Need to Lose Weight Fast? Try These Healthy "Crash" Diets

The image Apple cider vinegar, cabbage soup, magic pills--we all know that when it comes to weight loss, there's really no quick fix. Or is there? Read about the "crash diets" that health experts turn to when they need to lose weight fast...

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Even health experts fall victim to cruise-ship buffets and late-night chocolate cravings. (P.S. If you've packed on a few, sign up for Glamour's new (free, of course) program, Exactly What to Eat to Lose Weight.) So, when a top doc wants to lose some pounds--quickly--what do they do?

I loved this Prevention article with some surprising weight loss advice from experts like Oz Garcia and Madelyn Fernstrom. Here are my favorite pound-dropping ideas:

*Kara Gallagher, a professor of exercise physiology at University of Louisville turns to salads. "...they're the perfect antidote to a week of no-holds-barred eating," she says.

Don't try these scary celeb diet tricks!

*Caroline Apovian, the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center gives up wine. "A few years ago, I would frequently have one or two glasses of wine at night with dinner, at about 120 calories per glass," she says. "Not coincidentally, I weighed 10 pounds more than I do now."

*Oz Garcia cuts back on carbs and eats more seafood.

Would you try Alicia Silverstone's new "kind" diet?

*John Foreyt, the director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine turns to meal replacement shakes and bars, like SlimFast.

Have you found a reliable, and healthy, way to lose weight fast? (The million dollar question, right?) One thing that works really well for me is to limit my snacking in the evening. If I don't eat anything after dinner (that means no before-bed bowl of cereal), I'm usually rewarded with a few notches down on the scale.

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