Different Weight Loss Programs

April 9, 2021

Excess weight is a major problem in America: the majority of Americans are overweight or obese and millions of Americans go on a diet each year. In this blog post, we will discuss various weight loss programs and diet plans. Bear in mind that each person reacts differently to these programs or diet plans. Consult your physician or an experienced nutritionist to ensure a successful weight loss journey.

The Right Spinal Clinic specializes in creating medical weight loss programs. We have qualified nutritionists and dieticians who can design a diet plan tailored to fit your specific needs and goals.

Popular Weight Loss Diet Plans

1. Paleo Diet

Numerous studies reveal that the paleo diet can help you achieve your ideal weight and reduce your waist size. This dietary plan is based on the theory that diseases or health problems are linked to the Western diet. 

Recommended food: 

  • Lean protein 
  • Green veggies 
  • Fruits
  • Nuts 
  • Seeds 

Food to avoid: 

  • Sugar 
  • Dairy 
  • Grains
  • Processed food

2. Plant-Based Diet

Vegan and vegetarian diets restrict animal products for both ethical and health reasons.

How it works:

There are different types of vegetarianism or veganism, but most involve eliminating animal products, including meat, poultry, and fish. Some vegetarians also discourage eating dairy products and eggs.

3. Low-Carb Diet

The low-carb diet is one of the most popular weight loss diet programs. Examples of this dietary plan include the ketogenic, Atkins diet, and low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF).

Recommended food:

  • Lean or grass-fed meat 
  • Fish: Salmon, tuna, trout and other wild-caught fish 
  • Eggs
  • Fruits and vegetables 
  • Nuts and seed (walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds)
  • High-fat dairy (cheese, yogurt, butter)
  • Fats and oil (fish oil, coconut oil, olive oil)

Food to avoid:

  • Sugar
  • Soda
  • Refined grains
  • Trans fats
  • Processed food
  • Starchy vegetables

4. Intermittent Fasting (IF)

Intermittent fasting focuses more on eating patterns or schedules. The 16/8 IF method limits your calorie intake to 8 hours daily, while the 5:2 IF method restricts your daily calorie intake to 600 calories twice weekly.

Recommended food:

  • Avocado
  • Berries
  • Lean protein

Food to avoid:

  • Processed food 
  • Sugar 
  • Trans fat 
  • Refined starched

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