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Popular Diets and Guide to Dieting

Popular search terms such as  "Lose Weight While You Sleep", "Lose the Love Handles", and "What is the Best Fad Diet" indicates our deep desire to lose weight and look good via diets and dieting. Here is a quick guide to popular diet programs and dieting tips.

Popular Diet Programs

Hear are some of the most popular diets. But be careful, some of them may be hazardous to your health. Please consult your doctor before going on a diet program. Be careful of diet pills and those that require extremely high intakes of protein or extremely low intakes of carbohydrates (i.e. low carb diet).

  • Anna Nicole Smith diet
  • Diabetic diet
  • Grapefruit diet
  • Richard Simmons diet
  • Robin Quivers diet
  • South beach diet
  • Suzanne Somers diet
  • The Green Tea diet
  • Adkins diet
  • Atkins diet
  • Cabbage soup diet
  • Low carb diet
  • Zone diet

Dieting Tips

Quick weight loss programs will not work in the long run. This is because quick weight loss involves starving the body. The body in turn lowers it's metabolism to compensate and goes into starvation mode (i.e. stores fat). What you are losing in a quick weight loss program are fat, water weight and muscles.

However, since your body has lowered it's metabolism, you will find it harder to burn calories. In effect, your body has adjusted to lower intakes of food, and you will now find it is easier to gain weight back. This is the yoyo dieting effect.

Best Dieting Program

In our personal opinion, the best dieting program has the following factors:

  1. Well balanced intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals and vitamins.
  2. Enough calorie intake to compensate for the activity you are planning on doing.
  3. A dieting program that loses weight as slow as possible.
  4. Stresses long term weight loss rather than "Lose Weight Quickly."
  5. A diet program that you can stick to for the rest of your life.

Losing weight permanently requires a lifestyle change, a lifelong diet program. So choose a diet program that you feel comfortable with, and something that you can stick to for the rest of your life.

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