Top 10 Diets
The Top 10 Diets are influenced by several factors, including the
pre-packaged meal approach where you don’t have to think about what you
are eating or how many calories it contains, like Nutrisystem and Jenny
Craig, to a fitness-based program influenced by T.V.’s “The Biggest
Loser,” featuring fitness guru Jillian Michaels.
Here is an overview of some of today’s most popular diets:
This diet features home delivery of total meal systems scientifically
formulated to incorporate foods low on the glycemic index as well as
foods that contain healthy omega-3 fats. It is easy to follow because
all meals are delivered to your door and all you have to do is grab
them and stick them in the microwave. Here's more on how nutrisystems diet works.
Diet: Based on the glycemic index and years of research by
Dr. Arthur Agatston about the way insulin processes fats and sugars,
this is a diet based on scientific research. You have to follow the
three phases of this diet conscientiously in order for it to work. The
third phases focuses on healthy eating for life.
Michaels: Followers of the popular T.V. show, “The Biggest
Loser” have put this one firmly on the list of the 10 ten diets. Based
on healthy, calorie controlled dieting and plenty of exercise, this
diet offers different guidance based on your body type. This is one of
the few diets that gets to the root cause of why you overeat in the
first place and helps you overcome the urges to overindulge.
Watchers: A regular on the list of top 10 diets, this
program is based on points. Every food has a point index, and you
calculate how many points you are allowed to eat each day based on your
weight and height, and your activity level. The program emphasizes
regular meetings at a Weight Watchter’s facility and weekly weigh-ins.
Diet: Another scientifically based diet requires you to
master combining certain types of foods and not others. This diet is
complicated to follow and requires you eat a highly restricted diet in
the early days of the plan.
Slim Fast Diet: This perennial diet is based on the Slim Fast diet
shake, requiring you to restrict calorie intake and substitute one or
two meals a day for the diet drink. Possibly not the most popular diet
on the top 10 list, but easy to follow if you tend to skip lunch anyway
at work, and you can pick up the drinks at any drugstore.
Medifast Diet: Another one of the top 10 diets to feature meal
replacements, this diet has also proven effective in controlling type 2
diabetes. Success stories are based on very low calorie intakes per
Based on the hoodia plant that resembles a cactus, hoodia is mostly
taken in the form of pills that ward off hunger and the desire to eat.
This diet emphasizes feeling “in the zone,” or alert and vibrant. It is
another complex diet that requires combining the right foods and
avoiding certain combinations and proportions.
This diet program allows to you join a center, or use an at-home
program, and is based on pre-packaged foods. The commercials featuring
Queen Latifah are helping to boost this company’s image.
Diet programs wax and wane in popularity, so the top 10 diets are
constantly in a state of flux as new discoveries are made in nutrition
and the way the body’s metabolism absorbs food.
Top 10 diets are pretty stable, only a few drop in and out.