Top-Rated Healthy Weight Loss Plans



#1 For a Healthy Heart and Weight Loss

The Ornish Die
Eat More, Weigh Less
Dr. Dean Ornish counsels that we will find success not by restricting calories, but by watching the ones we eat. He breaks this down into foods that should be eaten all of the time, some of the time, and none of the time.
The following foods can be eaten whenever you are hungry, until you are full:
• Beans and legumes
• Fruits -- anything from apples to watermelon, from raspberries to pineapples
• Grains
• Vegetables


TLC Diet

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet is recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The diet's main focus is to reduce the amount of saturated fat you eat, because saturated fat elevates your cholesterol. It is not designed for losing weight, but for lowering cholesterol levels. 


The Dash Diet
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
Studies show DASH can lower blood pressure, which if too high can trigger heart disease, heart failure, and stroke. (In fact, the name It’s also been shown to increase “good” HDL cholesterol and decrease “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, a fatty substance that in excess has been linked to heart disease. Overall, DASH reflects the medical community’s widely accepted definition of a heart-healthy diet—it's heavy on fruits and vegetables and light on saturated fat, sugar, and salt. Read more...


The Mediterranean Diet
Greeks, Italians, Spaniards, Turks, etc. all eat different, but all share a commonality in their diet that promotes good health and long life. Working with the Harvard School of Public Health, Oldways, a nonprofit food think tank in Boston, developed a consumer-friendly Mediterranean diet pyramid that emphasizes fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil, and flavorful herbs and spices; eating fish and seafood at least a couple of times a week; enjoying poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt in moderation; and saving sweets and red meat for special occasions. 


The Starch Solution
From Atkins to Dukan, fear of the almighty carb has taken over the diet industry for the past few decades—even the mere mention of a starch-heavy food is enough to trigger an avalanche of shame and longing. But the truth is, carbs are not the enemy. Now, bestselling author John A. McDougall, MD, and his kitchen-savvy wife, Mary, prove that a starch-rich diet can actually help readers lose weight, prevent a variety of ills, and even cure common diseases. By fueling the body primarily with carbohydrates rather than proteins and fats, readers will feel satisfied, boost energy, and look and feel their best.

Including a 7-Day Sure-Start Plan, helpful weekly menu planner, and nearly 100 delicious, affordable recipes, The Starch Solution is a groundbreaking program that will help readers shed pounds, improve their health, save money, and change their lives.


Healthy Tips to Help You Eat Less and Lose Weight


An Apple a Day

Eat an apple 20-30 minutes before dinner.
The fiber will give you a full feeling.


Enjoy a refreshing glass of water before your meal.
Make it special. Try sparkling water with lime or sliced cucumber.
Use a fancy glass.


Brain Teaser

Our brain is a big part of over-eating. Trick your brain by using a smaller plate.
The bigger plate may induce you to fill it, which results in lots more calories.



Smelling and slowly chewing the food will send signals of satiety to your brain.
It's important that you concentrate on the eating process. Smell the food and savor it.
Chew longer before swallowing. Think about how good your meal is. Mmmmm.


No Seconds
Your plate is empty and you're still hungry. Wait!
Your tummy has not had time to signal the brain that it's full yet.
Give it about 20 minutes. It's hard, but worth it.
Here's another way to look at it: Eat until you feel 80% full.
In 20 minutes, you'll feel 100% full.

Still Hungry?
Go brush your teeth.
Nothing kills an over-active appetite faster than a fresh, clean, minty mouth!

Flick a Switch and Lose Weight!
A recent study suggests that you could avoid packing on extra pounds
just by flicking a switch. The switch in question? Your bedroom light. Or that patio
light that always wakes you up at night. Or that alarm clock that's too bright.
The study suggests that being exposed to even just a little bit of light
at night might add pounds. Who knew?

Eat Breakfast!

People who skip breakfast are 4 1/2 times more likely to be obese than breakfast eaters.
Why? Because going hungry slows down your metabolis by up to 10%.



Keep Your Metabolism Burning!
Eat smaller meals, more frequently. If you wait until you're starving, you're
more likely to more likely to over-eat. And skipping meals slows down yourmetabolism.
And a slower metabolism means more weight gain.
Got a pudgy pup? Think about her metabolism too.
Feed her smaller meals more frequently, instead of one huge meal per day. 

Replica of 1lb. of Human Fat
EEUuu! Talk about motivation! 
Three-dimensional replica of human fat.
A shocking but strongly motivating attention-getter.
Made of soft, pliable, long-lasting vinyl plastic.
Keep it on the kitchen counter ... in the refrigerator.



Get Your Zzzzzs . . . 
Research shows that people who get fewer than seven hours of sleep a night are
30 percent more likely to be obese. Lack of sleep alters the flow of hormones that
regulate hunger and satiety, which can cause you to eat more.