According to scores based on experts’ review,these are the best diet plans. Whatever diet plan you choose to follow remember to adhere to the one rule they all have in common; eating plenty of fruits & vegetables.
1. Weight Watchers Diet – 3.8 / 5
Coming in with the highest rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars, the wildly popular WWD is the king of diets right now. With high points for weight loss in the long & short term, easy-to-follow nutrition & safety the WWD is the way to go if you’re looking to lose some weight the safe & easy way.
How it works : The general idea is to eat what you want provided you stick to your daily pointsplus target- a number based on your gender, weight, height & age. You are advised to load up on fruits & vegetables. With claims of dropping up to two pounds weekly, it is surely worth a try!
2. HMR diet – 3.6 / 5 stars
The Health management resources program helps you lose weight & keep it off by reducing calories via meal replacement with added fruits & vegetables, by learning healthy lifestyle strategies & increasing physical activity & personal accountability. It is a low calorie diet that helps you lose & keep off three times as much weight compared to your traditional diet. How it works : Low calorie shakes, meals, nutrition bars & cereals are eaten in place of meals & snacks. Fruits & vegetables are also a big part of this diet.
Biggest Loser diet : 3.5 /5 stars
The BLD claims that six weeks of healthy food & regular exercise can not only start you off on a weight loss journey but also prevent or reverse some diseases, it can lower your cholesterol & blood pressure.
How it works : Eat regular meals that emphasize filling calories from lean protein sources, fruits, vegetables & whole grains. Practice portion control; use a food journal & exercise. Also fill up on fruits & vegetables.
The Jenny Craig Diet – 3.5 / 5 stars
The overall aim is weight loss & maintenance. The JCD claims you will drop up to two pounds a week!
How it works : The JCD has pre-packaged meals to help you through the program, your diet which ranges from 1200 – 2300 calories a day is designed around your current weight. Restrict calories, fat & portions, eat healthy & have an active lifestyle and you will lose the pounds. Sticking to their ordered pre-packaged meal strictly since no home cooked meal is allowed might pose a bit of a problem.
5. Raw Food Diet
Closely resembling a vegetarian / vegan diet, the RFD claims that raw food is packed with natural enzymes & nutrients that help the body reach optimal health & leads to weight loss. Raw food hasn’t been cooked, processed, microwaved or been genetically engineered and is thus safer. Cooking obliterates most of the vitamins in food. Fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, seeds & herbs are a major part of this diet. Followers of the plan consume only half the calories they would eat on a cooked diet.
Do’s : fruits & vegetables dominate the menu
Invest in a juicer, blender & dehydrator.
Source : US news health