Archive for March, 2008

The Grapefruit Diet weight loss plan

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

The Grapefruit diet is a short-termed diet, which only lasts for a mere 2 ½ months. This diet can cause rapid weight loss and is highly popular among those who want to lose those extra pounds in a jiffy.

The grapefruit itself is such a healthy fruit. The fruit is known to contain literally no fat at all! It can help you to lose weight, as it is an energy-giving fruit. At the same time, it keeps your thyroid hormone well balanced and ensures a proper intake of fatty acids. It contains lots of potassium and is good for the heart. It however contains large amounts of vitamin C, antioxidants in the form of beta-carotene, sodium, and fiber.

Cabbage Soup Diet Exposed

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

You might have assumed that the Cabbage Soup Diet is just about eating cabbage soup for the entire week. You can actually vary the cabbage soup recipes to give the soup a different taste each day, but actually the Cabbage Soup Diet does not only consists of cabbages alone.

The typical claimed intent of the diet is to lose 10 pounds (4.5 kg) of weight in a week, though nutritional experts point out that it is impossible to lose that much fat within a week.

All about the lemonade diet

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Ever heard of The Master Cleanse? Then does The Lemonade Diet rings a bell? The Lemonade diet is The Master Cleanse. As the diet’s name suggests, the main ingredient to this diet is lemon juice! Cayenne pepper and maple syrup are also included to eliminate the sour taste of lemon. To this day, the lemonade diet is named to be the most effective “cleansing” diet.

Rice Diet - Does It Work

Friday, March 21st, 2008

The world-famous Rice Diet has specialized in the prevention, treatment and reversal of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease since 1930’s. It is believed that it can reverse disease and cause weight loss. While fad diets have come and gone, the Rice Diet has evolved through the years into a proven program for improving health.

Healthy Diets for teens

Monday, March 17th, 2008

For teenager, weight loss is a perpetual issue. During the times of raging hormones and attempting to adapt to their changing bodies, you’ll find teens complaining endlessly of their looks, especially their weight. Teenagers have different health needs than children and adults, but they are not always aware of what makes a good and healthy diet for them.

Between physical changes, hormonal changes, and lifestyle changes, teenagers encounter a variety of influences that have bearing on their physical health. As such, it is important for parents to monitor their children’s diet, for a healthier growth. It has been found out that teens that have the support of their families show better results in weight reduction programs that those teens that go about the program on their own.

What is the low residue diet

Friday, March 14th, 2008

A low residue diet is also known as the low fibre diet. The low residue diet is usually meant for patients during the pre- and post- operation. What the low residue diet is supposed to do is to decrease bowel volume. Some might even use the term “low residue diet” and “low fibre diet” interchangeably, but in reality, these 2 terms are not exactly the same. This is because low fibre foods such as dairy actually stimulate bowel movement. Similarly, foods that have lower residue would be high in fibre.

Adkins Diet in a Nutshell

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

The Atkins Diet refers to low carbohydrate diet. Atkins dieters can eat as many calories as desired from protein and fat, as long as carbohydrate consumption is restricted. According to Dr. Atkins, one of the major causes of obesity among the western population was due to the intake of refined carbohydrates like flour and sugar. Atkins believes that when people limit the carbohydrates available, they force the body to use its fat reserves as fuel.

Basically, the Atkins Diet comprises of four stages: Induction, ongoing weight loss,
pre-maintenance and lifetime maintenance.

Planning your slim fast diet

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

The Slim Fast diet has been around for over two decades. This simply shows that the Slim Fast Diet is really a popular form of diet and it is definitely the most popular diet shake ever existed. The Slim Fast diet is actually a diet plan that aims to replace all meals and provide a balanced nutrition diet. This diet allows dieters to follow the regular 3 times a day meal, including snacks. Out of the two regular meals (breakfast and lunch), you would be required to use Slim Fast shakes as a replacement. Dinner would be the only meal, which consists of real food eaten in moderate proportions.

The three-day diet

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

The 3-day diet is just another fad diet dating back to the 1980s. The 3-day diet is said to promote quick weight loss, lower cholesterol, cleansing and increased energy. The 3-day diet plan is a quick plan whereby you are entitled to eat only certain kinds of food in order to create a chemical reaction in your digestive system. This is so that it will boost the metabolism and hence causing our body to burn fat at a faster rate.