By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.com
If losing weight is your resolution, you're probably researching the best diets and which makes sense for you. One way is to use our diet finder, a tool that matches your budget, goals and lifestyle with the plan that best meets those needs. Or, you can take a look at this list of our picks for the diets to watch in 2011. These are the ones your co-workers, aunts and friends will be talking about in the new year.
The 17 Day Diet debuted in November and has been all the rage since. Dr. Mike Moreno wrote the book to help his patients jump-start their weight loss, re-teach themselves how to eat with meal plans and get fit with a daily 17-minute workout. Plus, the book gives the guidance needed for on-going maintenance. It's a cycled way of eating that keeps the metabolism from settling in to a status quo.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus is the most significant change to the popular weight loss program in 13 years. Using the latest nutrition science with Weight Watchers expertise, the new program gives clients more flexibility to make healthier, satiating choices. The new PointsPlus calculation includes protein, fiber, fat and carbs, instead of just fiber, fat and calories.
Jillian Michaels will soon premiere in Biggest Loser's season 11, which will be her last with the show that put her on the map. However, the show is far from over for her. Men and women alike benefit from her no-nonsense approach to fitness, with access to her media brand that provides workout DVDs, an online weight loss plan, books and cookbooks.
The Mommy Diet just released from Alison Sweeney, the first book by the Biggest Loser host. It's all about getting and living a fit lifestyle before, during and after baby, even if it's years after baby. The book is real and funny as it outlines guidance and her first-hand tips for fitness, fashion, food, and even relationships over-scheduled moms who want to look and feel their best while raising happy, healthy children.
Sexy Forever is the new online weight loss program from Suzanne Somers. This January she's rolling out her first online fitness and weight loss plan, based on her recent book Slim and Sexy Forever. The affordable membership will offer weight tracking, meal plans, food journals, fitness guidance and so much more, all to help you look and feel great no matter how old you are. (Proof: She's in her 60s!)
RevAbs is part of the Beachbody Brands line of fitness programs, of which the wildly popular P90X belongs. Created by Brett Hoebel, who has a background in martial arts, RevAbs is a 90-day DVD workout that promises to garner those coveted six-pack abs. If you haven't heard of Brett before, get ready to make him a household name. He's rumored to be one of the top-secret new Biggest Loser trainers!
400 Calorie Fix just re-released and was one of the most popular diets in January 2010. Dieters follow just one simple rule - eat three or four 400-calorie meals each day. You can eat what you want, but they'll show you how to make the most healthful choices. When you do, you could lose 11 pounds in two weeks. The 400 Calorie Fix offers recipes and meal plans, and you'll be floored by how much food you really get in a 1200-calorie diet.
Nutrisystem is the long-running meal-delivery program that's been made popular by stars like Marie Osmond and Dan Marino. This January they introduce the Hooray You! New You Revolution!, by offering fresh foods in addition to their standard shelf-stable meals. Not only are they improving the quality of the food, they're making it more accessible by lowering the price point from $399 to $299 for the 28-day program.
South Beach Diet Supercharged was one part of the 90's low-carb craze that's held on to its buzz value. It's still relevant, and thanks to the plan's makeover in recent years, it has a greater focus on nutrition and fitness than ever before. With Dr. Agatston's two-phased eating plan you'll eat lean proteins, low-starch vegetables and low-fast dairy, plus use walking and strength training to trim your figure.
The hCG Diet is one of the most popular, and most controversial diets of the year, and will no doubt continue to be that in 2011. Dieters use an injection of the pregnancy hormone hCG, usually a synthetic version, and consume a 500-calorie-a-day diet. The loyal users can't say enough about the drastic and rapid weight loss, the critics point to the dangers of such a low-calorie and unhealthy protocol.
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By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.com