Best Selling Diet Programs – Do They Really Work?

.tags Is losing some weight one of your current goals? Have you been trying diet after diet in hopes of finding something that will help you shed pounds as quickly as possible? Have you become frustrated with the multiple diets and all the money you have spent with no results? Another option would be to do some research and not set yourself up for failure. Here we have compiled a couple of the better programs that are available to you. We’ll focus on the pros and cons. More information follows.

You have probably heard of the Atkins diet as a weight loss program. Everybody knows about this “no carbs” “eat lots of meat” diet. This is not a safe way to lose weight as it is incredibly harmful to the body. Sure you will lose a lot of weight. The weight loss happens quickly. Unfortunately with this program, the weight loss is almost never permanent. The weight piles back on when you reintroduce carbs into your diet. You are depriving your body of vital nutrients when you completely omit carbs. Your body creates energy from carbs. Omitting carbohydrates is difficult at best, and nutritionally unsound at worst.

The South Beach diet is another popular weight loss program. These diet books used to sell out on a regular basis. Keeping the books for this plan in stock was nearly impossible. The South Beach diet is similar to the Atkins plan: it severely limits your carbohydrate intake. You get to reintroduce carbs slowly back into your diet with the South Beach diet, though. With South Beach, there is also an emphasis on your daily sugar intake. While this is the most unsafe diet, it is still healthier to just watch your portion sizes and get regular exercise.

The Mediterranean Diet never really hit “best seller” status like some of the other weight loss programs. Even though, it is still pretty popular. The basis of the diet is from one that is popular in countries like Greece, or Western Europe. People from these areas have similar diets and appear to be thinner and healthier than most in the western world, so this diet assumes they have the right combination. Many people like this diet because they are allowed to keep eating their favorite foods.

You won’t find many wieght loss programs with the same principals. Most weight loss programs are built on the premise of making a quick buck off of people desperate to try anything to lose the weight. You’ll want to discuss your program with your doctor especially if you find one that works.

You should take the advice of your doctor when seeking guidance for programs that will work best for you. Trying a bunch of programs in hopes hat something will eventually work for you is a really bad idea. Talk to your medical professional first.