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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    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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    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 only two behavioral modifications that you can do to help speed up your metabolism. Do not skip meals, especially breakfast because you have already fasted while you slept. And make sure you get daily aerobic activity, such as walking, biking, hiking, dancing or anything that raises your  heart rate.

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    Sure, the Flat Belly Diet is probably more flexible than most weight-loss regimens, but there are still rules to follow and things you can and cannot eat.

    During the initial "anti-bloat jumpstart" you will be limited to 1,200 to 1,400 calories per day plus drinking two liters a day of a spicy concoction called "sassy water." And there are restrictions on what you can eat. No sale, soda or carbonated beverages or gassy foods like cabbage or broccoli. There will be no eating of fried foods and nothing spicy, either. Sugar substitutes are right out. Raw vegetables are verboten and gum is prohibited.

    After successfully completing the anti-bloat jumpstart, which may be the most will-challenging part of the Flat Belly Diet, your caloric intake can go up to 1,600 calories per day, taken in three meals and a snack, eaten in four-hour intervals. The Flat Belly Diet has recipes adhering to the guidelines and offers options to give you greater flexibility, like frozen foods, meal-replacement bars and, in some cases, fast food, as long as you add in the all-important MUFA.

    How do you keep your MUFA level high enough? Consume healthy oils, particularly flaxseed, olive and canola. Nuts and seeds are good. Try almonds, dry roasted peanuts and pistachios. Olives are wonderful and so too is fruit. And yes, dark chocolate is on the list.

    One thing the Flat Belly Diet does not offer is nutritional information, particularly fiber and protein content, which are very important to any diet. So be sure you are monitoring those. And, as always, check with your medical professional first.

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    Some diets strictly limit what you can eat. Others include a rigorous exercise regime that takes you to the gym on a regular basis, or has you out taking long walks, or on your floor, doing crunches and pushups.

    Not so the Flat Belly Diet.

    The Flat Belly Diet is comparatively simple, requires no sweat and is short, lasting just 32 days.

    It all starts with a four-day period called the "anti-bloat jumpstart." You are supposed to lose weight right away during this period. Proponents of the Flat Belly Diet say you can lose as many as seven pounds and as much as six inches off your waist during this jumpstart period. While people do see these kinds of results, the loss is a reduction in gas and water. But that is what the creators of the Flat Belly Diet want. Losing water and gas is important and equally important is the sense of pride that comes with reduced weight and size, giving motivation to keep going.

    The next 28 days are not without some discipline. The Flat Belly Diet requires each meal to contain just 400 calories, MUFA components and be spaced out at four hour intervals to staunch cravings and regulate metabolism. Follow these three rules, say Flat Belly Diet creators, and you can lose one to two pounds per week.