Originally Posted by homeranex
Out of the following diets, which diet contributes to fastest weight loss?
1. Atkins diet
2. South Beach diet
3. Blood type diet.
4. GI diet
The blood type diet is a marketing ploy to sell a book. Not sure what the GI diet is. As for the other two...
There is no one diet you can point to and say *that one* has the fastest weight loss. It will vary by individual.
I've done the rice diet (low fat, low calorie, vegetarian for the most part), Atkins, Weight Watchers and just about every other diet and fad out there. My greatest success was with the rice diet. I averaged about a little over 3.5 lbs per week for a year. In years past when I did low carb, I lost 140 lb in 6 months and then struggled to lose even a pound a week and I got tired of never being able to eat off plan without losing 2-3 weeks of progress. With the Rice Diet, I could 'cheat' on Thanksgiving and have turkey, gravy, potatoes and pie and still lose weight the next week.
Ultimately, it's about what diet you will stick to. People say losing weight is a lifestyle change. I'd have to disagree and I think that's why most fail. I think it's about finding a way of eating that fits with your preferred 'lifestyle'. You're more likely to stick with it.