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Lose Weight with the Werewolf Diet?

A New Year is here. That means a lot of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and get fit.

Once upon a time I used to resolve I’d drop X amount of pounds and get myself in better shape starting January 1st of certain years. (The “X” number has varied depending on how much or little I needed to lose.)

I’ve tried a bunch of different diets, but I can honestly say I’ve never tried this one: the Werewolf Diet.

I might’ve tried it, but I only recently heard of it. However, apparently it’s been around for a few years.

In case it’s new to you too, here’s what it’s all about.

Dieting by the Moon

It’s nicknamed the Werewolf Diet because it’s also known as the Moon or Lunar Diet.

The diet works on the theory that the moon influences water in the human body the same way that the moon’s gravitational pull influences ocean tides.

An interesting concept since up to 60% of the human body is made up of water. So if you eat (or, rather, fast as is called for by the diet) based on the moon’s phases, it’s supposed to aid with detoxification and reduction of cravings.

Two Plans

The Werewolf Diet has two plans:

  1. Basic Moon Plan – During either a new moon or full moon, you do a liquid fast for 24-hours. That means you stick to water or juice only.
  2. Extended Version – It starts with fasting on a full moon, then you eat specific things based on the moon’s other phases during the month.
For Best Results

Apparently you can pair it with other diets to get best results.

The Werewolf Diet also suggests best times to start a diet. For instance, after a waning moon is the best time to start dieting because supposedly appetite and cravings decrease during this time.


Could it help you lose up to six pounds a day? That’s what the diet claims.

However, scientists and dietitians poo poo it as a juice fasting fad with no real benefit. Certainly with exaggerated claims of losing as much as six pounds in a day.

As British Dietetic Association spokesperson Jeanette Crosland was quoted as saying in a Daily Mail article about the diet:

 ‘Overall, this is another “diet” designed to catch the attention of the public, written in a way that suggest a scientific basis which doesn’t truly exist and basically boiling down to a short fast plus a (hopefully healthy) weight loss diet based on reducing calorie intake.’

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Have you heard of the Werewolf Diet before? Have you ever tried it? What’s the craziest diet you’ve ever tried?
Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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