Shedding pounds is not an easy task. Many people complain for years that they just can’t lose the weight.
Many will spend years jumping from diet to diet program trying to get on a plan that works. Unfortunately not all diet programs are created equal. There are however a few that do work. Some do not work at all. Many will work for a short time but not long term. Trying to find a program that helps you lose weight and keep it off for good can be incredibly frustrating. This article will look closer at a few of the popular weight loss programs available on the market today.
The Mayo Clinic is probably something you are already familiar with. If you are looking for information on health conditions, I am sure you have run across one of their many articles. However, most people are unaware that they also publish a weight loss program for those needing to lose some weight. The Mayo Clinic program consists of a guide to lose weight and is based on information found in the food pyramid. Double check you have the correct Mayo Clinic diet. Since a fad diet uses the same name. Make sure you double check before you start following any advice.
The South Beach diet is another popular weight loss program. At one time, booksellers were selling out of the books on this diet plan on a regular basis. Keeping the books for this plan in stock was nearly impossible. Similar to Atkins, South Beach also greatly limits your intake of carbohydrates. The difference with this program is that it slowly re-integrates carbs back into your diet over time. The amount of sugar you ingest daily is another area of concentration with South Beach. Of your options, this one isn’t the worst but you’re still better off watching your portion sizes and exercising regularly.
The Mediterranean Diet is rarely found at at the top of any lists like 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. This diet rocks since you can even keep your favorite foods.
Losing weight is no small feat. A few may be able to handle just doing exercise and eating smaller portions. Others need more of a structured program to follow. Your doctor is really the only person who can help you decide which program is right for you. Your doctor will understand your starting health and your goals. Your needs are what matter and only your doctor can know them as well as you do. This will get you on the right road to health and weight loss.