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6 Best Diets for a Man’s New Year Weight Loss Plans

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. (more…)

Tony Horton’s 90-Day Plan to Transform Your Body on Dr. Oz

Tune in November 13 to see special guest Tony Horton visit the Dr. Oz show. The 54-year-old is famous for his brand of fitness books and DVDs, most notably the in-home P90X program.

Horton brings an exclusive program to the Dr. Oz stage made specifically for Dr. Oz show viewers, a 90-day plan intended to transform your body for life. Horton tells Oz that anybody can do his fitness plan and the results will last for life. He gives three cardinal rules to follow and a ten-minute workout that everyone can do. (more…)

Paul Ryan Would Leave Joe Biden in the Dust if Politics Was Gym Class

As vice presidential candidates Paul Ryan and Joe Biden battle for the country’s vote, we are looking at the politicians in a different light – that of their physical fitness and personal diets. Will the person who can do the most pushups be the best as second-in-command? Maybe not, but it does say something about them, however you may interpret it.

Congressman Ryan, 42, is well-known for his love of exercise. He is a devotee of P90X workouts, the high intensity DVD program developed by Tony Horton, frequently leading sessions in the capitol’s gym. The grueling sessions range from 60 to 90 minutes, combining cardio workouts, weight training, yoga, and stretching for an extensive training routine that really pushes your body.

Ryan’s rumored six-pack abs have had their own set of scrutiny, with more Google searches of “Paul Ryan shirtless” than “Paul Ryan budget” after the announcement in August that he was running alongside Romney. Out of college, he worked as a personal trainer and enjoys as sport skiing and hiking. If catfish noodling counts as a sport, he does that, too. (more…)

Battle of the Biceps: Between Obama and Romney, Who’s Healthier?

With the presidential election just around the corner, President Barack Obama and his opponent Mitt Romney have come under intense scrutiny regarding their policies, beliefs and respective plans for the future of our nation. But political issues aside, we can’t help but wonder about the health of the presidential hopefuls. If it came down to it, which candidate is healthier?

Barack Obama

First up, President Obama who is dedicated to his fitness regimen with a particular fondness of the basketball court. Whenever he has time, he enjoys a fast-paced game of basketball, always playing a game on election days.

In an interview with Men’s Health Magazine, Obama divulged his workout routine as a mixture of 45 minutes of cardiac-strengthening, weight lifting, and running on the treadmill six days a week.

When it comes to vacation time, Obama doesn’t slack off on his workouts and neither does his family. While vacationing in Hawaii recently, the Obamas enjoyed hiking, swimming and golf, all in addition to President Obama’s early-morning workouts at a fitness center. (more…)

Candice Ball Lost 41 Pounds with P90X and Insanity

This week’s inspiring true weight loss story comes from Candice Ball of New York City who lost more than 40 pounds after deciding she’d put health on the back burner for long enough. Candice had struggled with her weight for the majority of her life, but in 2011 she came to the realization that she had to get healthy. “I’ve struggled with weight basically all my life,” she said. “I was not eating healthy…I was addicted to an unhealthy lifestyle.”

At her heaviest, Candice weighed 174 pounds. Her adorable puppy, Toshi, who is a professional pet actor and model, was one factor that triggered her weight loss journey. “I was embarrassed that I made sure my dog was well taken care of, but I wasn’t.”

Another factor that helped Candice finally decide to lose the weight was a run-in with an old flame. “I ran into someone I really cared for many years ago and I felt awkward, him seeing me the way I looked. I was always active when I was with that person,” she said. “Then I just let myself go.”

In December of last year, Candice started doing P90x2 and within two weeks, she dropped 17 pounds. After she finished the program she continued to follow a food plan and added Insanity to her workout routine. Candice’s initial goal weight was 140 pounds, but she surpassed that mark and is currently thrilled to be 133 pounds.

Even though Candice met her weight goal, she still continues to workout and eat healthy. Her exercises consist of circuit training, P90x2, running, martial arts, and riding horses. “Anything to keep me moving and not in the same routine,” she said. (more…)

Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan Stays Fit with P90X

When news broke Sunday that Mitt Romney had chosen his vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, no one expected the focus of the campaign to shift toward Ryan’s extreme fitness routine. But as with most things in politics, we should always expect the unexpected.

Ryan has been a member of Congress since 1999, and has made somewhat of a name for himself by becoming the ‘fitness buff’ of the political world. The vice presidential hopeful eagerly wakes up at 6 a.m. to meet several members of Congress in the Congressional gym where he leads them through intense P90X workouts.

P90X was created by fitness expert Tony Horton, and is no walk in the park no matter what level of fitness you’re at. The at-home workout DVDs demand extreme physical effort on behalf of the participant, sometimes requiring hundreds of push ups or pull ups in a single session.

This likely explains why Ryan, who stands at 6’2”, weighs just 163 pounds and claims his body fat is  between 6 and 8 percent. (more…)

P90X Made me Feel Like Ironwoman

I love to workout and always have, which is why I stay active five to six days a week doing a challenging workout of some kind.

While it varies from week to week between running and weight lifting, I just enjoy the sheer act of exercise. So when my friend recently told me she was planning to do P90X at her house, I jumped on the chance to give it a try.

P90X is a three-phase, 90-day fitness program that promises to transform your body into a lean and ripped muscle machine in the comfort of your own home. It requires minimal equipment – dumbbells, a pull up bar and/or resistance bands – and includes 12 DVDs that are to be completed in a certain sequence in each phase of the program.

The workouts range from upper body to lower body to yoga and abs, to ensure you’re focusing on a different area of the body each day.

Tony Horton, the creator of the program, is a stern yet encouraging leader throughout the workout. I never once felt discouraged or that I wasn’t giving enough – he only pushes each person to their individual limit. (more…)

Tony Horton Creates P90X and Builds a Fitness Empire

If you’re a fan of getting in shape at home then you’ll love this guy! Tony Horton was born on July 2, 1958 in Westerly, Rhode Island, and is the creator of America’s best selling at-home fitness program, P90X. He attended the University of Rhode Island where he graduated in
1980 as a member of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. After graduation, Horton moved to Los Angeles, California, with high hopes of becoming an actor.

You may be surprised to find out that Horton wasn’t raised in the healthy environment one might think. He used to enjoy fast food, lacked motivation to exercise and had a small frame to prove it. After getting his foot in the door of the show-biz industry, Horton’s agent informed him that if he wanted to succeed he was going to have to “get fit.”

Horton didn’t take this order lightly and began working toward this goal by becoming a member of the World Gym in Venice, California, where he came in contact with famous bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger and actor Lou Ferrigno. (more…)

P90X2 Makes its Long Anticipated Release

Fans of intense fitness rejoice! Today is the official release date for P90X2. Developed by fitness guru Tony Horton and Beach Body Fitness, the original P90X has been a wildly popular workout and nutrition program that advertises significant improvements in your physical fitness over a 90-day period.

The P90X series brings results with an emphasis on “muscle confusion,” a phrase the fitness community uses to describe a routine that involves constant change in exercises to avoid the body’s tendency to slow progress when it gets used to repetition.

Like P90X, P90X2 comes with a 90-day program that split up into three training packages, based on what the company states was two years of research and development. Here are your options: (more…)

Why Cynthia Pasquella’s P.I.N.K. Method is Exclusively for Women

What is the P.I.N.K. Method? That’s the question on everyone’s mind since its debut this week on the Dr. Phil show. Just in time to fight the post-Thanksgiving bulge and New Year’s resolutions, Cynthia Pasquella released the lifestyle program she’s been working on for the past five years. We spoke with her yesterday, just a day after P.I.N.K.’s big announcement, and she sounded energized by the explosion in interest. “It’s super exciting for us,” she said, and added that they’re absolutely enjoying the whirlwind. She even noted it’s been a bit of an emotional roller coaster.

Pasquella explained to us that the P.I.N.K. Method was “designed by women for women to produce rapid weight loss without giving up health benefits. P.I.N.K. is a fusion diet blending workouts with food.” It’s a three-phase plan that gradually introduces your body to better nutrition and sustainable workouts. For the nutrition side, Pasquella explained that the custom meal plan you gain access to upon membership takes away all the guesswork, giving you a daily meal plan (known as the Blueprint) for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks. She also told us “There’s a reason for every single food” that was included in the P.I.N.K. Method, as she explained that the food was researched to find those that specifically spike metabolism, boost energy, and burn fat.

For the workouts, there are three phases, each led by a different member of the P.I.N.K. Method training team – Jenna Phillips, Lisa Christie and Basheerah Ahmad. Each of these women focus on a different area of training, whether it be laying the groundwork to help start your fitness regimen or building strength and endurance for the long term. Pasquella explained as an example that in Phase 1, you might do an intense 20-minute workout that starts building the major muscle groups. Then, in Phase 2, you’ll move on to exercises that require more strength and use more intense cardio. (more…)