Thursday, June 22, 2006

Crashed Diets

Here are 10 diets that may help you lose weight fast but fail to deliver what you nedd most: healthy ways to maintain ideal weight.

1.) The Atkins Diet - The Atkins is a low carbohydrate, high protein diet that involves eating unlimited amounts of meat, poultry, eggs, cheese fats and oils. Because the diet is recommended for life, the odds are againts weight loss or weight maintenance success with Atkins.

2.) The South Beach Diet - The diet begins with Phase 1, a strict 14 day low carbohydrate period. After this, the South Beach develops into a well balanced diet. However, nutritionist and health experts point out that in reality very few move on the healthier maintenace phase. When extra pounds find their way back into a dieters body, he returns to Phase 1, resulting in a dangerous cycle of weight gain and loss.

3.) The Cabbage Soup Diet - It is a seven day diet that allows unlimited consumption of a special cabbage soup that is fat burning. It claims a person can loose up to 10 pounds a week. This works because caloric intake is reduced rapidly. Never claimed to be for long term weight loss, so why bother?

4.) The Three Day Diet - Its a very structured meal plan that involves eating certain food combinations to create a desired reaction in the digestive system. Because the restrictions are tight, its almost impossible to maintain the three day diet for very long.

5.) The grapefruit diet - The basic principal behind the grapefruit diet is eating half a grapefruit or drinking unsweetened grapefruit juice with every meal will enhance the bodys fat burning abilities. The diet is very low calorie, unbalanced and nutritionally unsound.

6.) The Beverly Hills Diet - This diet is achieved by eating specific foods at a particular time or in certain order. The extreme limits on food choices make this diet unsustainable.

7.) The Zone - The solution is an organized diet with exact proportions of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent proteins and 30 percent fats. The major pitfall is its complexity and expensive.

8.) The Sugar Busters diet - This diet discourages eating food with refined sugars such as sweets and cakes. But nutritionist say that the claim sugar is toxic to the body has no scientific basis.

9.) Suzanne Somers Get Skinny On Fabulous Food - The nasic principle in this diet is that sugar and starch are the enemy and fats, even in large amounts are good. However her theories arent backed by studies.

10.) The One Day Diet - Diet one day, eat regularly the next day then return to dieting. Totally unattainable



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