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Nov 17

Weight Loss and Diets – What Diet Plan is Best?

Fad diets come and go with new versions out every week. Many of them are big on promises and small on delivery. So what’s a person to do? I for one have spent way too much money on the latest greatest diet plans over the years.

If a friend tells me they’ve lost a lot of weight on a diet and says how great it is I try it, only to find myself bloated, tired, grumpy or hungry all of the time. Then another friend will recommend a different diet and I’m right there, ready to try that one too.

Nov 12

Diet And Weight Loss

People who lose weight quickly by “crash” dieting or other extreme measures usually gain it all back or gain even more of the pounds that they lost because they haven’t permanently changed their eating habits. As a general rule though, most nutrition experts recommend never going below 1,000-1,200 calories a day if you’re dieting on your own. This explains why it’s crucial to diet sensibly with a suitable, rather than a very low calorie intake so that you lose fat rather than muscle.

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Nov 09

Low Glycemic Index Diets – Is The Glycemic Index The Wrong Tool?

Is the glycemic index (GI) the wrong way to assess the insulin-related effects of food?

The glycemic index measures blood sugar response per gram of carbohydrate contained in a food, not per gram of the food, and leads to some odd numbers. For example, a parsnip has a glycemic index of 98, almost as high as pure sugar. If taken at face value, this figure suggests that dieters should avoid parsnips like the plague. In fact, parsnips are mostly indigestible fiber, and you would have to eat a few bushels to trigger a major glucose and insulin response.

Nov 06

Comparison of Leading Diets

Diet, it’s a word that you probably hear every day, either on the news, online or from someone you know. If you’re over the age of 30, you’ve probably tried several diets yourself, hopefully with some success but most likely not. Millions of people a year start a new diet and millions of people a year don’t continue it for long.

Why is that? Why are diets so difficult for people? Could it be that diets are just too complicated? Or perhaps too restricting? In this article we take a look at three of today’s popular diets, otherwise known as weight loss programs or lifestyle changes. The three diets we’re going to discuss are the Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, and Weight Watchers.

Nov 03

The Detox Diet Controversy

Detox or Starvation?

The detox diet has come under harsh scrutiny over the past few months. There are ample claims that the only weight lost is the water weight form the initial fast and the natural weight loss occurs from cutting caloric intake. The detox diet is quite restrictive, to the point where some people are calling it a starvation diet. There have been countless articles written by “experts” that state that the detox diet endangers people, stating that it creates yo-yo dieting, an unhealthy relationship with food, and even can contribute to the development of an eating disorder.

Oct 31

Diet Programs – The Basics

Atkins Diet Program

The Atkins diet program is based on the principle of switching your body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates to obtain energy. It is a life change rather than a diet program, as in order to keep the pounds off you need to stick to the recommended way of eating.

The main difference to other diet programs is in what you are allowed to eat ie eggs, meat including beef, pork, turkey, chicken, duck, wild game, veal & lamb also fish such as shellfish. Fats are also permitted ie butter, olive oil & mayonnaise, certain cheeses are also permitted.

Oct 30

Five Reasons Why the Mediterranean Diet is a Healthy Choice in the 21st Century

If you are a person who has been on the hunt for a solid diet plan, you may feel overwhelmed much of the time. In the 21st century it is nearly impossible for a person to turn on a television set or open a newspaper without being bombarded with advertisements for a variety of different diet plans and products.

With the tremendous array of diet plans, programs, supplements and aids on the market, it can seem nearly impossible to select a diet plan that can and will best meet your needs now and into the future. More importantly, it can be hard to discern if one or another of these various diet schemes actually is a healthy course to pursue. In many instances, fad diets really are not based on the fundamentals of healthy living.

Oct 29

Life Is One Damn Diet After Another

A common expression is that we’re “going on a diet.” The phrase suggests that, like a vacation trip, there is a beginning and an end. We dream of the day we will reach our weight goal and how wonderful it will be when we don’t have to lead a life of painful deprivation.

In the back of our minds, there is a comforting little tape playing, promising us that when our weight loss campaign is over, we’ll be able to stop counting calories, carbohydrates, or fats. We long for the day when we no longer have to clench our teeth as we refuse a favorite dish that always causes us to salivate in our sleep. We reach for the carrot and celery sticks without anticipation or enthusiasm while torturing ourselves with visions of the special treats we’ll enjoy when the diet is over.

Oct 28

Diet Boot Camp

Searching for the ultimate diet boot camp? There are many boot camp diets to choose from, each one promising that you will lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time. So which one should you choose? Here is a review of several different boot camp diets:

Low-carbohydrate diets: By drastically reducing the amount of carbohydrates from your diet to 20 to 30 grams per day, your body will go into a state of induced weight loss, in which you can lose as few as 10 to as many as 30 pounds in the span of 2 to 3 weeks.

Oct 21

Three Steps For Breaking Out of Diet Prison

How many more times can you start your diet on Monday? Chances are that this attempt will be another one of the almost 95% of diets that fail. This isn’t your fault, you are just stuck in a diet prison from which it seems impossible to escape.

The good news is you can escape from the endless cycle of dieting, deprivation, guilt, shame, overeating, and ultimately gaining more weight. Here are three steps you can take to stop being a dieting statistic and free yourself from food obsession, body hatred, and get on with living.

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