Healthpointe 2.0 and Popular Weight Loss Diets

There are many different weight loss diets available today.  These weight loss diet plans are gaining immense popularity given so much publicity, testimonials and reviews that you may be confused which exactly to follow.   So in this article I will make an unbiased comparison between some of the most popular diets with that of Healthpointe 2.0.

1.       The Atkins New Diet Revolution by Dr. Atkins.

This weight loss diet encourages a high protein and a low carbohydrate diet.   You can feast on vegetables and meat but not on carb-rich foods like pasta and rice.  But you can take fat so it is alright to pour in the salad dressing and freely spread on the butter.  Consumption of grains and fruits is also limited.

The Cons:

The high proportion of proteins may cause higher levels of cholesterol, uric acid and homocystein in the long run.  These may result in heart disease, stroke or gout later in life.  In the immediate term, you may be lacking in fiber and calcium yet be high in fat.  

2.       The Pritkin Principle Diet

In this diet, you eat watery foods that make you feel full.  This way, you reduce your cholesterol intake.  You are also encouraged to eat vegetables, fruits, oatmeal, pasta, soups, salads and low-fat dairy foods.   Protein sources are limited to lean meat, seafood and poultry.

The Cons:

Although it is healthy by providing low amounts of saturated fats and rich amounts of vegetables and fruits, it is also low on calcium and limits lean protein sources.

3.       The DASH Diet

This diet allows moderate amounts of fat and protein intake and a high consumption of carbs.  Primarily designed to lower blood pressure, the diet plan follows the pyramid food guide and encourages high consumption of whole wheat grains, fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy products.

The Cons:

This diet may involve too much eating to produce significant weight loss.

4.       Choose to Lose Diet by Dr. Goor

In this diet, you are given a ‘fat’ budget and you can ‘spend’ it anyhow you like.  There is no restriction on your carbohydrate intake.  Eating meat and poultry as well as low-fat dairy and seafood is permitted.  You are also allowed to eat vegetables, fruits, cereals, bread and pasta.  This weight loss plan is fairly healthy with good amounts of fruits and vegetables as well as saturated fats.

The Cons:

Since there is no limit on the carbohydrates, your triglyceride level may go up.  Weight loss would also be slow if you do not metabolize the carbs efficiently enough.  

5.       Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet by Dr. Heller.

This diet plan advocates low carbohydrate eating.  In this diet, you can eat meats, vegetables and fruits, dairy and grain products. 

The Cons:

The danger is in consuming too much carbohydrate.  The ‘Reward’ meal can also be too high on fats and saturated fats.

6.       Eat More, Weigh Less by Dr. Ornish

This is basically a vegetarian diet and strictly low-fat.  It does not encourage consumption of non-fat dairy and egg whites.

The Cons:

This diet is poor in calcium and restricts intake of healthy foods like seafoods and lean poultry.

7.       ‘Eat Right for Your Type’ Diet

This diet is different from the others as is based on the person's blood type.  For example, it recommends plenty of meat for those with the blood type O.  

The Cons:

The diet plans for some blood types are not balanced and may be too low in calories.  And for the record, there is even no proof that blood type affects dietary needs.

8.       Healthpointe 2.0 Diet

The Healthpointe 2.0 diet involves eating normal food from all major food groups (carbs, proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats) in your main meals but under certain limits.  This will ensure you have all the nutrients you need in a balanced diet.  

The Cons:

There are no major cons to the Healthpointe 2.0 program.  But you must be disciplined to follow the program.  If followed correctly, you WILL lose weight and keep it off.  I elaborate more on the Healthpointe 2.0 diet in Healthy Weight Loss the Healthpointe 2.0 Way