If you are promising yourself that you WILL lose weight and become healthier this year, then we have something in common, because I am doing the same.
Nothing about losing weight is mysterious -- if we burn more calories than we take in, we lose weight, right? Right. And yet it seems to be the most
elusive goal in the world sometimes. Finding and keeping the momentum to build a healthier lifestyle -- and see the number go down on the scale -- is a challenge that gets harder before it gets easier. And a lot of us give up on the way.
Health Magazine has ranked its top 10 healthiest diets in America. There are not any fad diets in this ranking -- just solid weight-loss plans that work. Some are programs, others are book-based. It's a fabulous primer and it allows us to read through all of them and reconsider what will work for us and why.
The List, from Health Magazine:
The Structure House Weight Loss Plan
The Step Diet
The Eating Well Diet
The Volumetrics Eating Plan
The Best Life Diet
You On A Diet
The Sonoma Diet
Here's the full article, which discusses the attributes of each plan and why it made the list:
Health.com also has a diet comparison that allows you to check up to three diets at a time (there are 41 listed, everything from Atkins to The Zone) and get a comparison chart that explains how the diets deal with Eating Out, Caffeine, Alcohol, Expense, Vegetarians, Exercise, Counselors and Teaching Behavior Skills:
Good luck to all of us on this new journey. If you like, chime in here and tell me your hopes for your health and weight loss in 2009. I'd love to read about them.
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