Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Diet Plans Overview

There are loads of diet plans from Weightwatchers to Atkins. It is a matter of finding what suits you.
They basically either:
·         Calorie count
·         Carb count
·         Slimming Classes/Clubs
·         Food replacement diet plans
·         A combination of the above

Calorie counting is the classic diet. You work out the calorie of all food by with some good meal planning which involves weighing the food and counting the calorie value you usually restrict yourself to 1500 calories a day.

Considered safe, favoured by GPs and NHS.

Carb counting diets like Dukan and Atkins use carb counting. You have to cut out a lot of carbs from your diet, pasta, bread etc.So this could change your meal plans considerably.

Atkins in particular not really favoured by GPs and NHS but good for initial weight loss.

Classes like Weightwatchers, Slimming World, and Rosemary Conely are some of the classes you can attend. They give you various diet sheets and diet advice.

Although a diet club like Slimming World or Weight Watchers can be great support with weekly classes and diet advice they can be expensive with membership fees and not everyone can get to them or want to attend them and can sometimes get in the way of other plans.

Food Replacement Diets like Slimfast, and Lighterlife replace some of your meals with their products.

5:2 intermittent fasting diet you fast for 2 days and eat normaly for 5 days.