Monday, February 16, 2009

How Much Is Your Diet Costing You?

I know that this is something that not only I, but loads of others have thought about when embarking on a new way of life.

Tossing out all the food in your pantry and fridges, only to restock it with healthy alternatives can be hard on the pocket book, let alone the psyche.

There are fewer things more dreaded than the New Year's resolution.

For millions of Americans each year, that means deciding to drop a few--or tens --of pounds. It also means picking a diet from a number of confusing programs: low-fat, low-carb, high-protein, pre-made, points-counting, and so on. The options can be exhausting and once committed, it is hard to start over if the diet is less than compatible with your habits--and your bank account.

That's why we evaluated the first-week costs of seven popular weight-loss programs. After all, the initial week often requires the greatest personal and financial investment.

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