It’s a brand new year, which means it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities and decide what is most important for you in 2016. If losing weight and getting in shape is near the top of your list, good for you! It’s an awesome time to start working on your fitness and health, and there are more options for weight loss than ever. Here are the best diets for weight loss in 2016:
If you want healthy and balanced, it doesn’t get better than the MIND Diet. This diet has everything you love about the Mediterranean diet (think olive oil and other healthy fats), but with the raw food-heavy food choices that make the DASH diet such an awesome choice. The eating guidelines are loose enough that you’re not boxed into limited food choices, but you eat A LOT of healthy food–including fish, wine, berries, nuts, poultry, and legumes.
The DASH Diet is an eating plan aimed at improving your overall health, but with an emphasis on heart-smart food. The name means “Dietary Approach to Stopping Hypertension”, and every food item on the “go for it” list will help to boost heart health. You eat a lot of raw foods, whole grains, and low-fat proteins, while cutting sweets, salt, processed food, and red meat from your diet. The result: a much healthier you with a healthier heart!
This diet is aimed at cholesterol rather than weight loss, but it’s still an excellent choice for you if your goal is to drop a few pounds. This diet limits the amount of fat you can eat, so you eliminate fatty foods, fried food, dairy products, and high-fat proteins. You cut back on the amount of cholesterol you eat, and you focus primarily on whole and raw foods. It’s definitely one of the best diets to try in order to boost your health, and it can lead to serious weight loss if done right!
The Weight Watchers Diet aims to shed 2 pounds per week, a fairly lofty–but realistic–ambition. With the Weight Watchers diet, you simply tally up points according to the food items you eat. When you run out of points, you stop eating. This takes it out of the “eat this, don’t eat that” category, and puts the choices square in your lap. You can make the choice to eat healthy or not, as long as you stick within the points system.
This diet involves meal replacement products, making it a fairly pricey option. Still, it’s a good choice for those who don’t mind the expense, as it focuses on being more active, making healthier diet choices, and cutting back on unhealthy foods. It has been proven highly effective, and you’ll love how you look once you finish.
Mayo Clinic Diet
Created by the Mayo Clinic, this diet is designed for rapid weight loss in the short-term, followed by sustainable weight loss over the long term. You simply follow a food pyramid, and you get rid of unhealthy foods to focus on the healthiest options in your fridge. The diet allows you to eat as much raw food as you want, and it’s a you-friendly diet all around.
The packaged meals offered by Jenny Craig are fairly pricey, but worth it! All of the meals are low in calories, with a decent portion size. You will neither be stuffed nor starving, and the diet can help you to learn to control your eating habits–leading to long-term, sustainable weight loss.