While it is an unconfirmed fact, men and women lose weight differently. To make matters worse, men usually lose weight faster than women. This does not help the battle of the sexes in any way.
There is always a new diet that is trending and a diet book that is in the top 10 list of the New York Times best sellers. There is calorie counting, group meetings, vegan diets, low carb diets, cave men diets, the cookie diet, liquid diets, nothing but smoothies diets, plus many, many, more. In fact it seems that the more we know the fatter we are all getting. How do you know which diet is the best one for you to go on to lose those unwanted pounds?
Here are some of the top diet trends that have produced documented results that show they work.
This diet plan has been around since the 1960s. It has evolved and the different stages have changed over the years, but the one thing that has remained consistent is the fact that it is a low carbohydrate eating plan. It became popular when it first came out because it was completely contrary to how we were taught to do to lose weight. People were eating bacon and eggs, steaks and burgers, and salads with plenty of blue cheese. Healthier versions have come about but lowering your carb count will definitely start your weight loss plan with the least amount of pain.
- The Paleo Diet
Similar to the Atkins diet this plan goes one step further by incorporating grass-fed beef to the plan. The diet was fashioned after the foods that the cavemen ate before the introduction of grain (complex carbs) to our daily menu. It basically consists of meats, seafood, poultry, eggs, fats, nuts, low carb vegetables, and a few fruits. Dairy, sugar, flour, and most complex carbohydrates are not allowed. It works if you can afford it and stay on it.
- Calorie counting
There are many websites that will calculate your daily calorie intake and balance it against your physical activities to help you see what you need to do to lose weight. This is good for people who like to do their own program and have enough discipline to follow a regular exercise routine or who belong to a gym (and actually use their membership!).
- Diet foods delivered to your door
There are a number of companies that will send you a week’s worth of meals in advance so you don’t have to count calories or even cook. You make your selections, receive your food, and you are on your way. Main players include Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem.
- Diet Bet
Here is a cool plan where you find a group to join, put up the minimum amount required (usually around $25), then you have a certain amount of time to lose a specific amount of weight. All who end up losing weight split the pot so you could lose weight and pick up a few bucks.
Staying slim, keeping fit, and maintaining a healthy weight can help your sex life too.