Healthy Pattern diets feature lots of fruits and veggies, whole grains, healthy sources of protein and fat with minimal added sugars, salt and processed foods.
Diets you may consider are..
Vegetarian / Plant based
The Plate Method
Research shows that weight loss is more effective and lasting when it is part of a program that involves ongoing support and lasts at least 8-10 weeks. The longer the better. Support can be live or online.
Diets with support groups you may want to consider are...
· Weight Watchers®
· Diabetes Prevention Program
· Hospital clinic weight programs
In the "small steps" type of diet, the goal is to “Do One Thing” (DOT) that will make the biggest difference. It might be to omit sugar-sweetened beverages or to stop eating lunch at fast food restaurants.
Diet plans you may consider are...
· The DOT diet (learn more at http://myweightwhattoknow.com/2018/08/20/the-dot-d...)
· The Plate Method
· Count calories for one to two meals per day
"Jump start" approaches are generally not recommended for the long term, meaning more than several months. That's because while they may result in short-term weight loss, they don’t help form long-term healthy eating patterns.
"Jump Start" diets approaches you may want to consider are...
· Very low carb or Keto diet
· Intermittent Fasting
Evidence shows that when you limit people’s food choices, they will eat less and lose weight. Structured plans rely on pre-prepared meals and specially formulated shakes / bars to replace 1, 2 or 3 meals a day. It's recommended to talk to your physician before you begin one of these plans, and if possible, to do a program with medical supervision.
If this approach is appealing to you, diets you may want to consider are...
· Jenny Craig®
· Slimfast® (or other meal replacement diets)