The fitness race is on, and a lot of people are getting on the bandwagon. Some people do it to achieve a sexy body, and some people do it because they are embarrassed with the body they have now, while others do it to remain fit and healthy. As such, many fitness programs are out on the internet, in gyms, spas, and fitness centers all over. Some are too expensive to afford, that one may even lose weight just by trying to work out the money needed to pursue these fitness programs. One may not have to go to the gym or the spa or any fitness center and spend much to slim down to obtain that longed-for sexy body. There are many books available in the bookstore that offer weight loss programs conveniently and for free. The books are not, though. These weight loss programs or diet plans gain immense popularity with so much publicity, testimonials, and reviews that one may be confused about which one to follow. So before choosing which weight loss plan to follow, try reading these summaries about the most popular diet programs out today.
Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Dr. Atkins. This weight loss program encourages a high protein diet and a trim down on the carbs. One can feast on vegetables and meat but should fast on bread and pasta. One is also not restricted against fat intake, so it is okay to pour in the salad dressing and freely spread on the butter. However, after the diet, one may lack fiber and calcium yet high in fat. The intake of grains and fruits is also limited. Carbohydrate Addict's Diet by Drs. Heller. This diet plan advocates low carbohydrate eating. Approves eating meats, vegetables, and fruits, dairy, and grain products. however, it warns against taking in too much carb. "Reward" meal can be too high on fats and saturated fats. Choose to Lose by Dr. Goor restrains fat intake. One is given a "fat" budget and given the liberty to spend it. It does not pressure the individual to watch his carbohydrate intake. Eating meat and poultry as well as low-fat dairy and seafood is okay. A signal is given on eating vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread, and pasta. This weight loss plan is relatively healthy, with adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and saturated fats. Watch triglyceride levels, though; if high, trim down the carbohydrates and tuck in more unsaturated fats. The DASH Diet. Advocates moderate amounts of fat and protein intake and high on carbs. Primarily designed to lower blood pressure, the diet plan follows the pyramid food guide and encourages a high intake of whole wheat grains and fruits and vegetables, and low-fat dairy. Some dieters think it advocates too much eating to procure significant weight loss.
Eat More, Weigh Less by Dr. Ornish. Primarily vegetarian fare and strictly low-fat. It gives the go signal on the "glow" foods but warns to watch it on non-fat dairy and egg whites. This diet is deficient in calcium and restricts the consumption of healthy foods like seafood and lean poultry. Eat Right for Your Type. Interesting because it is based on the person's blood type. Recommends plenty of meat for people with the blood type O. Diet plans for some blood types are nutritionally imbalanced and too low in calories. And for the record, there is no proof that blood type affects dietary needs. The Pritkin Principle. Focused on trimming the calorie density in eating by suggesting watery foods that make one feel full. Eating vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, pasta, soups, salads, and low-fat dairy is okay. However, it limits protein sources to lean meat, seafood, and poultry. Although it is healthy by providing low amounts of saturated fats and rich amounts of vegetables and fruits, it is also low on calcium and limits lean protein sources.
Volumetrics. For low-density calorie eating. Recommends the same foodstuff as Pritkin but restricts fatty or dry foods like popcorn, pretzels, and crackers. This plan is reasonably healthy given the high amounts of fruits and vegetables, low-calorie density, and saturated fats. The Zone. Moderately low on the carbs yet relatively high on the proteins. The diet encourages low-fat protein foods like fish and chicken plus veggies, fruits, and grains. It is also healthy but lacking in grains and calcium. Weight Watchers. High carbohydrates, moderate on fats and proteins. A very healthy diet plan and very flexible too. It allows the dieter to plan their meal rather than give them a set to follow.