The Sonoma Diet and the Mediterranean Diet: How alike are they really?

Believe it or not there are two diets out there where you could lose weight without counting calories, or giving up carbs. This is the basis behind the Sonoma Diet.

The Sonoma diet claims to be structured after the Mediterranean Diet but geared more toward weight loss results. In fact some people even confuse the two diets and think of them as one and the same, but there are a few key differences.

While both promote portion control, calorie control and believe in the theory that good food should be enjoyed, the similarities stop there. Yes you can eat carbs on both diets, but the Sonoma Diet is structured similar to Atkins and South Beach. Instead of being called phases though, the Sonoma diet refers to it as Waves. Wave 1 is designed to kick your sugar habit and forbids fruit or alcohol for ten days. Most people experience rapid waste loss in those first ten days and that usually motivates them to stay on wave one longer than they should.
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The Six Week Body Makeover: Can it Live up to its Promise?

Can a diet really help you lose up to thirty pounds in six weeks? Michael Thurmond seems to think his can in fact he offers a money back guarantee if you do not. With his six week body makeover program, people have been reprogramming their metabolism and losing weight with his aggressive weight loss program for over twenty years.
The first step to your make over is to fill out your body blueprint. With these questions you will be able to find out if you are a body type A, B, C, D or E. According to most reviews though most people wind up being body type A or B. Thurmond explains all of these body types and what foods will work best for you and what combination of foods will work best for you. You then can blueprint your body to tailor your strength training program to get the results that you need. Within six weeks you will have reprogrammed your body’s metabolism and can move on to the living lean program. Continue reading

The Low Carb Lifestyle

For almost the past decade we have been hearing the phrase “living the low carb life”. Many people have been losing weight by joining the low carb movement by following either the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet. Both of these diets have become so popular that you can not even go to a supermarket without seeing products specifically designed for them. So how do you know which of them is right for you? Both of these diets are the same but they are also very different.
For starters they both consist of three phases. A strict induction phase which should only last for two weeks. You will lose a dramatic amount of weight in those first two weeks because most carbs are forbidden. Due to this rapid weight lost, you might want to stay on the diet for longer than the recommended two weeks. After you complete this stage, both Atkins and South Beach have a second stage that will start reintroducing carbs into your life. This is meant to be the stage you are on until you lose all the weight you want. The last stage is what they both refer to as a maintenance stage. This last stage is the stage that will be followed once you have reached your goal weight.
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Meal Replacement diets: Are they better than your average diet?

The most popular meal replacement diet is Slim fast. You can not seem to walk into a grocery store without seeing their products displayed everywhere. You see slim fast shakes, slim fast bars, and even snack bars. Other companies have jumped on this meal replacement idea also. Kellogg’s Special K has joined the meal replacement movement with their Special K 2 Week Challenge.
The slim fast plan is easy to follow. In fact that is probably the only good thing about it, it is so easy. You have one of their products for breakfast, and then for lunch you can have another one of their products along with 200 calories of whatever food you would like. Your dinner should be about 500 calories and you can have three 120 calorie snacks between meals which should be one of their snack products and some fruit or vegatables. Continue reading

Jenny Craig

Anyone who has not seen the miraculous transformation that Kirstie Ally has gone through on Jenny Craig must have been living on a different planet than the rest of us. Her trademark phrase “Have you called Jenny Yet?” has sent millions of dieters scrambling for their phone.

There are many reasons why Jenny Craig is becoming everyone’s favorite person to call, and one of the biggest reasons is because it is so simple to follow. Jenny Craig is part of the “meals to go” diet plans out there. The biggest rival Jenny Craig has is Nutrisystem.
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How to Find the Right Diet

If you were to Google the word diet or anything to do with diet, do you have any idea how many results would come up? You would find the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Biggest Loser Diet and so many more. There are a huge amount of different types of diets out there today. From low carb, to low fat, to even diets where the food is delivered to your door. How can you tell which one is right for you?
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