Posts Tagged ‘weight loss diet’

  • The South Beach Diet

    the south beach diet

    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

    csiro total well being diet

    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…

  • The Zone Diet

    Dr. Sear's Zone Diet

    The Zone diet was developed and popularized by a biochemist, Barry Sears, Ph.D. It is based on the premise that achieving "hormonal balance" through eating ideal balances of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats at every meal and snack, is the most effective way to help the body digest and utilize ingested foods. Barry Sears refers to this proposed optimal functioning as being "in the Zone" and hence the name "Zone diet."

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  • 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…

  • How to Recognize a Fad Diet

    fad diets and weight loss

    Most people today are trying to lose weight by using the latest diets found on the pages of popular magazines, seen on high-rated TV talk shows or even those on display on their local bookshop shelves. However most of these diets, popularly known as fad diets, fail to follow the recommended combination of reducing calorie intake and increasing caloric expenditure through physical activity for achieving long-term weight loss benefits.

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  • Facts About Fad Diets

    fats and the human body

    Americans are probably the most diet obsessed group of individuals who are so very willing to try the latest diet on the pages of their popular magazines, TV talk shows and even those on display on their local bookshop shelves. It is no wonder therefore that instead of people following the holistic recommendation of combining a reduction in caloric intake and engaging in physical activities, these latest diets seem to be more appealing and promises a “quick fix” to their weight problems. Read more…