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  • 1. WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO Lose Weight? THE TOP DIETS EXPLAINED FOR AN INFORMED DIET CHOICE STEVE SYMES Medical Publisher IPPTS Associates steve@ipptsassociates.co.uk http://ipptsassociates.co.uk
  • 2. WHICH IS THE BEST WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT?DISCLAIMER: This information is provided a Diet 10"as is". The author, publishers and marketersof this information disclaim any loss or 6. Eating to Feel Full 12liability, either directly or indirectly as aconsequence of applying the information 7. What is the Acai Diet? 13presented herein, or in regard to the use andapplication of said information. No guarantee 8. Is Dieting Really the Answer? 15is given, either expressed or implied, inregard to the merchantability, accuracy, or 9. The Basic Paleo Diet 17acceptability of the information. 10. Why Diets May be Dangerous 19 11. The HCG Diet Explained 21 12. Who Needs a Gluten Free Diet? 23 Which is the Best Way to 13. Why the Vegan Diet is Considered Strict Lose Weight? 25 14. Low Carb Diet – Safe or Not? 26 Table of Contents 15. Pros and Cons of the High Protein Diet 28Introduction 2 16. How about a Diet for Diabetics? 302. How to Choose from the Diet Plan Muddle Conclusion 3243. What is Your Goal in Dieting? 64. Are Diets Healthy or Harmful? 85. The Mediterranean Diet – a Diet that is Not 2
  • 3. best for you. That is why we have written this ebook for you – to make it easy for you to find the bestIntroduction way to lose weight for your body and lifestyle preferences.So, which is the best way to lose weight? This ebook is a complete answer to your task. Read it carefully and you WILL have the answer. So, read on and you will find out: 1. How to Choose from the Diet Plan Maze: Yes. There is such an awe inspiring selection these days that it has become a maze which takes care to navigate through. Read this and find out how to recognize a good diet plan from the mediocre, and the hyped-up scams.Unfortunately, I have to tell you that there is 2. What goal is in Dieting? Know yourself andno single best way to lose weight. People put define your goal in some detail and you willon the pounds for a wide range of reasons, get more enjoyment from your successesand their body make-up also varies. In be much more likely to stick to the dietaddition to that, the actions which people will you choose.be willing to take also varies enormouslybetween individuals. Where one person may 3. Are Diets Healthy or Harmful? Be able tobe willing to start a diet plan which requires a quickly assess which diets are good forbig change to their eating habits, and keep to you and which might actually be harmful.it, others will drop out and fail a system whichwould otherwise have achieved great results 4. Learn that the often quotedfor them. For those people a less demanding "Mediterranean Diet" is not really a "singlediet plan and maybe less rapid results might diet", but as the diets of the Mediterraneanbe better. countries vary so much, is more to do with healthy diets from that part of the world, andWith this in mind we hope that you will how you decide which the best ones are.appreciate that in the quest for the best wayfor YOU to lose weight, there really is noalternative to carry out some research andreading about the best and most popularweight loss plans and diets around, beforeyou decide on the one which you think will be 3
  • 4. this in our chapter on the HCG diets available. 11. Some people are suffering from a specific sensitivity to many of the foods we eat, but dont even realize it. Could this be you? Read: "Who Needs a Gluten Free Diet?" and youll know.5. "Eating to Feel Full" is a chapter whichgets to the root cause why people so oftenfail in their dieting. Dont miss reading thisone!6. Find out about the ever popular Acai Diet,and the advantages of his amazing food7. But, wait a minute! Stop and think while 12. The Vegan diet was one of the first ofreading this chapter: "Is Dieting Really the many, and has many devotees. It is not anAnswer?". This is where we get you to judge easy diest to keep to, and thats why weupon your real aims in the quest for a recommend you read the chapter about "Whyslimmer you. the Vegan Diet is Considered Strict".8. We explain the Basic Paleo Diet and how 13. Learn about the popular "Low Carb Diet"people are going back in time to find their and whether it is really safe or not, and stripweight loss solution. away any confusion in your mind caused by conflicting stories you read about low9. Now, despite our earnest wish to help you carb diets.in your search for weight loss, we want tobe quite clear that care is needed when 14. Once you have read the previous chapter,dieting, so we have written this chapter on you will want to learn the Pros and Cons of"Why Diets May be Dangerous". the High Protein Diet, which is covered in that chapter.10. The HCG Diet recently burst on thescene as a brand new concept. Surely, by 15. Finally, last but not least, learn aboutusing a hormone which would make us fell diets for diabetics.less hungry the problem of hunger leads us tocheat on our diets would be a thing of the 2. How to Choose from the Diet Planpast? Find out what we really think about 4
  • 5. Muddle confusing. But here is one piece of good advice:Many people worldwide jump on thebandwagon of trying to look as slim and Do not fall prey to aggressive advertisingbeautiful as their favorite celebs. They worry of a diet planabout a few inches on their waist or hips andtry diet after diet to make themselves It is one thing discovering the need to loseslimmer. Even more people are actually very weight and to get back into shape andobese or overweight and do occasionally try entirely different thing to have a clearto diet to correct their problem, but often with knowledge of how to begin and where to turndismal lack of success. Then there are the to. There are myriad plans to confuse apeople who are always on the lookout for a layman and he often goes by the popularity ofmagic pill or a diet that will make them slim a diet plan or the recommendation of a friendovernight or in a short time period. Naturally or a relative who has already made use of aenough, they too usually meet with failure. diet plan. There are far too many confusing voices pulling the mind of a person in different directions. There are the advertisements of magic pills and a magic fruit doing it all for you with all you are required to do is to pop them once a day to stay slim and trim. Do not make the mistake made by thousands before you There are thousands if not millions, of people who have paid and then felt dejected as they could not find the right path through the maze of calorie counting and all the related advice that has become customary with all the dietA lot of companies capitalize on the desire of plans sold on the internet these days. Peoplethe people to get back into shape to look slim feel cheated as they did exactly what theyand sexy like those Hollywood celebrities. were required to do by their respective dietThe internet is full of diet plans that make plans. They counted the calories, restrictedridiculous claims to allure people to buy them. the food items, and even exercised in the wayIt is indeed a tough job to make sense of a and manner in which they were asked in theirdiet plan unless you happen to be a doctor or diet plan. Yet they could not achieve thea nutritionist as many plans use medical weight loss goals they had in their mindsjargon. If you are overweight and interested in when they invested in the plan.diet plans you may have becomeoverwhelmed as to just which diet plan you No single diet plan can work for all peopleshould undertake. When there is so muchchoice the situation becomes even more 5
  • 6. It is a good idea to have someone knowledgeable become your mentor and guide you through the maze of diet plans. This is because your mentor will understand where you stand and where you want to be at the end of the diet plan. He will also know your body and its needs and requirements and will recommend a diet plan that is tailor made to work for you. If you are obese this mentor should be a healthcare practitioner. A doctor will be able to guide you to the best diet plan for your needs while keeping a check on your overall health to ensure that the diet does not have any ill-effects on your body.One thing that people fail to appreciate is that 3. What is Your Goal in Dieting?all of them are unique as they have differentgenetic makeup and dispositions towardsfood items. There are a lot of people sufferingfrom various medical conditions. Imagine a Most people would simply say that their goalperson suffering from high blood pressure or in dieting was to lose weight, but when youdiabetes expecting to lose weight in the same look at the specifics there are often manyway as a normal healthy individual. It is a fact different types and degrees of goals inthat nearly all diet plans are made by dieting. Some people just want to losenutritionists keeping in mind the requirements enough weight to fit into their favorite dress orof normal people and it would be foolhardy to for a special occasion such as a wedding.expect same results in all individuals. Others diet so that they will feel more energetic. Still others want to find a diet soThe promises made by diet plans make us that they can look prettier or show theirexcited initially and we readily do things as muscles more.we are directed. But soon the initial euphoriais over and the user finds the counting ofcalories and the restrictive food list bit toomuch to follow. If the results are visible, it isbearable but it is when the user finds thatdespite his best efforts, he is not sheddingextra fat that he becomes desperate.Get a mentor 6
  • 7. goals. There are many bodybuilding champions and gym experts trying to teach people about the efficacy of their diet plan. It becomes a dilemma as one finds more diet plans for weight loss than he needs. Different people have different expectations from their diet plans. However, whatever the reason for starting a particular diet is, the fact remains that people expect their plans to be super fast and efficient. They want to get visible results in a short time period.A large proportion of the population seems tobe in search for that best diet plan that willmake them healthy and fit. We are living intimes when we have little time for anything,including the diet that we want because it willwork miracles for us. So busy are our livesthat we seem to hardly find some time forworkouts and exercise. In a scenario like this,going to bed late at night and rushing to officein the morning along with having a poor dietmakes matters worse for us.It is heartening to see the increasing healthand dieting awareness among people. Theyare motivated to lose fat and to get back intoshape. More and more people are waking upto the dangers of poor diet coupled withsocial drinking and smoking. If you are one ofthe millions of people who have made uptheir minds to get into action by sticking to agood diet tailor made for your requirements,you must at least have the goals of your dietclearly spelt out in your mind. It is easy to fall in the nets of internet marketers and buy a diet plan just because itThe Internet is a treasure house full of diet seems to be in all places and because it isplans described as the number one diet plan in recent times. But you must keep in mind thatThe Internet has emerged as the best source no diet plan is perfect and can meet thefor those looking for various diet plans based requirements of all people. Thus there is noupon their age, gender, and weight loss 7
  • 8. perfect diet plan for all people as they have In general, diets are for three main objectives;differences in their genetic makeup and to gain weight and build muscle, to losegenetic predispositions. The different bodies weight or to maintain or improve the weighthave different reactions to food items. There you have achieved. No diet needs to beis difference in the way people feel after adhered to 100% all the time. You can alter ahaving consumed them. diet to suit your specific needs by adding or taking away certain food items or amounts.Match the plan to your own specific goals This can more easily be done once you have established the actual reason and goal of theYou must decide on a particular diet plan only diet for you personally.after taking a good look at your requirementsand then matching them to the objectives of 4. Are Diets Healthy or Harmful?the diet. There can be a yawning gapbetween what a plan can do for you and what While the word diet usually refers to theyou actually want to accomplish. A diet can combination of foods that we eat normally, itdrastically change depending upon your final has also come to mean a certain regimen ofgoal which is why you must have a clear food that contains restriction of certain foodvision of your goal. groups in order to aid weight loss. Many people follow various diets in order to lose Do you want to have a great body that weight, while a few too thin people diet in looks stunning in swimwear? order to gain weight. Do you want to look and feel confident? Do you want to get a cure for an ailment? Do you want to adopt a diet in order to improve your performance in a sport? Do you want to lose weight and fat? Do you want to gain weight? Do you want to have a muscular body? Do you want a combination of any of these goals?These are some goals that are general innature. One can also have very specific goalsin mind like reducing their waistline by 3-4inches, losing 25 pounds of weight,increasing the chest by 5 inches, and so on.Some people might even expect their diet tobe able to reduce cholesterol levels for them Dieting is not new and people have beenwhile there are some who take up a diet to using this way to control the intake of certainstay away from cardiovascular disease. food items for ages. But the craze for reducing one’s weight to look more attractiveYou can have a plan customized to suit and sexy has become a passion and thisyour objectives rage has given birth to dozens of different 8
  • 9. diets that claim to produce fast results. can consume. What many dieters fail toHowever, it is a fact that not all diets are realize is that the body needs a minimumsuitable for all individuals. A more important number of calories every day to keepquestion is whether all of these diets are performing in an optimal fashion. Thishealthy or not. This is being discussed in minimum intake of calories for an adult manforums and dieticians and nutritionists are is around 2250 calories while it is 1940being asked regularly. Let us find out the calories for adult women. This difference oftruth. 300 calories between a man and a woman is due to differences in their metabolism andWe are all aware of the importance of the also because of the differences in their bodyfood we eat for our body. Various food items makeup.provide the vitamins and minerals required bythe body to keep functioning. Food items also Diets force bodies to accept changes inprovide our bodies with energy and protein to calorific intake in a drastic fashiongrow and survive. When we start a diet, weare often depriving our body of essential The problem with nearly all the diets on thenutrients. In the initial stages of dieting our internet (and also those that are being soldbody does not get the fuel it needs for through books offline) is that they force thesurvival which makes it draw energy from the body of an individual to accept drasticstored fat but in the later stages, there can be changes in the calorific intake and the typesa breakdown of the body’s own muscles of foods that are allowed to be consumed.causing lots of problems. This may seem normal, but actually this induces headaches, nausea, and a feelingEven the diet considered best may not be that something is wrong somewhere. Mosthealthy for your body people in their excitement of trying to reach their goal forget about the basic needs ofWith the passage of time, the desire to be in their body.shape and to look attractive and young hasbecome stronger than ever before. It is this In many cases while a person may be usingdesire that has given birth to new and the help of a diet to get back into shapeinnovative ways to lose weight fast. People thinking he is obese and needs to diet, theuse them to be able to wear one size smaller real culprit is his total lack of exercise. Indresses. How a dieting method becomes other cases, only minor changes need to bemost successful and ‘the best ever’ is made in the diet of a person to let him losesomething that is very intriguing indeed. But weight and get back into shape. In theirthe fact of the matter is that today one can desire to earn more, people have become sofind dozens of different diets all promising to busy that they have forgotten that their bodiesbe the most effective and to produce visible need a little bit of exercise. And when itresults in the shortest possible time. comes to exercise one is not asked to run a marathon or do 100 sit-ups. Cycling to workOne simple fact behind all dieting plans is and walking to take the kids to school arethat they make the metabolism of the body simple exercises that can keep a person infaster so that it burns more calories than it great shape. 9
  • 10. So if you are looking for a diet that will notmake you unhealthy, keep away from faddiets and choose sensible eating habits thatlimit the amount of sugar and fats you have.In this way you won’t be at risk from anunhealthy diet.5. The Mediterranean Diet – a Dietthat is Not a DietThe Mediterranean diet has attracted moreattention recently. Many diets are popularwith people for their ability to keep the dietershealthy and in good shape and one such dietis the Mediterranean Diet, a diet that istraditional for the people of Southern Europe.People in countries such as France, Greece,Italy, and so on eat this diet, though in realityit is not the same in each country. Nor can itbe said to be a diet in the strictest sense ofthe word. It is really the fact that people living along the coast of the Mediterranean have long and healthy lives has made people take notice of this way of eating. It is also a fact that people living in Mediterranean countries have much less incidence of ailments like cancer and heart diseases. There is no Mediterranean diet per se To be precise, there is no single Mediterranean diet as Greeks eat foods that are different from those consumed by the people in Italy. The cuisine of France and Spain is also different. But there seems to be a common thing connecting the foods of these Mediterranean countries. All the recipes have an emphasis on fruits, olive oil, beans, nuts and whole grains. The use of herbs to give flavor to recipes is another 10
  • 11. major characteristic. These people eat fish by experts about the diet. It has been foundand seafood once or twice a week. They also to be a balanced diet promoting good healthseem to enjoy dairy and poultry products and keeping weight under control, apart fromwhile they have red meats, wines and sweets reducing the risks of several diseases.only on special occasions. However, it would be wrong to attribute all the health benefits to the Mediterranean dietIt was Dr. Ancel Keys who popularized the alone as there is a clear difference betweenMediterranean diet in the 70’s though it was the lifestyles of the people living along thenot until 1990’s that people all over the world Mediterranean coast and those living on therealized the potential of this diet. It could be American continent. In fact, theused to lose weight and to live a healthy life. Mediterranean diet has been described byOlive oil, one of the major ingredients in the some as more of a lifestyle that makes goodMediterranean diet, is known to lower the taste meet good health.blood sugar and cholesterol levels, therebyhelping patients who suffer from What is amazing is that different countrieshypertension. The people of the along the Mediterranean enjoy different dietsMediterranean countries consume red wine that are dependent upon the availability ofwhile those in other countries prefer beer. foods and the cultural preferences of theRed wine is known to contain flavonoids. people. However, there are similarities thatThese are active antioxidants that clean the allow specialists to design a diet for all healthbody from toxins. conscious people across the world known as the Mediterranean diet. Most of the foodsOne can see the benefits by comparing eaten in the Mediterranean region are simplethe Mediterranean population with and there are no deep fried food recipes.American peopleWhen one makes a comparison betweenAmerican people and those living along theMediterranean coast, it becomes clear that aMediterranean diet helps to prevent manytypes of lifestyle diseases such as type 2diabetes, cancer, heart diseases,Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and so on. Talkingof benefits, there is obviously a longerlifespan, lower risk of high blood pressure,and lower risk of becoming overweight. Thisis evident if one looks across the populationof the Mediterranean countries. The plant foods dominate the diet and they are full of antioxidants and all the necessaryThe healthy effects of the Mediterranean diet vitamins and minerals that are required by thehave been the subject of research and there body on a daily basis. The presence ofhave been a lot of studies to analyze this micronutrients and fiber in the Mediterraneanparticular diet and to verify the claims made diet ensures the prevention of many chronic 11
  • 12. diseases. There is scientific evidence to list that can perform the task of suppressingsupport the claim that Mediterranean diet the hunger pangs keeping us feeling full mosthelps for weight loss and also for increasing of the time. Why buy hunger suppressantsthe life span. from the market when you can eat some biscuits and even plums to get a feeling ofIn fact, if you took out the junk food and fullness? But why are we dependent upondeep-fried foods of the Western world and food items to ring the alarm bell in our mindsadded more fish and fruit, their diet would not to tell us that we do not need to eat? Why notlook all that different from that of the depend upon our own biological clock thatMediterranean diet. seems to work so very well for small babies and toddlers. They suddenly stop showing6. Eating to Feel Full interest in food when they get cues from inside the body that they are no longerThe main trouble with diets is that they hungry.restrict the intake of food and so the dietersget hungry. It is natural that hungry peoplewant to eat and so the diet fails because theperson could not stick to it. If we were nothungry, then we would not eat nearly somuch. The trouble with being hungry is that itmakes you eat faster than you should and soyou eat more than your really need to.Nutritional scientists agree that we need toeat differently; we need to eat things thatmake us feel fuller for longer.We know that we become obese when weeat more than our body requires because ourlarger stomach takes more food to feel full. Children know when to stop eating, but oftenBut if our bodies can be made to feel full all parents make their kids ignore the internalthe time, we will obviously not feel hungry cues by encouraging them to empty theirand grab a bite either at home or outside. plates.This is the basic idea. You just need to knowhow to eat less and still feel full. This sensitivity to the feeling of fullnessManufacturers have understood the decreases when babies start getting lecturesrequirements of the people and now they are from their parents to finish everything that iscoming up with food items that are high on in their plate. A child is force fed and asked toprotein but low in calories so that they fill the ignore internal signals that he gets from hisstomach. These food items prevent the own body. A baby learns to drain the bottle ofhunger pangs that are blamed for our milk completely as he knows that his momovereating leading to obesity. will love him for this act. And this becomes a habit later on and may lead to the childThere are many food items on our everyday 12
  • 13. becoming obese. Putting on weight is natural Acai diet, which makes use of a small purpleunder these circumstances as the hormones berry from palm trees in the jungles of Brazilthat make you feel full decrease in amount and other places. The natives have beenand number inside the brain. These adding this Acai Berry to their food simplyhormones, called PYY decrease in number because it was there to be eaten. They didn’tas one grows overweight. There is then less make a diet out of it at all.likelihood of you feeling full when you reallyare, and so you will continue to eat even However, Acai Berry has been the talk of thethough your body has had enough. town ever since American celebrities started to make use of this fruit for weight loss. WithSome food items are better fillers than others. Hollywood stars going gaga over the efficacyThere are some food items like fruits and of the fruit, it was only natural for people tovegetables that are known as fillers because become interested in this small fruit from thethey contain a lot of air, water and fiber to fill Amazon jungle. If something is beingthe stomach and make a person keep feeling endorsed by Oprah Winfrey, one can imaginefull even for a long time after eating such its mass appeal and the craze for it amongfoods. Not many know that the healthiest of people. The same happened with Acai Berrythem all, the apple, contains 25% air which is when Oprah praised the fruit as beingwhy it is an excellent filler food item. Apples effective for losing body fat.produce a hormone called GLP which isknown to send satiety signals to the brainwhen it is being digested. The trick with fillersis to eat them early even before starting ameal so that once digested, they start to sendsatiety signals thereby stopping us fromeating more.Those who eat out in restaurants a lot of thetime might find it difficult to eat an applebefore their meal. However, they can getaround the problem by asking for salads,which have lots of fiber and water and somake you feel full. Diets that are high in The Acai diet is no full diet plan like mostprotein will keep you feeling full for longer as other popular diets, but it is an attempt toyou will have noticed if you have eaten a reap the benefits of this amazing fruit bylarge steak. adding it to one’s daily diet. If you are on an Acai Berry diet, all it means is that you are7. What is the Acai Diet? following a certain diet plan but adding Acai Berry to your diet every day. Now there mayOften a fad diet only becomes popular due to be variations in consuming Acai Berry inthe media blowing it all out of proportion terms of quantity and frequency, but this iswhen they hear of some film star who tried it basically what an Acai Berry diet is.out. This was most likely the case with the 13
  • 14. It is well known that the anti oxidant features viewers to stay away from this wonder food.of the Acai Berry are more powerful than But the most alluring part of all the praise ofthose of any other food item. Other properties Acai Berry concerns its ability to slow downof the fruit include helping with digestion, the aging process. For women past theirimproving cardiovascular health, increasing youth, Acai Berry has emerged as amental alertness, improving vision, and wonderful option not only to lose their fat toslowing down the aging process which makes get back into shape but also to slow theirit a big hit among men and women aged over aging and appear young and attractive for a40. As far as losing weight and staying slim is long time.concerned, the Acai Berry has been provento be full of essential fatty acids and amino The benefits of Acai Berry have been blownacids that increase metabolism and curb out of proportions and it has been projectedappetite making us stay away from snacks as a wonder food capable of solving alland junk foods. weight related problems such as obesity. More important are its abilities to ward offAcai has many health benefits various ailments and the unique ability to slow down aging.Acai Berry is not a fruit that is easily availablelike other fruits and one has to search for it in So even if it doesn’t help you lose weight,health food stores and stores that supply taking the Acai Berry will help you to behealth supplements to gyms and the public. healthy. However, if you are simply takingThe increasing popularity of this fruit has nutritional supplements that are supposed toforced many popular chains to introduce contain the fruit, it would be wise to look atsmoothies containing Acai Berry. However, the amount of the berry in each dose. It coulddespite the amazing claims that are being be that you are not eating nearly as much of itmade by companies selling Acai Berry as you think.products and advertisers showing images ofcelebrities having lost weight supposedly as a 8. Is Dieting Really the Answer?result of eating Acai Berry, there is noevidence to suggest that one can lose weight When so many people go on diet after dietdirectly by consuming the Acai Berry fruit. But and yet there is still a problem with obesity, itif doctors and health experts are hell bent on really makes you wonder just what thosepraising Acai Berry when they appear on diets are all about. Are they nearly as goodpopular TV shows, it is only natural and as they are supposed to be? Or is it the factlogical for people to go for the Acai Berry diet that people simply don’t stick to them as theyin large numbers. are supposed to? As with most problems there is not just one answer.For example, when a famous doctor appearson the Oprah Winfrey show praising AcaiBerry for its ability to ward off ailments of theskin, eyes, and other organs of the bodythrough its anti oxidants that remove freeradicals from our bodies, it is hard for the 14
  • 15. others in your daily diet the right answer to the problem of obesity? The fact that emerges after taking a hard look at the number of people resorting to dieting is that as the number of people on a diet increases, so does the number of obese people. What does this indicate? It simply tells us that all those diets that claim to help people reduce their weight do actually achieve their goals but only for as long as the people are following the diet. The high protein diet that is also a low carbohydrate diet does not ensure that people will continue to remain in shape after giving up on this diet. There is no evidence to support the claim of long term weight loss made by several diets popular on the internet. To make the matter worse, low carb diets virtually eliminate the normally healthy food items such as fresh fruits and whole grains. Vegetables and milk are also denied to thosePart of the problem is that today, people have on a crash diet making less energy availablea fast lifestyle that leaves little time for to cause weight reduction. No diet can tellexercise and coupled with a dietary intake you how to avoid gaining weight once you arethat is full of colas and burgers this makes a done with the diet. This is the reason whysure shot recipe for disaster. Mothers go to there are 54 million American adults on thiswork and that leaves them feeling too tired to or the other diet trying to maintain or losecook proper meals that are not full of fat and some weight and yet the number of peoplesugar. It is much quicker and easier to buy who are obese is at an all time high. Whatfast food that is full of fat. does this startling fact tell you? It tells you that if dieting was so effective, most of theThis reflects the culture of consumerism and people should have been lean and not obesematerialism that we are living in. However, today. Although there is no doubt that dietwhat is good to see is that many people are does help for losing weight fast only aboutmaking conscious efforts to get back into 10% are able to maintain this reduced weightshape by trying to lose weight. We are in the while the remaining 90% gain weight tomidst of a gym culture with many people become obese again.working out hard while there are millionsdoing things using the other common method Slowed metabolism is what causes fat- sticking to diet plans to lose weight. But is lossavoiding certain foods and including few 15
  • 16. What happens in the case of diets that are will certainly get a few pounds off your bodyrestrictive in nature is that they lower the but it will never teach you how to change yourpace of the metabolism of the person. The eating habit to stick to this diet. Also, stickingbody goes into a conservation mode to a diet is difficult because of the counting ofconsuming little resources. This does lead to calories, avoiding carbohydrates andweight loss but it is also a threat to the health choosing good fat over bad fat. It all beginsof the individual. There are threats like with a lot of excitement and thrill but becomesanemia and poor immune system. These are a pain in the neck and one starts to feel as ifusually a result of poor nutrition. Even the he is being punished. It happens that onebest of diets cause your body to burn more continues with a particular diet as long as hecalories than you can eat. This is the main can keep up his motivation levels and thenreason why your body is forced to shed fat. drops it to gain weight again. Another reason for the failure is pure habit. The truth is that it is hard for people to change their dietary habits because they get used to eating a certain way and cooking a certain way - and of buying certain foods. It is all done through habit and you really have to work at changing that. It takes effort to seek out different kinds of foods and ways of cooking. 9. The Basic Paleo Diet There is no mystery about the basic Paleo diet. While there has been a lot of talk and debate about the Paleo diet on television, what it really means is a very basic kind of diet as one might suppose our long dead ancestors to have eaten. Back in caveman days there were no fast food chains, no candy bars or fried chips. Man had to hunt for his supper or go without. That means he got a great deal of exercise while looking for his dinner, so any fat had little effect on him.If one were to look into the reasons why dietsare not a permanent solution to weight loss, What is the basic principle behind thethey would see that these diet plans are too Paleo Diet?hard to keep following for a long time. Canyou stay on spinach or cabbage soup twice a Also known as the caveman diet, the Paleoday as your food for any length of time? This diet is believed to be the diet which humans had millions of years ago when they were 16
  • 17. mainly hunters and gatherers. The caveman and also had limited amounts of vegetableslived on natural food that he could obtain from and nuts and fruits.plants and trees in addition to the meat of theanimals he hunted. Seafood, animal fat and Our bodies could not adapt to the suddenmeat, eggs, nuts, fish, vegetables etc change in dietconstituted the food of the Paleolithic man.His diet was rich in proteins and animal fat In sharp contrast, the food that mankindand had few carbohydrates. With the started to eat after the introduction ofpassage of time and the introduction of the agriculture was alien to the bodies and thesedentary life as part of civilization, mankind genetic make-up of human beings at thatintroduced many other foods for taste and time. This caused havoc with the metabolismvariety into its diet moving away from nature. and this resulted into the development of many civilization and lifestyle diseases suchIs the introduction of agriculture the as hypertension, diabetes, heart diseases,culprit? and so on. Today we are facing scores of diseases that were unheard of in earlier times, and most of these ailments are a result of the modern lifestyle and the diet we have. Today we are getting away from nature and consume far too many food items that are bad for our bodies. These include all junk food and fried and fatty food items like burgers and hot dogs and steaks. Coupled with the intake of alcohol, colas, and tobacco, lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle this has led to many diseases that we can protect ourselves from if we revert to the diet consumed by our ancestors who were faster, more agile, and fitter than us.The reason why mankind shifted away fromthe Paleo diet was the introduction of It is not that the Paleo diet is just an attemptagriculture some 10,000 years ago. Large to imitate the diet pattern of the Paleolithicquantities of grains and pulses found their man without any scientific basis. What weway into our diet. Food items like rice and can do is analyze and understand the healthpulses along with poultry and dairy products benefits of the food items consumed by thebecame prominent in our diet replacing lean Paleolithic man and try to compare them withmeats and seafood. The Paleo diet included what we are eating today. Ultimately, our aimmostly foods that suited our process of is not to eat meat raw or to start eating theevolution and our bodies got full nourishment way the Paleolithic man did but to have a dietfrom a wide variety of animal meat such as that makes us healthier and more energeticpork, bison, lamb, fish, beef etc. The Paleo than we are today.diet did not have dairy products and grains 17
  • 18. A comparison of the Paleolithic man to nutrients and often leaves us wanting more. Ittoday’s man gives us a clue is no surprise that obesity has become a problem. When we seek a miracle diet it is because we are tired of being overweight and unsatisfied with out appetites. But it is a rare diet that will cure all our problems. The number of obese individuals is increasing day by day despite the growing awareness of the benefits of staying in shape. People have become conscious of their appearance and they have started making concerted efforts to lose weight to look young and smart. But in their endeavor to look slim, millions undertake dieting in an unscientific and haphazard manner that can be dangerous for their health and well being.Just compare and contrast an average HomoSapiens (man) in modern times with a Homo Though there are better methods for losingSapiens during the Paleolithic times and you weight and toning the body such as doingwill find that whereas today’s man is dull, out workouts at the gym, most people find itof shape, overweight, afflicted with diseases tiresome and exhausting in addition to beingand living a stressful life, a Paleolithic man inconvenient as they cannot take time outwas fast and agile, fit and in shape, tall and every day to hit the gym at the right time. Thismuscular, athletic, and sharp. And what could has given birth to a number of popular dietsbe the reason behind this sudden that have been designed to help people whotransformation in the species? It has got to be dream of losing weight quickly. Knowing theagriculture and the prominence of grains and fact that different people have different bodydairy products in our diets today. makeup and different reactions to various food items, there can be no single diet or dietEven so, such a diet as we have today may plan that can be labeled as perfect or ideal forstill not cause us to gain weight if we did not all. That is why it becomes prudent to consultovereat and if we got more exercise in our one’s health care provider or doctor beforedaily routine. As mentioned before there is starting a particular diet, irrespective of hownever just one reason or cure for a problem popular and effective it might be claimed tosuch as obesity. be.10. Why Diets May be Dangerous If there are genuine, result producing diet plans devised by nutritionists and doctors,Most people expect miracles from a diet and there are also fad diets that promise to maketherein lays the danger. Our sedentary a person slim and sexy in a very short timelifestyle does not use up many calories and period. In addition to quick weight loss, theseyet our food does not contain the essential fad diets also promise health benefits. Yes, 18
  • 19. talking in general terms, making a person the person is off the diet. This is the reasonlose weight does provide him with health why nutritionists refer to such diets as yo-yobenefits but the fact of the matter is that these diets.diets do more harm than good to anindividual. Some diets require people to go on It is quite easy to identify fake/fad diets. Doa very restrictive food regimen that provides not fall prey to the false claims made by acalories sufficient to survive only. This kind of particular diet if it proposes focusing on onediet lacks vital nutrients and can severely food group while avoiding all other groups.harm the individual in the long run. Also, there is no reason to believe tall claims and promises unless there is scientificDieting is a short term solution only evidence to support the claim. There are thousands of people suffering from eating disorders like bulimia, binge eating, anorexia etc who say that they were all right until they went on a fad diet suggested by their friend. Our society and the standards it has set for beautiful and sexy are also responsible for millions of teenagers and adults going into starvation mode every now and then with a desire to become size zero. Experts are of the opinion that this is a dangerous way to measure the health of an individual. There are all sorts of misconceptions like the ones that fat is bad and that a fit person is someone who is thin. If we think of a balanced diet at one extreme and eating disorders with obsession for some foods while ignoring others is at the other extreme, fad diets must occupy a place close to eating disorders. Dieting is better controlled in nature although there is nothing natural about the diet or the lifestyle that goes with it.If dieting were so effective in providingpermanent loss of weight, there would not be People often say that this is a throw-awayso many obese people in the world today. society and that people expect instant resultsYou have to take into account the fact that and the same applies to dieting. This is onemillions of people that are on a diet get no reason that fad diets are so popular. We dopermanent results. The truth hurts but with not have the time and inclination to do hardmost of the so-called wonder diets, the weight workouts at the gym or even exercises atlost by an individual is quickly regained once home and this sets the conditions right for fad 19
  • 20. diets. We don’t stop to think that it has taken HCG was accidentally discovered in theyears to pack all that weight on and so it urine of a pregnant womanshould come off more slowly. HCG is actually a hormone that is produced11. The HCG Diet Explained by the body of pregnant women when they conceive. There are HCG-testing kits available in the market. These are designed to confirm the pregnancy of a woman. TheMany people suffer from being overweight or name of the hormone is Human Chorionicobese, often due to their lifestyle and poor Gonadotropin and the strange fact thatfood choices. But as the media constantly Doctor Simeons observed was that afterharps about the dangers of obesity more giving birth to babies, the health of womenpeople are looking to get back into shape. deteriorated and they lost weight. The doctorThey want to be both healthier and more concluded that the loss of weight wasattractive to others and so they look for a diet because of the hormone taking away storedto help them. fat from the body of the woman to provide nourishment to the fetus via the placenta. If this was really so, small amounts of this hormone synthesized in laboratories could help people who want to lose weight as the hormone seemed to have the potential to drain fat cells of the body. HCG is considered a fat eater The good thing about the hormone HCG is that it eats up extra fat inside the body of a person. It eats the fat that is stored in hips, thighs, buttocks, waist, arms etc. This is theThe realization that being overweight is so fat that is not used for anything. There areunhealthy has given rise to dozens of diets people who say that this fat could be eatenthat have been designed to make people lose up by any low carb diet. Then why use aweight and inches to achieve their dream hormone for this purpose? The fact is that ashape that will allow them to wear two size low calorie diet forces the body to eat up allsmaller clothes. One such diet that was types of fats like normal reserve fats as wellaccidentally discovered by a doctor while he as extra fat. Another problem that is observedwas working on malnutrition in is that after stopping a low calorie diet, aunderdeveloped countries is the HCG diet. person regains weight fast.Just what is this HCG diet and what are itsimplications for all those who want to get ridof their obesity in a quick and efficientmanner? Let us find out in this article. 20
  • 21. The consumer is the final judge provided there is no harm Many experts claim that it is impossible for a diet that provides just 500 calories a day to meet the nutritional requirements of the body, including all the vitamin and mineral requirements. However, people desperate to lose weight fast are seen going for the HCG diet because of the promises made by companies marketing HCG products – companies that want to get rich as quickly asHCG diet works on the basis of suppression people what to get thin. One thing is certain -of hunger and the direction the hormone the HCG diet is either a wonder or a fraudissues to the body to make use of fat as a that only the users can tell. Some believe it tofuel for the body. The HCG diet consists of a be the miracle cure for obesity while othersmere 500 calorie per day diet containing have no success with it.unprocessed foods along with drops of HCGhormone given under the tongue or through 12. Who Needs a Gluten Free Diet?an injection. The patients are asked to followthis diet for 45 days and they are told thatthey will lose 2 pounds per day. Not all diets are made for losing or gainingThere is no scientific evidence to support weight. Some diets are simply to stop peoplethe claim getting sick and the gluten free diet is one of them. Gluten is a protein found in someHowever experts say that this is unlikely even grains like wheat, rye, barley and malts.though there are thousands of cases in which Gluten is also used as a thickening andpeople have actually reported a loss of 2-3 stabilizing agent in many recipes for breadspounds per day when following the HCG diet. and ice-creams. The trouble is that in certainExperts say that this weight loss may be a individuals gluten causes many severeresult of the very low calorie diet and not digestive problems.HCG. Despite testimonials and before andafter photos of individuals following the HCGdiet for 45 days, there is very little or noscientific evidence to support the theory thatthe rapid weight loss is due to the humanpregnancy hormone HCG. As of today, thereare no FDA approved HCG products forweight loss available in the market. In fact,FDA has not sanctioned manufacturersclaiming rapid weight loss through their HCGbased products. 21
  • 22. have different symptoms but they all respond to a gluten free diet. Being a parent of a child suffering from gluten intolerance is not an easy task as it is hard to find a gluten free food for the kid all the time and at all the places where your family goes. One cannot remove gluten from a food item once it has been prepared. Grain is commonly used in the preparation of food items and it is often hard to know by the list of ingredients whether the food item contains gluten or not. That is why many a times celiac patients eatThere are a lot of people around the world gluten unknowingly.who are born with intolerance towards glutenand they suffer from many ailments when One has to learn to live with celiac diseasegluten comes in contact with their smallintestine. This is a medical condition known Once a celiac, always a celiac means thatas celiac disease. It afflicts nearly 0.5% of the once a person is diagnosed with glutenworlds population. This disease affects more intolerance, he has to remain on a gluten freeCaucasians than people from other races. diet for the rest of his life. What this implies isThere are nearly 3 million victims of celiac that knowing about different foods anddisease in the US alone. deciding on a gluten free diet after consulting a dietician is a good idea for a person. OfWhat is a gluten free diet? course it is very frustrating for a kid to remain stuck with gluten free food items but soon heThere is currently no permanent cure for learns the importance of a gluten free diet forceliac disease and the only treatment for a himself. There are also many substitutes for aperson diagnosed with it is a gluten free diet. food item containing gluten. Today, there is aIt is hard for a person to be diagnosed early greater awareness about the disease and faras the symptoms of the damage to the lining more gluten free food items are available inof small intestine come to light only when a the market than a decade ago.person complains of cramps or suffers fromvitamin and mineral deficiency. There arealso other symptoms like gas, diarrhea, andbloating. These symptoms remain as long asperson continues to eat foods containinggluten. It is when a patient with celiac diseasegives up gluten completely that he gets curedas his small intestine heals up in the absenceof gluten. This is the significance and Oats is one food item that has been a topic ofimportance of a gluten free diet. debate among experts as to whether it contains gluten or is safe for celiac patients toAll patients suffering from celiac disease may consume. There are nutritionists who say that 22
  • 23. it is safe for adults to consume oats whilethere are also studies which show that eatingoats may be detrimental for kids havinggluten intolerance. The problem with oats liesnot with the grains but the manufacturing 13. Why the Vegan Diet isprocess that contaminates the product with Considered Strictgluten. With no final verdict, it is better forgluten patients to stay away from oats.One has to learn to live with the knowledge As you may have known, the word veganthat staying away from foods containing comes from vegetarianism. All vegan dietsgluten is the best way to remain disease free exclude food items obtained from animaland live a happy and healthy life. There are sources. This is not only meat, but thingsmany foods that do not contain gluten and the such as eggs and even honey. Those peoplepatient is free to eat them. The list includes who are classed as vegetarians do notmany beans and nuts, eggs and meats that always adhere strictly to this principle. Someare fresh, all fruits and vegetables, a lot of of them eat eggs and honey and just excludedairy products, and so on. There are many meat and meat by-products.grains and starches that can be eaten by apatient such as rice, millet, arrowroot, Anyone who refuses to eat all food itemsamaranth, soy, sorghum, etc. coming from animal sources are called total vegetarians and the diets consumed by theseWheat, barley and rye are three grains that people are vegan diets. There are lots ofthe celiac patient must avoid at all costs if vegan diets but all of them have the samethey are to remain well. Beers – made with principle. They do not include any itemrye or barley - cakes and cookies, breads, derived from the animal world and remaincereals and French fries are all foods that dependent upon plant food alone.must be left on the shelf when a celiacsufferer is shopping. However some of thesefoods may be now labeled gluten free and sothey are safe to eat. Being a vegetarian is a matter of choice and it would be better to label it as a lifestyle adopted by people and not just a diet. It would be incorrect to say that being vegan is any better than being a non vegetarian and there would be proponents as well as opponents of both veganism and non 23
  • 24. vegetarianism. One can become a vegan there are more processed foods with veryanytime - he just has to stop eating meat and small quantity of vegetables and fresh fruits.all foods derived from animal sources. On the other hand, the diet of a vegan contains mostly vegetables and fruits inOne can also be a vegan out of fear as there addition to nuts and legumes. These foodare religions advocating and preaching items are known to provide lots of energy andveganism or he can choose veganism just are also full of fiber which keeps the stomachbecause he does not like the idea of animals full and prevents overeating. What this meansbeing killed for consumption. Around 1% of is that vegans are much less likely to becomethe population in the US is vegan while the obese and overweight than non vegetariansnumber is lower in the UK - only around 0.5% and vegetarians.of all Britons are vegan. The number ofvegetarians is huge in countries like India If you have been a non vegetarian all your lifewhere slaughtering animals for their meat is but have decided to become a vegan, you willconsidered unethical by a high percentage of find that within a month or so of eating foodpeople. items coming from plant sources, your bad cholesterol levels will go down to normal. AtThe Vegan is a strict vegetarian avoiding all the same time, good cholesterol levels will goanimal products up to make you and your doctor happy.However, there is a slight confusion among Most people who eat animal meats know thatpeople as they believe that all vegetarians these meats are a great source of proteinsare vegans. This is not true as a vegetarian and they think that veganism will deprivehas no objection to eating honey while a them of these proteins. But this is not true atvegan is strict and would not eat anything of all as there are beans and tofu that provideanimal origin. A vegan might even refuse to protein in sufficient amount to a person. Inwear silk as it comes from an animal source. fact plant based proteins get absorbed in theThey do not eat eggs or dairy products, while body much more easily and quickly thanmany vegetarians do. Thus it would be animal proteins.correct to treat vegans as a subset ofvegetarians. They are very strict and would However, true vegans may lack one thing andnot use any product coming from animal that is vitamin B12. Anyone who is a vegansources. But the main question is not why for a long time should consider takingpeople are becoming vegans but what the supplements of B12, however, if you intend tohealth benefits of veganism are. adopt a vegan diet for a short time and have previously eaten meat, you will have a goodA vegan is more energetic than a non supply of B12 in your body that will last forvegetarian some months.Vegans say that they feel a boost in their 14. Low Carb Diet – Safe or Not?body energy. This is what first time veganssay as they stop eating meat. If one looks at The low carbohydrate diet - or low carb dietthe diet of an average American he finds that for short - is another diet that many people 24
  • 25. find helps them to lose weight at least initially. However, there is a lot of controversyThis is hardly a new diet as it has been in surrounding the efficacy of a low carb diet. Aexistence for quite some time. And in fact, person on a low carb diet no doubt losesthere are not just one, but many variations of weight but this happens too quickly. Also, thisit around. weight loss comes from muscle and water loss and not from the loss of fat in the body.The basic premise of all low carb diets is that This is the reason why a person taking thiswhen the diet is extremely low in diet cannot retain the results and quicklycarbohydrates, the body produces very low regains the lost weight. Also when losinglevels of insulin and starts to use its own fat weight for good is your objective, losing leanand protein resources for its energy muscle mass may be damaging to your ownrequirements. But is this safe? body makeup as muscle mass is helpful for burning calories even when the body is in a rest mode. When there is reduced muscle mass in the body, you know that you cannot burn calories easily and thus you will quickly gain weight after stopping this type of diet plan. Your weight will go up even with an average calorie intake.Low carb diets are also known as ketogenic The trouble with the low carb diet is that likediets. This is because a low carb diet makes many other quick diets it does not producea body produce ketone bodies that are permanent results. If this is the situation, whyrequired by different body parts such as the are people so attracted to low carb diets andbrain as they cannot make use of the stored why are there so many low carb diets infat for their energy requirements. When this place? Perhaps the reason lies in the abilityhappens, there is a varnish like smell coming of these diets to make a person lose weightout of the mouth of the person and he also rapidly.feels tired and nauseated most of the time.These are some of the side effects of a lowcarb diet that is mostly undertaken for quickweight loss, so hopefully it is finished withbefore that comes to pass.As the name implies, the food intake is soarranged that the body is able to receive veryfew carbohydrates. But this requires fat andprotein content to be increased and thismeans taking more meat, butter and cheesewhile cutting down on bread, pasta, alcohol,rice etc. This is also the reason why a lowcarb diet looks easier to undertake. It givesyou the liberty to eat more butter and cheese. 25
  • 26. not balanced. For a balanced diet, a person must have fruits and green vegetables that provide the essential nutrients required by the body on a daily basis. Another factor that makes low carb diets unhealthy is the too high protein content. This large amount of protein puts the kidneys under a lot of stress as they work at a much harder rate. Low carb diets are notorious for causing weight loss quickly but rapid weight gain afterwards. That is why they are referred to as yo-yo diets. You can see by this that the low carb diet is one that is better avoided. If it is chosen, then it should only be for a short time. 15. Pros and Cons of the High Protein Diet A high protein diet is pretty much the oppositeBelieve it or not, most of us love diet plans of a low carb diet. It is often undertaken bythat produce visible results in a short time athletes and bodybuilders to increase theirperiod. So if there is a diet that can make us muscle mass. However, an increasingwear a dress 1-2 sizes smaller in a matter of number of people interested in losing weightdays, most of us would go for that diet as it is also choose the high protein diet to helphard to resist the temptation of looking them. A high protein diet is not only aboutattractive in a short time irrespective of the eating lots of meat, but protein supplementsfact that the magic lasts for a short time only. in the form of snack bars and shakes.You must have seen Hollywood starsshedding weight quickly to meet the demands However, there are controversies surroundingof a character. This is no magic. It is done high protein diets as some nutritionistsusing a low carb diet. However, it has to be believe that consuming too much protein mayremembered that a low carb diet does not lead to high stress levels in the body. Highproduce permanent weight loss and one protein consumption may also lead to failuretends to regain the lost weight quickly after of the kidneys in some cases. There is a riskdropping a low carb diet. of dehydration associated with the consumption of too much protein as theIf one tries to analyze a low carb diet based metabolizing of protein requires largeon the way in which it has been designed, it amounts of water.becomes apparent that the ingredients are 26
  • 27. While consuming a high protein diet for a needs protein at all stages of life for a varietyshort time period can produce quick weight of reasons and body functions. Protein makesloss results, it should not be continued for up a large proportion of cells, muscles, andmore than three or four months for health bones. If protein is required in high amountsreasons. Another reason for the popularity of during childhood for better growth andhigh protein diets among people who want to development, it is required to maintainlose weight is that proteins seem to have a immunity levels and to prevent degenerationbetter capacity to satiate hunger than fats and of muscles and bones at all times. Proteincarbohydrates. Coupled with a suitable helps significantly in warding off infectionsexercise regimen, a high protein diet has and ailments.been shown to produce better weight lossresults. High levels of protein have been RDA suggests taking 56 grams of proteinshown to help people fight their hunger in a daily for adult men and 46 grams of proteinbetter manner. This is perhaps a result of the per day for adult women. This amount ofbrain receiving much lower signals from protein is not considered high and is easilyappetite stimulating hormones. managed by men and women. For building muscles and for weight loss, you need to consume much larger amounts of protein. You need more than a hundred grams of protein per day. Unless you have a renal problem, there is no danger in increasing the intake of protein but it is better to slowly raise the consumption. In a high protein diet meant for weight loss, more than 30% of the daily calories come from proteins. If losing weight is your only goal, you can have large amounts of protein to cut down on carbohydrates as proteins are known to suppress hunger also. As with many other diets, there is not a single high protein diet but a range of different high protein diets all emphasizing the increased intake of meats, egg whites, and poultry. Due to their low biological value, plant proteins are not included in any high protein diet plan. In addition, it is a known fact that plant proteins lack essential amino acids. There are many benefits that a person can get from a high protein diet and anyone canBut how to decide on protein levels for a high go for a high protein diet irrespective of whatprotein diet? It is well known that our body his goals and objectives are. Some of the 27
  • 28. important benefits include: Many people get diabetes because they are overweight or obese. This terrible disease is Increased lifespan a chronic one with no cure. If you get it mildly Slowed down signs of aging and can lose weight, it may not bother you Improved immunity too much. Often tablets are all that is needed Lower risk of cardiovascular diseases to keep it under control. But for those whose Building of muscle mass bodies do not manufacture an insulin it poses Improved performance levels a more severe problem – and treatment. More effective weight loss For the management of diabetes in anProtein is one component that is vital for effective manner, it is ideal if obese orgrowth, repair, and maintenance of all our overweight diabetics stick to a diet plan thatbody organs, tissues and cells. And this aims to reduce their weight by half to oneincludes our muscles and bones as well. pound every week, according to a recentMuscles are mostly made up of proteins. So if study performed at University of Maryland. Inyou want to have a muscular build, it is addition, what diabetics need is some regularimperative to go on a high protein diet. exercise.Fortunately this is one diet that seems to A diabetic’s diet is mainly to controlwork and has few side effects if not taken for blood sugar levelstoo long a period of time. So if you want tolose weight but not muscle it is the one to There is a misconception among people thatchoose. as diabetes is a sugar control disease, a diet for a diabetic must be one without any sugar. This is not the case, and there is no specific sugar restriction for diabetics. The actual mission of a diet for a diabetic is to control glucose and also to control blood fats and lipids. But experts feel that in addition to controlling blood sugar levels, the diet of a patient should also focus on weight loss as it helps to reduce the chances of complications that are commonly seen in a disease like diabetes. Thus it is clear that though weight loss may not be the primary objective for the diet of a diabetic, it is desirable to keep diabetes complications at bay. This is achievable by striking a delicate balance between the16. How about a Diet for Diabetics? proteins, carbohydrates and the fats that a diabetic is allowed to get through each meal. Even a small amount of weight lost is 28
  • 29. significant in the case of diabetes patients as The patient gets the calories and all theit saves them not just from complications of nutrients that are necessary to maintain adiabetes but also from heart disease. healthy lifestyle while at the same time ensuring that the blood sugar levels are keptThere are many different diets that are low within the normal range. However, therecommended to diabetics and their latest trend is to aim for weight loss even if itvariations mainly revolve around making is minimal to keep diabetes complicationschanges in the intake of protein, fat, and away. There can be no two opinions aboutcarbohydrates. There are diets with high or the need for a diabetic diet plan that controlslow carbohydrate intake and with high protein blood sugar levels and also works to reduceintake. There are also diets with restrictions your weight if you happen to be a Type 2on calories. The different people have diabetic and at the same time are overweight.different body makeup so they responddifferently to changes in the composition of The latest research on diabetes has madetheir diet. The reaction to a diet for diabetics some stunning revelations. A person withis also dependent on whether the weight of diabetes is seen to have significantly reducedthe patient is distributed evenly or blood sugar levels when he is made to loseconcentrated around the abdomen. weight. Even if the diet of a diabetic is made to reduce his weight by 5-10%, he is found toRecent research is in favor of weigh loss have much lower blood sugar levels.in addition to control of blood sugar Let there be no doubt about the fact that diabetics need the same nutrition and almost the same nutrients that normal people need. The only requirement is to closely monitor the glucose levels in the blood. In some cases, there is a need to watch the overall calorie count while in other cases there may be a need to keep a tab on sodium, cholesterol, or the sugar in the food items. In general, a diabetic can consume most items from the category comprising of grains, breads, and starches while he should consume fewer items from the category comprising of oils, fats and sweets. There isEvery diabetic has different dietary needs as only partial restriction when it comes to thehis genetic makeup and responses to category comprising of fruits and vegetables.different food items are different. There was atime when diet plans for diabetics were all No diabetic should ever go on any dietgeneric in nature but recent advances in without the knowledge and advice of hisscience have made it possible to customize a doctor. To do so could lead to coma anddiet as per the needs of a diabetes patient. death. Even when a diabetic goes on a 29
  • 30. special diet made for him by the doctor, it has 14. And, while on the subject you discoveredto be done with frequent checks by a nurse or the Pros and Cons of the High Protein Dietdoctor. So remember if you are a diabetic,ordinary diets are not for you. 15. Finally, you learnt about those all-important diets for diabetics.Conclusion So, you can now consider yourself quite anIn this eBook you learnt: expert in the best diets…1. How to Choose from the Diet Plan Maze But we have found that some people are still undecided, or have tried all the diets which2. How to choose set and succeed in a goal we have talked about in this eBook so far andin Dieting want something new. If that’s you, then read-on for our Special Report!3. What Diets are Healthy or Harmful4. That the often quoted "Mediterranean Diet"is not really a "single diet" SPECIAL REPORT:5. Why the fact of "Eating to Feel Full" isimportant Is It Possible To Burn Fat, Get Healthy and Fit, in Just6. The advantages of the Acai diet 15 Mins Per Day... Without7. Why you should stop and think "Is Dieting Gyms, Fad Diets orReally the Answer?" Supplements?8. You understood about the Basic Paleo Diet According to Rob Poulos, CEO & Founder of9. We spent some time considering "Why Zero to Hero Fitness, and owner of theDiets May be Dangerous" popular website Fat Burning Furnace the answer is yes!10. You found out why the HCG Diet burst onthe scene, but was found to contain some "From an early age I was lucky to haveproblems had to struggle with my own weight. I say lucky, because my own struggles caused me11. Found out who needs a Gluten Free Diet to be so determined to find a quick and simple solution to getting the kind of body and12. You considered the Vegan diet living the type of life I wanted. Had I been born skinny, you would never have even13. You learnt about the popular "Low Carb heard of me. But I wasnt, so here I am!Diet" Ive lost almost no weight at all from hours 30
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