Popular Dieting Plans
If you’ve looked for easy ways to diet, then you’ve probably checked out some of the more popular fad diets advertised to people who need to lose weight. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular ones – how they work and what their effectiveness really is.
One popular diet fad most people have heard about is the Atkins Diet. This diet works on the theory that if you consume a lower amount of carbohydrates, you’ll lose a large amount of weight in less time than most other diets.
This diet is reportedly able to give you some positive results, but the nutritional value of the foods it recommends to have while you’re on this diet doesn’t meet what’s really known as healthy. You must make the choice to sacrifice nutritional health along with the weight.
Another fad you may have noticed is the Medifast diet. This diet revolves around drinking shakes and eating things like soup. Whether the products that you can get shipped to your home truly have all of the protein and nutrients you need remains to be seen. This diet is quite high in cost, but you do get a couple of weeks’ worth of meals.
Then there’s the NutriSystem diet. Their quick and convenient pre-packaged meals come in many different dishes, which is what sets it apart from most of the diet programs out there – choice and variety! It may be effective, but so is good, old-fashioned, fresh, healthy food – and it’s cheaper.
South Beach Diet is another pre-packaged meal program offered to those who want to lose weight. This program is much like the Atkins Diet, where low carb intake seems to be the key to losing a ton of weight fast. These meals can be found in your local grocery aisles, so you don’t have to order them and have them shipped to your house.
Then we come to the ever popular Slim-Fast. Why do some of these programs insist on putting “fast” in the name of their products? To sell better, of course. This product comes in powder form that you can add to skim milk to make weight loss shakes.
These only skim the list of the many diet fads out there today. Be sure to check with your doctor before embarking on one of these diet adventures. Make sure it’s healthy for you before you take a chance and possibly risk your health. More important, educate yourself about eating a healthy and balanced diet and don’t rely on any one system that tries to guarantee a quick and easy way out.