This is part 2 of the Popular Diets Reviewed, in case you missed part 1 you can read about it here
You may already know her as the fitness guru, the little dynamo that has graced videos and television programs for many years. Her approach to exercise is personal and direct and her exercises are designed for anyone to do at all fitness levels; and she gets results.
How the Denise Austin Plan Works
Using the online program, you will have access to an extensive recipe library to create meals that you can enjoy without guilt. A customized meal planner helps you choose daily meals that are within your recommended caloric intake so you can lose weight without any guesswork. You’ll also be able to prepare grocery lists with her menu planning tools.
The fitness portion (her specialty) gives you a variety of exercises designed to speed up your metabolism, build muscle and strength, and shed unwanted pounds from your frame. She uses a variety of exercise disciplines like strength training, aerobics, and yoga to get your body in the best shape possible.
This is a lifestyle changing plan and not a quick fix plan. Following her guidelines, your body will start to release that unwanted weight, at any age! She provides a Feel Good section in her program with daily thoughts to motivate you to feel good about yourself at every stage of the weight loss process.
Because the program is easy to follow and the exercises are made for all ages, many people have found the ease of the program just right for them.
Here’s the Skinny
At first glance, this program might seem like so many others that are online. But look again. The uniqueness of this program might be attributed to the personality of Denise Austin. She motivates and encourages with her presence. She also devotes time to helping older people overcome age-related obstacles, get the weight off, get stronger, and feel better.
The Denise Austin program seems to be geared towards women, but men can benefit as well. With a low priced online membership, you may want to buy her videos to enhance your diet and exercise program. She uses a basic approach to weight loss that promises results if you follow the plan.
90/10 Diet by Joy Bauer
Joy Bauer has taken her perky nutrition and health advise she dispenses on The Today Show and created a diet that can help people lose weight the right way.
How the 90/10 Plan Works
The basics of the plan are simple; you eat a healthy diet 90 percent of the time and 10 percent of the time you are allowed other foods. Those other foods would be “comfort foods.” In her book, she calls them “fun foods” which removes the stigma of being naughty or forbidden foods.
Her book is the basis for the plan – “The 90/10 Weight-Loss Plan: A Scientifically Designed Balance of Healthy Foods and Fun Foods.” For the 90 percent, she offers two weeks of meal plans to get you started. During this time you learn about portion control, the amount of calories you should be eating for your body and how to get the good foods in that you need without feeling deprived. There are three diet plans in the book based on calorie consumption – 1200, 1400, and 1600.
There is even a list of “fun foods” for you to examine. It is a fact that when you feel like you can’t have something, you will want to eat it even more. Having a list of these foods puts some dimensions and measures on the excesses we can enjoy.
This diet plan is great for those who don’t like to be told what to eat all the time. You are given guidelines to help you choose what foods are healthy for you. Many people have found success with this plan because this diet doesn’t have a lot of rules to contend with, so it can fit into plenty of lifestyles.
Here’s the Skinny
For people who need more control, this may not be the diet for you. But, if counting calories seems cumbersome to you, this may work great. You can follow the sample meal plans or come up with your own from the other foods mentioned.
One drawback is the fun foods – not eating them but fitting them in. you will have to breakdown your calories so you can include them each day without going over your limit. But, your food choices (pick filling foods) will determine how much satisfaction you get out of each calorie. This plan doesn’t stress exercise but it is important to add in.
Want your cake and your broccoli? Try the 90/10 diet plan.
What is your number one complaint on a diet? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t feel like you get enough to eat, enduring a constantly growling stomach. Some dieters even feel like they are starving. Well, starve no more. Take a look at the FullBar diet.
How the FullBar Plan Works
One of the reasons we gain weight in the first place is because we eat too much before we feel full. The brain seems to shut that “feel full” mechanism off way too late; sometimes long after we’ve eaten the entire bag of chips or half a bucket of ice cream.
Dr. Michael Snyder, a bariatric surgeon, came up with the FullBar system for weight loss based on weight loss surgery. After surgery, the stomach is much smaller so the person feels full faster. The FullBar program is designed to increase your fullness before meals so that you eat less and lose weight. The bars will fill up a good portion of your stomach space and accomplish the same goal without going through surgery.
Using the FullBar plan, you’ll eat a bar about half an hour before lunch and dinner. By the time you are ready to eat, you will have less room for the food. Of course, you’ll still want to make healthy food choices, but you’ll eat less of it and you won’t feel deprived. Breakfast is eaten without the additional FullBar, but you will make healthier menu choices.
The object of this plan is to notice how full you feel in the 30 minutes after you eat the bar. You want to feel full enough to not eat too much, but not so full that you want to skip a meal. This isn’t about meal replacement; it’s about eating smaller portions.
With this plan, people are losing weight without feeling hungry. Hunger is the one thing that drives people to throw their diet out the window and rifle through the pantry for anything edible, usually coming up with fatty and sugary snacks. That “feeling empty” problem is solved with this diet plan. This is an online program in which you can order your bars. However, some national drug store chains have started carrying them.
There is also a line of products offered besides the original FullBar. You can find snacks that curb your appetite and treats for the sweet tooth. All are designed to fill you up.
Here’s the Skinny
Besides the FullBar, Dr. Snyder also provides information on his website to help you make healthy food choices for all your meals each day. He gives tips on tracking calories, choosing the right foods to speed up your metabolism, and how to incorporate exercise into your diet plan. Because this plan was developed by a doctor, there is expert support available if you have questions. You’ll also find a community of other FullBar users to chat with in order to compare notes and cheer each other on.
Feeling hungry all the time when you’re on a diet is no fun and it makes the dieting process more difficult than it has to be. Wouldn’t it be great to feel full all the time so you eat less and don’t think about food all the time? For a unique approach to weight loss developed around the science of a full tummy, try the FullBar diet plan.
Are you tired of counting calories? If so, this diet plan may be for you. The basis of the Trim 360 diet plan is every meal is 360 calories or less. You won’t need to calorie count because the hard work is done for you with the plan. Let’s take a look.
How the Trim 360 Plan Works
The program provides foods to you by home delivery. You can choose from 50 different meals and snacks. Each entrée offers multiple servings so you can eat it again if you like it a lot
There are three different packages to choose from: 7 meals a day, 5 meals a day, or 3 meals a day. Your calories and portions are based on which package you choose. You can have the food shipped to you as grouped by the plan, or you can customize your plan choosing foods that you like in particular.
Once you receive your food, you are ready to enjoy full meals. You’ll just want to add a healthy beverage. Nutrition guidelines provided can help you choose beverages and light snacks so you aren’t compromising your calories and weight loss.
The program can help you lose anywhere from 2 to 5 pounds a week. With calorie controlled meals that are delivered to your door, you don’t even have to think about your diet. Success with this diet is attributed to the ease of the plan as well as the knowledge you are given about food and proper nutrition.
The program offers a 30 day free trial so you can get familiar with the program and decide if it is something you might like to do. You are given a sample pack of shakes and snacks and access to videos and tools to help you create meals. If you like it, you can sign up for complete meal delivery.
Here’s the Skinny
The meal delivery is not cheap. They break it down by how much it will cost each day but you are purchasing your meals by the week or month so the actual bill has to be calculated. There are videos, as we mentioned above, to guide you through preparing meals and learning about nutrition. You’ll also have access to the online community to talk to experts and others on the plan.
This plan is great for the food and nutrition part of weight loss. However, it doesn’t stress exercise. Increasing activity will enhance your weight loss and give you the shapely body you want when the weight is gone. Combining this plan with some type of regular physical fitness activity will provide you with optimum results.
Trim 360 helps take the struggle with food planning out of dieting with meal delivery, nutritional education, and online support. Throw in some exercises and this diet plan could be just what you need to finally lose the weight.
Who knew that you could lose weight by eating cookies? This is a million dollar revelation akin to knowing the meaning of life! Let’s take a look at these amazing cookies and what they could mean for your plan to lose weight.
How the Dr. Seigal Cookie Plan Works
According to Dr. Seigal, who has been using his famous weight loss cookies in his Florida medical practice for over 25 years, it is true that cookies will help you lose weight. But, not just any cookies.
Dr. Seigal’s cookies combine a formula of nutrients that curb the appetite enough so that you don’t feel deprived and are satisfied. The premise is that you will lose weight even if your doctor adds a couple hundred calories to your daily intake with these cookies.
The plan is simple. You are asked to eat 6 cookies a day (who wouldn’t like that?). The cookies are eaten at breakfast, lunch, and for snacks. At dinnertime, you will eat a sensible, healthy meal.
There is a 3-step process in which your plan is designed. First, you complete a 28-day program to determine how many calories you need to maintain a healthy weight. This free assessment will show you how to gauge your calories for roughly a month.
After you are finished, you go back to the website and plug in your results. From there, you will be given a daily calorie amount that includes your cookies. Dr. Seigal suggests 1,000 calories for weight loss but this is the bare minimum to keep the body functioning. Your personal physician may suggest a higher number. Always defer to your physician as you do this plan.
Follow the plan until you reach your goal weight. Then, you can use the cookies and other products in a maintenance program to continue to maintain a healthy weight.
People have reported that the weight falls off of them just by eating cookies and a sensible dinner. The cookies are good and come in a variety of flavors; blueberry, banana, coconut, oatmeal raisin, and chocolate. There are also other products like shakes, enriched water, and vitamin pills to help enhance weight loss. All of the products in the line contain the same appetite suppressant formula that is found in the cookies.
Here’s the Skinny
This plan can add up financially right away. A full month of cookies can cost almost $300, and this amount doesn’t include what you will pay to provide your one meal a day. Also, like many diet programs, this plan does not mention exercise. Be sure to include regular physical fitness activities to balance your body and weight loss.
If you enjoy yummy cookies, and like a structured diet plan, Dr. Seigal’s cookie diet can help you lose weight and have that cookie, too.
** Please note every effort has been made to include accurate information, but further research and the advice of a physician is highly recommended before starting any of the workout plans/ listed in this article to make sure you pick the right one.