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There are endless types of diets known today that advocate quick weight loss. Most of them are based on scientific observations and conclusions. There are healthy diets which help in losing weight slowly but in a healthy way. On the other hand, there are certain plans that are to be followed only for a short period as they help in quick weight loss. These are known as fad diets. The fruit diet is claimed as a healthy diet, but, it is more of a fad diet. A fruit diet usually means the fruit detox, the fruit flush, and the grapefruit diet.

Fruit Diets for Weight Loss

As the name suggests, you must have concluded that in this diet, one is expected to include only fruits during the day. However, following are the popular 3 types of plans that include consumption of different food items along with fruits to lose weight.

Fruit Detox Diet Plan
A detox diet is meant for internal cleansing of the body, which also aids in weight loss. The fruit detox diet also helps in making the skin smooth and supple. The foods that you can consume while on this diet are all fresh fruits, juices, raw vegetables, and fresh fish. One is also encouraged to have nuts and seeds (unsalted) in this detox diet plan. You can have a single fruit whenever you are hungry and also for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This diet can last for 7-10 days.

Fruit Flush Diet Plan
The fruit flush diet was created by Jay Robb. This fruit diet plan, which lasts for 3 days, is also a detox diet and helps in weight loss. On the first day of the diet, the person is supposed to have protein shakes with protein powder (without sugar). On the remaining days, one can have fresh fruits every 2 hours or whenever hungry. This is to be accompanied by a meal containing lean proteins (turkey, chicken, fish) and raw fresh vegetables (preferably, green leafy). Along with this, sufficient amounts of water should also be consumed for a proper detox.

Grapefruit Diet Plan
The grapefruit diet lasts for 12 days. This is a low-calorie and low carbohydrate diet plan which aids in weight loss through the medium of a healthy diet. When on this diet, a person is expected to consume grapefruit raw and in juice form as it is believed to aid in quick fat burning. At the same time, one can also have a vegetable salad, egg, bacon, meat, fish, coffee, and tea during the day. When organizing the grapefruit diet meal plan, one should take care not to consume more than 1,000 calories daily.

Apart from these popular plans, there are several other simpler plans like the all-fruit diet where one should have only fresh fruits for breakfast and meals during the day. This diet can be continued for more than a week. But then, it is a fad diet as one should exclude all other foods and simply have fruits. On the other hand, the vegetable and fruit diet is also a version of the fruit diet, where a person can include raw or boiled vegetables, vegetable juices and salads in the daily meals.

Although it is a healthy diet plan, it cannot be continued for a longer period as it is a fad diet. The diet lacks in carbohydrates and fats which are essential for gaining energy and hence, people are not recommended to follow this diet for long. You should consult the doctor before going for it.

Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, intend to replace the advice of a medical professional.