Can Convenience Diets Really Help You Lose Weight?

With the weight loss industry appearing to create new convenient dieting strategies all the time, one wonders, can convenience diets really help you lose weight?

There has been a lot of press lately about the obesity epidemic which is sweeping many countries in the West, especially the United States and the UK.

This is getting people worried about the health consequences of being overweight and they are looking for ways to lose some weight.

How to Lose Weight Today?

convenience dietsThat is good, but there is a problem in that while people are looking at measures to cut their weight, they are doing nothing quantifiable to help themselves.

For example, by changing a bad, unhealthy diet for a good, healthy one or getting some exercise rather than leading a sedentary lifestyle.

It's as if the whole world is going mad!

Perhaps people are losing their ability to look after themselves. All the while, their so-called caring governments are falling over themselves to pass umpteen seemingly pointless laws to nanny them and keep them from harms way.

People Need to Start Looking After Themselves

Of course this is all nonsense and anyone with an average number of brain cells can see what is happening.

However, it is happening in such a way that the "nanny state" is bulldozing ahead with it's foolhardy project to save us all from ourselves. That's before anyone can hold their hand up and shout STOP!

It is madness to try and fool people into believing that they can't look after themselves and that a bunch of laws and politically correct "guides to life" will solve all the problems in today's society.

Anyone with any common sense can see that they are not the salvation. They are the root cause of the problems they are trying to solve!

But all that aside, this post was supposed to be looking at one of the highly publicized ways of dealing with the obesity epidemic, which is to get people onto convenient, affordable home delivered diets.

Dieting the Convenient Way

To make a diet convenient, much of the manual, time-consuming work needs to be taken away from the dieter. That usually involves preparing and cooking meals to eat.

This is achieved by a friendly company coming along and creating all the meals the dieter will need, relieving them of that particular duty. Then they package the meals up to last a week or even a whole month and deliver the whole lot to the dieter's home.

How utterly labour-savingly convenient!

In the United States, a diet company called Nutrisystem is leading the way in this arena. They provide a month-long diet plan that just about does everything for you except spoon feed you the food!

They deliver the whole diet (including three meals per day plus between-meal snacks) to your door. And all you have to do is take a meal as needed and... eat it!

Step Up the Handy Microwave Oven

Some meals of course need to be heated up in a microwave. A little water can be added in the case of some of the freeze dried pasta dishes, but the meals are essentially very simple to have ready on the plate to eat within a minute or two.

That might sound like dieting heaven to many people. And in fact, to many people it really is dieting heaven. That's because they lead such busy lives, they don't have time for anything else!

So do these diets help you lose weight? And does Nutrisystem work for the people that use it?

Does Meal Replacement Diet Delivery Work?

Apparently, it does and it works very well as long as you can stick to the diet plan. Does this sound familiar?

It should, because it's no big secret that if you have a good nutritionist provide you with a personalized diet plan especially devised for your specific needs, then if you follow it you will lose weight.

Conversely, you will not lose weight if you don't stick to the diet or cheat by eating high calorie snacks when you think no one is watching you!

The same goes for Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, Medifast and any other convenience kind of diet food delivery program.

You still have to stick to the diet for it to work and for you to lose weight. But if you do, then it will. Now, isn't that simple?

Written by: Terry Didcott


Posted on Thu, 09 Dec 2010 in diet | 2 Comments
Last Updated on Wed, 06 Jan 2021

2 thoughts on "Can Convenience Diets Really Help You Lose Weight?"

Nopalea says:
02 April 2011

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Brooklyn says:
14 March 2011

Yes! it is true! But IT is help with light exersice... Am I Right!