Forget soothing sore throats. Drinking hot water with lemon and honey can help women lose three pounds a week--at least, according to the aptly named "honey diet."
If you're going with the version described in U.K. author Mike McInnes's upcoming book, The Honey Diet, here's how it works: Every morning and night, you down a simple elixir of hot water, lemon, and one to two tablespoons of honey. Then, you replace all sugar in your diet with honey, skip potatoes, eat unlimited vegetables (but only two pieces of fruit a day), get protein with every meal, swap out refined carbs for complex ones, and eat zero grains one day a week.
"You can call it what you want, but to me this to me is a fad diet," says nutritionist Rania Batayneh, M.P.H., author of The One One One Diet. Basically, it's an extreme low-carb diet with a lot of honey--which is funny since honey packs 17 grams ofRead More »from Does the Honey Diet Really Work?