If you're looking to drop a few pounds this new year, your options have just expanded

Ways to lose weight and restaurants that will support your new eating plan

January 3, 2019

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According to US News and World Report, If you are tired of the same old diets that you have done in the past, here are the best diets of this year. Maybe there is one on here that you have NOT tried yet. Let's see... I have tried 3 of these so that leaves me with plenty of options. Sometimes if you do the same thing for too long you can get bored. It might be time to try something new. Also, don't feel like your food options will hinder your diet plan. Many restaurants are jumping on board with multiple diet plans including CHIPOTLE. Here are the best over all diets for the new year and some new options for your lunch as well. 

Best Overall Diets 

Mediterranean Diet

DASH Diet

Flexitarian Diet

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Best Commercial Diets 

WW (Weight Watchers)

Jenny Craig

Nutritarian Diet 

Best Weight Loss Diets

WW (Weight Watchers)

Volumetrics

Flexitarian Diet (tie)

Jenny Craig (tie)

Vegan Diet (tie)

Best Fast Weight Loss Diet

HMR Diet

Atkins (tie)

Keto Diet (tie)

OPTAVIA (tie)

WW (Weight Watchers) (tie)

CHIPOTLE JUMPS ON BOARD WITH NEW HEALTH BOWLS. Here is what you have to chose from depending on your dietary needs. 

  • Whole30 Salad Bowl - Romaine lettuce, carnitas, fajita veggies, tomato salsa, and guacamole.
  • Paleo Salad Bowl - Romaine, barbacoa, fajita veggies, green salsa, and guacamole.
  • Keto Salad Bowl - Romaine, carnitas, red salsa, cheese, and guacamole.
  • Double Protein bowl - White rice, black beans, a full portion of chicken, a full portion of steak, red salsa, romaine, and sour cream.

 

BEST FAST FOOD SALADS

5) Carl’s Junior Charbroiled Chicken Salad - This salad is low in calories - just 280 without dressing - and has 32 grams of protein, the salad is pretty meh with iceberg lettuce, a few slices of tomato and red onion, chicken, cheese, and croutons.

4) Jack In The Box Grilled Chicken Salad - Nutritionists like that this salad is packed with vegetables and it’s only 350 calories without the dressing, but it’s really high in sodium (1,093 mg). To make it healthier, they suggest not using the dressing and not eating the cheese and black olives.

3) McDonald’s Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad - The variety of leafy greens used is a plus, nutritionists like the baby spinach, romaine, baby kale, and more. Plus, it has black beans, roasted tomatoes and poblano peppers. But on the flip side, the salad has a lot of sodium (1,070 mg) and the cilantro lime glaze is made with some questionable ingredients and a lot of preservatives

2) Subway Turkey Breast Salad - Nutritious greens including spinach, along with veggies like cucumbers, green peppers, red onions and tomatoes make this salad nutrient-dense and low calorie, but the dressing is the thing to watch out for here. The 344 calories and 560 mg of sodium in this salad don’t include dressing, so be aware.

1) Chick-fil-A’s Grilled Market Salad - This is the top pick for healthiest fast food salad from these nutritionists because it’s high in protein (28 grams) and fiber and isn’t off the charts in sodium (710 mg) and fat (14 grams). To make it even healthier, they suggest skipping the blue cheese and keeping the dressing light, but where’s the fun in that?

 

Whichever plan you chose, good luck and here is to the new year!