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Diet Plans:  Top 10 for 2018

Are You looking for a diet plan so you can once and for all lose that extra weight you’ve been carrying around?  With so many diet plans on the market today it is hard to pick just one.  How do you know which diet plan will work best for you?  Which one will be the easiest to follow and stick too?  What are the benefits of each one?  How much will they cost?  So many questions.  So, let’s find some answers.  You’ll find below is an overview of the Top 10 Diet Plans for 2018.  Pick through the options to find the one that suits you best and get started today on your journey to a better you!

Top 10 Diet Plans

Atkins Diet

Herbalife Diet

Ketogenic Diet

Mayo Clinic Diet

Mediterranean Diet

Military Diet

Nutrisystem Diet

Paleo Diet

SouthBeach Diet

Weight Watchers Diet

Just so you know, these are in alphabetical order, and not in an order of first to last.

Why Choose A Weight Loss Diet Plan

The number one reason, of course, is to lose weight.  But, by losing weight you also gain a healthier lifestyle and gain confidence in yourself.   And, when you choose a plan to follow you get expert advice and a guide to follow which helps to make your weight loss journey easier.   A weight loss program can help you stay on track (many offer different ways of tracking your food intake) by providing home-delivered, pre-portioned foods or daily recipe plans that help guide you to weight loss.  By planning your meals you are able to consciously pick and plan for healthier foods.  When we do not plan out our meals we have a tendency to choose whatever is easiest which is usually something unhealthy.  Therefore, choosing A weight loss plan really just guides us and provides a roadmap for us to follow on our journey to lose weight.

Diet Plans-Let’s Break Them Down

Below you will find a description of the 10 diet plans listed above.  Each provides a different strategy for weight loss, as well as, providing a list of information about each plan.  Read over the different plans listed below and pick the best one for you.

Atkins Diet Plan

Dr. Atkins, a well-known Cardiologist, created the Atkins Diet.  He limited his patients’ intake of sugar and carbohydrates.  And when you limit your intake of sugar this causes you to lose weight.  A red heart with Heart Health written across it. Background is white.As a result, many of his patients lost weight and kept it off.   On this diet, there are no counting calories so, if counting calories are not your thing, this might be the diet for you.

You can expect to lose about 1-2 lbs per week.  Results may vary.  Atkins has a number of different products to choose from.  You can choose from bars, shakes, and treats, or you can have fresh meals delivered to your door.

There are two plans to choose from, order by the week or order ala’ carte.  You can get what you want when you want it.  And the one-week meal kits are convenient easy step by step diet plans.  You have three kits to choose from:

  • Easy Peasy Meal Kit           $97.99 per week
  • Evening Chef Meal Kit       $89.00 per week
  • Frozen Foodie Meal Kit     $69.00 per week

Also, you have the option of ordering individual meals.  Prices vary on the individual meals, starting at $24.00-$62.00 for 2 or 4 servings.

There are many meals to choose from or if you like you can choose from over 1600 Atkins easy low carb diet plan recipes.  You can search for recipes at https://www.atkins.com/recipes.

Herbalife Diet Plan

Herbalife provides you with nutritional shakes and snacks combined with a healthy, balanced diet.  You have a shake for breakfast and lunch and then you have a nutritionally balanced evening meal.  Available on the website are shake recipes and also meal recipes that you can choose from.  You can purchase products from a Herbalife distributor or you can become a member and achieve discounts based on your purchases.

Ketogenic Diet Plan

The Ketogenic diet was created in the 1920’s to treat epilepsy in children.  Foods on the ketogenic diet are foods that are high in fat.  You want the amount of fat in your diet to be between 75%- 90% of your calorie intake.  Protein should be between 5%-20%, carbohydrates should be less than 5%.  Also, referred to as a low carb diet, or a low carb-high fat diet.

When you eat a high carb diet your body creates glucose which your body then converts into energy.  Your body then produces insulin to process the glucose in your bloodstream by taking it around the body.

Because your body is using the glucose for energy your fats are being stored in your body.  On a typical higher carb diet the body uses the glucose as energy.  When you lower your intake of carbs, your body goes into a state known as ketosis.  Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low.

During this state, our body produces ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.  Your goal on the Ketogenic diet is to force your body into this state of Ketosis.

By giving your body fats and taking away carbohydrates your body will burn the ketones as its source of energy, therefore causing a person to lose fat or weight.

Mayo Clinic Diet Plan

A weight loss plan for life.  Although the Mayo Clinic Diet is a different approach to weight loss.  It’s a lifestyle that can help you maintain a healthy weight for a lifetime.  Created by a team of weight-lossa pencil drawing of a slices orange with diet plan written vertical on the side of the page. experts, the Mayo Clinic Diet is designed to help you reshape your lifestyle by adopting healthy new habits and breaking unhealthy old ones.  For this reason, your goal with this diet would be to make simple, pleasurable changes that result in a healthy weight that you can maintain for the rest of your life.

The Mayo Clinic Diet has two parts:

Lose It!  A two-week phase designed to jump-start your weight loss.  You focus on adopting 5 good food habits and breaking 5 bad food habits.  This phase can help you see quick results, A psychological boost, and you’ll practice your healthy habits for the next phase.   You can potentially lose 6 to 10 lbs. during this two-week phase.

Live It!  This phase is a lifelong approach to diet and health.  You will learn about food choices, portion sizes, menu planning, physical activity, exercise, and sticking to healthy habits.  You can expect to lose 1-2 lbs per week until you reach and maintain your goal weight.

If you choose to do this diet plan you will have to join The Mayo Clinic at a cost of $52.00 for three months.  You can also go to the Mayo Clinic where they have several different programs to choose from.

Mediterranean Diet Plan

You will be eating similarly to styles of Mediterranean cultures.  The foods are mostly plant-based foods, (fruits and Vegetables) potatoes, whole grain bread, beans, nuts, and seeds.  Some portions of yogurt, cheese, poultry, eggs, fish, and seafood twice a week.  Oils, herbs, and spices.  No butter allowed.  You will also limit sweets and red meat.

Military Diet Plan

Sometimes called the 3-Day Diet, is designed to burn fat, kick start your metabolism and lose weight fast.  The diet is a combination of low calorie, chemically compatible foods designed to work together and jump-start your weight loss.

The foods on the diet provide energy and control sugar swings so you keep burning fat for all three days.  You do the diet for 3 days then take 4 days off.  It is recommended that on your 4 days off you follow a 1500 calorie diet.

Nutrisystem Diet Plan

Nutrisystem is a home delivery Diet Plan.  With the Nutrisystem diet plan, you get perfectly portioned meals, with all your favorite foods, made healthier and delivered to your door.  Also, you get to eat 6 times a day to stay full and satisfied and you still lose weight.

You get to eat fresh fruits and Veggies and you can lose to average 1-2 lbs per week.  You will also get 4 flex meals which are meals you get to choose to eat on your own.A red apple with a tape measure around it. Refers to a diet plan

There are 3 plans to choose from:

Basic starts at $10.18 per day

Core starts at $11.07 per day

Uniquely yours’ plan starts at $12.50 per day.

Nutrisystem also offers diet plans for men, diabetes plans, and vegetarian plans.

Paleo Diet Plan

The Paleo Diet was created by Loren Cordain PH.D., founder of the Paleo Diet Movement, and author of the New York Times bestseller  “THE PALEO Diet”. Dr. Loren Cordain is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on the Naural human diet of our stone age ancestors.  On this diet, you will be eating the same food that our pre-agricultural, hunter-gather ancestors ate.  Foods are grass-fed meats, fish/seafood, fresh fruits, fresh veggies, eggs, nuts/seeds,  and healthy oils.

No cereal grains, legumes, (including Peanuts) dairy, refined sugars, potatoes, processed foods, overly salty foods, and refined vegetable oils.  No candy, junk food, processed, or convenience foods.

With 250 recipes to choose from and convenient online shopping for Paleo Diet approved foods.  As well as plans for beginners and a 30-Day Paleo challenge that can get you started today.

SouthBeach Diet Plan

The SouthBeach Diet Plan is a home delivery program in which you burn fat with a high-protein, low-carb, low sugar, weight loss plan.  With this programs approach to using good fats, like Olive Oil, Avacado and nuts help to provide you with healthy and satisfying meals.  You will get their easy to follow plan delivered right to your door.  Therefore, this weight loss diet plan caters to your busy lifestyle, saves you time and makes weight loss simple.

You get to eat 6 times a day, have a balanced nutritious meal and can lose up to 9 lbs and 3 inches overall in your first two weeks.

Providing a 3 phase approach you will be on your way to losing weight and gaining a healthy lifestyle.

The SouthBeach Diet has three plans to choose from:

Silver Plan, Cost is $10.71 per day.  This plan provides you with a 4-week plan with 3 fully prepared meals per day and you get free fed-ex shipping.

Gold Plan, Cost $12.14 per day.  You get all the essentials of the Silver Plan + a bigger variety of foods to choose from.  And, you also get a variety of junk-free snacks that will save you time.

Platinum Plan, Costs $13.21 per day.  This plan provides everything from the other plans + 21 SouthBeach Complete shakes packed with 20 grams of protein and no added sugar.

With all of the 4-week plans above, you’ll find a safe and healthy way to lose weight.

Weight Watchers Diet Plan

Weight Watchers diet plan focuses on counting points assigned to foods. Although you can eat any foods you want, you just keep track of your points which are based on proteins, carbs, fat, and fiber.

Their WW Freestyle Program is based on their science-backed Smart Ponts System, which encourages you to eat more fruits, veggies, lean protein, and less sugar and unhealthy fats.

You can have a personal coach for a personalized action plan with unlimited 1:1 phone calls, & messages.

There are 3 plans to choose from:

The Online Plus Program will cost $3.22 per week.

The Meetings + Online is $8.94 per week

Personal coaching will cost  $12.69 per week.

These costs are based on a three-month subscription.  A one-month commitment would be, Online Plus $4.61, per week, The Meeting + Online $10.38 per week, and Personal coaching is $12.09 per week.

Now that we have found out the basics of each plan, let’s find out the benefits.

What are the Benefits of a Weight Loss Diet Plan?

Of course, the biggest benefit is a skinnier, healthier you.    In 2013 the American Medical Association (AMA) declared that obesity is a disease and that there are over 20 other health-related an Arm that is getting blood pressure checked. You see the arms of theperson doing the testing, probably a nurse. The arms are on a table.conditions that are linked to obesity.

These conditions include:

Type 2 Diabetes, Prediabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers, as well as, congestive heart failure, arthritis, and sleep apnea(difficulties breathing when sleeping).

Being overweight raises your risk of all the conditions above, by lowering your weight you lower your risks of certain health problems.  And just a 5% to 10% reduction in your weight can reduce your health risks.

As a result of losing weight, most people find they gain confidence in themselves that can lead to a happier life for them.  Also, weight loss may reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Also, when you lose weight you may become the inspiration that will help someone else on their journey to a healthy weight.

In short, the benefits are a healthier, skinnier version of you with the confidence to take on the world, as well as, gaining the self-respect and love for yourself that you deserve.

Which Diet Plan is Right for You?

This is a question that only you and your doctor can answer. Each diet plan has its’ own advantages and everyone has their own way of doing a thing so, my choice may not be the same as yours.  You should go over each plan and decide which one you think is right for you and your situation.  Some of you may prefer to prepare your own meals or you may want the convenience of having meals delivered to you.  For some of you, the cost of the plan may be a factor.  Whichever plan you choose should be one you are comfortable doing and you feel like you can stick with it.

Adding Exercise to Your Diet Plan

Combining exercise and diet provides a more effective way to lose weight than dieting alone.a young lady exercising while on her diet plan. She has brown sweet pants on and a white tee-shirt. picture has a white background.

Adding exercise helps to lower your health risks and can increase your metabolism which helps to burn more calories, leading to faster weight loss.  Therefore, you can reap the benefits of exercise by doing at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercise, three times per week and incorporating at least 15 minutes of moderate exercise per day (such as walking one mile a day). Also, weight lifting can be very beneficial when trying to lose weight.  It helps to burn more calories and it builds muscle.

How Long will it Take to Lose 10 lbs?

Most of the diet plans above claim you can lose from 1-2 lbs per week and up to 3-9 lbs in a four-week timeframe.  The Military Diet claims you can lose up to 10 lbs in 3-days.  How fast you lose will mostly depend on you.  Some factors to keep in mind are how fast your metabolism is and also, how dedicated you are to the program you choose, and how motivated you are to succeed.

What is the Cost of Each Diet Plan

Each plan is different in cost.  To find the plan that is right for you visit the site of that program and choose the plan you are interested in to find your cost.  Below you will find a link to each site associated with each diet plan.


With the many choices and different approaches, each program takes I hope that you will find everything you need to make the right choice for your circumstances.  And also,  to succeed with your weight loss journey.  And, as a reminder, remember that you should always consult a doctor about any diet plan before you start.

The information in this post is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.  Daisies-n-Dollars.com disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

So, with that, I wish you the best of luck on your weight loss journey.


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Here are the links to the websites:

Atkins Diet

Herbalife Diet

Ketogenic Diet

Mayo Clinic Diet

Mediterranean Diet

Military Diet

Nutrisystem Diet 

Paleo Diet

SouthBeach Diet

Weight Watchers Diet


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4 thoughts on “TOP 10 DIET PLANS

  • November 6, 2018 at 12:58 am

    wow, you have describe a wide range of diet plan which is really such a nice thing and those are easy to use.

    • February 22, 2019 at 1:11 am

      I hope you found one you can use. And good luck with your choice.

  • September 8, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Very very nice post! This definitely gave me more knowledge about these different diet plans. I definitely learned a lot from this. Thanks for posting!

    • December 20, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Thank you. I hope it helped you with deciding a diet plan.


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