Do You Know Which Diet Is Best For You?

When we decide to work to lose weight, we consider various options for the best, easiest, and fastest way to shed those pounds.  But do we consider what is the healthiest route to go?  Or what will be most effective long term?  For some, it may be hard to consider such factors when looking to lose weight fast.  Aside from deciding based on what others tell you or based on what looks easy, it may help to turn to professional advice in selecting the right way to go about losing weight.  U.S. News & World Report published a list of the top weight loss diets of 2014 that looked at short-term and long-term weight loss, as well as overall weight loss.  Their list is based on scientific evidence that lends support to some diets over others for weight loss.  Below are the top three diets, with an explanation for how they work and why they work well with your weight loss journey at Florida Aesthetics.

Weight Watchers

This is considered the best diet for both short and long-term weight loss.  Weight watchers is based on the idea that eating more healthy foods will keep you full for longer and you will eat less overall.  The program is based on a point system, which assigns foods points based on their protein, fat, and, fiber, and calorie breakdown.  The better a food is, the fewer points it is assigned. Diet followers are given a daily point quota based on individual characteristics, and weight loss results from following the quota. 

Because Weight Watchers rates foods based on overall benefit and goodness, it helps people make smart eating decisions and helps push them towards a healthier lifestyle overall, as is the goal of our weight loss program.  

Biggest Loser Diet

This diet comes from books based on the Biggest Loser TV show diets.  It is based on a six week plan that focused on healthy eating and exercise.  The idea is that this period jump starts successful and effective weight loss, and helps people adopt healthier lifestyles in both diet and fitness.  It focused on filling, healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. 

The Biggest Loser Diet, like Weight Watchers, focuses on overall healthy eating.  It does, however, have the added component of exercise, which is also emphasized in the weight loss program at Florida Aesthetics.  For some, a six week jumpstart is a great way to become a healthier, lighter, and happier person.   

Jenny Craig 

The Jenny Craig diet focuses on calorie restriction and portion control for weight loss.  It involves customized weight loss and exercise plans.  Followers of the diet speak to a consultant once a week for support and help with any concerns they are having.  Consultants are not nutrition professionals, but they are certified. 

This diet works with our ideology at Florida Aesthetics because it focuses on healthy choices and provides emotional support, which is an important component in successful weight loss.  It is, however, expensive, and may not be as great of a choice as the first two.

One caveat here is that different diets work for different people.  The main point to keep in mind is that successful weight loss depends on gradual and successive changes to overall lifestyle, with a healthy level of weight loss per week.  What is comfortable for you may not be comfortable for someone else.  This is why it is important to speak to your weight loss consultant both when youre trying to decide on a weight loss plan and when you have questions or concerns regarding your journey.  You are not alone!