Losing weight is on a lot of people’s minds. Some people need the structure offered by
programs while others can manage on their own. Some people simply do better when they have weight loss programs to follow. Unfortunately marketers know this and the diet industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Fad diets are everywhere you look, trying to convince you that their way is the only way to lose weight. Sadly, a lot of these fad diets are far more harmful than they are helpful. Not every diet program out there is a just a fad, though. There are some programs available that can be helpful. Do you want to find a good program to help you with your weight loss? The following are some popular programs, with some warnings.
One of the oldies but goodies is the Slim Fast plan which began some time ago as a diet drink and has now evolved into a full fledged plan.
If you live in the western world it is unlikely that you have not seen the commercials for the diet drink ‘a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch and then a reasonable dinner!’was the main idea of the program. We may not agree with it entirely but many swear by it. This program has been expanded now to include food and snack bars too.
South Beach is another one of the weight loss programs that is very popular. At one time, booksellers were selling out of the books on this diet plan on a regular basis. Booksellers were having a hard time meeting the demand for the books detailing this plan. With this diet, as with Atkins, you are strictly limited on how much carbs you eat. You get to reintroduce carbs slowly back into your diet with the South Beach diet, though. You will also be closely monitoring your sugar intake. While this is the most unsafe diet, it is still healthier to just watch your portion sizes and get regular exercise.
There is also the Zone diet. There are those that swear by this diet plan even though it hasn’t been popular for a couple years. This program also promises to help in other areas of your life, not just with your weight. This program promises to help you push back things like heart disease and helps you ‘reboot’ your metabolism with a diet that is mostly carbohydrates and fats. If you’ve been eating nothing but fruits and veggies, this may sound like a dream come true. And this diet does seem to work for some. But there are also others that say its not healthy. It’s not easy to lose weight. A few may be able to handle just doing exercise and eating smaller portions. Others need more of a structured program to follow. If you can’t decide which program is the right one for you then I suggest talking to your physician. She will have some ideas of what might work and what you should stear clear of. Your doctor can help you decide which program will meet your needs best. This will get you on the right road to health and weight loss.