Browse through our wide selection of Diets from WD’s archive and find the one that’s right for you.
The New Woman’s Day Diet
This new diet is adapted from our nutritionally sound and successful Millennium Diet, but is slightly lower in carbohydrates and slightly higher in protein and fats. But unlike fad diets, you can still eat bread, rice and pasta, although you’re encouraged to choose high-fiber, whole-grain varieties. The diet also emphasizes lean protein sources, such as chicken and fish, and two of the most heart-healthy types of fat: the monounsaturated kind found in olive oil, canola oil and avocados; and omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon, tuna, flaxseeds, canola oil and nuts, among other foods. Click here for more information.
The DASH Diet
A study supported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute found that people who followed the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables and lowfat dairy products, had larger decreases in blood pressure than those who ate a standard American diet, even when both groups restricted the amount of salt they were eating. Click here for 3 sample days.
Metabolic Syndrome Menus
When patients with the metabolic syndrome are referred to dietitian Lynne Scott, director of Baylor College’s Diet Modification Clinic, she puts them on a 1,400- to 1,600-calorie-a-day eating plan that gets 50 percent of its calories from carbohydrates (primarily fruits, vegetables, skim milk and starchy whole-grain foods), 35 percent of its calories from fat (primarily the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated kind) and 15 percent of its calories from protein. In addition, patients are advised to limit saturated fat to less than 7 percent of calories, severely limit trans fats, limit dietary cholesterol to less than 200 mg per day, and to decrease sodium to about 2,400 mg per day. Click here for 3 sample days.
First you were told you couldn't eat fat. So you banished it, lost a few pounds but then put the weight back on. Next, you were told, "Oh no, fat isn't the problem - it's carbohydrates." "OK, fine," you said. You cut out bread, pasta and potatoes, and lost a few pounds. But then you put them back on, too. Now you're wondering what's left to eat.