If you’ve been thinking about losing weight to improve your health or your overall attitude, chances are you want to use a weight loss program that works. Luckily for you, there’s no shortage of commercial weight loss programs that can be used to achieve your vision of a slimmer you or products that can help.
Consider What Type Of Program Would Be Right For You
Before deciding what diet program you’d like to follow, it’s a good idea to evaluate your personality, habits and the actual amount of weight you want to lose. (Calculate Your Body Mass Index – BMI – here.)
Once you’ve decided on your objectives, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions and answer honestly. Are you willing to exercise on a regular basis? Would you rather lose weight just by dieting? Are you willing to switch to a radically different way of eating? With these answers you can make your next move.
Gym Membership – If you decide that you’d like to become more physically active to burn more calories, a gym membership offers everything you need to slim and tone. Equipment and offerings vary from gym to gym, but typically you’ll find free weights, treadmills, exercise bikes, Cybex machines, Elliptical trainers, weight machines and exercise classes such as Zumba, Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, Kickboxing and step classes to participate in. Larger facilities might also offer Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, a walking/running track and a swimming pool. Popular gyms include the YMCA, Planet Fitness, Crunch Gym, Gold’s Gym and Bally’s Gym. Curves offers a “ladies only” format for women that prefer this option. Memberships to all of the above mentioned gyms and fitness studios vary – check with a customer service representative for membership costs.
Prepackaged Meal Plan – Prepackaged meal plans are an option if you want to be sure that you’re eating the correct amount of calories and other nutrients to lose weight effectively. Popular prepackaged meal plans include Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Weight Watchers. These commercial weight loss programs are among the best because they really take the guesswork out of eating by capping your calories. Nutrisystem helps control hunger by keeping your Glycemic level under control. Weight Watchers uses a ‘PointsPlus’ system as part of their meal plan. In order to keep up with customer demands, you can also find frozen meal options available though Nutrisytem and Jenny Craig. If followed correctly these Prepackaged diet plans can help you steadily lose weight by re-learning your eating habits. A friend of mine successfully lost 30 pounds on Nutrisystem, so I’ve seen the proof. For pricing and special offers, visit their respective websites.
Diet Food Delivery – While you might think that a prepackaged diet meal plan and diet food delivery services are one in the same, they aren’t. Diet food delivery services have gained in popularity because they offer freshly cooked food options that can be picked up directly at their location or sent frozen to your door. Examples of this type of commercial weight loss program include Diet2Go, BistroMD, ChefsDiet, Freshology and others. Expect to pay more for this type of diet plan due to the higher quality of fresh foods and a more diverse menu.
Keep in mind the best way to lose weight is to be more active and count your calories, no matter what plan you decide to follow.
I hope that you found this post helpful and with you the best of *will* in your weight loss efforts. Cheers!