It may sound like a cliché, but there actually are many different diets that work for plus size women. Some are more expensive than others, and a few are hard to stick to, to say the least, but most work as long as you follow the regime without fail. Almost every one of these diets requires hard work, and regular exercise, but some are more effective than others where healthy eating is concerned. Here are a few popular examples, in no particular order.
The ever-popular Atkins diet is one of the best ways to shed a few pounds fast. In fact, it is very common for a plus size woman to lose up to15 pounds in just two weeks by sticking to this diet religiously. However, it is not for everyone, and you should definitely consult your doctor before starting any diet.
Common dinner idea on Atkins: a small portion of meat, cheese, steamed vegetables, and water. No go on the dessert, since not even fresh fruit is allowed during the first two weeks. The point of the Atkins is to shock your body into ketosis, where the metabolism is jump-started and your body can burn fat and calories like it was in overdrive. Atkins-friendly meals are somewhat cheaper than other diets, but the almost all-meat diet can get tiresome very fast.
We’ve all seen the Weight Watchers commercials on television and in Internet advertisements. If you can afford all of the bells and whistles that go along with the diet, it is a great opportunity to lose weight over an extended period of time, which is the healthiest ways to drop the pounds and keep them off. Be prepared to pay for special meals, sign-up costs, meeting fees, and more.
Weight Watchers is all about the points. You will be counting points in your sleep after a few months on the diet, but experts (those who have done it for years) say that it gets so easy that you no longer need your handy-dandy notebook to write everything down. That is a plus, but could be a real hassle for the plus size woman who works outside of home.
One of the newest additions to the diet family, Sugar Busters is one of the easiest diets to tackle, with the fewest restrictions and the best net loss. Although it takes longer to drop the weight, it will stay off longer, and you will have less trouble maintaining that healthy weight, with the help that the diet offers. It can also help you learn to eat healthy, and can be a great way to introduce your family to healthier eating habits, too.
The goal of Sugar Busters is to eliminate as much sugar as possible. This can come in the form of refined flours, glucose, sucrose, pectin, white rice, and potatoes. Get rid of these, add a healthy alternative such as whole grain bread or brown rice, and you are on the right track to healthy eating habits. If you get a sweet tooth, choose sugar free cookies, ice cream made with Splenda, or fresh/frozen fruit smoothies.
Sometimes, it’s not about what you eat, but about what you quit eating. For that reason, simply getting rid of the worst foods a little at a time, such as sodas or sugars, can lead to a decent amount of weight loss in a relatively short amount of time. Keep up the hard work, add a healthy amount of exercise, and you will see the pounds begin to melt in no time. Stick to the diet, even when you are feeling emotional or depressed, and you will not regret it.