A list of weight loss programs is all well and good but looking at the list won’t help you to lose weight. The most popular programs are as follows but are not listed in any particular order:
1) Atkins Diet
2) Acai Berry Diet
3) Food Combining
5) Little Black Dress Diet
6) Blood Type Diet
7) The GI Diet
8) Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program
9) Weight Watchers
10) South Beach Diet
12) Sonoma Diet
The popularity of one diet over another depends largely on which celebrity has been in the press. If a weight loss program is promoted on a show like Oprah, its popularity tends to go through the roof. This doesn’t mean that the product is good for you or endorsed by Oprah or that it even works. This is the problem with trendy diets. They go in and out of fashion and those that originally claimed them to be the new miracle cure for weight loss have long moved onto the next trend.
Looking at a list of weight loss programs will often confuse you. How can you know the one that will work best for you? Personally, I steer clear of any trendy diets. As far as I am concerned the Acai berry diet only causes you to lose pounds from your bank account. Whilst diets such as Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers or the South Beach plan may have a loyal body of followers, this doesn’t mean that it will help you.
I prefer to follow a more old fashioned approach to losing weight. I believe that you should ignore any diet that prohibits a food group. I find that as soon as something is banned, I immediately crave it. Also it is difficult to get all the nutrients and minerals we need if you ban an entire food group. I prefer to eat everything but to be sensible about it.
You will not lose weight if you insist on eating high sugar, high fat processed foods from the supermarket. The first change I would make is to try and cook all your own meals from scratch. Try this for a month and you will be amazed how much weight you could lose.
Your second change would be to increase the quantity of fruit and vegetables in your diet. These really are ideal slimming foods as they contain very few calories. Your hair nails and skin will really benefit from the additional minerals and nutrients you are consuming, as will your bowels!
Next you need to address the amount of exercise you are getting. If your idea of working out is changing the station on the TV, it is time for change. You need to start gently and increase the activities gradually.
Forget about compiling a list of weight loss programs and concentrate your efforts on making one small lifestyle change every day. Practice makes perfect and little steps will see you reach your weight loss goals.