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Top Diets

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We all know that exercise is only part of the equation to life-long fitness and health. To reach your personal goals, you need to find a diet that works for you. Here are UTHFA’s top diet plans available, which can help you with a little more guidance to eating right, losing or maintaining your weight, and most importantly, reaching long-term goals.

Biggest Loser Diet

Ranked #1 in Best Fast Weight-Loss Diets by US News (ranking found here).

Goal: Prevent disease and promote weight loss

What You Eat: The plan provides a breakdown of how many servings of fruits/vegetables, whole grains, protein, and extras to eat per day.

 

Jenshapeny Craig Diet

Ranked #3 in Best Weight Loss Diets by US News (ranking found here).

Goal: Drop 2 pounds per week and maintain weight loss

What You Eat: Pre-packaged meals low in calories and fat.

 

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Diet

Ranked #1 in Best Diets Overall, according to US News (ranking found here).

Goal: To prevent and lower high blood pressure.

What You Eat: The foods you have been taught to eat since childhood: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, low-fat dairy.

 

TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) Diethearthealth

Ranked #2 in Best Diets Overall by US News (ranking found here).

Goal: Lower cholesterol

What You Eat: This plan cuts back on fat, particularly saturated fat. It also limits overall cholesterol consumption and increases fiber intake.

 

Weight Watchers

Ranked #1 in Best Weight Loss Diets by US News (ranking found here).

Goal: Drop 2 pounds every week

What You Eat: This program will help you choose foods that are dense in nutrients, minimizing calories, saturated fats, and sugar, and maximizing protein intake. The program provides flexibility and group support.

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MIND Diet

Ranked #2 in Best Diets Overall by US News (ranking found here).

Goal: Fight the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.

What You Eat: Loose guidelines, suggesting whole grains, vegetables, nuts, beans, poultry, fish, and wine.

 

The Mediterranean Diet

Ranked #1 in Best Plant-based Diets by US News (ranking found here).

Goal: Boost overall health

What You Eat: Incorporate more fish, olive oil, and vegetables into your diet to maintain life-long health.

 

The Lean Gut Diet

Goal: Improve digestion and promote weight loss.

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