Posts Tagged ‘diet program’

  • Why Low-Carb Diets Work

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    Foods generally contain three major nutrients – carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is an acknowledged fact that it is not the total amount of foods people eat that matters. The amount of the specific nutrient eaten is however more important. This is what causes a lot of the weight gain people experience.

    Thus, the key to weight loss would be to reduce the specific nutrients involved. This strategy has however led to the proliferation of a lot of diets claiming to help with weight loss. Read more…

  • Ketosis and Ketoacidosis – The Relationship to Using Low-Carbohydrate Diets

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    Weight loss diets have particular effects on the dieter in order to lose weight. These effects vary in degrees from one diet plan to the other. Often, many of them have side effects that some users cannot tolerate.

    Ketogenic diets promote the consumption of “high-fat” or “high-protein” foods. They however do this while significantly reducing the amount of consumed carbohydrates. This has the effect of causing an abnormal increase in the production of ketone bodies.

    There are very popular Ketogenic diets, the Atkins Diet being the most popular. Read more…

  • Ketogenic Diets – Are They The Best for Weight Loss

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    All food comprise of three essential components or macronutrients. These are protein, fat, and carbohydrate. Weight loss diets manipulate the intake of these three macronutrients. Majority of weight loss diets focus on the calorie reduction of one or more of them.

    Ketogenic diets, however ironic their core principle may sound, manipulate the macronutrient carbohydrate. These diets have achieved some of the most remarkable rapid weight loss effect. Read more…

  • Using a High-Fat Low-Carb Diet For Weight Loss

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    The high level of obesity in western cultures is mostly related to bad dietary practices. These practices include the consumption of high fat and low complex carbohydrate diets.

    The increased rate of eating out by most families also has a part to play. This is because the most consumed foods on such outings are popular foods such as burgers, fries, and pizzas. The fact is that foods from almost all fast foods and many restaurants contain a lot of unhealthy fats. Read more…

  • Why Grapefruit Diets Are Effective in Weight Loss

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    There have been several adaptations of the use of grapefruits in diets that have been referred to as the "grapefruit diet" since the early 1930s when the application of grapefruits for weight loss started gaining popularity. Their popularity was at its peak in the 1980s.

    So far, there have been about three different types of grapefruit-related diets circulating which have been referred to as the grapefruit diet. Read more…

  • Mediterranean Diet

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    The Mediterranean diet is, in and of itself, more of a way of life as it can be considered being a nutritional model or pattern of food consumption than just a "diet" in the usual sense of the word. The term "Mediterranean diet" can be said to be an abridgement of the several traditional foods and eating patterns of the 16 countries that border the Mediterranean basin, most notably, Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain.

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  • The Grapefruit Diet

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    The grapefruit diet has been circulating around in various forms since the early 1930s and has mostly been regarded as fad diet. However, it is important to note that there are actually three different types of grapefruit-related diets that have been circulating.

    The first two of these diets are in and of themselves, just fad diets. They were generally circulated as either very low-calorie diets or high-protein diets that made the consumption of grapefruits the main stay of the diets. Read more…

  • The South Beach Diet

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    The South Beach diet is a formulation of a Florida-area based cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston, with help from dietitian, Marie Almon, of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. According to Dr. Agatston, the South Beach diet is neither a low-carb nor a low-fat diet. It is simply designed to teach dieters strategies to help them rely on the good carbs and the good fats and how to live quite happily without needing the bad carbs and the bad fats.

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  • CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet

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    The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet (aka TWD) is a clinically founded, very structured, and calorie-controlled high-protein, moderate-carbohydrate, and low-fat weight loss and maintenance diet. It was developed by nutritionists and dietitians from the Health Science and Nutrition Department of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO).

    The TWD was the culmination of eight years of research embarked upon by CSIRO to help develop a dietary program that would be effective in Read more…

  • Atkins Diet


    The Atkins diet was first published in 1972 by cardiologist, Dr. Robert C. Atkins its founder in his phenomenally popular book titled "Diet Revolution". The diet came under scathing criticism from many nutrition and diet experts who were shocked by its recommendations.

    In the midst of the criticism, dieters’ become cynical of the effectiveness of low-fat diets which were being recommended by nutritionists and diet experts alike and this cynicism lead to the reawakening of interest in low-carbohydrate diets. Read more…