Finding the right diet plan can be tricky. You want to lose weight in an effective way that works for your specific body type. Over the years, you have probably tried quite a few diet plans that haven’t worked out for you. Cabbage soup diet, anyone? Starvation? Only eating green foods? It can be a difficult thing to be successful at when you have gone through the wringer with different nutrition plans. That’s why we’ve gone through the top 10 diet plans and reviewed them for you. This way, you’ll have a better idea of what might work for your own body. Here’s to a healthier you in this new year! I can’t say any one plan is the best diet but by reviewing them for what matters the most to you it is easier to make the right choice. Please enjoy our top 10 diet meal plan list I hope it helps in your decision making process. In searching the web we believe there is an absence of clear and concise diet meal plan reviews.

1 Nutrisystem

This extremely popular diet plan can have you losing up to 13 pounds in just one month. Many people adore Nutrisystem, mainly because the food is so tasty. It’s all about portion control, a balanced plan, and frequent meals so that you aren’t hungry. You can choose from different plans that fit your needs, but basically it boils down to $10 to $12 per day. The “Uniquely Yours” plan includes the core plan and the best selection of over 150 meals. It’s total menu freedom with some frozen and some fresh foods. There are even specially tailored men’s plans, as well as vegetarian and diabetic options.

Doug A. lost a whopping 139 pounds on the Nutrisystem plan!* You can see many different clients’ success stories on the website, which is very inspiring and helpful. Real people changing their lives for the better with this easy-to-follow diet plan is the goal of the company.

Nutrisystem is one of the best plans out there for that reason and because it works for so many people. It’s just as simple as that.

2 Weight Watchers

Now that Oprah is a Weight Watchers fan, you can bet many people will jump on this bandwagon. Keep in mind that Oprah actually bought into the company and is their third largest shareholder currently. She says that “it’s the easiest program I’ve ever been on.” Plus, she lost 40 pounds already on the plan.*

Weight Watchers has been one of the most popular diet plans in history, thanks to a bounty of celebrity support and an easy-to-follow plan that has you counting up the points of each specific food you consume. It can be a little bit of a fun game to work out a diet plan this way. There is in-person and online support, meal plans, diet tips, and weekly meetings you can attend. It’s basically a full plan with a weekly charge that is almost guaranteed to work.

3 Jenny Craig

You’ve probably seen many famous celebrities touting Jenny Craig on television commercials. This is a plan that has been around since 1993, when Jenny herself founded the company with her husband. Now it’s meals and in-person weight loss support at freestanding clinics around the country. You just type in your location to book your appointment to get started.

David of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., says, “Jenny helped me lose the weight that I gained when I went through a difficult divorce. Now I’m slim and trim with an easy-to-follow meal plan that I love.”

4 WonderSlim

WonderSlim is a diet plan with many options. You can try a three-day booster diet plan that will kick-start your progress, or you can go all in with the two-week and four-week diet kits. There are supplemental shakes and snack bars, as well, in this kind of plan. The community support offered on “My” is also very helpful in keeping people focused on sticking to their goals.

5 MediFast

MediFast is a program that has been around since 1980, developed by doctor William Vitale. He wanted a program that sold an affordable and easy-to-follow plan for people who wanted to lose weight. This is a 30-day kit that includes meals, snacks and shakes. The goal is to eat smaller meals or snacks, six times per day. That way, you aren’t hungry.

Susan of Albany, N.Y., says, “I was worried I wouldn’t like the food provided with the plan. I was surprised by how tasty everything was! Even the desserts kept me satisfied and not sneaking off to cheat on my diet plans.”

If you want to find out if this plan is right for you, the company will allow you to order a two-week trial meal plan. Then, if you don’t like the food, the company will refund your money to you. With the “MediFast Achieve” plan, it basically boils down to $10 per day. That’s not a bad price for a diet plan with which many people have found success.

6 The Mayo Clinic Diet

The Mayo Clinic is one of the premier medical facilities in the world, so when it comes up with a diet plan, it’s going to be an effective and healthy one to follow. The Mayo Clinic Diet is, in the clinic’s words, “a weight loss plan for life.” It’s a program created by experts that gets to the root cause of why you might not be losing weight. The goal is to reprogram your brain to make better nutritional choices, getting rid of your bad eating habits and helping you craft a diet plan that is more of a lifestyle choice than a traditional diet of deprivation. The two-part plan includes a “lose it” phase, and a “live it” one, which is more for weight maintenance once you reach your ideal weight.

7 HMR Healthy Solutions

This is another meal plan and shake delivery service that comes right to your door. The HMR Healthy Solutions difference is that they also give you coaching and online strategies to help you succeed.

Bill from Cleveland, Ohio, says, “With my busy lifestyle, this is the perfect weight loss solution. I don’t have time to shop and cook healthy meals with my business taking up to a good portion of my days. This has been a lifesaver.”

HMR also gives you $100 off your first three weeks and free shipping on this plan, which is the same one used in many hospitals, according to the website.

8 South Beach Diet

For carb haters, this is the diet plan that will probably work the best for you. The South Beach Diet was created by cardiologist Arthur Agatston, who found that eating lean proteins with vegetables was the only way for people to safely lose weight. Eleven million people have had success with this diet plan.

It’s a very specific three-phased approach to eating that will have you losing weight very quickly. You can order five- and seven-day meal plans from the company, or you can just follow the instructions with the many books that have been written about the subject.

Hannah of Dallas, Texas, says, “The South Beach Diet never left me hungry or craving carbs. The proteins and veggies filled me up with enough energy to easily get through my day. I’ve lost 20 pounds in just three months!”*

9 Bistro MD

Annette of Boston, MA says that “Bistro MD is the best diet delivery plan I have ever used, hands down.” The core program of this plan is the home based meal service. You can get healthy meals of your choice straight to your front door. This takes the guess work out of what you should be eating on your diet. Overall the food is tasty, filling, and delicious. The only downside is that this diet plan fairly expensive. You can customize it by choosing the five or seven day meal plans.

So if you wanted to save a little money, you could just choose the five day plan and then make your own healthy meals on the weekends. This is a good option for people that work a traditional 9-5 weekly schedule of Monday through Friday, with the weekends off.

10 Spark People

Spark People is a free online diet service plan that can help you lose weight. You basically sign up with your email or Facebook profile to have them customize a plan for you. It includes calorie counting, fitness regimens, and community support. Plus you can get advice from a team of their experts in the nutrition and fitness field with coaching tips. The best part is the interactive challenges that can help you stay on track.

It’s complimentary to join the over 16,000,000 people who have already signed up to Spark People. People love the “nutrition app” and the “SparkTeams” that can give you the emotional support you need to stick to your plan.

Amanda from Portland, Oregon, says that “without the right community in place, I wasn’t able to lose the weight. Spark People has given me a new lease on life with specific goals to strive for.”

The mobile app is also very helpful, so you can take your diet plan with you wherever you go. It’s easier to stay on task this way.


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Matt Bradley

I am an enthusiast of Healthy Living through the communal sharing of experiences and science. As a Zen practitioner I enjoy learning about ways to be in touch with my inner balance and imparting the information to others. I also enjoy a good snort of bourbon but will not try and impart that passion on our readers here.

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