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Personally I don’t believe in Dieting rather I believe in an eating lifestyle.

Recently, dieting has become a habit for most of people. There are many reasons why most people diet. The most important reason is to make your body healthy and proportional. There are different methods that you can apply to get better shape and health. However, it’s important to learn about the major factor causing overweight. The most common factor would be genetic. It would make you stay overweight, event though you have applied different types of dieting. Lack of exercise also becomes the major cause of overweight. It must be simple to reduce fat if you combine dieting and exercising.

Moreover, environmental influences come into have significant role as well. You are born in a different environment, so you might have different development of weight. How can we deal with overweight in adult age? Many researches believe that different dieting methods are established for different people. Therefore, you must know any of the available options to understand your option. What are they? Below are some options that you can take into consideration. They are low carb diets, low-calorie diets, very low calorie diets, low carbohydrate diets, low fat diets, and crash diets. Each of them offers different benefits, so you can choose the best one.

Low Calorie Diets

Do you ever feel hungry all day long? Well, you’re not alone. There’s good news for you. You can get some meal combinations and healthy foods. Overall, you might enjoy eating anything without breaking your calorie level. The major key is to prioritize some important components for weight reduction. In low calorie diet, you need to combine water, fiber, and low-calorie protein. According to experts, all of them may fill you up before you are done with your food. However, before you start to go with this, make sure to drink cold water and wait for 15 minutes. People often mislead thirst for hunger. If you feel really hungry, reach for foods having fewer calories and more substances. The aim for this diet is to reduce the calorie intake within your body. What are the types? There’s no variation available. However, you can take the next step which is VLCD.

Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD)

Getting a healthy weight is all about how to strike the perfect balance between your energy that you obtain and the one that you use. In losing weight, you must use more energy than the consumption. What’s about very low calorie diets (VLCD)? Are you interested to try it? You can do this by making changes for healthier eating habits. It’s also to build better physical activity for your daily life. In some cases, you can achieve healthier weight by this method. VLCD isn’t recommended by experts. Yet, it becomes favorable for those who look for faster weight reduction. This type of diet is quite effective for short-term condition. It’s rare to get its benefit in long term use. The aim of this diet is to stop eating normal foods. You will replace them with egg-based protein and other special foods. There are two popular plans that you can take such as Optifast and Medifast VCLD diet plans. However, recently the Cambridge diet comes as a new type of VLCD dieting. You should try it.

Low Fat Diets

Next, you can reduce weight by taking lthe ow fat diet plan. It’s true that eating fatty foods would lead to obesity. This type of diet helps you to control calories that you may eat. Just remember, your body stores more calories as fat, even if it comes from low fat foods. To reduce weight, you must be able to do more exercising and eating fewer calories. Experts would recommend you to eat approximately 2000 calories each day. There’s already a guide for low-fat cooking. It helps the most to succeed with this type of diet. Well, there are many variations that you can choose such as 5:2 diets, South Beach diet, and others.

Crash Diet

What’s a crash diet? It’s a method that you can use to lose weight in fa aster and shorter period of time. The method is to dramatically reduce calorie intake daily. You can start it from 700 calories per day. For some of us, it’s quite uncomfortable. However, it brings more opportunities to lose 5 up to 20 pounds in several days. Does it really work? It really depends on your goal and aim. You should set a goal for specific date to be effective. Importantly, crash diet isn’t easy to implement. It’s quite monotone, so you need to spend much more time than before. Some people often involve themselves in this type of diet insanely. As a result, they suffer from many side effects. If you want to do this type of diet safely, you can use Dr. Oz’s approved crash diet plan.

Low Carbohydrate Diet

What’s low carbohydrate diet? It’s a type of diet that limits your carbohydrate intakes – like what you can find in starchy vegetables, grains, and fruits. The aim is to eat more food containing fat and protein. Many types of low-carbohydrate diets do exist. Each of them has different benefits for you. They restrict the amount of carbohydrate that you should eat. What’s the purpose to take this diet? A low-carbohydrate diet is usually used to lose weight. Some of them have benefits more than weight loss, such as reducing risks of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Why do you need to take this diet program? It’s a perfect choice if you want to restrict particular carbohydrate from your diet to help you in losing weight. It’s perfect as well to change you entire eating habits. Moreover, you can determine what kind of food to consume. Before taking this diet plan, you must consult some doctors first. The most popular diet plan for low carbohydrate diet is Atkins. The other option will be Dukan diet.

High Fat, Moderate Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diet

Is it possible losing weight on a high-fat diet without risking your cholesterol level? Apparently, it’s quite possible even for those who have cardiovascular disease. Based on a latest study, you can lower your weight with this dieting. There are studies about overweight people who have taken this type of diet. On average, those people have the reduction weight up to 5%. It’s achieved in only 6 weeks. Most importantly, this method doesn’t hurt their cholesterol levels. In fact, they can reduce bad cholesterol’s within the blood. For beginners, it’s important to take into consideration first before starting this diet. Doctors and experts can become your guidance. What are the most popular variations on this diet? There are some choices including Atkins diet, Ornish plan, high-protein diet, moderate-carbohydrate Zone diet, and also weight watchers plan.

Originally posted 2015-09-02 19:04:25.

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8 thoughts on “Learning About The Different Types of Diets

  • 3 February 2016 at 1:35 PM

    Sometimes the amount of possible diets is overwhelming. I find it hard to find the correct type of diet. Do you think visiting a professional is worth it even though I’m not overweight? I just want to stay healthy.

    • 5 February 2016 at 5:31 AM

      It won’t hurt to discuss it with your Health Provider but as a person who believes in understanding his own health is more important I would suggest doing the research yourself. Don’t get tangled up in the web of “Diets” rather concentrate on the kind of food you know to be healthy. Since you are not over weight that should be your sole focus.


  • 29 January 2016 at 7:01 PM

    What happens if someone’s metabolism and body weight are such the two different diets would prove more beneficial? Do you follow one diet until you reach the point where it doesn’t return results, then switch to the other? Or so you follow both at the same time? Specifically I am thinking of say a low carb diet for weight control, then another that deals with constipation or some gastrointestinal ailment.

    • 31 January 2016 at 8:25 AM

      Jess, first see my previous comment to Paul. As for your question about a simultaneous diet that includes a diet that “deals with constipation or some gastrointestinal ailment.” To be honest I have never tried to marry two diets together. One for say weight loss or lifestyle eating and one for a specific ailment. At least not yet. I may very well have to consider something like this someday. Thanks for the food for thought (pun intended).

      The closest I have to doing that is my current lifestyle eating which is Ketogenic which will be shifted to a personalized Paleo lifestyle in the near future. Alongside my Ketogenic eating I am also using Intermittent Fasting which seems to keep me from hitting a plateau and actually makes staying in Ketosis much easier.

      Thanks Jess for the “food for Thought!”


    • 3 February 2016 at 1:30 PM

      Hey Jess! You can try flax seeds and/or fiber husk to deal with constipation. They are low-carb and high in fiber!

  • 27 January 2016 at 2:03 PM

    If I am grasping the information properly, I should start with a low calorie or low fat diet to get the the healthy weight I want to reach, then shift to a low carb diet to remain there. Would that be a correct assumption?

    • 27 January 2016 at 2:26 PM

      Paul, the purpose of this article was not to suggest any one diet or which to try first rather it was just a few examples of the macro types of diets out there. Each of these can be subdivided into numerous micro diets with their own emphasis within the diet category.

      But to answer your question, I personally started on the Dr Atkins diet then moved to the Ketogenic diet until I got my body fat down to under 10%. I am now shifting to the Paleo lifestyle (to avoid the word diet) as my life long eating plan.

      In hindsight I would have gone straight to the Ketogenic diet bypassing the Atkins diet. Both of these are high fat diets. I would avoid considering both the low calorie diet (read starving diet) and the low fat diet because our bodies were evolved to use fat as it’s primary fuel over millions of years. The blink of an eye in human evolution where man began substituting grains for fat has not had time to change us into carb burners for it’s primary fuel. Even if forcing ourselves to consume carbs as a primary fuel will ever actually alter our bodies to accept it, it will take a few million years because such a major change does not happen in a blink of an eye or even 50.

      I hope this answered your question Paul.


  • 23 January 2016 at 2:11 PM

    There are so many types of diets to consider and all I want is to shed a few pounds. Pros and cons, any current health issues to consider, amount of weight reduction, and so on. I can see this is going to require some serious research. Thanks for providing such a great source of info.


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