By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 05, May 2019, 18:10 pm IST | UPDATED: 05, May 2019, 18:10 pm IST
2 Biggest Loser Diet
This plan, built around healthy food and regular exercise, ranked behind only Weight Watchers in the overall weight-loss category. The experts agreed that calorie restriction and physical activity should work for dieters. They rated Biggest Loser a very effective way to keep weight off for the short-term, and concluded that it works moderately well over the long term.
3 Jenny Craig
As a weight-loss diet, Jenny Craig outranked nearly all of its competitors. Experts appreciated, among other aspects of the program, the value of the emotional support provided by its weekly one-on-one counseling sessions. A few experts, however, questioned whether dieters can expect to keep the weight off once they’re weaned from the diet’s prepackaged, portion-controlled foods. Though not factored into its ranking, Jenny Craig’s cost is relatively high.
4 Raw Food Diet
The diet can deliver both short- and long-term weight loss, experts concluded, since raw foodists typically eat fewer calories than most other people. But such a restrictive, labor-intensive diet certainly isn’t for everyone.
cored well in both the short- and long-term weight loss categories, comparable to or better than many other diets. Because it focuses on satiety, or the satisfied feeling that you’ve had enough, it’s more likely than other diets are to succeed.
In keeping with its emphasis on helping dieters shed pounds fast, the Atkins program rated well for short-term weight loss but was judged by experts as less impressive over the long haul. On balance, it came out slightly ahead of the middle of the pack.
7 Flexitarian Diet
There’s a good chance that if you follow the Flexitarian diet, you’ll lose weight and keep it off. Experts gave the plan respectable scores for both short-term and long-term weight loss, and research suggests that semi-vegetarians weigh less than carnivores. By consuming mostly plant-based foods, such as fruits, veggies, and whole grains, you’ll likely consume fewer calories, which leads to lower weight.
Slim-Fast claims dieters will drop one to two pounds a week. Experts awarded the program relatively high scores both for short-term and long-term weight loss, indicating optimism that the pounds will indeed come off and stay off.
9 Spark Solution Diet
Follow the Spark Solution, and there’s a good chance you’ll shed pounds. The plan emphasizes a winning weight-loss combination of exercise and healthy, reduced-calorie eating. So while one panelist said, “I don’t see the novelty here,” the tried-and-true formula landed the Spark Solution toward the top of the pack for weight loss. Some panelists were concerned, however, if dieters could continue dropping weight after the first two weeks of meal plans, at which point they’re more or less on their own.
10 Vegan Diet
Going vegan gives you good odds of losing weight and keeping it off, according to experts. Veganism is also an effective weight-control method. But vegans must be “very committed,” as one expert put it, because forgoing all animal products can be challenging.
There are literally hundreds of weight loss products and programs on the market. So it is easy to become overwhelmed by all of the different choices. Before you commit to any diet plan or weight loss program, talk with your doctor concerning your current health and how much weight he would advise you to lose. Next take the time to fully compare all the various programs out there and then make a commitment to change your lifestyle by eating healthy and adopting a regular exercise routine