When you’re looking to lose weight, you’ve probably come across all those different diet plans on the internet. They promise to help you lose tens of pounds every week, so you’re down by hundreds within just a few months. That’s not realistic and you’re not going to keep the weight off in the long term. However, there are some diets out there that will help you lose the weight and keep it off.
Weight Watchers has been around for decades now, and has developed a tried and tested formula that really works.
There are different plans available to suit your needs, and one of the plans offers no counting, no weighing and no portion control—you decide when you’re full enough to stop. Calories don’t come into it as it’s done on a pointing system if you choose that plan.
The second most popular diet plan is Slimming World. It works similar to one of Weight Watchers’ where there’s no pointing, counting or portion control. You eat foods from a certain list.
It can be restrictive depending on the type of food you like though, and is more restrictive than Weight Watchers for some. However, it does work and there is a maintenance option. For pregnant women, there is also a pregnancy plan.
One popular diet that has come out is the Jenny Craig diet. There are many celebrities recommending it. Unlike Slimming World and Weight Watchers, you don’t really get the choice of the food to eat. You’re stuck with the food that is sent to your door.
Of course, this makes it restrictive but all the portion sizes are controlled for you and it’s easy cooking. It can be expensive when it comes to larger families.
NHS Weight Loss Plan
The National Health Service in the United Kingdom has its own healthy eating plan to help people lose weight. The aim is to lose weight slowly and healthily, and then keep it off in the future.
The best part is that this is created with medical knowledge and there is constant support from your own doctor or surgery nurse.
The Atkin’s Diet
There is some controversy over this but the Atkin’s diet can work. It’s important to understand that cutting out all carbs is not good for you, but you want to cut out the complex carbs.
There is a maintenance section on the Atkin’s diet, but this can still be quite restrictive. It depends on your preference over food and whether you’re happy to cut out all the bad stuff forever. Other plans are a little more lenient.
Create Your Own Plan
You don’t need to follow one of the ready-made plans available. The truth is that creating your own plan is just as good.
It’s all about choosing the right foods, getting enough exercise and changing your habits over the long term. Don’t focus on the quick weight loss. Slow and steady wins the race.