Free Weight Loss Programs

By: Jun Yuan Lim

The race to fitness is definitely on, with more and more people starting to become health conscious and jumping onto the bandwagon to lose excess fat and become fitter, leaner and of course, sexier.

As such, there are many fitness programs out there both online (such as weight loss ebooks, weight loss newsletters, weight loss forums, weight loss ezines, etc.) as well as offline (weight loss pills, fitness centers offering various fitness courses, weight loss centers, etc.) - these programs are all over (try typing "weight loss programs" in Google search engine and you'll find millions of sites offering weight loss programs and packages), and people have spent lots of money on such programs, with hope that at the end of each program they'll be able to get rid of their excess fats off their body and become fitter, leaner, slimmer, and sexier (as promised by these programs).

In this article, I'm going to reveal some of the more popular weight loss programs out there today:

1. Atkin's New Diet Revolution by Dr Atkins

This weight loss program encourages a high protein diet and trimming down of carbohydrates intake. Dr Atkin's New Diet Revolution suggests that for successful weight loss, one should feast on vegetables and meat and cut down on eating bread and pasta. The program also suggests that it is all right to pour in salad dressings and spreading butter freely.

2. Carbohydrate Addict's Diet by Dr Heller

This program advocates low carbohydrate eating, approves of eating more meat, fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy and grain products.

3. Choose To Lose by Dr Goor

This program restrains on intake of fats, but does not restrict one on the intake of carbohydrates. Eating of meat and poultry, as well as low-fat dairy and seafoods is okay in this program. A green light is also given on the eating of vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread and pasta.

4. The DASH Diet

The DASH diet advocates moderate amounts of fat and protein intake but high on carbohydrates intake. This diet plan was designed following the pyramid food guide and encourages high intake of whole wheat and grain, as well as
fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy.

5. Eat More, Weight Less by Dr Ornish

This program is primarily about vegetarian fare and strictly low-fat. It gives the green light on "glow" foods but warns on non-fat dairy products as well as egg whites. This diet, however, is poor in calcium and restricts on the consumption of healthy foods such as seafoods and lean poultry.

6. Eat Right For Your Type

This program is interesting because the person's diet is determined based on his/her blood type. This program recommends people with blood type O to eat plenty of meat. Diet plans for some blood types are nutritionally imbalanced and too low on calories. And for the record, there is no proof that blood type affects Tone's dietary needs.

7. The Pritkin Principle

The Pritkin Principle focuses on the trimming of calorie density by eating watery foods that will make one full. According to the Pritkin Principle, eating of vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, pasta, soups, salads, and low-fat dairy is okay, but there are limits placed on the eating of lean meat, seafood and poultry, as well as other foods that are protein-rich.

8. Volumetrics

This program recommends eating the same types of food as The Pritkin Principle but restricts fatty or dry foods such as popcorn, pretzels and crackers. This programs is reasonably healthy given the high amount of fruits and vegetables intake, as well as being low in calorie density and saturated fats intake.

9 The Zone

This program recommends food intakes that are moderately low on carbohydrates but moderately high on proteins. It encourages eating low-fat protein foods such as fish, chicken, vegetables, fruits and grains.

With that, I hope that, based on the brief summary of the 9 different weight loss programs, you'll be able to pick and choose the program/s that will suit you best.

Good luck.

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