Ever found yourself looking for a diet, but are unsure if any of them actually work?
There are some that are better than others. There are also diets that have reliable clinical research to back them up.
- Weight Watchers
Foods: Depends on which plan is chosen.
- Glycemic Index
Foods: certain fruits and vegetables; whole grains such as oats, barley, and bran; basmati rice; some pasta; quinoa; chick peas; plain yogurt; and skim milk.
Foods: Focus on eating foods with a higher water or air content.
This very low carb diet is difficult to follow, but has successful fat loss outcomes.
- Raw Food
Foods: sushi, fruits and vegetables, nuts, seared fish and meat
- Sonoma Diet
Foods: lean protein, feta cheese, almonds, bell peppers, blueberries, broccoli, grapes, olive oil, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, whole grains and wine
- Jenny Craig
Foods: cereal with skim milk, Jenny Craig-style chicken fettuccine, fruit, vegetables, Jenny Craig-style Pumpkin soup
Foods: Nutrisystem-style apple-cinnamon oatmeal, cream of broccoli soup, beef tacos, whipped sweet potatoes with cheese
- South Beach Diet
Foods: Phase 1: vegetables, eggs, cheese, nuts, beef, fish; Phase 2: reintroduce bread, cereal and potatoes
- Zone Diet
Meals based ratio of carbohydrates (40%), fat (30%) and proteins (30%).
Packaged food programs (Jenny Craig and NutriSystem) are generally short-term solutions or fixes – they are often used by people trying to get back on track. Convenience and time-management often dictate what we can eat. This is reality.
Weight Watchers Has The Best Research Track Record
According to the Annals of Internal Medicine:
“With the exception of Weight Watchers, the evidence to support the effectiveness of major commercial weight loss programs is limited. Patients considering the use of commercial weight loss programs should realize that these programs have not been carefully studied and that they vary greatly in cost.”
So, without doubt Weight Watchers is the most studied diet, and with the most successful outcome.