Diet Plans & Programs (cont.)
In this Article
- Weight Loss Seems Simple
- The Atkins Diet
- The Pritikin Principle
- The Zone Diet
- The South Beach Diet
- Ornish Diet
- Jenny Craig
- Weight Watchers
- Lose Weight, and Keep It Off
Lose Weight, and Keep It Off
It is indisputable that as a country we are more overweight and obese than we have ever been. As a result, the diet industry has grown along with us. Some diets genuinely try to help people lose weight and keep it off, while others look to make money by saying whatever it takes to get people to believe their claims.
You need to be an educated consumer when it comes to weight loss. It's not enough to see that a doctor is the author of a book. You need to digest what is being said, and look for the facts supporting the claims. It takes modifications in behavior, diet, and activity to succeed at weight loss. It also takes time, patience, commitment, and lots of hard work. There will never be one diet that is the "cure" for everyone. It is possible to lose weight and keep it off, so never give up hope. Instead, find what works best for you right now, and be open to change as you go along.
Consumer Reports; "Improving Americans' Health Literacy," The American Dietetic Association, 2005; "U.S. Diet Guide Puts Emphasis on Weight Loss," The New York Times.
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