I have often heard it said that any diet will work as long as you follow it for long enough. This tends to be true of some diets that force your body to change it’s metabolism, drop insulin levels, or even just confuse your body into thinking that it is not starving while you eat less.
With so many fantastic diet claims out there, it can be difficult to determine which diets work and which ones are just a waste of time and money. Which diet is right for you?
7 Diet Examples and Why They Work
Weight Watchers is one of the most popular and well-known loss programs. Dieters can expect to be able to choose which items they would like to eat, “budgeting” their consumption. Weight, along with a few other factors, determine the adherent’s food allowance.
Foods are assigned a point value based on fat, fiber, and calorie content.
Meat lovers may enjoy the Protein Power Diet, one of many low carb, high protein diets on the market. The Protein Power diet has broad allowances for such indulgences as eggs, steak, and cheese. Carbohydrate consumption is limited to 30 grams or less, spread throughout the day.
This diet also encourages high water consumption as well as the addition of healthy fats and 25 daily grams of fiber.
Popularized by celebrities, The Zone diet is a high protein, low carb diet that offers the convenience of pre-packaged, prepared meals. The Zone is encourages the consumption of lean proteins and restricts whole grains. In addition to carefully planned meals and snacks.
The Zone diet also encourages consumption of proprietary dietary supplements.
Relatively obscure, the Volumetrics diet is designed to complement the dieter’s natural urge to consume large portions. Shunning typical feelings of diet deprivation, the Volumetrics diet provides meal and snack ideas comprised of low calorie foods that can be consumed in large portions.
Emphasis is placed on foods that have high water content.
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, is an eating program designed to lower the dieter’s blood pressure by 8 to 14 points. While no food groups are excluded, the DASH diet restricts saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol, and sodium. This diet includes large portions of food that may, for some, inhibit loss.
The goal of this diet is primarily health-related.
Many dieters find using a loss product gives them increased results. Slimirex is an all-natural loss product that claims to increase metabolism and energy while reducing appetite. Slimirex users are encouraged to employ exercise and dietary changes to receive maximum results.
Despite its being a natural product, some users may be uncomfortable with the high level of caffeine present in the product.
The Atkins diet, one of the most popular of the low carb diets, is high protein and low carb. Due to its popularity, many food products and meal ideas catering to this diet are available.
While many dieters have experienced great success with this diet, potential Atkins dieters should know that this diet may be high in unhealthy fat and low in fiber.
Choosing a new diet or loss product can be overwhelming and expensive. Key considerations when determining which diet to use include the health benefits and how well the diet reflects your personal goals.