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Top 10 Diets

 

There is no perfect diet, but there is a suitable diet. So, your search for the best one of the top 10 diets should focus on what is most suitable for you, according to your health habits and lifestyle.

The type of diet program you choose is less important to success than your resolve in sticking with it.

To know if a specific diet plan is suitable for you, ask your self the following questions in sequensce:

  1. Is the diet plan easy and affordable to achieve for a whole life? Losing weight is the easy part, keeping it off is the hard part.
  2. Does the plan tells you expected weight loss per week, and expected time needed to reach your weight loss goal? Slow, gradual weight reduction of one to two pounds a week is recommended.
  3. Is the program supported by scientific evidence and success stories as well as credentials of the experts involved in the program, such as doctors, nurses, dieticians and counselors
  4. Is the program nutritionally sound? Does it offer a variety of foods to ensure that you receive all the nutrients you need? Your diet should include all the recommended daily allowances (RDAs) for vitamins, minerals and protein.
  5. Does the program combines meal plans with excercise?
  6. How much does the program cost, including the initial membership fee, special foods, supplements and other features?
  7. Do you have any specific dietary or medical conditions? If yes, you should ask your doctor before following any program.
1- Mediterranean Diet Plan

Mediterranean Diet Pla

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Principle: The Mediterranean diet is a diet similar to the food that is normally
found in the countries around the Mediterranean Sea . It is rich in
healthy fats from fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds, in addition to a
plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.This diet is suitable for:

  1. Individuals who like fresh, unprocessed foods.
  2. Individuals who are searching for a plan that can lower rates of heard disease and cancer.

This diet is not suitable for:

  1. Individuals who don’t like seafood, including shellfish.
  2. Individuals who need a convenience-based meal plan, including fast food.
2- Atkins Diet Plan (Atkins Nutritional Approach)


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Principle: Atkins Diet is a low-carbohydrate, high protein diet plan. Dr. Atkins believes that not excess calories are responsible for obesity, but processed carbohydrates and insulin are.This diet is suitable for:

  1. Meat lovers and Sugar addicts.- Those who are looking for
    a low carbohydrate meal plan that is still high in fiber.
  2. Those who are tired of counting calories and prefer to eat until they are satisfied.

This diet is not suitable for:

  1. Vegetarians or individuals who do not like a lot of protein-rich foods.
  2. Patients with certain medical conditions or are on certain
    medications, like diuretics.
3- Glycemic Impact Diet

Glycemic Impact Diet

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Principle: The Glycemic Impact Diet™ (GI Diet) balances unrefined complex carbohydrates with lean protein and healthy fat to help you stabilize blood sugars, increase energy, and lose weight.This diet is suitable for:

  1. Sugar addicts.
  2. Individuals with mood swings or irritability.
  3. Individuals who feel low on energy.

This diet is not suitable for:

  1. Individuals who like eating fewer meals and snacks each
    day.
  2. Individuals who like fast food on their plan.
4- Bill Phillips Eating for Life Diet
Bill Philips Eating for Life Diet
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Principle: This diet consists of 6 small balanced meals per day. In contrast to other diets, the Eating for Life diet does not completely eliminate certain components, like carbohydrates, but offers them in a reasonable portion and in combination with other foods.
For 1 day each week you are allowed to ‘cheat’ and eat your favorite
foods.
Exercise is an essential element of Body for Life diet.
This includes aerobic exercise 20 minutes per session 3 times per week,
and lifting weights 45 minutes per session for 3 times a week. This diet is suitable for:

  1. Individuals looking to exercise a lot.
  2. Individuals who prefer eating various types of food.
5- Ornish Diet (Eat More, Weigh Less)

Ornish Diet (Eat More, Weigh Less)

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Principle: The Dean Ornish diet is very low in fat (10 percent of the total calories), high in carbohydrates and primarily vegetarian in nature. Dr. Dean believe that it is the type of food and not the amount that contributes to obesity. In addition to being an effective weight loss program, Ornish diet is recommended for prevention of heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other diseases related to high fat consumption.This diet is suitable for: Those looking for changing their whole lifestyle to a healthier way of eating and living
6- Weight Watchers
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Principle: Weight Watchers diet focuses on balanced low fat nutrition, exercise and group meeting. It is based on Flexpoints and Winning Points. Flexpoints: a nutritional points value given to every item of food. Winning Points: Dieters are allotted a certain number of points they can consume daily, which is determined by their body weight and the number of pounds they want to lose.This diet is suitable for: Weight Watchers has meal planning for all age groups.
7- Cabbage Soup Diet
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Principle: The Cabbage Soup Diet is a soup that burns fat and contains few calories. There is a direct relation between the amount of soup you consume and the weight you are going to lose. You can eat as much soup as you want, so you can eat unlimited amounts of food while losing weight fast.This diet is suitable for: Actually, the diet is effective for temporarily losing weight.
However, this is not a very nutritionally healthy diet and certainly not
one to live on.
8- Zone Diet
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The zone diet centers on a “40:30:30″ ratio
of calories obtained daily from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats,
respectively. Studies have shown that it can produce weight loss at
considerable rates while simultaneously gaining muscle mass. The Zone
diet has been shown to be an easy regime to adjust to with the fewest
adverse affects such as fatigue or hunger.
Most people who report fatigue find that the fatigue diminishes by day 2 or 3.
The key point in the zone diet is hormonal balance.
When insulin levels are neither too high nor too low, and glucagon
levels are not too high, then specific anti-inflammatory chemicals
(types of eicosanoids) are released, which have similar effects to
aspirin, but without downsides such as gastric bleeding. Dr Sears claims
that the “40:30:30″ ratio is responsible for the hormonal balance.
9- South Beach DietSouth Beach Diet

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The South Beach Diet is known as the “healthy” version
of the Atkins diet. However, the diet is NOT Atkins because it is not a strictly
low-carb diet. The principle is balancing the good carbs against the “bad”
carbs, i.e. mixed balanced eating of small-and-frequent, low-GI carbs.
10- Medifast Diet
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Medifast diet is essentially a low calorie diet.
Individuals purchase diet replacement products from Medifast. These
products
will provide an optimal calorie and nutrient amount for both men and
women.This diet is suitable for: The Medifast diet plan is generally only used by the very overweight ( BMI >= 30). It will only suit some people, and beware of slowing your metabolism leading to subsequent weight gain.

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