by Alex E. Proimos

Corporate wellness is a growing trend, and for good reason. The one place you spend your busiest hours of the day is really the one place that should help cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Why? Everyone benefits. When employees are healthier, health care costs are reduced, productivity is increased, absenteeism is lower, and overall employee morale is higher. For the employee, they enjoy all the benefits of a more positive relationship with work and having a healthy, fit body.

Whether you're trying to rally a group of co-workers to form a weight loss group, or simply need a weight loss approach that suits the chaos and pace of your busy work life, consider one of these three programs. The Wall Street Diet, The No-Time-to-Lose Diet and Weight Watchers at Work all focus on meeting the demands of the business person.

The Wall Street Diet

Created by registered dietitian Heather Bauer, The Wall Street Diet is a weight loss guide for any busy entrepreneur, justice-fighting lawyer or life-saving doctor. The diet was designed for harried professionals who don't have time to count calories or purchase fancy diet food. Instead, the weight loss plan includes practical strategies and tactics for how to make healthy eating a seamless part of the workday from on-the-go lunches to corporate dinners and boardroom meetings.

Before starting The Wall Street Diet, you are asked to take a questionnaire which determines whether you're a Clean Plate Clubber or Controlled Eater. From there, you will be given a diet plan filled with options, suggestions and choices for meals, snacks and treats for your own specific eating style.

The Wall Street Diet is a consolidation of Bauer's effective weight loss strategies, which she developed in her own successful private New York City-based practice that has helped hundreds of Big Apple professionals lose weight and make healthy eating a habit for life. But the effectiveness of The Wall Street Diet won't be lost on you even if you don't live in New York City or work on Wall Street. Applicable to any working professional, the only things that will be lost are some unwanted pounds.

The No-Time-to-Lose-Diet and The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss

For adults who are often too concerned with meeting the needs of those around them rather than taking care of their own health, The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss offers solutions and time-saving strategies to put your health first, lose weight and feel great.

Created by's diet and fitness expert Dr. Melina Jampolis, this healthy lifestyle plan includes a customized meal plan, easy and sneaky ways to exercise and strategies for navigating through diet-testing situations like fast-food drive-thrus and chain restaurants. By following Dr. Melina's seven No-Time-to-Lose principles, you can lose weight, add more nutrition to you and your family's meals and gain an education in nutrition and healthy living.

Included in the book also are five or less ingredient recipes, a guide to the best protein bars, shopping lists and a food journal. The Busy Person's Guide to Weight Loss leaves no stone unturned on your path to a healthy weight and a healthy, albeit busy, life.

For clarification, Dr. Melina's first book, The No Time to Lose Diet was released in January 2007 and the paperback version, The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight loss, was released in May 2008.

Weight Watchers at Work

Since so many of us spend most of our waking hours at the office surrounded by our colleagues, computers and break rooms filled with cookies, candy and other unhealthy eats, the super successful weight loss program Weight Watchers developed a new program designed just for the corporate environment.

The Weight Watchers at Work program is the same POINTS-counting and comprehensive weight loss plan as any Weight Watchers program, but with support groups comprised of your co-workers and a Weight Watchers counselor coming to your office, this at-work program transforms the workplace into a motivating, supportive and effective arena that can help weight loss goals be achieved. And it's not just the employees who benefits. Your company can save thousands of dollars each year in health care costs with a healthier staff.

Weight Watchers at Work programs are coordinated by interested employees per the approval of their human resources department. There are four, 26-week weight-loss plans that a company can choose from based upon the needs of their employees and their budget.

This article was provided by Heather Ashare at, an online diet and weight loss resource providing the tools and information needed to educate yourself to start living a healthier life for today and tomorrow.