The Pros and Cons of Fad Dieting

Written by Gary Matthews

It is very tempting to try that fad diet that you have found inrepparttar latest magazine that promisesrepparttar 131217 world with fantastic fat losses without doing a thing. Just take a couple of fat burning pills followrepparttar 131218 diet and then bang! A brand new you in a couple of weeks.

The sad fact is they do not work, they just provide more suffering in your efforts to lose weight,repparttar 131219 only thing you lose is your hard earned money.

Firstly we will look atrepparttar 131220 latest fad diets onrepparttar 131221 scene at repparttar 131222 moment, their pros and cons and then you will be shown how to save your time, money and unnecessary suffering by pointing you inrepparttar 131223 right direction for permanent weight loss.

The latest studies show that 90 per cent of fad dieters regained everything they had lost and even gained more within eighteen months.

The Atkins Diet.

The body burns carbohydrates and then fat for energy. This diet recommends limitingrepparttar 131224 intake of starchy, high carb foods so thatrepparttar 131225 fat is burned first. So by eating meat, cheese and eggs and keeping bread and potatoes to a minimum, fat is lost.

Pros: Steak with cheese topping, Chocolate mocha ice cream and pork scratchings.

Cons: Studies show high protein diets lead to increased risk of heart disease, colon cancer, bad breath (halitosis) and constipation. Consuming more carbohydrate that can be used byrepparttar 131226 body will store this excess in fat cells.

The Zone Diet.

This diet claims to decrease hunger and boost energy by keeping your bodies eating habits inrepparttar 131227 zone or at its peak. This is done by keeping all your meals and snacks inrepparttar 131228 ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, 30% fats.

Pros: Being a low calorie diet, you can't help but lose weight.

Cons: Very difficult to adhere torepparttar 131229 strict regimerepparttar 131230 diet requires. Will experience metabolism slow down because of low calories and will lead to starvation response which will eat away atrepparttar 131231 muscle tissue while retainingrepparttar 131232 fat.

The Blood Group Diet.

By having a blood test and determining your blood group, this then tells you how you can absorb nutrients, thus you can plan your diet accordingly. Different blood groups can eat different food groups.

Pros: Another calorie restricting diet so weight will be lost.

Cons: There appears to be little clinical and scientific evidence behind this diet and byrepparttar 131233 elimination of whole food groups important nutritional deficiencies are likely with long term health problems encountered.

A Guide to Empowerment and Self-Control

Written by JLee Davis

by JLee Davis

Chantrepparttar following each day, several times. They are mantras that will save your life -

- The choice to do nothing is still a choice and yields nothing.

- I am responsible for my body. If I donít take responsibility, who will?

- I make choices daily as to how I'm going to fuel my body.

- I will STAY aware

- Choice IS control

Control is what you gain once you realize that no one will take care of you. You might think its ok to live with our grown children when we are infirm, but we both know, you and I, that this isn'trepparttar 131216 case. We would regret imposing on them, atrepparttar 131217 prime of their lives. We would resent being infirm and therefore feel sorry for ourselves.

There is no guarantee against illness, but you and I also know thatrepparttar 131218 eating patterns that brought you to this place are going to make you very ill eventually, if you don't change them starting now. You are inrepparttar 131219 process of growing toward self-healing. And what a wondrous process that is!

You must decide to do that yourself.

It sounds like a negative realization. Onrepparttar 131220 contrary, it will be one ofrepparttar 131221 most freeing moments of wisdom you will ever feel.

BECAUSE Ė once you realize that your health is up to you and you alone, you are free to move toward healing.

Control gives usrepparttar 131222 freedom to write our own destiny and dreams. That which we desire, control gives us a shot at. We want to be healthy and only WE ourselves can achieve that goal. No one can take that step to make us healthier. So by developing control functions, we better equip ourselves forrepparttar 131223 task of whipping our poor bodies into shape.

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