PROS & CONS
OF 20 KOSHER DIETS
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A woman upset at what she sees on her scale


ATKINS
PROS CONS
Easy food prep The long term effects of a diet high in protein & saturated fats are unknown
No limits for protein & fat 1st 2 weeks is very tough
because hardly any carbs allowed
Quick weight loss Only works for vegetarians
who eat dairy products & eggs
Easy to eat out Some have experience problems
with sweat & breath odors
Diet works Diet is for life
EXERCISE
Requires walking & aerobic exercise
High Protein level so not for those with impaired kidney or liver function
BEST LIFE
PROS CONS
Easy food prep You have to buy the book
Easy to eat out
because portions are not specified
Not for Vegetarians
Inexpensive You have to REALLY like intense exercise
Lots of guidance Diet is for life
EXERCISE
Exercise & website gives exercise advice
This diet focuses on overcoming emotional triggers
CABBAGE SOUP
PROS CONS
Inexpensive Lean meat & fish required
so difficult for vegetarians
Food prep is easy You'll be hungry
No caffeine restrictions You'll gain weight back
A good diet
if you need to lose weight quickly
Eating out is impossible
You get to eat as much as you want
of the allowed foods
Diet lasts a maximum of 7 days
EXERCISE
No exercise required
Make sure to take a multi-vitamin
EAT CLEAN
PROS CONS
Grocery lists & easy to follow recipes
are provided
You have to buy the book
Good for vegetarians,
vegans & gluten-free
Food prep requires a lot of time & planning
Offers healthy snack tips for travelers Some ingredients hard to find
  Difficult to fit in 5-6 meals a day
Portions are a problem when eating out
Expensive
Diet is for life
EXERCISE
Not required but recommended
FLAT BELLY
PROS CONS
Book comes with good recipes You have to buy the book
First 4 days regime decreases bloating First 4 days can only have
1,200 - 1,400 calories daily
Can customize your daily meal plans Next 28 days you can have 4 meals
of 400 calories 4 hours apart each day
Claims can lose up to
15 pounds in 32 days
Difficult to keep weight off after plan ends
EXERCISE
None required
Research has NOT proven that diets can target specific body parts
FAT FLUSH
PROS CONS
2 glasses of water
required between meals
You have to buy the book
  Food prep is complicated
  Eating out during the first phase
is very difficult
  Not for vegetarians because
animal protein is essential to the plan
  Expensive
  Diet is 2 - 4 weeks
EXERCISE
Includes walking, bouncing on a trampoline & weights
FRENCH WOMEN DON'T GET FAT
PROS CONS
No food restrictions You have to buy the book
You can have a little of everything
in small portions
Food prep is complex
Good French recipes Organic foods preferred
You don't count calories No preservatives or supplements allowed
Good for vegetarians Diet is a minimum of 8 weeks
Eating out works if you watch your portions
EXERCISE
There are a few exercise tips because French women walk
G.I.
(Glycemic index)
PROS CONS
140 good looking & tasty recipes You have to buy the book
Easy to eat out Phase 1 is 3 - 6 months
until you reach your target weight
Good for vegetarians Diet is for life
EXERCISE
None in Phase 1 but 30 minutes 5 - 7 days a week is a part of Phase 2
HAMPTONS
PROS CONS
The book provides 200 gourmet recipes You have to buy the book
  Complex food prep
Need unusual & often expensive ingredients
Eating out is difficult because you have to control your portions
Difficult for vegetarians in the first phase
Diet is for life
EXERCISE
No real plan just set a small exercise goal each week
MEDITTERANEAN
PROS CONS
Lowers risk of cardiovascular disease You have to buy the book but
it doesn't give much help for food prep
You feel more satisfied because you get to have a liberal amount of fat Book tells you to find a
registered dietician for a diet plan
You don't count caloaries Have to be careful not to go overboard
on eating healthy fats
Good for vegetarians  
Inexpensive  
You can eat out  
EXERCISE
There is a 3 day exercise plan
ORNISH
PROS CONS
Short & simple  
More than 200 low-fat recipes Some of the recipes are complicated & some ingredients are hard to find
Good diet for vegetarians
but have to limit nuts, seeds & avocados
Eating out is possible just difficult & not too tasty
Inexpensive Diet is for life but is so low in good fats that it's hard to stick to indefinitely
EXERCISE
No plan but 30 - 60 minutes of walking is recommended

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