3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Consumer Reports ranks top seven diets

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-16-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
Rebelwithacause
 
TallandThin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 558

S/C/G: 300/249/175

Height: 6'

Question Consumer Reports ranks top seven diets

I was disappointed to read this article yesterday only to find that South Beach didn't make the top seven choices. What's up with that? I just can't believe that some of these are believed to be better health wise than South Beach.

Consumer Reports recently tackled the age-old question which ones really work? in their latest diet ratings, the first update since 2007.

No. 1: Jenny Craig Diet
No. 2: Slim-Fast Plan Diet
No. 3: Weight Watchers Diet
No. 4: Zone Diet
No. 5: Ornish Diet
No. 6: Atkins Diet
No. 7: NutriSystem Diet
__________________


I will remain on plan for one full year without giving up no matter what!

One for every ten pounds lost


1st goal by 01/01/11 - 270 met 12 31 10!
2nd goal by 03/19/11 - 250 lbs met 03 16 11
3rd goal - 242 lbs Oops - have to work on this one again.
4th goal - 212 lbs when I will move from being obese to just overweight
TallandThin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Kim_Star060404's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Far East, Texas
Posts: 2,143

S/C/G: 214/210/164

Height: 5'0"

Default

I have to assume that this is going by information that is easily monitored by these companies. They all have websites, sales information for products, and other ways to monitor such criteria.

True followers of SB tend to stay away from processed foods meaning that the processed SB products have a lower rate of sale than Slim Fast, NutriSystem, and etc.

The question I feel Consumer Reports answered wasn't "What is the best program for your body", it was "Which mega-company has better marketing and sales data which skews the idea of 'success'". If you were to rate them all by which was the healthiest way to lose weight, I'm sure SB would be in the top and most of these others wouldn't even make the list!!
__________________
Kim_Star060404 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 01:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
asphyxia63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Central NYS
Posts: 446

S/C/G: 143.1/130.5/110

Height: 5'1

Default

I think that most of these made the cut because of their pre-made meals. I don't know much about them, but I assume it's something like "We take the thinking out of dieting. Buy our meals, snacks, shakes, etc and watch the pounds come off." So then when left up to your own devices, you likely fail. South beach is about understanding what you put in your body and how you react to to and adjusting accordingly. I would think there would be much more success when you have that knowledge and control.
__________________
Katie

My January Goal: 131.0
Jan 2nd re-start: 135.1
Feb 1st (total Jan loss): 130.5 (4.6 lbs lost!!!)

My Long-Term Goal
asphyxia63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
NicoleInCt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 259

S/C/G: 168/159.6/139

Height: 5'6"

Default

No way is SlimFast number 2! Seriously?! It's all sugar with some vitamins added. I wonder what they are basing this off of--kickbacks?
__________________
NicoleInCt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 03:10 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
YeahYeah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 113

S/C/G: SW 270/see ticker/GW 150

Height: 5'9"

Default

Yeah I saw this on the Today Show and was baffled so I looked into it. Its really the top 10 diets that offer pre-made meals.
South Beach is recommended by doctors (my sisters') and nutritionists (my other sisters') alike.
__________________
YeahYeah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
New Beacher!
 
KicknKnit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 141

S/C/G: 174/154/125

Height: 5' 4"

Default

It really wasn't about "what is the healthiest way to lose weight".

it was more "what diet is the easiest to follow with the most stick-to-it-iveness that will drop the pounds regardless of how healthy it is for me"
KicknKnit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 08:16 PM   #7
rukiddingme
 
rukiddingme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 33

S/C/G: 340/304/180

Height: 5'7"

Default

I wouldn't put much stock in this report. I was watching my local news this weekend and they were talking about this study. I guess the people who were on the Jenny Craig program were given the all the food for free. This was also a two year study and the average weight loss was 16 pounds, not a lot for a two year period.

I say whatever works for you is the right plan to follow.

Last edited by rukiddingme : 05-17-2011 at 04:57 AM.
rukiddingme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 10:19 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
fozentusic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada, eh?
Posts: 215

S/C/G: 238/ticker/150

Height: 5'6

Default

Lame.
__________________
fozentusic on MFP
fozentusic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 12:23 PM   #9
New Beacher!
 
KicknKnit's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 141

S/C/G: 174/154/125

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Here is an article on how invalid this study is

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/0...them/?src=tptw

Quote:
The magazine said Jenny Craig had “the edge over the other big names” on the basis of a two-year study published last year in The Journal of the American Medical Association. In that study, 92 percent of 442 overweight and obese women stuck with the program for two years, which Consumer Reports called a “remarkable level of adherence.” They lost an average of about 16 pounds.
16lbs.. in 2 years.. wow.. I'm stunned at how great this "diet" is.
KicknKnit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 08:59 PM   #10
No longer super size!!!
 
grneyedmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,371

S/C/G: 282/ticker/190

Height: 6' 0"

Default

Slim Fast? Are you kidding me?
__________________


Visit me on Sparkpeople!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=LEXIEMUSTANG

Add me on pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/grneyedmustang/

"Losers quit when they're tired, winners quit when they've won!" --Kevin Hart

"You can't out-exercise poor eating habits." - nelie, 3fc
grneyedmustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 09:46 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
goingup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 3

S/C/G: 170SW/168CW/149GW

Height: 5'7"

Default

The news report that I heard about the top diets reported the findings and followed with the comment "Jenny Craig was a sponsor in the study"-so that helps to explain the results too.
goingup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #12
Made of Starstuff
 
Lovely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 8,806

Default

Lists like that should always be taken with a grain of salt. A very tiny grain of salt.

At least three of those plans REQUIRE that you use only their products for at least two out of three meals a day. Certainly not an option for everyone, not to mention the expense.

I guess it's nice that the people were able to stick with it, regardless of the pounds dropped on average it's nice to be able to continue forward with a plan that works for you.

I'm always leery of those "lists" of top anything, and after reading how Consumer Reports conducted the study I've mentally discarded the list in its entirety.
Lovely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2011, 11:01 AM   #13
Junior Member
 
pinkelk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Thousand Oaks, California
Posts: 2

S/C/G: 165/165/140

Height: 5'8"

Default

I have tried Jenny Craig and could not stick to it. You get so bored of the food. It is also full of salt. South Beach is the best diet I have tried!
pinkelk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2011, 11:26 AM   #14
a.k.a. Bikini Bottom
 
SBD Sass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 822

S/C/G: see siggy!

Height: 5'10 - tall girls rule!

Default

Most people don't have the willpower to make it through P1 so I'm not surprised that SBD didn't make it on the list. Oh well. Their loss.
__________________
SW (July 12, 2008): 223lbs / Size 20 - GW (January 7, 2009): 173lbs / Size 10
CW
(as of 12/7/11) : 158.8lbs / Size 6 - On-Going Goal [MORE FAT LOSS]

My "No Missed Days" Fitness Challenge Tracker 2011 (missed workouts)
Dec (0) Nov (0) Oct (1) Sept (1) Aug (5) July (9) June (0) May (4) April (8) = 28 days missed since April 2011
SBD Sass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2011, 11:52 AM   #15
Embracing the suck
 
JohnP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: California - East Bay
Posts: 3,185

S/C/G: 300/234/abs

Height: 6'9"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KicknKnit View Post
Here is an article on how invalid this study is

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/0...them/?src=tptw

16lbs.. in 2 years.. wow.. I'm stunned at how great this "diet" is.
There was a 94% "adherence" because they were getting the food for free! No kidding? People will continue to accept free food? Amazing!

I call it "adherence" because quite obviously most were NOT following the program if they only lost 16 lbs on average over two years.

Conumser Reports blows it again. Seriously pathetic.
__________________
"Getting solid information is easier than ever. Getting misinformation is even easier." - Kaplods

Maintaining for two years and I eat whatever I want - just not however much I want. Details here.
JohnP is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:42 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2