Every one seems to be running so hard in a race to lose weight. Whether you do it for a marvelous well toned body, or for re gaining the confidence or for the health reasons, but the fact is that you are a part of the race where every one has his own reasons, and all of these are reasonable reasons. There seems to be hundreds of fitness programs offered today. Internet, gyms, spas, fitness centers etc are loaded with mantras for getting a smart, super fit body. Many of these are too expensive to try. However, believe me or not, you can do it even at your home, without spending so much.
Hundreds of books are available today which guide you through effective weight loss programs which you can easily manage yourself with little determination. However, these books contain so many of weight loss plans that one gets confused about which one would be best suited for him or her.
Free Weight Loss Plans
To avoid confusion and to help you find the most preferred one for you, I am giving here a brief introduction of the most common free weight loss plans relied upon today;
Atkins’ New Diet Revolution by Dr. Atkins: One of the most popular free weight loss plans. Underlying principle of Atkins diet program is to be low on carbs and rather consume the food items containing proteins, which means, vegetables and meat are allowed but there is a strict no to foods like bread and pasta. However, there is a liberty to take in fats. So you can still enjoy salads and butter. grains and fruits intake is also restricted to some extent. This free weight loss plan however leaves you low on fiber and calcium while still high in fats.
Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet by Drs. Heller: while it is ok to take, fruits, vegetables, meat, dairy products, grain and meats, you are not allowed to take in carbohydrate rich food. Thus fats and saturated fats intake is higher.
Choose to Lose by Dr. Goor: The food limited in fats is to be consumed. You are allowed to spend a specific restricted “fat Budget” as you like. You are not restricted to take in carbohydrates and it is okay to eat meat, and low-fat dairy products and seafood. Vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread and pasta are also allowed. So it gives you more choices and that too healthy ones. You don’t starve on vegetables, fruits and saturated fats. However, triglyceride level is to be kept under control. If it is high, you have to cut down carbohydrate intake.
The DASH Diet: it allows you to be high in carbs while being moderate in fat and protein intake. This free weight loss plan is specifically beneficial for those who suffer from high blood pressure. It is designed into a pyramid plan. Whole wheat grains are to be taken in high percentage, along with fruits and vegetables and it asks the dieter to be low on fatty dairy products.
Eat Right for Your Type: This interesting free weight loss plan suggests different food for people belonging to different blood groups. E.g. people with O blood group are advised to take high proportions of meat. However, some of these free weight loss plans are imbalanced and low in calories. Moreover, scientifically it has not been proved there people from different blood groups have different dietary needs.
The Pritkin Principle: it makes you eat or take low calories by focusing more on liquid intake which makes you feel fuller. Vegetables, soups, fruits, pasta, oatmeal, low-fat dairy and salads are allowed. However, protein intake is restricted by allowing only seafood, poultry and lean meat. Though it is low in calcium and proteins, but still it is a moderately healthy plan because high fruits and vegetables and low amount of saturated fats is advocated.
Volumetrics: based on low-calorie food. Every thing else is the same as in Pritkin Plan, except that it says no to dry foods and fatty foods like pop corns, crackers and pretzels. It is much healthier plan due to high percentage of fruits and vegetables and being low in saturated fats and calories.
The Zone: You need to be a bit low on carbs but at the same time a bit high on protein intake. Low fat protein rich foods like, chicken, fish, vegetables, fruits and grains are allowed. It is low in calcium though.
Weight Watchers; advises you to be high on carbohydrates and moderate for proteins and fats. It gives you the liberty to design your own meal and is a healthy diet plan.
Now when you know the basics of popular free weight loss plans there should not be a need to spend too much on the other expensive ways of getting a fit body. However, try to incorporate some physical exercise too into your daily routine in order to make these free weight loss plans even more effective.