Diets That Work
Diets that work for one person may not work for another. You really have to know yourself and choose the diet that fits your lifestyle and personality. Most popular diets do work if you stick to them but if you pick the wrong one they will never work. Just because your friend lost a lot of weight on a particular diet doesn’t mean it’s the right diet for you. It can be frustrating.
One popular and healthy diet alternative for weight loss which is a low-carb approach with eating lotss of vegetables and lean proteins. This diet may not be for everyone but it does present a way to drop weight as it feeds your muscles yet decreases the components that make fat. There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about low-carb diets. Anti-low carb information often draws an image of people eating very unhealthy diets, with no vegetables or fruits. Or that it promotes heart disease and poor health. The truth is that low-carb diets focus on nutritious, healthy food, and research into reducing carbs continues to show more and more positive results. What is a Low Card diet? The term “low-carb diet” (also called “reduced carbohydrate”, or “low-glycemic” diet) is a broad term, encompassing many popular diet books (Atkins, South Beach, Zone, Protein Power, Sugar Busters) as well as eating plans that don’t follow a rigid format, but advise limiting the consumption of foods that are high in carbohydrate and/or are especially glycemic (raise blood sugar).
What you really have to do is sit down and make a list of all the foods you just can’t live without. If you see a lot of carbohydrates on the list then maybe the low-carb approach is not for you. If you see a lot of processed foods on the list then you might want to try a low calorie approach or intermittent fasting. These diets allow you to eat the foods you like but in small quantities or allow you to skip meals to eliminate calories while still eating your favorite foods.
Keeping your weight under control is most likely the healthiest thing you can do for your body. Losing weight the healthy way by eating a lot of natural foods like vegetables, lean meats, poultry and fish with some whole grains is the goal. Keeping your body weight at an optimal level is the most important thing.
Carbohydrate lovers can count calories. A formula for counting calories is take your body weight and times it by 10. That’s the maximum amount of calories for you to consume in order to lose weight. For example, if you are 150 pounds, times it buy 10 which will give you 1,500 calories for the day. A 150-pound person will consistently lose weight eating 1500 calories a day. Calorie counting pretty much works for everyone but it takes a lot of discipline.
If you can’t live without eating meat, chicken and fish try the low-carb approach. Thousands of people have lost weight on the Atkins Diet as well as the South Beach Diet and a number of moderate low carb diets. I’m actually a fan of these diets as long as you eat a bunch of vegetables along with your lean meats.
One thing that should be stressed, the best way to lose weight while doing ANY diet is to maintain a good exercise level. Physical activity is a must to help lose weight in a healthy manner. A good diet should include diet and physical activity.
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It’s not easy losing weight especially with all the different diets out there. Just keep in mind the most important thing is to lose the weight in a healthy manner. Good luck with your diet goals!