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The Best Weight Loss Programs for Men

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Chris Kinsey works as an editor for a medical publisher and has experience dealing with many topics, ranging from athlete's foot to cancer and brain injury. Kinsey has a great deal of freelance experience writing for sports and parenting magazines as well. Kinsey holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California University of Pennsylvania.
The Best Weight Loss Programs for Men
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While diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for men and women, not every diet plan is geared for or marketed to both sexes. That said, there are plenty of options available that men may find enticing to help with their weight loss efforts.


This weight loss program is promoted as a men's weight loss program. It's been made popular by National Football League personalities such as Mike Golic and Don Shula. Golic claims to have lost 51 lbs. on the NutriSystem program. The highlights of NutriSystem are that healthy, pre-portioned meals are delivered directly to your door. And NutriSystem offers meals that are appealing to men such as home-style beef and mashed potatoes, thick-crust pizza, brownies and scrambled eggs with cheese. The program also allows you to choose your own meals and offers a nutrition expert for support. Diets in Review concludes that this program is respected and has helped many men lose weight.


Medifast is a low-calorie diet plan that started as a medically-supervised weight loss program. Medifast now offers programs that are not medically supervised and do not require a prescription. Free Dieting claims that Medifast is one of the most successful diet programs that has been used at Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, and that Medifast has proven to work. Medifast is a meal replacement plan that uses shakes, bars, soups and other items. But one small meal per day consisting of a lean meat and two cups of salad is allowed. Weight loss is rapid, at 2 to 5 lbs. per week, according to Free Dieting and Best Diet for Me. Medifast also offers plans for diabetics.

17-Day Diet

This diet was developed as a way to avoid weight gain during the holiday season. The program works in 17-day cycles, and it's attractive for men because it offers a variety of food choices. Those include scrambled egg whites and grilled chicken in Cycle 1, cookies, chicken salad and grilled salmon in Cycle 2, grilled chicken and roast pork tenderloin in Cycle 3, and scrambled eggs, salmon and grilled ribeye steak in Cycle 4. According to Diets in Review, the diet is intended to burn fat and reteach you how to eat the right way. The diet is also supposed to help retrain your metabolism to work more efficiently. Another goal of the plan is to help you lose weight quickly.

Bistro MD Sport

This is a diet plan designed by doctors, specifically for people with an active lifestyle who may not have time to prepare healthy meals. It's a meal delivery program, which means you choose from more than 100 meals that are delivered to your home. The meals are low-fat and high-protein. The plan is supposed to increase your metabolism through portion control, but give you the energy you need to get through the day. Diets in Review claims that people who use the Bistro MD Sport program tend to lose weight.

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