Eating to Lose Weight

Ask just about anyone who has been on a weight loss journey and they will say that it is a tough road but well worth the effort. If you are currently on the quest to lose weight, take comfort in the fact that you are most certainly not alone. According to the Calorie Control Council over 186 million Americans are concerned about caloric intake. These people are concerned about the number of calories they are ingesting. Roughly 50% of Americans are seeking ways to lose weight thorough various means including reducing sugar consumption, including exercise in their daily lives, and watching the amount of food they are taking in amongst other methodologies. With so many people searching for the best way to lose weight and keep it off, many are frustrated with the slowness of the process. Are you one of the 186 million people who make their weight a priority? If so, you should know that there are many ways to lose the weight using tried and true strategies. Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute has been helping the residents of Brevard lose the weight and keep it off. We know this is can be a stressful process wand want to see you succeed.

Perhaps you have seen the recent buzz about the 38 best diets for proven results. U.S. News and World Report recently put out its rankings for the best overall diets. It should be noted that in order to qualify as a top tier diet plan the diet had to meet certain standards. Diets should be relatively easy, nutritionally dense, provide protection from diabetes and heart disease, and be an effective way to lose weight. Below you will find a quick preview of the top 4 diets right now. If you have been struggling in your search for a lifestyle eating plan that can work for you, one of these might just be your best bet. One of the most important things to remember when choosing a food plan is to find one that works best for you. We are all different and have varying metabolic needs based on our own specific genetic makeup. The most effective diet plan will be one that you can stick to!


The DASH diet was created to assist those with high blood pressure. Its intent is to lower blood pressure along with preventing it all together. This diet puts an emphasis on including key nutrients that are proven to keep blood pressure down. Eating high quality nutrient dense foods and lowering salt intake are keys to this number one ranked eating plan.

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet has been touted for years as a sensible approach to eating encompassing a diet low in sugar, saturated fats and red meats. It is less of a traditional “diet” and more of an eating lifestyle. Quality grains, nuts and seeds, and a wide variety of fresh fruits and veggies pack this eating plan with a powerful punch.


This diet combines the methodologies of the first two on our list: the DASH diet and the Mediterranean Diet. By choosing from a select group of healthy foods targeted towards better brain health, this could be a way to stave off mental decline and pump up your heart health.

Flexitarian Diet

A flexitarian diet is much like it sounds like, flexible. This diet preaches a flexible approach to vegetarianism and allows for certain meats when the mood strikes. While sticking to a mostly veggie diet may seem daunting to some, including mostly fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and occasionally indulging in meats, this could be the diet for you.

If dieting simply does not work for you, our bariatric and surgical weight loss programs could be a great option to help you with your rapid weight loss. Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate, and we can help you begin your journey towards becoming healthy!