I saw that episode! I wouldn't call it a crash diet, but then I'm not searching for keywords for ratings purposes
Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live
diet has been popular for a long time. You'll find some discussion about it in our Vegetarian forum that might be helpful!
I wouldn't count on that much weight loss, though. I just listened to the episode and he did say a new dieter could lose up to
10 pounds but he also said that most of that would be water
. I think that like most diets, most dieters will lose 2 or 3 pounds a week. Most people drop a lot of water during the first week of any diet, as they transition to healthier food. In his book, Fuhrman actually says dieters can often lose up to 20 pounds in 6 weeks. That's a big difference from the claim in Women's World magazine, but WW is known to make extreme claims to sell magazines.
The full version is a very healthy diet, especially if you can pick up a copy of Eat to Live and follow the full program. Good luck!