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Top Diets

January 7, 2009

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Most people have been on a diet at some point in their lives. In fact an estimated 80 million Americans go on diets every year, spending more than $30 billion annually on programs and products. We are bombarded by diet books, pills and meal delivery systems, but what works and what doesn’t? Which diet creates lasting results? Sure it would be nice to go on the Cookie Diet, but is that realistic?

A recent article on CNN, outlined the top diets:

The Structure House Weight Loss Plan. This diet takes a holistic approach to weight loss, asking you to fill your life with things other than food. It also focuses on the why behind overeating.

The Step Diet. This plan helps you establish a lifestyle regimen that combines walking with step-building techniques, like parking further away or taking the stairs. The approach to weight loss also suggests cutting back on what you normally eat.

The Eating Well Diet. This diet focuses on behavioral changes, including finding and facing eating triggers, eating and shopping mindfully, and cultivating regular, joyful exercise habits.

The Best Life Diet. This plan helps you establish eating habits for life by taking you through three phases.

The Solution. This approach targets five root causes of weight problems: unbalanced eating, low energy, body shame, setting ineffective limits, and weak self-nurturing skills.

For more of the top diets, click here.

Years ago diet books outlined what to eat and not to eat, but now nutrition experts recognize that it’s not only about adjusting the food you consume, but also making lifestyle adjustments. Have you tried any of these diets?

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.