Online Diet Plans: Feature by Feature

You can search and find many online diet plans—from Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers to the South Beach Diet, the Zone Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Diabetic Diet, the Sugar Busters Diet, Dr. Gott’s No Flour, No Sugar Diet, and many more.

With so many different diet plans, and with contradictory information available online, it is difficult to decide which plans are the best programs for losing weight and keeping it off.

Each diet plan offers different features. Below are some common features you will find with online diets.

Specific Diet Food

Some commercial diet plans, such as Jenny Craig, require you to purchase diet food directly from their company. Other diet plans–such as the South Beach Diet and the Atkins Diet–restrict how much and what kinds of foods you eat, but you can purchase food from any grocery store.

Low Carb Menus

Several popular diets, such as the Zone Diet and the Atkins Diet, limit the amount of carbohydrates you should eat in order to lose weight. However, if you increase your exercise while you are dieting, increasing your intake of carbohydrates can be beneficial to your athletic performance, as well as your overall health.

Long-Term Diet Plans

While crash diets can be effective for short-term weight loss (for some people), most people find that diets that help them to change their eating habits for life are most effective for long-term healthy body weight maintenance. 

Diet plans that promote long-term, balanced nutrition and a regular workout program are the most effective for losing weight and improving your overall health.

The diabetic diet plan, also found online, is actually one of the healthiest diets for all people–whether you have diabetes or not.

Because different diet plans are more effective for different people, the best advice about which diet plan is most suitable for you should come from your health care provider or a registered dietician. Go ahead and research different diet plans online, but be sure to seek qualified advice about your personal medical condition before starting a new diet.


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