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Friday, October 30, 2015

If you're thinking of going on a diet to lose those extra pounds think again. Long-term weight control through dieting is near impossible, for the simple reason is that diets promote only short term solutions not long term. After dieting you’ll certainly look lighter on the scales, but in most cases this is because you've dumped a few pounds of body fluid and muscle, and not because you've lost any significant amounts of body fat. One of the main reasons diets don't work is because they send the body into starvation mode - a survival mechanism for times when humans faced periods of famine. Cutting back on our energy intake causes the body to lower its metabolic rate, which reduces its ability to burn fat. At the same time, hunger signals increase and we quickly start to crave high energy foods loaded with fats and sugars - the exact foods we are trying to do without! Alarmingly, research has shown that repeated dieting actually makes it harder to lose weight and easier to put it on. This is because when you dump the diet and return to normal eating habits, the drop in metabolic rate caused by the diet means that your old eating habits actually represent an excess in calories. Not only do you regain the fat stores just lost, but you may even gain a bit extra. 
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 "Five more reasons to stop dieting" 

  1. Diets sap energy - Too little food means not enough energy for physical activity. 
  2. Diets lower your metabolism - Dieting causes your body to conserve energy, making results harder to achieve. 
  3. Diets are unhealthy - A cycle of rapid weight loss followed by weight gain can lead to a loss of lean tissue from your body and calcium from your bones. It also strips the body of essential vitamins and minerals. 
  4. Diets make food the enemy - Food provides nourishment and comfort. Diets can make you afraid to eat, depriving you of one of life's pleasures. 
  5. Diets cheat your confidence - Going from one failed diet to the next can leave you feeling depressed and create a cycle in which guilt battles against food. Regular physical activity and a healthy, balanced diet aren't as glamorous as the quick fixes, but they do get better results. Start with one extra exercise session and one less fatty takeaway meal per week, and gradually work towards a lifelong plan for achieving your best weight. If you change the way you eat or exercise to lose weight, ask yourself this question. Can I see myself sticking to this routine for life? If the answer is "no" then its time to change what you're doing. 

 Any healthy weight loss plan should include the following: 


  •  A wide variety of foods. 
  •  Regular and enjoyable exercise. 
  •  Enough filling foods to avoid constant hunger. 
  •  At least 1200 calories a day. 
  •  Flexibility for treat foods and social occasions. 
  •  A realistic goal of your best weight (not necessarily your lowest weight.) 
  • Fact A realistic weight loss is around one to two pounds per week. Fast weight losses are not fat loss but glycogen and water. If you lose weight quickly then you will probable return back to the weight at which you started as quickly as it was lost. Fiction 
  •  Weight loss is quick and simple. 
  •  Exercise is not necessary. 
  •  Certain exercises can spot reduce. 
  •  Carbohydrates (for example, bread, potatoes, rice, and pasta) are fattening. So the way to lose body fat and maintain muscle is to have a food program for life and more energy output. Increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, non-fat dairy products, whole grains and beans that you eat. Eliminate calorie-dense foods such as cookies, sugary desserts, chips, fries, pizza, candies, crackers etc. Research on people who have successfully lost a lot of weight and kept it off long term, shows that the vast majority succeeded by consuming a low fat diet high in fibre coupled with strength training and cardiovascular activity. 
  • These are the basics you'll need to aim for. 

 A sound weight loss-eating plan should: 

  •  Be nutritionally sound, providing all the nutrients you need. 
  •  Never promise fast weight losses. 
  •  Offer an eating plan based on real food. 
  •  Allow you to eat out. 
  •  Avoid expensive meal plans, products and supplements. 
  •  Not avoid carbohydrate foods, e.g. bread, rice, pasta, cereals and potatoes. 
  •  Make gradual dietary changes. 
  •  Provide knowledge. 
  •  Allow you to eat all foods 
  •  Recommend physical activity. Fat calories are more fattening than carbohydrate calories. Your body can easily convert the fat you eat in food into body fat, so to lose weight you need to cut down on fats and foods that contain it. Consider the following steps to reduce fat in your diet. 
  •  Use skimmed or skimmed milk in drinks, cooking and on cereals. 
  •  Buy a non - stick frying pan. 
  •  Buy a cheese slicer 
  •  Cut the visible fat from meat. 
  •  Eat very little pastry. 
  •  Learn how to read a food label. 
  •  Substitute low fat yoghurt for cream. 
  •  Remove the skin from chicken and turkey. 
  •  Eat fruit as snacks rather than eating chocolate and biscuits. 
  •  Eat fewer burgers and sausages.
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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Diet Food
Diet Food 
Every year, thousands of dollars are spent on every imaginable diet program, slim-down products, and weigh loss pills. For many women, money is no object since the need to shed those extra pounds far outweighs any concern for finances. 

Statistical data from 2003 to 2015 indicate that obesity rates had risen in 31 of the 50 American states. The data came from surveys conducted by different local health departments on the height and weight of people from different states. Another result of the survey pointed out a close relationship between obesity and heart disease among the respondents.  Due to the serious health implications of the study, state funding had been allocated to educate people about the dangers of being obese and  overweight . The government-sponsored weight loss programs also focused on simple information campaigns about good eating habits.  People were provided flyers and other reading materials that contained information on how to make proper food choices. This strategy made sense since there are types of food that can actually  curb one's appetite and stop your sugar cravings. These food groups also boost metabolism which helps consume stored fat in the body which, in the process, leads to weight loss.  Shown below are some of the “good food” that should be part of a weight watchers eating plan:
  1. Beans – Beans contain cholecystokinin, a digestive harmone that acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Beans also keep blood sugar on an even keel and helps stave off hunger longer. High-fiber bean varieties can even lower cholesterol levels.
  2. Salad – Eating salad is highly recommended by the American Dietetic Association because the vegetable-based meal is rich in vitamins c and e, lycopene, folic acid, and carontenoids.  However, it is best to cut down on the dressing when eating salad. Some salad dressings can actually be high in calories.
  3. Eggs – Eaten in moderate amounts, eggs are good for the health since these contain protein that helps prevent spikes in blood sugar.  Weight watchers are often advised to eat only egg whites.
  4. Green Tea -  This type of tea is an antioxidant and helps stimulate metabolism which, in turn, burns fat.  Green tea is rich in antioxidants called catechins.  
  5. Soup – Having a little chicken soup is good for the body because it helps decrease hunger. Chicken soup is considered a folk remedy for colds and flu.
  6. High-fiber Cereals – Cereals which are high in fiber help improve digestion and are good for reducing hunger pangs.
  7. Tofu – If you eat tofu, you tend to eat less food.  Tofu is considered as an appetite-quashing protein.
  8. Lean Beef – Lean beef contains an amino acid called leucine which helps provide energy, regulate blood sugar, and repair muscles.  
  9. Olive Oil -  Cooking food in olive oil is healthy because it contains mono-unsaturated fat which is widely accepted as a product that helps prevent cardiovascular disease. 
  10. Pears – This fruit is a good source of fiber and fructose which does not cause spikes in blood-sugar levels.
  11. Nuts -  Research released by Purdue University showed that adding about 500 calories of peanuts to their regular diet helped them eat less food that could cause weight gain.
  12. Vinegar- Acetic acid found in vinegar slows the passage of food from the stomach into the small intestine, thereby causing satiety (a feeling of fullness in the stomach). Vinegar also helps improve blood glucose control which is needed by diabetics.
  13. Red Hot Pepper  - A bowl of spicy chili can help a person lose weight due to an ingredient called capsaicin.  This ingredient actually helps suppress appetite.
Indeed, being in control of one's weight involves the simple act of choosing to eat good food.     Having a regular exercise program and controlling the number of calories consumed each day will go a long way in helping a person win the Battle of the Bulge.
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Monday, October 19, 2015

If you are carrying around a few (I use that term loosely) extra pounds like most of us are, you all know all the reasons why we should take the weight off. It will reduce stress on our heart, reducing the chance of heart disease, cancer, possibility of diabetes; feel better, look more attractive, etc. 

There are 101 reasons why, but it can be a real pain to finally get that weight off. You push really hard, make a little progress, get side tracked, and bam you are heavier then you started.  

It’s maddening.  Enough with that hassle, I have put together 5 simple steps to actually losing weight and keeping it off. These steps can be applied to anything, but we are focusing on weight loss here. 
5 Simple Steps to Losing Weight
  1. Know What You Want
  2. Know Where You Are
  3. Track Your Results 
  4. Make Course Corrections 
  5. Being held Accountable
Now all your extra weight will effortlessly melt off.  Yeah right! A simple list of 5 items is not going to do it, so let me explain the intricacies of the 5 items and where the hang up normally occurs when applied to losing weight. 

1. Know What You Want  

This one is dead simple. Most people that want to lose weight have an idea of how many pounds they would like to lose or how they would like their body to look. 

I think we can safely say if your body started looking the way you wanted it, you would know, even if you didn’t have it completely mapped out and detailed. 

2. Know Where You Are 

This is the big trip up. It is almost always overlooked and is the number one reason for the up and down Yo Yo effect we experience with losing weight . We are unhappy with how our body feels and how it looks and it is painful to zoom in and get an accurate picture of where we are. Unfortunately, we have to know where we are, to be able to accurately judge the results we are getting. 

You are on a trip to San Diego, California. You would like to start your trip from Phoenix, Arizona, but you really don’t know where you are. No problem.  You get an Arizona/California map and find that a simple 6 hours trip west on interstate 8 will get you to San Diego. 

6 hours later, you have no clue where you are and it is definitely not warm San Diego.  You feel defeated and you want to give up!  Do you blame the car? The stupid maps? San Diego? Yourself?

Now what if I told you, you were actually in New Your City, not Phoenix, Arizona. A 6 hour car ride west from New York City will never get you to San Diego.

If you took the time to accurately find out where you were, you would have been able to choose the appropriate means to get to San Diego and have an expectation as to how long it would take.

This is the same with weight loss and our personal physical condition. In our minds, we think we are starting in a different physical condition then we really are. When the results don’t follow the illusion in your mind, we get upset. 

3. Track Your Results 

This is conceptually simple. If we have no clue as to WHAT we are doing, how do we know what is working? It might be a simple to do, but is also simple not to do. In the end, most people never track their results.

4. Make Course Corrections 

We love to do this one. We have it hands down. It is like step 1 of knowing what you want. We try the new food diet, the super sit up machine, and the cardio hip hop power energy yoga fat burner class. 

We might be great at switching it up, but without knowing where we are starting from and a history of tracked results, we have no clue as to what we should change or even which direction we should go. 

5. Being held Accountable

No, not accountability! That is an evil word. I don’t want someone to know what I am doing, or more importantly what I am not doing. 

So, why do we resist accountability, your secret weapon to weight loss?  Because it works!  If you know someone is going to be watching, you would follow through or at least feel very uncomfortable not following through.

Accountability when used wisely is the ultimate turbo booster to your weight loss. Since you are going to be accountable anyway, you might as well get something out of it. 

Using accountability up front, you can achieve the body of your dreams. If you let your body hold you accountable, it will throw on fat in places you don’t want it to be.  

The biggest obstacle to weight loss is not taking any action. It doesn’t matter how good the plan is, it is worthless if you don’t follow it. So what do I do now? 

First and foremost get Accountable.

Forward this article to someone you respect and care about and tell them I want to be accountable to finally taking off my extra pounds. When they agree to support you, start working through Steps 1 – 5.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

There are a number of diets available, but here I review four which are popular at the moment. 
Weight Loss Diets - A Review Of 4 Popular Diets

1000 calorie diet

Trying the 1000 calorie diet is only advisable for one week, due to your body entering starvation mode and conserving fat. Overdoing the 1000 calorie diet is counterproductive to your body so try to stay on it for only 1 week. After 1 week you will loose between 3-5 pounds. The 1000 calorie diet can be used as a starter diet for a long term weight loss program. Try to aim for 2-3 pounds of weight loss and a good exercise program to begin with. After 1 week on the 1000 calorie diet, try upping your calorie intake or reverting back to a not so severe diet, this will prevent your body’s metabolism from slowing down. Here is a simple 1000 calorie daily menu. 

Breakfast 
• Banana sandwich made with 2 slices of wholemeal bread and a small banana. 
• Small glass of orange juice 

Snack 
• 1 pot of low fat yoghurt (preferably fruit) 

Lunch 
• 1 wholemeal roll filled with tuna and low fat mayonnaise (use tin tuna in spring water) 
• Mixed lettuce salad, red or yellow sweet peppers, spring onions 

Snack 
• 1 bag of lower fat crisps 

Dinner 
• Roast chicken breast (without skin) 
• Potatoes, mashed with 30ml semi-skimmed milk 
• Broccoli (all vegetables steamed or boiled) 
• Carrots 
• Gravy (made from granules) 

Evening 
• 1 low calorie hot chocolate drink made with powder and water 

Drinks throughout the day 
• Diet coke, water, black coffee or tea without sugar 

The 1000 calorie diet can be used as a starter diet for a long term weight loss program. Try to aim for 2-3 pounds of weight loss and a good exercise program to begin with. Remember after 1 week on the 1000 calorie diet, try upping your calorie intake or reverting back to a not so severe diet, this will prevent your body’s metabolism from slowing down. 

Vegetarian Diet

A well balanced vegetarian diet provides many benefits for the body. Some of those benefits include a reduced risk of chronic diseases, such as: 

• Coronary artery disease 
• Hypertension 
• High blood pressure 
• Diabetes 
• Some types of cancer and more… 

Your vegetarian diet, must be planned well. If not your body could end up in need of some vital nutrients. Some of these nutrients essential for the body are: 

• Protein 
• Minerals (zinc, calcium, iron) 
• Vitamin b12 
• Vitamin d 

Protein sources include, tofu and other soy-based products, legumes, seeds, nuts, grains, and vegetables 

Experts say that in order for a balanced vegetarian diet, you should eat nuts and whole grain cereals for good sources amino acids. 

Greens such as spinach, kale and broccoli are a good source of calcium. 

For sources of vitamin b12 which comes from animals, can be substituted with fortified breakfast cereals and fortified soy drinks. 

Sources of iron are red meats, liver and egg yolks which are all high in cholesterol. Spinach, dried beans and dried fruits are all good vegetarian sources of iron. 

A vegetarian diet is healthier than a meat diet. However this does not mean that you have the right to stuff your face with crisps, chocolate and chips everyday. Your balanced diet should include all of the above, i.e. Fruit, vegetables, nuts, dairy produce and soy. Below is a table of some calorie controls in a vegetarian diet: 

Food Group 1200 Calorie 1500 Calorie 1800 Calorie 
Vegetables 5 servings 6 servings 8 servings 
Fruits 3 servings 3 servings 5 servings 
Grains 2 servings 3 servings 4 servings 
Dairy 2 servings 2-3 servings 2-3 servings 
Beans, Nuts and Seeds 5oz 6oz 7oz 
Total Fat 30-35g 40-50g 50-60g 

You can find a massive rage of diets on the internet free of charge! A vegetarian diet is an all round healthier option, and can go a long way to helping you on the road to losing weight. 

Abs Diet 

The Abs Diet works on the theory that every 1lb of muscle gained, your body intern burns an extra 50 calories per day. So if you can build an extra 10lb of muscle your body will then burn an extra 500 calories per day. Using the Abs Diet your body will burn more energy by eating the correct foods and exercising the correct way. Losing 500 calories per day will loose you 1lb of weight per week. Expect to loose up to 12lb in the first two weeks followed by 5-8lb in the forth coming two 

The Abs Diet allows you to eat 6 meals per day which consist of 12 power foods, such as: chicken, turkey and other lean meat, olive oil, beans and pulses, almonds, low fat dairy products, green vegetables, oats, eggs, wholegrain bread, whole grain cereals, berries, and protein powder. All other food is a not allowed. 

For 6 weeks you will eat a series of 12 power foods, which provide the body with all the fibre and minerals you need to stay healthy and build muscle. Along with the diet you will do a 20 min workout three times per week, which will aid in the fat burning. 

The Abs diet is mainly aimed at men, however women are encouraged to participate. The range of foods you can eat is still good and you do get an exercise program out of it. Also some very good looking Abs, health and sex life. The full diet book is: The Abs Diet by David Zinczenko from all good on-line book stores. 

The Kellogg’s Cereal Diet 

One of the simplest diets around at the moment is the Kellogg’s Cereal Diet. It is not a crash weight loss diet which will loose you pounds upon pounds; however it will allow you to get into those jeans that are 1 size to small. 

To start the Kellogg’s Diet all you have to do is, eat one bowl of Kellogg’s Special K or Cornflakes for breakfast, and also one for a replacement lunch or dinner. That’s all! Carry this on for two weeks then you will see the results. Expect to loose around 3-6lb. 

Whist on your diet, Kellogg’s allow you to have the same drinks and snacks as you usually would, but recommend that you eat a well balanced meal every day, with more fruit and vegetables. Another tip from Kellogg’s, is to keep a food diary to monitor and keep you aware of your current eating habits.
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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Dieting Tips For Weight Loss

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Keep A Diary Of What You Eat 

I think you will be very surprised if before you start your diet you keep a journal of what you eat and at what times. Do this for about a week. Then study your journal and see where you can cut back and find out at what times are you eating that could cause problems. If you find you are having a snack at 10 pm at night. Try bringing the time in. You never what to eat to soon before you go to bed. 

Buy Diet Food Prepared 

What can make dieting hard to stick to is the preparation? Having the diet food available to you also means having to go shopping then come home and prepare your healthy meal. Now a days it seems everyone is so rushed with no time to spare. Would it not be easier to have your diet meal already prepared for you? There are a few diet nutrition food programs that will actually ship the food right to your door. Talk about convenience. I know of a few diets that deliver food, Atkins At Home, Diet To Your Door, Diet To Go, eDiets - Fresh Cuisine, Jenny Direct, Nutrisystem, Sunfare and Zone Chefs. 

Smaller Plates To Help Lose Weight 

Use smaller plates to help you lose weight. This will give you smaller portions but may fool the eyes. Never feel you 

have to finish everything on your plate. This does not mean you have to throw food out. You can store diet food for later. If you feel full, stop. 

Snacks Ready To Eat 

Have healthy snacks ready to eat. Instead of grabbing for the chips have carrot slices ready to grab. You will still get that sensation of crunchy with a more healthy nutritious choice. 

Water, Water, Water 

If you do some research regarding dieting one thing you will hear over and over is to drink plenty of water. Not only will water help to fill you up so you do not eat to much, but it is also great for your appearance. Water is the best beauty treatment. It flushes out the impurities and gives you great looking skin.

Drinking water can also improve muscle tone. Muscles having all the water they need contract easier. Drinking water can give you a more effective workout when you exercise.

You should drink at least 8 oz glasses of water a day and more if you are more than 25 pounds over weight. For every 25 lbs I would drink another 8 oz glass of water.

Keep water by you. Use a straw if that will help you drink more. 

Good luck and stick with it. Take it day by day. 

I also recommend only weighing your self once a week. As always before you start any diet or exercise program check with your doctor first.
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Saturday, October 10, 2015

According to the book "The South Beach Diet" of Dr. Arthur Agatston:

"This diet was developed by a cardialogist, in order to allow his patients to lose weight and to restore their blood parameters. It enables you to eat all kinds of food, of the normal portions of meat, poultry or fish, eggs and vegetables, even some sugar refineries. You can even nibble between the meals. Particularly balanced, this mode is deprived neither of glucids nor of lipids. It will quite simply learn how to you to distinguish good glucids and the good lipids from bad, to choose good food. By changing this manner your practices food, not only you will lose weight, but you will improve your triglyceride and cholesterol levels."
South Beach Diet or Miami Diet

This died is based on the succesion of three phases:

Phase 1: Two weeks

It is the most restrictive.

Authorized food: beef, vollailles without skin, seafood, pig, calf, some lighten cheeses or 0% fat content, certain dry fruits, the eggs, almost all the vegetables, colza and olive oils, the spices, certain dressings, the cocoa powders but not sweetened, the chewing-gum and candies without sugar.

Are prohibited: certain piece of meats (fattiest), all not not lighten cheeses, the beet, the carrot, the sweet potatoes, the corn, the potatoes, all the fruits en fruit juices, all the starchy foods (cereals, breads, rices, pastas,etc.), all dairy product, alcohol, the beer, the win.

This first stage is the most difficult.

The breakfasts are composed, of egg, ham, lighten cheeses and a tea or coffee not sweetened.
Recipes are proposed in indication in the book for all the meals. The important thing is here to respect the authorized and prohihited foods.
One can possibly take collations if the need is felt. The loss of weight during this first phase is supposed outward journey from 4 to 6 kilos according to the person, the principal objective is being to disaccustom to sugar.

Phase 2: To reintroduce prohibited food.

It is necessary to choose what foods one prefers to eat, because in this phase one reintroduces this food gradually, which does not mean that one starts again to eat these foods in abundance!

The loss of weights varies from 500 gr to 1 kg per week.

This phase must be continued until the desired weight is reached.

Phase 3: Much more flexible than phase 2.

Theoretically, it is a question of a hygiene of life to be definitively adopted.

One can eat food very varied in normal quantities.

If some variations are made, it is necessary to pass by again in phase 1 time to let the new kilos set out again.
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Monday, October 5, 2015

When it comes to losing weight, you'll likely face many decisions. There are so many options for losing weight, such as weight loss supplements, organic components, exercise, and healthier eating habits, you can easily get confused or discouraged in the journey. But losing weight naturally with all of the above factors working together seems to be the best way to get rid of those unwanted pounds. Let's explore these options.
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Discover the Reason You're Not Losing

Before you can lose weight, you should first try to discover the reason you are not losing. 

Write the following heading on a piece of paper: Why I don't lose weight

Then, list possible reasons for not losing weight. Some of these include poor blood sugar regulation, under active thyroid, overeating, lack of sleep, viral infections, lack of exercise, and slow metabolism. To lose weight the healthy way, you can use the process of elimination to discover which of these hinders your weight loss. 

Blood sugar regulation means controlling the amount of sugar and refined carbohydrates you take into your body. When your blood sugar levels are too high, this causes you to be hungry and encourages your body to store fat instead of burning it. Test this by reducing sugar intake for a month or two and see if this boosts your weight loss. If you plan to take a supplement, probably the best weight loss supplement to look for is one that will help you regulate blood sugar levels. Some supplements also supply ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a phosphate molecule that is a source of high energy for the body.

Next, add exercise to your daily routine if you're not already active. If you already exercise, try going a little longer each day. Make a few small changes to your eating habits such as eating fresh fruit as a snack instead of candy or snack cakes, grilling, baking, or steaming foods instead of frying them, or dining out less for several weeks. Also, reduce portion sizes for each meal little by little. And, be sure to get plenty of sleep every day so your body can function normally. 

If none of these seem to help boost your weight loss, you might need to see a doctor to find out if there's a viral infection, thyroid issue, or any other health problem that could hinder your weight loss.

How to Lose Weight Safely with a Weight Loss Supplement

Once you've answered the question "why can't I lose weight?" you might want to try a weight loss supplement as well. But be very careful. Some weight loss pills are unhealthy and can even be dangerous. Be aware of the chemicals and ingredients they contain. Thankfully, there are natural weight loss supplements that provide healthy ingredients for your weight loss efforts such as caraluma fimbriata (cactus plant to suppress appetite), Chinese green tea, and other organic components. You might also find a supplement that helps with other needs such as DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol), a chemical linked to memory that is found in fish.

As with any supplement, consult a doctor before trying something new, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions or take prescription medication.

Losing weight naturally is the safest way. Use the guide above to determine why you're not losing weight and how you can make lasting changes for better health.
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Saturday, October 3, 2015

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At the end of the day, all people want to know is which diet reigns supreme and is worth my time and money? Which weight loss pill or exercise should I do? We all want to lose weight fast and guess what? and keep it off for good. Can some weight loss pill melt the fat off my frame, so I can eat whatever I want? The answer to that one may surprise you. Clinical trials are being run and some have finished with some shocking results you will like in regards to revolutionary, exciting new weight loss pills that are safe to take for the long run with little to no side effects. 

The more diets published in magazines and on the Internet, the more people are befuddled about what dieting really means and about the right way of bringing your body back into fighting shape. The exponentially growing number of obese people has turned weight loss into an industry like never before and the market is growing every year into the billions. It seems that all is needed is a nice idea and a great marketing in order to make a lot of money or get a lot of popularity by proposing some sort of strange diet, despite the lack of professional experience in this very overcrowded field. 

And there are many diets out there in magazines, TV and the internet. We’re going to go through the most popular diets, since a review of all the diets making the rounds would be beyond the scope of this article and we don't want to bore you with all the details. 

The most popular diet in the world many would say is the Atkins diet. The biggest thing in favor of this diet is that it lets you eat high fat dairy products like butter and cheese. However, the Atkins diet has fallen from its zenith over suspicions of increasing the risk of coronary heart disease, not to mention the the large number of people complain of muscle cramps, diarrhea, rashes and weakness. The debate over the scientific fundamentals of the Atkins diet is still raging on. 

Next comes Barry Sears, the Zone diet; another well-known eating plan. It’s all about eating the right mix of foods in order to reach the right hormonal balance for you. This state of balance, which is called the “Zone”, lets the body take in calories and use them through the day without putting anything aside as fat. This diet does some serious discrimination among foods without any scientific basis. Such as starchy vegetables, beans and whole grains are banned from your diet, although these foods are not in conflict with the principles of the Zone diet. Please note that The American Heart Association states the Zone diet lacks essential nutrients while promoting high-protein foods. Medifast is a highly effective meal replacement diet, which has been satisfying customers for over 25 years. Medifast has been recommended by over 15,000 physicians and has been clinically proven at Johns Hopkins. Medifast is a growing company in the weight loss market. Medifast is offering customers a FREE week of product with the purchase of a 4-week supply. Customers also receive Free Shipping with the purchase of a 4-week supply. You can expect to lose 20 pounds per month. They offer 2 week or 4 week food plan designed for men, women and diabetics. Easily design your meals online. Prices range from $140 to $285 which is based on choosing 2 week, 70 meal plan or 4 week, 143 meal plan, or diabetic plan which costs $285. The Jenny Craig diet is next on our list. One of the longest running diets that we know of, Jenny Craig started this business in the early 1980s and it’s still alive and purchased by Nestle, the famous chocolate maker. The basic idea of this diet is a trade off: say goodbye to recipes, and food shopping, and cooking, but you have to buy the super expensive Jenny Craig prepackaged food. And that runs to some $120 per week. Plus you have membership costs. Plus the vegetables and fruits which are not included in the prepackaged food. Therefore, If you can afford it and if you can adhere to it, the diet is not bad. The con here is you can buy similar low-calorie foods at the grocery store, and you don’t have to discuss this with a Jenny Craig expert that insists on your eating the prepackaged food because he gets a percentage of the sale price. Yes, they get a sales percentage on the food they sell you.

>From Florida comes the South Beach diet. A lot of people have managed to lose weight with this diet and it actually works okay. The first phase of the diet will eliminate most foods containing carbs from your daily consumption. Fortunately, this phase lasts 2 weeks. Unfortunately, second phase focuses on return of whole grains and fruits and lasts as long as necessary. If reaching the desired weight takes you 1 year, then that’s exactly how long this phase is going to last. And if you don’t like the foods allowed by this diet then you’re out of luck I'm afraid. 

And yet another favorite dieting program around is the all popular Weight Watchers. This diet puts all the management tools in the hands of the user. A lot of people who are going through the same thing are going to be there to help you. If having company during difficult times helps your willpower, then you are probably going to lose all that extra weight. If, on the other hand, you don’t like the idea of being constantly under peer pressure, then this diet is definitely not for you to try. The Mediterranean Diet is based on food patterns typical of Crete, much of the rest of Greece, and southern Italy in the early 1960s, where adult life expectancy was among the highest in the world and rates of coronary heart disease, certain cancers, and other diet-related chronic diseases among the lowest. Olive oil is the primary source of fat. Cereals, which include pasta, are an integral part of the diet, and low consumption of red meats. 

This is just a brief summary, there are a lot of diets out there, dozens more than we’ve been able to go over here, so we invite you to visit our website to peruse many more diets and weight loss pills along with consumer ratings. The best thing to do when choosing a diet or weight loss pill is to do your own research. See what other consumers who tried it have to say and that will give you a better understanding of what works best. Then see what your physician and/or dietitian have to say about it. 

Why are diets so popular today and which ones are worth your time and money? We have listed the most popular, respected diets today. How many more diets do you want to try? There are so many of them like the cabbage soup diet to diets made just for diabetics. Consumers have been polled and they rated all the popular diets according to how much weight loss occurred and the time it took. Look, we all know many diets aren't fun to be on and for most of us it's going to be a lifestyle change versus one - two month duration. Therefore, many consumers opt to use diet pills to loss weight without sacrificing all their favorite foods and suffering through small portions. Some will try both a popular diet and a diet pill. Either way it benefits the consumer today because of the revolutionary advancement in weight loss pills like Proactol. The one diet or weight loss pill that has true backing from the medical community for the first time, since it has passed 8 clinical trials to support all their claims, for example,blocking around 30% of your dietary fat in each meal you have by binding to the fat and is flushed out of your body. On top of that it's an all natural appetite suppressant. After being on Proactol for a year, you won't have to worry about going on anymore diets or suffer from hunger pains.
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