So many diets, so little time. If you're trying to find the right weight loss plan, consider a holistic approach that improves your health as well as your waistline. Women's Health magazine recently reported on four great ways to shed those excess pounds in 2014:
- The Flexitarian Diet: It's a vegetarian diet with room for shifting to an occasional burger binge. Each day, you're supposed to follow a 3-4-5 plan: 300 calories for breakfast, 400 for lunch, 500 for dinner, plus two 150-calorie snacks. Learn more by clicking here for "The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life."
- The Eco-Atkins Diet: Although it's modeled after the Atkins diet, it is more plant-based. Advocates of this low carb diet approach recommend eating 31 percent of your calories from plant proteins, 43 percent of them from plant fats, and the remaining 26 percent from "good" carbs. Most people on this plan are vegan, but some still eat fish, lean white meat, and dairy products. You can find out more about the Atkins diet in general and then modify it for this approach by clicking here for "The New Atkins Made Easy: A Faster, Simpler Way to Shed Weight and Feel Great -- Starting Today!."
- The Volumetrics Plan: Fill your plate with low-cal foods so that you can eat more food while reducing calories. You'll avoid food cravings while shedding pounds naturally. Find out more by clicking here for "The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off."
- The Raw Food Diet can fill you up, not out, just like Volumetrics. But it also keeps you focused on staying away from processed foods. Learn more by clicking here for "The Raw Food Detox Diet: The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss."