KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It seems like we hear about a new diet every day. Paleo, Atkins, low-fat, low-sugar; the list goes on and on.
You might think you’ve heard it all, but have you heard about the Werewolf Diet? It claims you can lose six-to-10 pounds in one day.
But does it work? We were skeptical, and so was trainer Liz Kampschroeder who volunteered to try the diet for one week.
“This whole diet is based around the phases of the moon in a 30-day period of time,” Liz explained.
Basically it goes like this: Twice a month you fast, that’s on the full moon and the new moon. Leading up to those days you eat less over time and after the fasting days you eat more. It sounds simple enough, but Liz says for many it could be a recipe for disaster.
She eats healthy every day, but as she prepared her food leading up to the full moon, she worried about how she would feel.
“For me, I don’t understand a food plan that asks you not to eat,” she said.
Another problem: While the diet tells you to eat less and cut out fat, it doesn’t get any more specific than that.
“It doesn’t say what to eat, it says eat less,” Liz said.
A couple of days in Liz said she felt terrible. She was tired and starving.
“If I could eat my arm right now I would,” she lamented.
And that was just leading up to her fast day.
Click to continue reading and see if in the end, Liz would recommend the diet.