Want to lose weight? Have you been trying diet after diet in hopes of finding something that will help you shed pounds as quickly as possible? Have you tried diet after diet and are frustrated with the money you have spent with no results? Instead of setting yourself up for multiple failures, why not try doing some research? We have brought together a few of the better programs out there. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of a few of the more popular programs that we’ve found. More information follows.
Weight Watchers is, quite possibly, the most popular of all of the weight loss programs. This is the program that we’ve all heard about for decades now that works off of a points based system. You are allowed to eat only a certain number of points per day which are assigned to different food. You are in control of what you eat. Beyond that, the support system is one that people find very encouraging. This program is popular because it allows far more dietary freedom than the other programs that are out there.
You’ve probably heard about Jenny Craig too, it’s similar in some ways and quite popular too. The celebrity endorsements and ad campaigns are the main reason for this popularity run. The basic premise is that, when you become a member, you eat only “Jenny sanctioned” foods that you can buy at the local Jenny Craig center. Regular weights are taken to keep you on track. This can be a good program but it is very expensive. The majority of people on this program are unhappy with the small portion size. This is often a difficult transition to make even though the program works.
The Zone diet is very popular. This diet hasn’t been a best seller lately but it still has a faithful following that swear by its success. This is an all encompassing program, promising to help with other areas of your life along 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. This may sound like a welcome change of pace from the fruits and veggies routine. Some people swear by this diet. Still others say that cutting out protein like this is not healthy.
Weight loss programs are a dime a dozen. How do you know which ones are most worth your time? So it is important to determine your end goal, since that will help you find the program best suited to you. Talk to your doctor about which of the diet programs out there is right for you. He can look at your history and will know where you are starting from. He or she will be able to help you find a program that works best for who you are right now, not who you want to be later.