The answer to which weight loss diet or diet plan suits your needs is quite troublesome. An article in the New York Times has brought important attention to this topic since Gary Taubes wrote: "What if It's All Been a Big Fat Lie?"
Gary's article points out the failures of the low fat diets that told us to eat less fat and more carbohydrates. His article also points to well known experts who cried out that it's not the fat that makes us fat, but the carbohydrates. In his article he writes that in the 70's "you could still find articles in the journals describing high rates of obesity in Africa and the Caribbean where diets contained almost exclusively carbohydrates."
We can't blame just fats or carbohydrates for our epidemic of obesity in America
"Scientific evidence indicates that the best diet for most people is one that improves their lipid (cholesterol and blood triglyceride) profile, avoids harmful cancer-promoting substances, and limits excess calories that lead to unhealthy weight gain and other chronic diseases.
So which diet is best? Low Fat, Low Carb, Atkins, other?
We need to get away from putting our diets into "low fat" and "low carb" camps and do what makes sense. Eat the right amount of high nutrition foods, and choose good carbohydrate, good fat, and good protein foods.
Nutrition is a fairly young science, and we are constantly learning new things about the role various foods play in the prevention and development of diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Therefore, new information can contradict what we thought was true 10 years ago, and this can be confusing to the public.
We have to go with the best information that science has to offer, and learn to trust our intuition and common sense in sifting through unfounded claims and sometimes dangerous diet fads."
Carolyn Classick-Kohn, MS, RD, CFT
Personal Dietitian's Director of Nutrition
and Chief Dietitian
Lose Weight - Improve Health or Both?
Most diets are designed for short term weight loss and don't address personal needs. Once you do the hard work to lose weight, wouldn't it be nice to have a plan that meets this need, and contains the essential elements found to be most successful in maintaining a healthy body weight. These key elements are missing in many fad diets, but are recognized by diet and nutrition experts (registered dietitians).
In the diets designed by our registered dietitian, your calorie needs are based on body weight, sex, age, and your level of physical activity. These determines your "metabolic rate".
As you age, you lose muscle tissue and your calorie needs decrease. Which means, you can not eat the same amount at age 40 that you did at age 20 or you will gain weight!
No matter how pleased you feel when you lose weight fast, it doesn't compare to the down side of gaining it back! Real weight control happens only when the plan is a permanent and realistic for you over the long term. If you are looking for a weight loss or diet plan - look for a plan that considers your eating habits and your physical characteristics, and helps you with your own challenges. These our are goals at Personal Dietitian.
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Choose your goal(s) and the diet type you want, indicate any and all items you need for your diet and... Click the "Submit" on each page to forward your information.
*If after you've seen your diet sample you have any concerns or questions about your specific diet needs simply email us , and let our dietitians know your concerns. One of our staff or dietitian will gladly send you a prompt reply-usually within the hour.
Why is a Personal Diet
a better choice?
Did you know that most of our online diet competitors are 100% automated? Do you think that this type of diet will help? These diets just aren't in your best interest! If you are considering such a diet please consider purchasing a book instead.
Personal Dietitian is the only online diet that truly offers you access to professional support - the convenience you need to succeed long term - a healthy diet custom designed by a nutrition expert
(a registered dietitian) and a support program (emailed to you each week). We are the leading professional diet service online for good reason--
1. Our diets are designed by experts!
2. A Nutrition Experts designs your diet - designing it to your
3. You get a safe, effective diet - from a person! We don't trust
your health to automated databases -neither should you!
4. Diets should consider your long term success - our does!
5. Our diet is more economical - by all standards!
Compare the leading online diet programs
Diet Plans, Cost of
An Expert's Healthy Diet (by A Personal Dietitian)
Prepay $35 for 3 months (or only $11.96/mo. and quit anytime)
Minimum total cost for first 3 months = $35.00
Prepay $59.95 for 3 months or $14.95/mo
Minimum total cost for first 3 months = $59.95
*Check site for current pricing and terms!
*Pricing varies and does not include the Slimfast foods or the
regular foods they recommend to balance and complete your regular diet!
Recurring billing and add-ons change the pricing they advertise.
Around 16/mo or $48.00 for 3. An ET Fee of $25.00, additionally for quitting early. Check site for current pricing and be sure to read their terms!
Cost comparison is based on average cost for both
3 month and a 1 year programs