Are you wondering which diet is really the most recommended dieting method for 2015? To help consumers find the answer to this question, US News and World Report has just released an annual list of their recommended top diet for 2015.
The HMR Diet
The Health Management Resources (HMR) diet program is built on a foundation consisting of reducing calorie intake while increasing physical activity and incorporating personal accountability. It’s a two-phase program where Phase One consists of a 3-week period where dieters can experience real weight loss results after munching on deliverable-to-your-doorstep meal replacements that include:
• Low-calorie shakes
• Special meals referred to as “HMR Entrees”
• Nutrition bars
• Multigrain hot cereals
Phase Two is where dieters move on to a maintenance period in which dieters begin to incorporate other healthy food choices in with their replacement meals and snacks. In addition, support is provided through weekly telephone coaching sessions with dietitians and exercise physiologists to help dieters begin to adapt lifestyle changes that will help them maintain the weight lost from Phase One and continue on with additional weight loss.
U.S. News and World Report rates convenience as the biggest plus of this diet as HMR meal replacements save a lot of time shopping at the supermarket
Repurposed Greens: Leafy vegetables were all the rage last year internationally. This year, it is the stuff you’d otherwise throw out – stems, roots etc- that will make it to your dishes. Want an example? BroccoLeaf from Foxy Organics. It looks like kale, tastes like a pea, and comes straight from the broccoli plant. And is delicious in smoothies, sautés, and salads.
Hemp: The seed of 2015, people are calling it. It’s in every supplement or dish you can concoct.
Spoonable Veggies: Struggling to get your kids to eat veggies? Here’s how you can…
Matcha: Japanese green tea is the new green tea. Considered a substitute for coffee, it is believed to contain a quarter of the caffeine content of a cup. WIth its high levels of antioxidants, it’s better than most superfoods like goji and acai berries.
Shopwell (Android, iOS; Free)
The first step to eating well is shopping well. At least that’s the idea behind Shopwell (Android, iOS), a barcode scanning and shopping assistant app that rates foods and grocery items according to your nutritional needs. ShopWell users create a personalized profile and select from a series of nutritional goals (Heart Disease, Athletic Training, etc), as well as dietary restrictions (Celiac disease, food allergies, vegetarian, etc.). The app then takes these into account and uses them to score scanned grocery items, as well as provide layman-friendly nutritional pointers, and healthy suggestions.