Fad diets are based on a regimen.plate image by Einar Bog from Fotolia.com
Divide fad diets into four basic categories: 1: Starvation -- you consume very few calories and often use an appetite suppressant. 2: Low carbohydrate -- you count the number of carbohydrates you consume and try to keep the number as close to none as possible. 3: Point counting -- all foods are assigned a number on a point system and you need to eat a specific number of points per meal and a specific number of points per day. 4: Supplement-assisted diets -- consist of diet pills, herbal supplements or metabolism boosters. Each type of diet works in a different way, but all aim to produce the same results. Of the diet plans you are interested in, divide them up on your chart based on category.
Since what you eat will determine weight loss, diets are differentiated by the types of foods they allow you to consume.teller image by eka from Fotolia.com
List the foods each diet plan specifically outlines that you are allowed to eat using your chart.
Each diet will make a claim about how quickly weight can be lost using its method.measuring waist image by PinkShot from Fotolia.com
Include the rate at which you should be able to lose weight if you follow it properly using your chart. Each diet plan outlines this rate; some fad diets often offer very quick results.
Decide which diet is the best fit for you.salad image by Leonid Nyshko from Fotolia.com
List any health or safety warning that come with each diet on your chart. Some supplements may not be suitable for people with pre-existing health conditions.
Some fad diets result in fast weight loss.scale image by PinkShot from Fotolia.com
You can now compare the diets based on the rate at which you can expect to lose weight, the foods you are supposed to consume and the possible dangers that each diet poses to your health.