Brazilian Bikini Body Program

The Brazilian Bikini Body Program is the creation of fitness professional Regina Joseph who shares with readers her advice on how to eat and exercise the Brazilian way. She created it as a lifestyle plan that would allow her to eat normally but also keep her body fit and strong.

This is not a low carbohydrate plan however grains are limited to small portions and the majority of carbohydrates are obtained from fruit and vegetables. There is also a small dessert offering on the daily menu. Dairy products are not completely eliminated but are very limited...more


MediterrAsian Diet

The MediterrAsian Way is an eating program that highlights the best features of both the Mediterranean and Asian diets and lifestyles in regard to their beneficial effects on health and weight management.

The authors attract dieters with the promise of being able to eat delicious foods such as pizza, noodles, sushi, and curries ‘all washed down with a glass of your favorite wine or beer’. They state that this way of eating will not only help dieters to stay lean and healthy but will also reduce the risk of many diseases and may actually increase lifespan...more


Five Factor Diet

5-factor diet is based around the factor 5:
5 meals a day,
5 workouts a week of 5 exercises each.

The principles are:

1. Eat 5 meals daily.
2. Follow the 5 criteria for each meal...more


DASH Diet for Weight Reduction

The DASH Diet is also known as a combination diet. What this means is that people following this diet plan eat a combination of foods most of which are fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy products and foods that are low in saturated fats. This diet plan also demands that you eat foods, which are low in cholesterol, high in potassium, calcium and dietary fiber. The DASH Diet is based on the daily intake of 2000 calories, slightly higher than other diet plans...more


10 Things You Can Do To Make Any Meal Healthier

We all know weeknights can be stressful, rushed and hectic. You may have every intention of putting a healthy meal on the table, only to be overcome by 'real life'! Don't despair - all is not lost! When your best efforts go awry, and you order pizza or serve another meal that doesn't exactly fit into a healthy diet, you still have many options for making it healthier:

1. Start your meal with a large glass of water...more


Personality Type Diet

Dr Kushner’s Personality Type diet is an innovative approach to weight loss - based on food and behavior.

The survey consists of over 70 questions about your eating habits. The survey results indicate an eating pattern - many of which Dr. Kushner has named (hearty portioner, fruitless feaster, nighttime nibbler, and many more)... more


Fruitarian Diet

In a fruitarian diet, the only parts of plants used are the fruit, nuts, seeds and other plant matter that can be gathered without harming the plant. In other words, 'culinary' fruit (apples, oranges, pears etc) and 'botanical' fruit or seed-containing reproductive parts of flowering plants (beans, berries, capsicums, cucumbers, grains, nuts, peas, pumpkins, seeds, squash, tomatoes, and the like), can be eaten, but not carrots, potatoes or spinach etc., which require destruction of the plant...more


Warrior Diet

This exercise and nutrition program hinges on a somewhat controversial diet based on a daily cycle of "undereating" during the day and "overeating" at night. The rationale is that the historic "warrior", in order to succeed in the environment of the time, had a primal need to cycle between undereating during the day (when physical activity and danger were always present), and overeating at night (when able to rest and eat a good daily meal). Modern humans in a changed environment can therefore restore health and fitness, by returning to that cycle with the Warrior Diet...more


Rice Diet

The Rice Diet is the basis for a medically-supervised program designed for rapid weight-loss over a period of 2 to 4 weeks or more, in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and renal disease. The Rice Diet is not like fad diets which come and go, but has developed into a complete, proven and well-respected program for improving health...more


Leptin Diet

Leptin is a hormone that assists in regulating both appetite and metabolism. Leptin was discovered in 1994 - therefore research is only very recent.

The 5 Rules of Leptin Diet
Never eat after dinner
Don't eat 3 hours before bedtime or go to bed on a full stomach. Allow 11-12 hours between dinner and breakfast. For approximately the first 6-8 hours after eating our evening meal, the body is burning up the calories from that day...more


No Flour, No Sugar Diet

Foods containing added sugar and refined flour are nutrient-poor, unlike foods containing whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes which are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. The No Flour, No Sugar Diet reduces the so-called 'empty' calories of refined carbohydrate-based foods, also frequently high in fat (such as pizza and donuts)...more


Fat Smash Diet

The principle behind the name is that you achieve your weight-loss goals by smashing bad habits and misconceptions about diet. The diet follows a 90 day program in 4 phases - detox, foundation, construction, and the temple.
The Fat Smash Diet is a great plan for developing healthy eating habits and a healthy lifestyle, to promote fat loss and maintain a healthy weight. This is a simple diet program, manageable and by all accounts helpful...more


Elimination Diets

Elimination or allergy diets are used to isolate food allergies or food sensitivity. The basic elimination diet first removes all potential food allergens from the diet, and then re-introduces these foods one at a time...more


Anti-Aging Diet & Calorie Restriction

Calorie Restriction is the process of limiting caloric intake with the intention of slowing down aging. Some people refer to the concept as an anti aging diet. Research into Calorie Restriction has continued for many years - concluding that the lifespan of many animals is extended when calorie intake is restricted.

The difficulty of Calorie Restriction is that sufficient nutrition (vitamins and minerals) must be maintained while lowering energy intake as much as possible...more

Lemonade Diet (The Master Cleanser)

The lemonade diet is a detoxification program written by the Stanley Burroughs. The diet - called the "The Master Cleanser" was written in the 1940s and continues to be popular to this day.

This dietary regime is strictly a cleansing diet. Weight loss will occur, but it is not to be equated with fat loss. Much of the weight that is lost will be from fluid and water retention. Without a doubt, at least 1/2 the weight will come back on after completing the diet. Many people incorrectly use this for fast weight loss. This is not what the diet is intended for...more

Raw Food Diets

There are a number of diet plan based on raw foods. Generally these diets are plant-based, and are comprised of at least 75% raw food. Apparently raw foods contain the enzymes that are thought to be removed during the cooking process.

A Raw Food diet is generally made up fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted seeds and grains, dried fruit and juices, rolled or flaked grains, herbs and spices...more


Sacred Heart Diet

The Sacred Heart diet is a soup-based diet, and claims that you will lose 10-17 pounds in the first week.
Day 1
Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today....

3 Day Diet

The 3 Day Diet is one of the most popular short-term fad diets around today. Many people adopt the diet to try and achieve short-term weight loss. The 3 Day Diet is simply a low calorie diet. There is nothing magical - no mystical chemical reaction that goes on (as some seem to think). Weight loss is due to a sudden drop in calories ...more

Negative Calorie Diet

Green vegetables are low in calories. You can eat a lot of them without getting fat - yet at the same time the fibrous content can 'fill you up'. There are some green vegetables in particular that are very low in calories. Proponents of the Negative Calorie Diet suggest that eating a stick of celery (5 calories) will burn up 95 calories....more

Neanderthin Diet Plan

The simple explanation of the diet, is that only raw food should be eaten, - and only those foods that were eaten in the Paleolithic age. Neanderthin has been called a low-carb diet by some. Grains (oats, barley, wheat, rye, etc) are completely out - as are all refined carbohydrates and sugars. ...more

Mayo Clinic Plan

The Mayo Clinic Plan is a great diet, designed by medical professionals from a reputable health institute. The Mayo Clinic Plan promotes a nutritious diet of fruit and vegetables with starchy carbs and then proteins and dairy, and is based on the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid...more

Hilton Head Metabolism Diet

The Hilton Head Metabolism Diet derives from observation, and evidence from subsequent study, that a person's metabolism burns 70% of all daily calories - the remainder is burned through physical activity. This program works by changing your body chemistry to burn fat naturally, so that even though you eat five times a day the weight will drop off...more

Glycemic Impact Diet

The Glycemic Impact Diet is one of the few popular diets to come along that is truly sensible and possible to follow for one's entire life. It also lacks many of the excessive "foods to avoid" that so many diets have. This is a very good diet...more

Liquid Diet

A liquid diet consists of juices replacing every meal. Nutritionally this will provide virtually no protein or fat, and few calories. A Juice Fast should not be used as a weight loss technique. It is better to eat the fruit and vegetables whole - and therefore gain the fiber, and the increased metabolism resulting from digesting the whole food.... more

Diet Smart Plan

The plan involves a series of small, healthy changes to a person's diet that result in more significant benefits over a period of time rather than drastic measures to meet an expected deadline for weight loss goals...more

Fat Flush - Detox and Weight Loss Plan

The Fat Flush Plan is both a detox diet and a weight loss diet. The idea is to provide all the necessary ingredients to boost metabolism, reduce water retention, and promote fat loss. The program has 3 phases...more

Microbiotic Diet

The macrobiotic diet is high in natural, unprocessed foods, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables. It is low in saturated fats, whilst providing the essential fats. Despite a reputation of being nothing but brown rice, there is more to the Macrobiotic Diet than just brown rice. ..more

F-Plan Weight Loss Diet

The diet is effectively a low-fat high-fiber diet. The theory is that a high intake of dietary fiber fills you up quickly, providing the bulk of food without the high calories. The staples of the diet are complex carbs, such as whole grains, baked potatoes, and legumes, and lots of fruit and vegetables....more

Carbohydrate Addicts Diet

The carbohydrate addict diet is unusual, but at its foundation is a reduction of carbohydrate intake. The rules are strict, with the diet providing a long list of foods that are on the "allowed" list. Anything not in this list must be avoided...more

Body for Life

Body for life is about losing fat and gaining muscle - and having a diet that doesn't leave you feeling tired or fatigued. The typical BFL diet consists of 5-6 meals per day. Portion size is emphasized rather than calorie counts. ...more

Blood Type Diet

A blood type diet is a nutrition plan based around your blood type. Weight loss and other health improvements may occur on this diet ...more

Beverly Hills Diet

The diet is based on a food combining principle (called conscious-combining). The main food group of the diet is fruit, but the diet has vegetable-only days, fruit-only days, and other days when some starchy carbohydrate is allowed...more

Abs Diet

For many years most athletes, fitness models, and bodybuilders have applied the same basic fundamentals to their diet. Principles like eating often (5-6 times per day), building muscle, eating lean proteins, and aiming to eat whole unrefined carbs...more

Cabbage Soup Diet

The Cabbage Soup Diet is a 7 day meal plan, aimed at achieving fast weight loss. It is not a long-term weight loss solution, but is known to be effective over the short term ...more

Grapefruit Diet

The Grapefruit Diet is a weight loss diet built solely around the humble grapefruit...more

South Beach Diet

The diet is becoming known as the "healthy" version of the Atkins diet. This diet is good - very good, and includes foods such as whole grains, healthy fats, fish, chicken, fruits and vegetables...more

Atkins Diet

The main component of the Atkins diet is a severe restriction of carbohydrate intake. This includes foods with sugar, bread, cereal, some starchy vegetables and pasta...more

Low Protein Diets

A low-protein diet is any diet in which the protein intake is reduced. Anyone diagnosed with kidney or liver disease may be prescribed a low-protein diet. In any case, a diet which is especially low in protein should only be undertaken under medical direction...more

Vegetarian Weight Loss Plan

A vegetarian diet provides a wide range of health benefits. Research shows that vegetarians suffer less from many of the diseases associated with the typical Western diet...more