There are a lot of diets that promise fast, effective weight loss, but most are just fad diets that are either unhealthy or dangerous. The following are the top diet plans that are popular because they really work in getting rid of excess pounds.
1. Weight Watchers is a popular diet plan that allows you to enjoy any food by keeping track of points. Their PointsPlus Program involves corresponding points for foods based on fiber and macronutrient content. A personalized points target is also calculated based on an individual’s height, weight, gender, and other factors. The plan teaches responsible and nutritious eating and has an extensive support group throughout North America. An online program is also available for those who cannot personally attend meetings.
2. South Beach Diet is also a popular, no-carbs diet that allows you to enjoy fruits and vegetables, and can be fit into a hectic lifestyle. The diet involves three phases designed to eliminate refined sugar and starch in the diet and promote healthy eating throughout life.
3. Connie Guttersen developed the Sonoma Diet based on the Mediterranean Diet. Its concept involves incorporating ten power foods into your meals. The power foods include whole grains, almonds, bell peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, grapes, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, and olive oil. The diet is easy to maintain because the food is delicious, but it can be a drawback to people who cannot always prepare the prescribed meals in their kitchen.