Looking to slim down in the New Year, fellas? Look no further as we have the best weight loss plans just for you to shed those pounds and keep them off for good. As rated by traffic trends here on DietsInReview in 2012, the following plans have been consumer approved and specifically designed for those looking to slim down and make healthy living a lifestyle that sticks. Use our Diet Finder to identify the plan that’s best for you, or see if you find a fit from these below.
Weight Watchers Online for Men – Celebrating a 50 year anniversary in 2013, Weight Watchers has had a specific plan in place for the guys for quite some time. You’ll use the Weight Watchers 360 program via Weight Watchers Online for Men, which offers convenience and even anonymity. Weight Watchers promotes real food that you enjoy by managing your PointsPlus. You’ll get all the guidance you need via a secure online dashboard that you can manage any time from anywhere.
Pros include: Affordable, personalized, promotes fitness, and no harsh restrictions. Cons include: No in-person support.
NutriSystem for Men – NutriSystem is one of the most recognizable names in weight loss and has earned its place among the top diets. Founded in 1972, this popular diet program has helped millions of people lose weight on its convenient portion-controlled meals, making it ideal for those who don’t like to cook. There’s virtually zero guess work on this diet, making it an an easy approach to healthy weight loss. In addition to monthly delivered meals, NutriSystem customers also have online access to health information, community support, weekly newsletters and tracking tools.
The men’s program was introduced after NutriSystem realized men desired to lose weight and feel great just as much as women do. So, it developed the first men’s commercial weight loss program that’s designed to provide the right amount and variety of food to control hunger to keep men satisfied.
NutriSystem for Men includes hearty foods like pizza, ice cream, and burgers in the correct portions so men can lose weight without feeling deprived. Celebrities such as Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw and Larry the Cable Guy have already used the NutriSystem for Men program to slim down and maintain a healthy weight, proving it’s a great option for men of all ages and activity levels.
Pros include: Convenient, proven effective, little work on your part. Cons include: May be cost prohibitive; not great for those who don’t enjoy packaged foods.
Paleo Diet – The Paleolithic Diet, also known as the Paleo Diet or the Caveman Diet, involves eating foods that were consumed by those living during the Paleolithic times some 10,000 years ago. The concept behind the diet rests on the hypothesis that our bodies are genetically and evolutionary designed to survive and thrive on the foods that were available to our early Paleolithic ancestors, such as meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots and nuts.
Because it’s virtually carb- and dairy-free, this means paleo dieters avoid grains, legumes, dairy products, salt, refined sugar or processed oils as these types of food took place before the development of agriculture. As for what a typical day on the Paleo diet might include, breakfast could be scrambled eggs with a side of fresh berries, lunch a green salad topped with grilled chicken breast or shrimp, and dinner a beef tenderloin with raw or steamed vegetables.
Pros include: Perfect for carnivores, losing weight fast, and building muscle. Cons include: Can be expensive and not ideal for those who don’t eat meat.
P90X and Supreme 90 – Tony Horton’s P90X is a system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workouts, designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days. In addition to the DVDs, users also receive a 3-phase nutrition plan, supplement options, a detailed fitness guide, a calendar to track your progress, and online peer support among other tools and services.
Similar to P90X is Supreme 90 Day, which is perfect for guys wanting to get stronger in 2013. It’s a DVD workout set that’s followed for a full 90 days. The program is very reasonably priced and can be completed in your home. It includes 10 DVDs that increase your performance as you progress, making it ideal for those that want to burn fat and have a ripped, muscular appearance.
In addition to the DVDs, users also receive a progress chart and nutrition guide designed by fitness guru Tosca Reno. Need more proof? An independent clinical study done on Supreme 90 Day showed that 88 percent of participants were able to shed body fat and sculpt their body.
Pros include: Great for overall sculpting, muscle gain and confidence; can be done in the home; great for those wanting a challenge. Cons include: Can be expensive; not good for those without a home workout space.
The Biggest Loser Club – The Biggest Loser has come into the living rooms and the hearts of people all over the world with its inspiring accounts of dramatic weight loss in the toughest of circumstances. The Biggest Loser Club is an online version of the diet and exercise program the contestants follow at the Biggest Loser ranch. The online tools provide specialized menus based on your preferences and also tracks your exercise, meaning you won’t have to eat anything you don’t like and you can do exercises you enjoy.
Those on the Biggest Loser Club diet eat three meals and three snacks a day, which are tracked in a food journal. The program does not require counting calories, carbohydrates or fat, which is a plus for those wanting a more hands-off diet approach.
Pros include: Proven effective, customizable, affordable. Cons include: No in person support.
Five Factor Diet – Once a celebrity-only diet and fitness secret, Harley Pasternak’s 5 Factor Diet is now available to the greater public. Pasternak worked with top stars to help them lose weight and keep it off, including Jessica Simpson, Kanye West, and John Mayer. The diet is designed for busy folks who want to eat healthier, exercise when they can and still se noticeable results. The five “fives” to follow include five meals a day that use five ingredients that you can make in five minutes.