Which diet is for you? The most successful plans for weight loss – 'You can stick to them'

2. Atkins diet – 67.9 percent positive feedback

One review compared seven popular diets and found that Atkins was most likely to result in significant weight loss after six to 12 months.

Plus, 75 percent of the studies indicated that Atkins may be effective for long-term weight loss.

The Atkins diet is low-carb, with the theory that as a person reduce carbs, their body will be prompted to use fat for fuel, resulting in weight loss from this fat-burning metabolism.

Researchers say people should expect to see significant results within 14 days of starting the diet.

A person on the meal plan will eat fruits, vegetables, whole grain, low-fat dairy foods, poultry, fish, nuts, and beans, but they will limit their intake of red meat, fat, sugar, and salt.

Foods should be low in sodium, saturated and trans fats, rich in fibre, protein, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Despite the positive weight loss feedback, experts have explained the Atkins diet is “not a good all-purpose diet” for long-term weight loss.

source: express.co.uk