Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Diet Plans -Making a Selection

By James Steele

There are definitely plenty of weight loss programs available, such as books, websites, etc., of course they all figure their plan is the most effective. The bottom line is eventually picking a diet and following through with it. This will demand extensive control in order to achieve a satisfying outcome. We'll make clearer as you read on, which diets may be right for you.

Diets like Atkins that have you eat a low carb, high protein diet are among the best known. Eating carbohydrates is what makes you gain weight, according these types of diets, and eating protein will help you burn fat more efficiently. Eating only a few carbs leaves some people with low energy, but others do well with this kind of diet. For those who have trouble sticking to the traditional low carb diets, try a modified one like the Zone diet, which still limits your intake of carbs but offers a wider variety of foods. It seems that how well you do with this kind of diet depends on your own body, as some people have more success than others. One of the most popular trends in today's modern age are prepackaged meals that are specifically designed to conform to a diet program. The Atkins Low-carb Pack, one of the more well known prepackaged programs, is a great solution for those that are not fond of cooking. While this makes the diet very clear cut, the downside to this is that it can get boring. If you are not a "packaged meal" type of person, this diet is probably not for you. Many people cannot stand preparing and cooking meals, so if that is you, you may find success with this program.

There are some who believe that a diet of only raw foods is the best way to lose weight and is the healthiest way to eat. This diet means you eat no cooked foods at all. You can choose from a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes and grains. Not everyone is willing to try this diet, however, as it is rather extreme. Many people who've tried the raw foods diet have more energy and they feel better.

Of all the chic diet plans the Ice Cream Diet and the Cookie Diet are just two of many silly names. These are usually gimmicks where you eat a very small amount of some tempting sounding food and, the rest of the time severely restrict your intake of calories. Use deliberation when choosing a diet like one of these, if your calorie intake is not high enough, you may not be benefiting from valuable nutrients. When they claim you will be able to eat cookies and such, it will usually be a very small helping and probably would not have been your choice. You're better off sticking to a sensible and healthy diet that gives you a little room to "cheat" once in a while with a real treat.

To summarize, you can get lost in all the information about diet plans, so it's best to pick one that's based on sound principles and try it for a while. If you follow a diet that has you eating healthy foods and also getting regular exercise, you should be able to succeed sooner or later. There are no short term solutions, this will alter your future in a very health oriented way.

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