It's that time of year again, the time when the thought of Spring gets everyone in the mood to lose weight. While many people know that the best way to lose weight is with a healthy diet and a good amount of exercise, some are looking for a quicker way to drop those pounds.
There are many different diet plans available, but not all of them are healthy. If you are planning to get fit, remember that crash diets are not the solution and there are healthy diet options that work better.
Crash diets are popular because they allow dieters to lose weight quickly. The problem with these types of diets is that they do not supply the body with the proper nutrients and the body can actually go into starvation mode and cause the dieter to start storing fat instead of burning it. Crash diets are also bad because once the dieter stops the diet, he or she will likely gain all of the weight back in a short amount of time.
Diets that contain a high amount of plant based foods are not only healthy, but more likely to speed up metabolism and lead to weight loss. One of the best healthy diets of 2014 is the Dash Diet. This diet help dieters determine how many calories they should be eating based on age, sex, weight and activity level. It also shows dieters where these calories should come from so they can be sure they are eating nutrient-rich foods and not simply eating empty calories.
Another top diet plan is the Mediterranean Diet. Mediterranean foods like hummus, salads, fresh fruits and veggies and salmon are full of healthy fats and all taste great. Dieters can still enjoy many of their favorite foods and flavors without worrying about eating bad calories or foods that are unhealthy. This diet even allows a daily glass of wine.
Weight Watchers is a great program for people who want to lose weight and the diet plan is one of the healthiest. The Weight Watchers diet uses points to keep track of calories and food intake and allows dieters to eat small amounts of the foods they love while motivating them to eat healthier foods that are less points.
Dieting can work if it is done correctly. By dieting healthy you will not only see changes in the way you look, but also the way you feel.
What is your favorite healthy diet recipe?
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