3 Safe Diets That Will Keep Your Weight Off Longer

Everyone's buzzing about new and fad diets. But those rarely help you lose weight in the long term. Try these well-founded diets supported by many health governmental agencies. They're safe and will help you stay fit for longer.

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There are several diets out there that will help you lose weight quickly, however it is highly recommended to stick to a diet where you lose at the most two pounds a week for optimum health. When you lose two pounds a week you can quite possibly lose over 100 pounds in a year, which is a lot of weight in a short time span. Be sure you talk with your doctor before starting any extreme weight loss program.

Here are a few healthy diets you can try out that will help you lose up to two pounds each week:

DASH Diet Plan

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The DASH Diet Plan, which stands for the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet Plan was originally developed to aid those with high blood pressure reduce their blood pressure, but it can also help those who want to lose weight. This diet can actually help you lose as much as 10 to 35 pounds in a few months. This is a diet that is low in calories and high in fiber and restricts sweets, unhealthy fats, and salt. The result is you feeling full without taking in too many carbs. This diet plan promotes a healthy lifestyle by including whole grains, veggies, fruits lean meats, nonfat dairy, and nuts, seeds or legumes.

MyPyramid Program

The MyPyramid Plan is based on the food pyramid established by the USDA. This is an updated tool and is based on individual required nutritional values. You can create your own customized weight loss plan based on your dietary needs. This is a free tool that is online and asks for your age, gender, weight, height and how physically active you are. It then determines what the perfect weight loss plan is for you. It also shows you how many calories you need to restrict yourself to lose weight. The food groups that this weight loss plan suggests are very nutritious, such as whole grians, fruits, veggies, lean protein and low-fat dairy products.

Vegetarian Lifestyle

This weight loss plan is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to lose a lot of weight because it adopts a highly nutritious lifestyle that is low in calories because there is no meat consumed in the diet. Vegetarian diets are highly recommended by several reputable health organizations, such as the American Dietetic Association, the American Heart Association, and the USDA. The key to losing weight when you’re on a vegetarian diet is to be sure you're taking in all the essential nutrients you need, while keeping the carbs low for optimal health. Be sure that you’re getting the daily requirements of zinc, calcium, protein, iron vitamin D, vitamin B12, iodine, and omega-3 fatty acids. Be sure you eat a variety of fruits, veggies, cereals that are high in vitamins, soy products, whole grain foods and nuts, seeds or legumes. It is also recommended that you talk with your doctor before starting a vegetarian diet.

When it comes to weight loss, slow and steady has longer-lasting effects than hard and fast. It's healthier and safer to lose weight gradually too. Try these diets if you're looking for stable, healthier, long-term weight loss.

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