The Best Diet Plans for Women

The Best Diet Plans for Women

In the middle of the diet clutter women want to know which diet plan will work. Plenty of diets promise major results, but the majority of these diets are based on the same nutrition principles of reducing your white four food intake, consuming more vegetables and avoiding high-cholesterol foods. Make any diet a success by getting regular exercise and drinking at least 64 ounces of water per day

Low-Carbohydrate
If you want to lose body fat fast, you can try a low-carbohydrate diet. Eliminate carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta and potatoes. Sugar is a huge enemy of the low-carb weight loss plan.

In place of carbohydrates, consume meat, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. Instead of closely tracking calories, a low-carb diet tracks carb consumption, which should hover around 30 g per day. Many people use a low-carb plan to jump-start their diet and typically remain on the low-carb diet only for about two weeks.

Vegetarian
Adopting a vegetarian lifestyle is an effective way to cut calories and reduce fat. Vegetarians eat primarily vegetables and fruit but also nuts, grains, milk and eggs. The vegan lifestyle diet omits eggs and milk; however women need calcium for healthy bone density, so a vegetarian diet is a better fit.

Eat approximately 1,250 to 1,500 calories a day, and plan to graze on fruits and vegetables throughout the afternoon and evening. Consume six small meals instead of three large ones to keep your stomach full and cravings away.

Cholesterol-Reducing
If you want to lower your cholesterol, focus on eating approximately 1,200 calories a day with only 17 percent of your calories from fat.

Soluble fiber is a major component of this program, and is found in bran, beans and many vegetables. You need to remain on the program for two to three weeks before seeing a change in your cholesterol.

Low Fat Dairy
A University of Tennessee study concluded that obese adults who followed a low-fat, high dairy-fueled diet lost more weight than those who followed a diet that consisted of no more than one serving of a calcium-rich food plus a calcium supplement per day.

Study participants ate a balanced diet but reduced their caloric intake by 500 calories a day. The high-dairy group consumed three to four servings of low-fat cheese, yogurt and milk.

The high calcium supplemented, low dairy group ate no more than one serving of dairy a day and had an 800 mg calcium supplement. A third group, the low calcium supplemented, low dairy group ate no more than one serving of dairy a day and had a 400 to 500 mg calcium supplement or a placebo.

After following the diet for 24 weeks the high dairy group lost the most weight and averaged 24 pounds of body weight and 16 pounds of fat loss. The high calcium supplemented group also lost an average of 19 pounds and 12 pounds of body fat. Even the low calcium supplemented group saw weight loss and lost an average of 15 pounds and 11 pounds of body fat.

This study is especially important to women because a high-calcium diet, especially during middle age, is important for bone health, which helps fight osteoporosis. Women can keep their bones and body strong and healthy while losing a significant amount of weight.