Are you looking for a way to lose some weight? In hopes of finding a way to shed some pounds quickly, have you been trying diet after diet? Are you getting frustrated with spending lots of money on programs and diets that don't work? So why not take some time to research the different options and find one that you can succeed at. In this article we will take a look at some of the more popular weight loss programs. We'll talk about the pros and cons of a few of the more popular programs that we've found. So keep reading if you want more information.
The first on our list, Spark People, is rated as one of the more popular programs on consumer search dot com. A plus for this program is it doesn't cost you a cent. It isn't really a diet or weight loss program so much as it is a support system for people who are hoping to find some support while they work to lose weight. A great feature of Spark People are the many meal plans that are available and that you can change them to suit your needs. Members also share exercise tips and swap recipes with one another. It can be time consuming to participate in the whole program though. There have also been complaints about finding your way around on their website.
Heard of the Perricone Prescription? For some time this was a popular diet, until recently when it has come under fire. The focus of this diet is more on keeping the skin healthy and young looking. The weight loss program is actually more known as an "anti-wrinkle" diet than for its ability to help you lose weight. At the same time, the idea that some foods contribute to things like water retention is not far off from the idea that some foods cause you to gain more weight than others. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor though if you are interested in this program.
The Mediterranean Diet never really made it to the top of any lists. It's popularity remains constant though. The diet plan is based around the diet that is popular in lower Western Europe-Greece and other countries around the Mediterranean Sea. 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. You can even keep eating all your favorite foods on this diet.
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. The one notable exception to this is Eat Drink and Shrink which, we have found, has been very effective. However, our advice is that if you find a program that works well for you discuss it with your doctor.
Your doctor will be able to help you figure out which program (if any) will work best for you. You need to seek guidance before you run out and try a program that may or may not work well for you. Discuss your options with your doctor first.