Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Diets + Budget Savings Tip Of The Day

Willing Wednesday KNOWSY Readers, and as the saying goes "where there is a will there is a way" and so is the intention every new year for so many who make the resolution to go on a diet. The challenge with dieting is finding the right diet for yourself and sticking to it. The other as we know is the cost involved in dieting, many plans can be costly, making it even a greater challenge to follow through with one's resolution.
So today's tip comes from

The Best Diets for Every Budget

Eating well and losing weight doesn't have to break the bank. Many diet plans are intrinsically budget-friendly, while others can be handled in ways that give you the most bang for your buck.

If you have a health resolution for the new year, don't let money get in your way. Check out the most budget-friendly diets and learn the secrets to making the best diets work for your budget.

The DASH Diet
Named U.S. News and World Report's best overall diet for four years in a row, this diet is definitely worth investigating. The DASH Diet integrates whole grain foods, fruits, vegetables, low- or non-fat dairy and fish or poultry, while limiting high-fat foods, salt and red meat. While fresh fruits and vegetable will cost you, cutting most red meat from you diet will make this diet wallet-friendly.

The Paleo Diet
While the Paleo diet (eating like our ancestors did) isn't usually thought to be a low-price option, there are some simple ways you can do it on the cheap. Paleo Diet Lifestyle recommends buying products like olive oil in bulk, choosing cheap cuts and buying bone-in meats and buying whole or canned fish.

The Mediterranean Diet
Traditional Mediterranean diets are proven to be incredible for your health! Even better, according toLearnVest, if you choose an inexpensive olive oil and stay away from the pricier varieties of products like tuna steak and chardonnay, you can expect to keep your bill within reason

.Gluten-Free Diet
People often report feeling better, mentally and physically, after giving up gluten. This diet can be affordable if you follow one rule: eat foods that are naturally free of gluten. Products made specifically for gluten-free diets are often pricey. Opt for frozen or in-season fruits and veggies to keep produce prices low.

The Vegan Diet
LearnVest calls the vegan diet "a steal" if done smartly. Be sure to cook for yourself rather than buy expensive prepared vegan cuisine. You can also find tofu for just half the price of ground beef per pound.

The Atkins Diet
The Atkins diet helps dieters lose weight by cutting carbs from their diets. To make this protein-rich diet budget-friendly, try underrated cuts such as chuck and sirloin, always buy whole chickens and experiment with pork.

The Flexitarian Diet
The flexitarian diet closely resembles a vegetarian diet, but when a craving for meat strikes, they indulge. Flexitarians not only weigh 15 percent less than carnivores, but they also save money by spending less on pricey meat.

The Ornish Diet
Number nine on U.S. News and World Report's best overall diets, the Ornish diet focuses on the overarching way you eat, exercise and live rather than on the specifics of your diet. Since the diet is so individualized, most of the time, it can work with any budget. Still, planning ahead and buying in bulk can keep costs down.

The Mayo Clinic Diet
This trusted diet can help you shed between 6 and 10 pounds in two weeks and 1 to 2 pounds each week after until you reach your goal. The diet concept is split into two concepts, "Lose It" and "Live It." Dieters are discouraged from dining out during the "Lose It" stage and encouraged to cook at home, keeping your wallet happy.

So there you have it readers, now it is time to study for yourselves the diet that best suits your lifestyle. Also do not forget to inform your doctor whenever you choose to go on any diet plan, especially in cases where there may be possible side effects if other medical conditions are present, such as heart disease or diabetes. Best wishes on your new year's resolution.   

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