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Diet And Nutrition

Well I guess you have to admit that looking good feels good! People turn around to look at you and that in it self is an ego booster! There are many emotional considerations involved with dieting. Starving, binging, relationships, self-image, health complications, loneliness, and even depression are all arms of the same octopus.

Healthy eating is the route to success, besides a good 6 hours a week exercise schedule. You can choose from swimming, dancing (that's fun too), brisk walking (better for increasing your metabolic rate as compared to running), aerobics, weight training, running up and down flights of stairs-anything that makes you tick. Diets are simple -- and in the short term, they do work. Yet, as any diet veteran can testify, the scale dial inevitably creeps back up. Because no matter how scientifically sophisticated a crash diet may sound, most operate on one ill-fated tactic: drastic calorie cutting. High Protein Diets. The advocators of these diets were the body builders who try to live on protein because they promote lean muscle and no fat. It's a proven fact that first our body burns the calories the come from carbohydrates and then it gets to the fat calories, which have a tendency or getting stored. So if we don't supply our body with carbohydrate calories then we burn the fat calories and that is how we loose weight even when we are eating as much as we can. This could mean ice cream, fried, chocolate, foods, which are otherwise a dietary NO NO. Length: Indefinite. What you eat: On the popular Atkins plan, large quantities of protein in unrestricted amounts, including meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs, and cheese. Pasta, bread, and foods with large amounts of refined sugar are eliminated. Breakfast may be baconand eggs (no toast, no juice); lunch, a small salad and double cheeseburger, hold the bun.

Dinner, a salad with blue cheese dressing, and steak or fried chicken. The Zone pushes low-carb veggies such as broccoli, green beans, and fruit, along with protein, and limits bread, pasta, grains, corn, and potatoes. Protein Power adherents can eat deep-fried pork rinds but must avoid most fruit, which are pure carbohydrate why they caught on: Pounds drop off very quickly in the beginning, mostly due to water loss. And meat fans get to indulge endlessly. Pros: Foods rich in protein like meat and cheese slow the rate of absorption of carbohydrates consequently blood sugar levels remain steady and also keep you less hungry. Cons: Protein-rich diets tend to be full of saturated fat and cholesterol, which can increase the risk of heart disease. Another side effect: When carb calories are cut drastically for several days, the body starts burning fatty acids for fuel; these release into the bloodstream chemicals called ketones that could cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, and bad breath.

Excessive protein can also tax the kidneys which can go into overdrive and it may be harm full in the long run. Can you stick to this diet? No. "A super-high protein diet isn't advisable," eating moderate amounts of protein throughout the day, as part of a well-balanced diet, can help suppress appetite. Opt for lean sources like poultry, fish, peas, beans, lentils, low-fat yogurt, and skim milk. Also this diet is not sustainable. Because after a while our body craves carbohydrates in the form of bread, rice, wheat, potatoes etc and once we even eat a bit of these items all the weight we lost tends to come right back on.