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New Year's Resolution Diet Ideas

Published January 14, 2015        by Matt

new years resolution diet ideas

Intro to Dieting

Well it's officially the time to make New Year's resolutions. Many people decide to tackle those extra pounds that they put on over the holidays, and it can be difficult! In this article, you'll find a few diets that might just do the trick. Now remember, everyone is different so don't push yourself to diet if you have any health condition that might not support it.


Drink your fruits & veggies

Now this is the diet I've been doing lately. I find it a lot easier to drink more fruits and veggies rather than trying to scarf them down. Just this morning I managed to eat a pear, kiwi and orange all in one glass of goodness. It filled me right up and it kept in all the nutrients that are really good for you!

Fruits that work great for this diet include apples, oranges, pears, kiwi, lemon, peaches, cranberries, blueberries, grapes, cherries (pitted), grapefruit, watermelon and cantaloupe. Veggies that work good are cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, broccoli, carrots, spinach, cabbage and lettuce.

They say that this diet is just primarily water weight loss, but I've been just drinking it for breakfast and eating regular (healthy) foods for lunch/dinner. It seems to be a healthy alternative to other things I might have eaten.

For more information on this diet, try

Juice with Martha - Great Green Recipe

Find a Juicer - Find one in your budget and try it!

The Low Glycemic Diet

Choosing the good carbs

low glycemic meal
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A friend introduced me to this diet after she'd learned about it in a nutrition class. It's an easy diet in that you are still eating the same amount, just different foods.

This diet is based on the fact that your body burns low glycemic foods throughout the day (because they are trickled into your bloodstream) and stores high glycemic foods as fat (because they are rushed into your bloodstream).

So the more low glycemic foods that you eat, the more of your meal is burned instead of stored. When you visit the website given below, you'll learn about some foods that are low glycemic such as cherries, grapefruit, egg fettuccini, whole wheat spaghetti, converted white rice, whole milk, pumpernickel bread, yams, sweet potatoes, tomato soup, hummus, peanuts, and lots more.

See the website for more info.

Get the Gist - More Details

The 17 Day Diet

The book based diet

As seen on Dr. Phil, the author of this book is confident that his methods will bring results. Now I haven't tried this one yet, but it seemed like he's got something good going here. I actually walked past the book in Target the other day and pondered it's purchase. I hadn't heard too much about it yet though, so I didn't. But here's what I've gathered now.

The 17 day diet consists of four 17 day cycles; Accelerate, Activate, Achieve, and Arrive. The diet aims for no processed foods, fried foods or unhealthy foods. It does look for exercise, but nothing heavy. They have a 17 minute workout video for you to follow each day in the first two cycles, and then ramp it up to 150-300 minutes of exercise per week in the last two cycles for continued weight loss. That comes out to at least 30 minutes of cardio, five days a week (and as much as 60 minutes of cardio, five days a week).

For more information, visit his website at or visit for their analysis.

Are You Sold? - Get the Book!

Get the Skinny on the 17 Day Diet - Dr. Phil's Feature

I like losing weight but hate the work.

What else can I do?

If you've thought to yourself that you hate working out, dieting, weighing in, all that stuff; but you like the results, I do feel your pain. Because it's fun to do what you want to do, or eat what you want to eat. But sometimes just making the most subtle changes in your life can spark a change and weight loss in you and your family members. Here's a few ideas:

  • Instead of giving chocolate gifts, opt for fresh fruit baskets.
  • Drink less alcoholic beverages.
  • Quit drinking pop!
  • Drink/cook with low fat milk.
  • Forget making fudge and make oatmeal raisin cookies instead.
  • Don't eat fast food. It is possible!
  • Go on a walk with a friend instead of watching TV or meeting for coffee.

It's Not a Diet - It's a Lifestyle