The A-Z of Diets
June 29, 2009
Diets and what we mean by them. This is a major question haunting this fast forward generation.
There is a big difference in dieting, and having a controlled diet.
By dieting we signify the mode of reducing intake of food. This Results in a reduced intake of the much needed daily nutrients as well.
Wherein, a controlled diet implies the true essence of the matter. It puts us into a particular regimen of food intake. With our much necessary daily nutrients still included.
For example, Madonna follows “Organic” or “Macrobiotic” diet. And Posh reduces pounds with the “Japanese” diet. But, the question arises, of what the diets are, and if they are suitable for us at all.
Nutritionists like Suzanna Olivier has curved out a range of plans – starting with the celebrity supported ones to the ones medically approved, presenting us the Good, Bad, and the Ugly in the so-called world of diet.
Eat sensibly. As now we have the help in hand with the GI or the Glycemic Index diet regime. This diet offers healthy eating instructions for a complete lifetime. And this diet as well is being finally recognized worldwide to be a chief factor towards stable weight loss with the facilities to treat chronic diseases caused mainly by obesity or high cholesterol level in blood.
Authors like Rick Gallop the former President of “Heart-and-Stroke-Foundation-of-Ontario” has thoroughly backed up this diet.
This diet immensely reduces the risk of Heart-Diseases, with soaring up the energy levels of an individual. We can say goodbye to “counting the calories”, “staying hungry”, and still continue a healthy weight and our skin radiance intact.
Well they aren’t completely bad, but they fall in the quirky and dicey path of diets. They include the diets like Atkins and as well The Zone.
We have to exercise a sense of caution while practicing such diets.
I personally would not input any ideas as such. But, experts have busted some myths in the Atkins: The preliminary rapid weight reduction- according to the experts is actually caused due to the fact that the preliminary 14-day weight reduction phase consists of a diet extremely low in calories causing the body to starve, resulting in huge water-mass reduction, rather than the much needed fat-reduction.
The diet being nutritionally balanced: according to the experts is actually deficient of Vitamin E, Fibre, Iron, Folate, and Magnesium, with an excess of saturated fat, cholesterol, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, and Potassium. The deficiency results in low energy level.
Finally the diets such as “The-Maple-Syrup-Diet”, the “Scarsdale”, and “The-Cabbage-Soup-Diet” can be simply marked as bad; bad for the taste-buds, for health, and a social-life adversity. For example, will anyone of us like to go out with somebody who lives on boiled lettuce leaf!
Hence, let’s have a proper diet with balanced Glycemic Index, and enjoy life.