Almost all of us have thought about how we manage our weight at any given time.
A study conducted by a US-based market research firm even found that over a quarter of adults rate it as a top personal priority.
It should come as no surprise that after the typical gluttony of the Christmas and New Year break, Australians are looking for ways to limit their weight.
The best diet plans for weight loss
WW (Weight Watchers)
According to US News & World Report 2020 Best Diets, Weight Watchers is the best “commercial” diet plan for weight loss.
Specialists in nutrition, diabetes and heart disease think the plan is the easiest way to lose weight, and they rate WW’s eating principles as healthy and sound.
Experts also say it’s among the most effective weight-loss plans for short-term and long-term results.
An app-based, weight-loss program, Noom, earns praise for helping users modify their behaviours.
However, experts worry that the amount of tracking the program requires could get exhausting.
This could work if you want help in the form of pre-packaged meals delivered to your home.
These meals are supplemented with fruits, veggies and dairy foods (or their equivalents), so the diet gets high marks for healthfulness.
However, once you ween off their packaged meals, experts think weight regain is a serious possibility.
Notably, the best diet for weight loss isn’t a commercial program, it’s the flexitarian diet, based on the book by registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner.
The flexitarian diet’s emphasis on fruits, veggies, whole grains and plant-based proteins makes this a nutritional standout.
And these foods happen to be among the best for weight loss since they’re higher in fibre and lower in calories per bite, so you can eat filling portions while lowering your overall calorie intake.