Five Weight-Loss Diets That Work

The DL on five popular weight loss trends that give healthy and lasting results.


With so many health fads and diet tricks to try and lose weight and improve overall health, it’s hard to know which ones to try. While some may seem ridiculous and just plain unpleasant (I’m looking at you, oil pulling), they can actually supply you with benefits you never knew were possible.

Five Weight-Loss Diets That Work

Over the years, people have tried all kinds of crazy and harmful diets. Many of the dangerous diets of the past caused serious harm to women’s bodies. But don’t let that scare you off. Just because a health trend sounds silly or tough, doesn’t mean it won’t work wonders. But it’s super important to know which ones are healthy, and which are a dangerous gimmick.

Five Weight-Loss Diets That Work

Read on for our list of the five best diets and trends that will help you lose weight the healthy way. Just to keep it balanced, I not only did a ton of research, but also tried all of the diets, so I could give you the real upsides and downsides. If you try any of them, please let me know in the comments below…

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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she lives in Monte Carlo, but spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She's always traveling, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and life hacks to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 58 Comments

  1. Avatar of May Baker

    May Baker

    Controlling what you eat and drink is the only diet that works. Stuffing your face with anything you can eat will most likely make you round

  2. Avatar of Miya Hartford

    Miya Hartford

    how about weight gain? I’m seriously asking here. I don’t seem to gain weight. I already tried letting go of my self and eating only junk for 3 months. gained a habit of eating and craving greasy stuff and that’s about it. didn’t gain weight and didn’t make me happy. please help

  3. Avatar of Jessika Hag

    Jessika Hag

    I thought I will dislike the article because of my bad attitude towards the ways of dieting. I have read lots of articles which state the same, that one will lose weight the natural way by doing this or that. Then I read that you’ve tried all of them, and was curious to know what’s it about. I will recommend the teatox to my cousin. Oil pulling is the great aid for sleeping better because some ingredients found in toothpaste are energizing, but I would never try it because of the silly 20 minutes of swishing, as you have written, can result in jaw soreness.

  4. Avatar of Ketty Ben

    Ketty Ben

    I love tea and its help in weight-loss. Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and various substances that are beneficial for health.

  5. Avatar of Jenny Permel

    Jenny Permel

    Amazing tips! I agree juicing is a very effective, nutritional way to lose get rid of those nasty toxins while shedding away those extra pounds. Most people lose weight within first two weeks.

  6. Avatar of Issabell Symon

    Issabell Symon

    Plant based diets are really helpful for weight-loss. I am dieting and i try one new food each week, which makes me feel really good. I suggest everyone should do this.

  7. Avatar of Lulia Jan

    Lulia Jan

    An outstanding share! It’s amazing what some healthy juice will do for not only your body ,but your mind too! Make sure juicing as part of your diet when you go back to eating solids. Thanks for the post

  8. Avatar of Andrea Mitchell

    Andrea Mitchell

    Fantastic post and a great way to get the diet back to normal after a summer of splurging. One of my favorites to date. Its so easy to get in a rut with every day eating and so this post served for great inspiration. Would love more posts like this. Thanks 🙂

  9. Avatar of Amelia Beckons

    Amelia Beckons

    Thanks for such a great post Hilary! I’m sure this took a ton of work! I have already sent this to one of my coworkers who was needing a reboot after vacation. I really appreciate it!

  10. Avatar of Camila Hilhorst

    Camila Hilhorst

    I love this post!!! I’m a (control freak) meal planner, so I love love love new ideas for balancing the days. And your tips sound perfect for someone needing a little change in their diet!

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