Diets & Weight Loss Programs


Reviews of Fad Diets and Healthy Weight Reduction Plans

Diet Guide

Bookmark this page for advice and information about about commercial weight loss diets as well as special diets for specific health conditions. Before reading about other weight loss plans, we strongly recommend you visit Weight Loss Pictures to see what women say about one particular diet program that offers awesome support. Remember, in order to lose weight you need to change your eating habits, and for most dieters this isn’t easy. Getting extra motivation and support from a real weight loss expert can make all the difference. See also Weight Loss Help.

Diet Plans

Here are some short reviews of popular weight loss diets and advice about healthy eating plans. In general, there is no such thing as the ‘best’ diet. Some eating plans suit certain people better than others. Even so, most dietitians and nutritionists advise against fad diets that are either too low in calories (eg. under 1000 calories per day), or that lack sufficient nutrition (eg. very-low-carb diets). At present, the consensus among diet experts is that the GI diet is probably the optimum dietary method for most people. In essence, diets based on the glycemic index promote high quality carbs, such as whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits, lean protein and moderate amounts of good quality vegetable oils. Daily calorie intake may vary from 1200-1600 calories (for women), and 1600-2000 calories for men.

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  • “Heart” Diet
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  • Liquid Diets
  • Low Calorie Diets
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  • Slimming World (UK)
  • South Beach Diet Program
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  • Susanne Somers Diet Plan
  • Unislim Diet Program (Ireland)
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Weight Watchers Diet Program
  • Womens Health Diets
  • Zone Diet

Weight Management Advice

Whatever diet program you choose, make sure it provides effective motivation and encouragement. Any weight loss plan which fails to offer this type of essential support is not likely to help you achieve your weight loss goals. In fact, diet compliance rates among obese dieters following unsupported diets are abysmally low. Long term weight loss is rarely possible without such support, so choose a diet program that provides it.

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A Note about Healthy Weight Control

Fad diets, unbalanced diets, diet pills, diet supplements, weight loss surgery and other short term weight loss methods are not recommended for permanent weight control. The best way to lose excess fat and maintain a healthy weight in the long term is to follow a balanced calorie-controlled diet (that improves your eating habits) and take regular aerobic exercise.