Weight Loss Diets

Weight Loss Diets

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    Created by Dr. Barbara Rolls, a nutrition expert, the Volumetrics diet tries to fill you up by emphasizing foods that promote satiety. So rather than seeking fullness from calories or high-fat foods (energy-dense foods), the foods emphasized are full of fiber and/or water content. Non-starchy vegetables, nonfat milk and broth-like soups feature, as do fruits because of their water and fiber components.
     
    Rolls recommends soups, casseroles, stews and fruit-based desserts which fill you up because of the water volume naturally found in these types of food presentations. Fiber, lean and plant-based proteins and fish are also included. Sweets, fats and alcohols are allowed – just sparingly. Keeping food records, increasing physical activity and learning to recognize low-energy dense foods are other key components of the diet.
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    You Must Restrict Calories to Trigger WEIGHT Loss.
    Restricting calories drives weight loss. The most basic rule of fat loss is governed by energy balance. Energy balance is the relationship between energy in, the calories consumed via cheeseburgers (food) and coffee (drinks), and energy out, the calories burned through daily energy requirements and exercise.

    Basically, if you're burning more calories than you're consuming, you should lose weight. This is an oversimplification based on how complex the human body is, but at their roots all successful fat loss diets focus on caloric restriction to drive fat loss.

    Examples: 
    The Slow Carb Diet
    The slow carb diet eliminates most starchy carbs, sugars, and fruits to limit the number calories you take in per day.

    The Atkins Diet (80's), South Beach Diet (90's), Paleo Diet (now)
    These diets severely limit carbohydrate intake to restrict eating options and drive caloric intake down.

    Intermittent Fasting
    Intermittent fasting limits the amount of time you can eat in a day, making it near impossible to eat too much.

    There are many methods to fat loss, but at the heart of every successful fat loss diet is eating fewer calories than your body burns. This is what causes an energy deficit and drives WEIGHT LOSS.

    Maintaining or increasing muscle tissue (metabolism) through strength training and eating the proper nutrition (macronutrients (P,C,F,) is what drives FAT LOSS.

    Any diet or eating style can cause weight loss.

    Fat loss eating is completely different.
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    Not since Atkins has a diet made such an international splash. The Dukan Diet shares Atkin's pillar of low carbohydrate consumption. However, this new fad encourages eating anything you want 6 days a week. How does it work? The Dukan Diet breaks down into 4 phases.

    1. The Attack Phase: This phase lasts between 1-10 days depending on how much weight you have to lose (around a week for people who have to lose about 25 pounds). During the attack phase, there are no calorie restrictions. Your diet consists mainly of lean protein and allows virtually no carbohydrates. Your meals also include fat-free dairy products and the "secret weapon" of the diet -- oat bran.

    Proponents of Dukan maintain that 1 1/2 tablespoons of oat bran a day allow people to feel fuller, while the fiber efficiently cleans out their system.

    2. The Cruise Phase: During this phase, you continue to eat foods from phase 1 (lean proteins, fat-free dairy and oat bran), only now you add non-starchy vegetables every other day. You maintain this phase until you reach your target weight.

    3. The Consolidation Phase. Dr. Dukan, the creator of this diet, maintains that this phase is where the Dukan Diet sets itself apart from the competition. The Consolidation Phase focuses on adding back the carbohydrates into the diet. Additionally, you can have 2 "celebration meals" a week where you can eat anything you want -- but no binging on a regular basis. Once a week, you must go back to eating only lean protein.

    4. The Stabilization Phase: The final phase of this diet focuses on applying the 3 rules to live by:

    - One day a week eat just eat protein. It must be the same day each week.
    - Eat 3 tablespoons of oat bran a day for the rest of your life.
    - Never take elevators or escalators. Walk 20 minutes a day.
    This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
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    Crash diets cut calories drastically. They often restrict entire food groups as well. Such diets can result in rapid weight loss, although that weight is mostly water. That's because to the body a crash diet feels like being starved, and its reaction to starvation is to release water. As soon as you start eating normally again, the water—and the weight—will return.

    Beware of any diet that drastically cuts calories, forbids entire food groups (like fruits or grains), includes pills or potions, advises that you eat foods only in certain combinations or tells you to skip meals. In the long run, crash diets won't help you lose weight and keep it off.
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    Dr. Arthur Agatson, straight from sunny South Beach, Florida, has over 5 million copies of The South Beach Diet in print! The premise of this popular diet is that you have to eat good-quality carbohydrates and good fats. The first two weeks of Phase One are tough since you eliminate fruit, breads, potatoes, pasta, dairy and alcohol. Phase Two gives you more options. You can introduce some fruits, whole grain bread, rice or pasta and sweet potatoes. You stay on Phase Two until you reach your target weight. Phase Three allows you to eat all foods. If you have a setback, then you go back to Phase Two.
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    The basic plan of Sugar Busters is to eat high-fiber vegetables, stone-ground whole grains, lean and trimmed meats, fish, and fruits. If you choose alcohol, you should drink red wine. As consumption of added sugars rose 22 percent between 1980 and 2000 - reaching 31 teaspoons of added sugars per person per day, Sugar Busters and the other low-carb diets make great health sense!

    The Sugar Buster authors say there are only a few things you cannot eat on the diet, including: potatoes, corn, white rice, bread from refined flour, beets, carrots, refined sugar, corn syrup, molasses, honey, sugared colas, and beer. 
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    There are three main areas to focus on when trying to speed up your metabolism; hydration, regular eating, and sleep.

    Drink at least half your body weight in pounds in ounces. So if you weigh 150 pounds you need to drink 75 ounces of water.

    Eat every 2-4 hours, and include protein at every meal and snack. Eating every couple of hours keeps your body digesting, which is burning calories. Eating protein helps to maintain muscles, plus protein takes more energy for your body to digest. It is a win-win.

    Sleep at least 7 hours per night. Some people need more but getting a consistent amount of sleep every night allows your body to regulate hormone levels, and build and repair muscles. Regulated hormones and strong muscles keep your overall body system functioning at peak. 

     

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    There are many versions of these diets out there – you usually fill out a questionnaire (often that you have to purchase) and these questions are incorporated into evaluation criteria that determine the best diet for you. While the resulting diet might be effective, it is not because it is metabolically “matched” to your physiology. Metabolic typing diets may work because people believe they will work (scientists call this a placebo effect). If the diet provides less Calories than you were previously eating, it will produce weight loss.
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    This is a diet that ranks foods based on their effect on your body’s response in blood glucose levels. Foods that spike your levels have a higher glycemic point value while foods that don’t spike your levels have a low glycemic index.

    Some researchers believe that individuals who follow a low Glycemic Index diet over many years are at a significantly lower risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. High blood glucose levels or repeated glycemic spikes following a meal may promote these diseases through oxidative stress to the blood vessels and by the increase in insulin levels. In the past elevated sugars after meals were felt to only affect diabetics but newer data shows elevated sugars after eating presents and increased risk for atherosclerosis for non-diabetics as well.

    There was a study in Australia that suggests that having a breakfast of white bread and sugar rich cereals over time may make a person susceptible to diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.

    A study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that age related adult macular degeneration is higher by 42 percent for those eating a high glycemic index diet and that eating a low glycemic index diet would eliminate 20 percent of these cases. Using the glycemic index can allow someone to pick foods that produce more stable glucose and insulin levels. It has limitations as everyone can have a different response depending on their glucose and insulin resistance but most scientists would agree that consuming carbohydrates with a low glycemic index and controlling or counting carbohydrate intake will produce the most stable blood sugar levels.







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    The glycemic index (GI) is a measurement of how fast and how high a particular food will raise your blood sugar levels. Foods with a high GI will raise your blood sugar higher and faster than foods with a low GI.

    Some diet plans are built around the principle that carbohydrates with a high glycemic index should be avoided. While this may make sense for a person with uncontrolled or insulin-dependent diabetes, it doesn't make sense for a person with adequate insulin (someone who does not have diabetes) who just wants to lose weight. Avoidance of foods with a high GI cuts out foods with valuable vitamins and minerals and does not promote weight loss.