Most women know that to achieve the best health, it is important to maintain a healthy weight. As the years go by, however, sometimes the pounds begin to accumulate. When you decide to lose the excess weight, you have an array of diets to choose from. Some provide the food, while others provide encouragement and guidance in what foods to buy. Choosing a diet that fits your needs will help you stick with it.
The Grapefruit Diet focuses on the nutritional value in grapefruits, while at the same time providing a low-calorie food to eat. Since 1930, dieters have been using the 12-day plan to drop excess pounds and jump start their weight loss. The idea is to eat grapefruit several times a day for 12 days. You will lose water weight and then you are instructed to begin a daily diet that continues to include grapefruit but also includes low-fat, low-carb meals.
Advanced Cleanse Diet
Acai berries and colon cleansing solutions are the mainstay of the Advanced Cleansing Diet. The premise is that cleaning out your colon will rid your body of toxins that slow your metabolism. The acai berry promotes good health because of the antioxidants it contains. Each morning you take an acai berry pill and an Advance Cleansing pill, then eat nutritious, well-balanced meals throughout the day. Diet advocates report they have more energy, sleep better and have a reduced appetite while on this diet. Weight loss varies from a little to a lot, depending on how much you have to lose, and how well you choose foods that you do eat.
Nutrisystem is designed for the woman who does not want to have to prepare her own foods while on the diet. The company has a complete selection of entrees and snacks that can be delivered to your door for a monthly fee. Nutrisystem began in the 1980s and has evolved with changing discoveries about the impact food has on the body. In 2008, the company moved onto the low-glycemic bandwagon and began to tout the benefits of eating those foods. You can order the food online, which makes it convenient and hassle free. In 2010, a month’s worth of meals and snacks cost between $350 and $400.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is a low-cost, support group approach to weight loss. On this diet, you attend once a week meetings where you are weighed and given the opportunity to earn charms and other rewards for achieving various goals and weight milestones. The worldwide group holds regional, state, national and international conventions for members who choose to attend. On TOPS, you can follow any weight loss plan you desire. The focus is on fellowship, friends and support in your quest to slim down. When you reach your target weight, you become part of Keep Off Weight Sensibly. In 2010, costs were roughly $100 per year.