Why are there different diet types?

Written by Effective Weight Loss

Diet is a dreadful word for most of us because it will mean food deprivation. This is especially so for those who love to eat, hearing this word seems like asking them to commit suicide. However,repparttar term diet is not what we know it to be, becauserepparttar 149499 definition ofrepparttar 149500 word diet is "the usual food and drink of a person" or "something that is used, enjoyed or provided regularly". Having said this, nothing is dreadful inrepparttar 149501 word; in fact, it is something enjoyed asrepparttar 149502 dictionary tells us. Will this change our fear ofrepparttar 149503 word diet? May be not but at least I will try and explain a little bit more about diet and dieting that we know it to be.

Since I already mention that nothing should be dreadful about dieting, it may be worth it to note that there are different diet types because there are different body types. Aside fromrepparttar 149504 body type that we grow in, there are body shapes we long to have. This isrepparttar 149505 reason why there are nutritionists and health care professionals who designrepparttar 149506 necessary food intake to give usrepparttar 149507 body shape we dream of having. It is true that there are different diet types that will deprive you of indulging to your favorite food, but if you want a particular body shape, you need to apply a little sacrifice in order to get it. This is why models and hunks learn to love dieting.

Different diet types only become successful when complimented with exercise. This is because exercise will help speed up your metabolism. Your metabolism isrepparttar 149508 primary player in loosing weight. If you have slow metabolism, breaking down of food in your body will be slow. Thus, it will be very hard for you to loose weight. There are body types that has fast metabolism, especiallyrepparttar 149509 thin ones. They never needrepparttar 149510 diet that deprives them of food, they have a different diet type requirement, and they needrepparttar 149511 diet that will require them to eat more.

Are You Overweight Because You're Not Sleeping Enough?

Written by Tracy Lee

If you're like me, you probably wish that there was a way for you to lose weight without having to put in much effort, right?

Everyone knowsrepparttar importance of exercise and how it helps us with weight loss, but on some days don't we all wish we can just sleep in bed and lose weight atrepparttar 149468 same time?

Well, I've got some great news for you...

Sleep is a critical part of your weight loss program!

This is a little-known fact, but did you know that sleep can affect your weight? Rather, it'srepparttar 149469 lack of sleep that can make you put on unnecessary weight. You may actually lose more weight if only you were to sleep more every day. What an intriguing thought, isn't it?

In a review of several studies examiningrepparttar 149470 impact of sleep onrepparttar 149471 regulation of metabolism, Dr. Eve Van Cauter, Professor and Research Associate atrepparttar 149472 University of Chicago, noted thatrepparttar 149473 association between hormones and sleep was identified more than 30 years ago when it was reported that adult men secrete growth hormone duringrepparttar 149474 early phase of sleep. Since then, research has indicated a harmful effect of sleep loss onrepparttar 149475 endocrine system and glucose modulation.

One study examinedrepparttar 149476 effect of sleep debt and sleep recovery on hormone concentrations and glucose tolerance in healthy males ages 18-27. One week of sleep restriction produced dramatic results: a 30 percent slower response to bothrepparttar 149477 glucose tolerance test and acute insulin response compared with results in rested subjects. Sleep deprivation also raisedrepparttar 149478 24-hour cortisol profile.

Another study found that sleep deprivation resulted in 30 percent lower levels of leptin. Amazingly,repparttar 149479 effect is similar to that observed with caloric restriction (3,000 calories over 3 days), signaling a negative energy balance.

A more recent study examinedrepparttar 149480 effect of 10 vs. 4 hours of sleep on appetite. Subjects who slept 4 hours were always hungry and craved starchy, sweet, and salty foods. These results suggest that sleep deprivation produces a signal mimicking negative energy balance, inducing people to eat and thereby predisposing to obesity.

These results indicate an association between sleep debt and obesity. Sleep deprivation would affect glucose tolerance and leptin levels and increaserepparttar 149481 appetite for unhealthy foods. She noted that sleep restriction would have greater impact on obese individuals, who have higher leptin levels to begin with, and on older adults.

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