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The Quest for Fast Weight Loss

Over the years, countless fad diets—such as the cabbage soup diet, the lemonade cleanse, and the low- carb diet—have promised a path to quick and effortless weight loss. It’s tempting to believe that you can follow a “simple” formula and drop pounds without ever breaking a sweat. But as with many other things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Dear EarthTalk: A friend with many minor health problems recently switched to a diet of only raw plant foods and reports feeling much better. She also insists her new eating habits are better for the environment. Does this make sense or is the strange diet making her crazy? — Phil C., Reno, NV