Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

3 Different Types Of Weight Loss Programs

by Freddie Cox

If you're struggling with meeting your weight loss goal, it may be time to try a different weight loss program. Every body is different and may not respond the same as others to certain weight loss programs. It's important to find a program that works for you and your body.

What Is a Weight Loss Program?

A weight loss program can consist of diet and exercise plans that you would be expected to follow to achieve your weight loss goals. Changing your routine can be difficult to maintain, which is why everyone will have a different goal and program.

3 Types of Weight Loss Programs

You may find that you've tried one weight loss program and it did not help you reach your weight loss goal. If this happens, do not give up. Try another program until you find the one that works well with your body. 

1. The Paleo Diet

The paleo diet restricts your consumption of processed foods, sugar, and dairy. With this diet, you will be advised to eat more proteins, fruits, vegetables, and nuts. 

Weight loss is an obvious benefit of almost any diet. However, other benefits may include:

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better tolerance to blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol 
  • Lower blood sugar

2. The Atkins Diet

According to the Atkins diet, you can eat all of the fat and protein that you want each day. The only catch is that you will need to avoid carbs. 

Some benefits can include:

  • Lower chance of diabetes
  • Improved triglycerides
  • Prevents metabolic syndrome

3. Intermittent Fasting

There are many different ways you can fast. Some of the fasting methods include:

  • The Warrior Diet. This method consists of snacking on fruits or vegetables throughout the day. Around dinnertime, you will eat a big meal. 
  • 16/8. This method requires you to fast for 16 hours of the day and only eat during a predetermined 8-hour period. 
  • 5:2 Diet. On two days of the week, you will be required to substantially decrease your calorie intake. 
  • Eat-Stop-Eat. This method consists of a couple of days of fasting each week. These fasting days should not be consecutive days. 
  • Meal Skipping. Skipping an occasional meal is considered fasting. There does not need to be a schedule for this method, but if you are not hungry, it's encouraged to skip that meal. 

Some of the benefits of fasting can include:

  • Improved brain activity
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Decreased risk of metabolic syndrome
  • Decreased risk of diabetes

Fasting may not be something a lot of people are interested in, but if it is done correctly, it can be safe and healthy. 


About Me

Coping with Chronic Health Conditions: Tips

Ever since I was a young girl, I have had bad asthma and allergies. I had to stay in the hospital several times when I was in elementary school just to help get my asthma under control and it seemed like I was trying medication after medication with little success. I don't remember all of my childhood health details, since I was so young, but my mother has "filled in the blanks" for me. Thanks to modern medicine and a natural remedy, my health conditions are currently under control and have been for a few years now. I am very grateful for my good health, and I want to "pay it back" to others by creating a blog where I will post my health tips. I hope I can help you learn how to achieve good health!