Five of the top dietary plans out there, to help you trim down your waistline.
- Weight Watchers Diet
This diet is based on the Weight Watchers PointsPlus Program, a plan that assigns a point value to food, based on the food’s protein, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber content. Dieters in this program can eat as much as they want, provided that they don’t exceed their daily PointsPlus target scores; which differs from person to person. This program has been shown to drop up to 2 pounds for every week of its implementation.
- Health Management Resources Diet
The Health Management Resources Diet, or the HMR Diet, is based on replacing meals with healthier alternatives for lower calorie amounts. Meals and snacks are replaced with smoothies, nutrition bars, multigrain cereals, and the like. HMR also has a home program wherein set meals are delivered daily. This is intended to have a quicker onset of weight loss, a kickstarter for continuously keeping off the pounds. Their claim is a maintained, significant weight loss.
- The Biggest Loser Diet
This diet is the basis for the reality show, and the weight loss plans implemented on the show is pretty much what you’ll get. This diet requires a lot of discipline, as its main weight loss strategies are calorie restriction and exercise. Daily food intake is measured, wherein 45% of a day’s calorie total should come from carbs, 30% from proteins, and 25% from fats. This diet aims not only at weight loss, but also in disease prevention or reversal as well.
- Jenny Craig diet
This diet revolves around strict calorie count and portion sizing. Dieters on Jenny Craig get personalized meal and exercise plans as per assessments by Jenny Craig consultants. They also deliver pre-packaged meals, most especially for the first few months, when home-cooking is strictly off-limits. This diet’s claim is a 2-pound weight drop every week.
- Raw Food Diet
The Raw Food Diet’s plan basically involves what it says: raw food. This is borne of studies that raw foods contain natural enzymes and nutrients the body can use, which are otherwise lost in the cooking process, to trim down fat. This diet’s main rules are consumption of lots of plant-based products that are not heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit. Some dieters also consume dairy, including unpasteurized milk. Weight loss differs per individual, but this diet is a very earth-friendly one.