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Flexitarian Diet Overview

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 FLEXITARIAN DIET OVERVIEW

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Flexitarian Diet

Goal: Weight loss.

Resembles these U.S. News-rated diets: Vegetarian Diet,Macrobiotic Diet, Raw Food Diet, Anti-Inflammatory Diet, Eco-Atkins Diet, Engine 2 Diet, Traditional Asian Diet, Vegan Diet

The claim of this diet is that Flexitarians weigh 15 percent less than their more carnivorous counterparts; have a lower rate of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer; and live an average of 3.6 years longer.

The theory:

Flexitarian is a marriage of two words: Flexible and vegetarian.The term was coined more than a decade ago,and in her 2009 book, The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease, and Add Years to Your Life, registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner says you don’t have to eliminate meat completely to reap the health benefits associated with vegetarianism—you can be a vegetarian most of the time, but still chow down on a burger or steak when the urge hits.

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Fitness Drive Weight Watchers Diet

Weight Watchers Diet Overview

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WEIGHT WATCHERS DIET OVERVIEW

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Weight Watchers Diet

Goal: Weight loss.

Resembles these U.S. News-rated diets: Mayo Clinic Diet, Jenny Craig Diet


The claim of this diet is that you will  shed 2 pounds weekly.

The theory:

There’s more to dieting than counting calories – if you make healthy choices that fill you up, you’ll eat less. Weight Watchers’ PointsPlus program, launched in November 2010, assigns every food a points value, based on its protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber, calories, and how hard your body has to work to burn it off. Choices that fill you up the longest “cost” the least, and nutritionally dense foods cost less than empty calories. So if you’re wavering between a 200-calorie fruit smoothie and a 200-calorie iced coffee, the smoothie is the smarter choice.

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Fitness Drive Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet Overview

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 MEDITERRANEAN DIET OVERVIEW

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Mediterranean Diet

Goal: Weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control

Resembles these U.S. News-rated diets: Vegetarian Diet, DASH Diet, Mayo Diet, Clinic Diet

The claim of this diet is that you will  lose weight, keep it off, and avoid a host of chronic diseases.

The theory:

It’s generally accepted that the folks in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea live longer and suffer less than most Americans from cancer and cardiovascular ailments. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fat and high in produce, nuts, and other healthful foods.

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Mayo Clinic Diet Overview

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 MAYO CLINIC DIET OVERVIEW

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Mayo Clinic Diet

Goal: Weight loss.

Resembles these U.S. News-rated diets: Volumetrics Diet, DASH Diet

The claim of this diet is that you will  shed 6 to 10 pounds in two weeks and continue losing 1 to 2 pounds weekly until you’ve hit your goal weight.

The theory:

You recalibrate your eating habits, breaking bad ones and replacing them with good ones with the help of the Mayo Clinic’s unique food pyramid.

The pyramid emphasizes fruits, veggies, and whole grains. In general, these foods have low energy density, meaning you can eat more but take in fewer calories. Think of it this way: For about the same amount of calories you could have a quarter of a Snicker’s bar or about two cups of broccoli.

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