves consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice at every meal. Foods can be prepared with spices, dressings, or butter. With this, there are no extremely hot or cold foods, nothing prepared in aluminium pans, and keeping “protein meals” and “starch meals” at least four hours apart. Used for more than 80 years, the diet’s goal is quick weight loss with a daily caloric intake of fewer than 1,000 calories.

The MEDITERRANEAN DIET encourages an all-encompassing healthy lifestyle through consumption of simple, fresh foods and fitness. Based on the traditional eating habits of poor coastal regions of Southern Italy, Crete, and Greece, it includes vegetables and legumes, fresh fruit, olive oil, and moderate amounts of fish, poultry, and red wine. The diet promises healthy weight loss, along with numerous other health benefits.

The SKINNY BITCH DIET claims to be “a no-nonsense, tough-love guide for savvy girls who want to stop eating crap and start looking fabulous." The diet requires a full transformation to a vegan diet—banning sugar, meat, dairy, alcohol, and caffeine—and promoting fruits, vegetables, soy, nuts, legumes, and green tea. The premise is that being skinny means being healthy. It’s about eating what’s good for you and passing on what’s not. 

The ZONE DIET suggests that food can affect the hormonal response of the body and cause changes in insulin production. The diet suggests a food plan with a balanced ratio of carbohydrates (40%), protein (30%), and fat (30%). This mix is optimal for how the human body is genetically programmed and will allow the body to enter an efficient metabolic state ("The Zone").

All of these diets "work" if you stick to them. Sometimes sticking to a diet is the hard part. Many of the issues of sticking to a diet though can be made a lot easier by using the services of something like BodyChef.

For some people, they want to reach their ideal weight in super fat times. Many people have therefore taken Extreme Potency EPHALEAN alongside their diets and or exercise program in order to super boost the results. 

EPHALEAN is not for everyone, but if you have in excess of 35 pounds of excess weight that you are looking to shift quickly then you should consider taking Ephalean alongside your diet. Some people use Ephalean to kick-start their diet. Others take it after they have reached a sticking point in their diet in order to faster reach their body weight goals.