Learn about these diet giants and see which may be right for you.
Whether you’re looking to shed some pounds, take control of your cholesterol or just want to feel better about your body, doctor-approved diets are a great way to get on track to a healthier you. But with hundreds of diet programs and books claiming to be the best in the business, it can be hard to know which ones are actually worth your time – and which to avoid. That’s why we’ve done most the research for you.Click through to get a roundup of 5 popular diet plans and learn which may fit your lifestyle the best.
The TLC Diet
The skinny: While this diet does show your body some tender loving care, this TLC acronym actually stands for "Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes" and, like the DASH diet, is a heart healthy eating plan.
Why it works: TLC is light in saturated fats and salts, so seeing less of red meats and trans fats is all part of its heart-boosting plan. What you'll be eating: lots of veggies, fruits and skinless meats. You’ll also be getting some more exercise and learning how to keep off the weight you lose long term.
Who it’s right for: Created by the National Institutes of Health and backed by the American Heart Association, the TLC diet is good for anyone.