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Famous weight loss diets

  1. 1. By: Claire Izon
  2. 2.  A diet is simply what you eat. A diet limits portions to small sizes and excludes certain foods to promote weight loss. Some diets can be short term or long term. Diets can sometimes be bad for a person and they should consult a doctor before starting one. With all diets, it is beneficial for the dieter to exercise regularly.
  3. 3.  A fad diet is a weight loss plan that promises to promote dramatic results. Typically, they don’t result in long term weight loss and are usually not very healthy. Sometimes they can be dangerous to ones health.
  4. 4.  A low carbohydrate diet. The Atkins Diet consists of four phases ◦ Induction – proteins, healthy fats and vegetables ◦ Ongoing weight loss – add nuts, berries and yogurt ◦ Pre-maintenance – add fruits and legumes ◦ Lifetime maintenance – add breads and grains Diets like these can cause kidney failure and high cholesterol due to the high protein and low carbohydrates. For more information on this diet, visit their website ◦ http://www.atkins.com/Home.aspx
  5. 5.  Low calorie, pre-packaged frozen meals. Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, reduced fat milk products and “heart healthy” fats. ◦ Can have lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. ◦ Limitations to foods with cholesterol, sodium, added sugars and saturated fats. Has no serious health concerns. For more information on this diet, visit their website ◦ http://www.jennycraig.com/
  6. 6.  Based on actual research and clinical experience. Helps loss excess weight. Said to be a fad diet. At risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. For more information on this diet, visit their website ◦ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mayo-clinic- diet/my01646
  7. 7.  Inspired by foods eaten in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. Studies have shown that it can help protect against chronic diseases such as heart diesase. Having too many monosaturated fats on the diet can promote weight gain, not weight loss. For more information on this diet, visit the website ◦ http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mediterranean- diet/CL00011
  8. 8.  Low calorie diet. Packed with natural enzymes and nutrients that help the body reach optimal health and shed pounds. Could cause food poisoning if food is not prepared properly and causes nutritional deficiencies. For more information on this diet, visit the website ◦ http://altmedicine.about.com/od/popularhealthdiets/a/Ra w_Food.htm
  9. 9.  Shakes, bars, snacks and pre-packaged meals. Involves six small meals/snacks a day. Effective for long term weight loss. Four step approach ◦ Portion control ◦ Sensible eating ◦ Regular physical activity ◦ Support Dangers of the diet include complications with sugar alcohols and poor glycemic. This diet is not recommended for diabetics. For more information on this diet, visit their website ◦ http://www.slim-fast.com/
  10. 10.  Modified low carbohydrate diet and high protein. Has three different phases ◦ Eliminate cravings and kick start weight loss ◦ Lose steadily ◦ Maintain for life Dieters should beware of high mercury levels from too much fish. For more information on this diet, visit their website ◦ http://www.southbeachdiet.com/sbd/publicsite/index.aspx
  11. 11.  Science driven, balanced diet. Assigns foods point values based on its protein, carbohydrate, fat, fiber, calories, and how hard the body has to work to burn it off. This diet can become costly and is high in additives, preservatives and sugar. Can also cause vitamin deficiencies. For more information on this diet, visit their website ◦ http://www.weightwatchers.com/index.aspx
  12. 12.  Remember to consult a doctor before starting any diet.
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