Finding the right diet to lose those holiday pounds

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THIS the season for everyone to make new year’s resolutions that have mixed results for success.
There is no shortage of dieting and exercise tips out there for those who make the most common resolution of losing weight. Everyone wants to look better and doctors have known for some time that there are elevated health risks associated with being overweight.
The urge to lose weight is also often helped along by the fact that many of us pack on a few extra pounds from overindulging during the holiday season.
Exercise is certainly an important part of getting and staying healthy as well as being critical to maintaining a healthy weight.
But with that being said, this article will be focused on the eating and dieting aspect of reaching your weight loss goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The following are some helpful diets you may want to try in your quest to lose weight and look better.

Mediterranean Diet


Many people admire the lower incidents of cancer and cardiovascular ailments of those who live in countries around the Mediterranean Sea.
That makes this diet great for ones overall health in addition to simply losing weight. Though there are some differences in the exact diets of countries in this region, its core aspects can be reduced to eating more fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains and legumes.
Perhaps what sets it apart from many other diets is that people in this region tend to consume plenty of olive oil as well as flavorful herbs and spices that are known for their health benefits.

Low-Carb Diet

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Because our bodies can turn excess carbohydrates into fat, low-carb diets have become a huge part of the dieting world.
Perhaps the most well known one of these is the Atkins Diet. One of the selling points of this type of diet is that you don’t need to starve yourself at all. You can eat plenty of foods that have protein and fat. You just have to restrict those that are mostly comprised of carbohydrates
This is especially true for those snacks or treats that have simple carbs, which is typically in the form of sugar. It can still require
some willpower, especially in the beginning, because simple carbs are in all those sugary treats that many of us who are overweight love to eat. You may find after a while, however, that you no longer crave such foods after they’ve been out of your diet for a

Vegetarianism or Veganism

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There certainly don’t seem to be many podgy vegetarians in the world, and this is undoubtedly a strong selling point of this dietary philosophy.
With the main tenant of vegetarianism being the abolition of meat from ones diet, this eating lifestyle is frequently chosen for reasons of personal moral conviction.
That said, it’s known for having a positive impact on the waistline as well. Veganism takes this dietary lifestyle a step further in that vegans do not even eat animal products such as eggs or dairy.

Meal Plan Diets

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While many of us would love to eat a healthier diet, this is often easier said than done.
Preparing a healthy meal with all the vegetables and other elements involved takes time.
Especially for meals such as lunch, where we’re often at work and only have limited time for this meal, it’s hard to put together a diet-friendly meal. This is where meal plan diets come into the picture.
We’ve all heard of companies that focus on a meal plan approach. Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and Nutrisystem are just a few of the most popular.
The greatest selling point of a diet with prepared food is that it’s easier to follow. You simply eat the food they send
you and complement it occasionally with other items from an approved list of foods that you can buy at your supermarket.
This minimises any meal planning you need to do, and the simpler a diet is, the easier it should be for you to follow it.
In the case of Nutrisystem cost, for example, you buy a 28-day program and prepackaged meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner show up at your door.
They offer a wide selection of items, so you don’t drop out by becoming sick of the offerings. The meals from all of these meal plan diet companies are balanced to help you lose weight in a gradual and healthy manner over time. Best of all, the meals come in a microwavable pouch, so they’re easy to prepare at work or on the go.

The above options should give you some ideas for trimming that holiday bulge from your waistline and just living a healthier life in general. Don’t forget to add an exercise regimen into the mix to look and feel your best.
You just need to find the diet or eating plan that’s right for you, so 2018 can be the year that you look in the mirror and see a new you.

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