Sunday, February 11, 2007

Free Natural Weight Loss Plans

Fitness is on the rise now and everybody is beginning to take note of it. There are many reasons people exercise, some wants to look sexy like celebrities, some wants to change how they look because they are shy of their own body and some pursue fitness just for health sake. Catering for this increasing demand, many fitness programs have been created and made available to the public through bookstores, internet, gyms and health clubs. Some of these programs are over priced and are not really researched and developed.

Since these weight loss programs are so easily available, you do not really have to go to a gym just to exercise and lose weight. There are many weight loss programs out there that can help individuals that want to get fit. The problem is that there are too many programs out there and this makes people hard to decide which one to follow. Here are some summaries on some popular weight loss programs out today.

Atkins New Diet Revolution by Dr. Atkins

This is a low carb high fat diet. One can eat as much vegetables as possible and meat, but cut out the carbohydrates. Foods like bread, pasta, cereal and rice are not allowed but you can go crazy on the salad dressing and bacon because there is no limit on fat. But be careful, at the end of the program, you will feel deprived of fiber and calcium. Do not forget, fruits and grains are also not allowed.

Carbohydrate Addicts Diet by Drs. Heller

This is another low carbohydrate eating plan. The only thing different from the Atkins diet is that it allows fruits and grain products. Just be careful on the carbohydrates and do not over load on the reward meal because they tend to be too high on fats and saturated fats.

Choose to Lose by Dr. Goor

This is a diet where fat is restrained. Participants are given a fat budget and he or she is given the freedom to spend it. There is no limit on the carbohydrate intake on this diet. One can also eat meat, poultry and low fat dairy including seafood. Vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread and pasta are allowed. This is a fairly healthy fat loss plan but watch triglyceride levels though. If high, trim down the carbohydrates and tuck in more of the unsaturated fats.

The DASH Diet

This diet is a about eating moderate amounts of fat and protein but high on carbohydrates. Its main job is to lower down blood pressure. It follows the traditional food pyramid and encourages eating a lot of whole-wheat grains, vegetables, fruits and low fat dairy. But some dieters think that this diet advocates too much eating to induce weight loss.

Eat More, Weigh Less by Dr. Ornish

It is a vegetarian diet plan and it is very strict on low fat eating. Advocates eating glow food but warn on eating non-fat dairy and egg whites. This diet is poor on calcium and restricts eating of healthy foods like seafood and poultry.

Eat Right for Your Type

This diet is an interesting on because it is based on blood type. Encourages plenty of meat for individuals with the type O. But some diet plans for some blood types are nutritionally imbalanced and way too low in calories. Anyway, this diet is not proven to be affective.

The Pritkin Principle

This diet is about eating low calorie dense foods. These foods are called watery foods and it can make one feel full. Vegetables, fruits, pasta, oats, soups, salads and low-fat dairy are allowed. Proteins sources are limited to lean meat, seafood and poultry. This is a food diet that provides low amounts of saturated fats and high amounts of vegetables and fruits but it low on calcium and limited lean protein sources.


It is another low calorie eating plan. The diet recommends the same food like the Pritkin diet but the difference is that it does not allow fatty or dry foods like popcorn, pretzels crackers. This is a reasonable healthy weight loss plan.

The Zone

This diet allows moderate eating of carbs and protein. It encourages low-fat protein foods like fish and chicken and advocates eating lots of veggies, fruits and grains. This diet is also lacking of grains and calcium.

Weight Watchers

A diet that is high in carbohydrates, moderate on fats and proteins. Weight watchers diet is a very healthy and flexible diet plan. Encourages dieters to plan their own meal instead of following a set of rigid eating plans.

Yu Chung Leong is an experienced and motivated personal trainer for many years. He is passionate about health and fitness and enjoys helping people achieve their fitness goals. He writes many free weight loss tips at