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So Many Different Diet Methods... Which One to Choose?

Jul 31, 2008
Summertime is here and for those who have to lose some pounds and would like to wear their most beautiful bathing suit on the beach, it is time to think about starting a little diet.

Whether you have five or forty pounds to lose, the choice of the most healthy and effective diet is sometimes hard: there are hundreds of different diets methods and programmes out there, all with their pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages and the risk of gaining weight after the diet.

Whatever diet you choose, you will almost have to remove sugar and fat and deprive you of things you love, whether a burger, a pizza or shrimps in cream sauce, pay attention to what you drink ...

Here is a review of some of the most popular diet methods and programmes that will help you to choose the one that will work for you.

Natural Health Diet

If you take weight loss pills you can boost their action by changing your way of eating. If you do not plan to take pills to help you lose weight but want to follow a healthy diet, then Natural Health Diet is the perfect weight loss plan.

You could make it healthier by limiting your portions and reducing the amount of fats that you eat. There are also other excellent ways to boost your natural weight loss while maintaining your body healthy ; for instance, by walking and cycling.

Calorie Restriction

This is the easiest diet to understand. When you follow that kind of diet, you have to remove some types of foods. The Calorie Restriction Diet is a healthy diet, based on a better quality of life ; that brings you good health, few hyper or hypotension problems.

The inconvenient of this diet is that you may notice that you feel hungry, and always must count the calories intake and perfectly know the contents of each and every food you take.

You will also have to restrict the meals at the restaurant...

Dr Atkins Diet - The fast weight loss method

This kind of diet method enables you to lose weight very quickly.

It is easy to follow and you may eat a great number and a large variety of food. While following this diet, you are not supposed to feel hungry; which is a positive point.

On the other hand, since you take few carbs, it can produce a loss of energy and vitality when it is prolonged. If you like to eat carbohydrate you will be frustrated as Atkins Diet does not allow you to take carbohydrates. Alcohol is completely prohibited.

The South Beach Diet

Method: good and bad carbohydrates.

You should not have to count the calories and do not limit the carbohydrate ingestion.

This diet includes three phases:

Phase 1: you may eat all what you want except carbohydrates; alcohol, beer, etc. are also banned.

Phase 2: this is the phase where you will be reintroducing some of the prohibited foods, this phase lasts as long as you wish or have to lose weight.

Phase 3: you enter the phase that is supposed to maintain your new weight.

By following the South Beach Diet, you are not supposed to feel hungry. On the other hand, this kind of weight loss diet can be rather expensive.

The Zone Diet

Here is what the Zone Diet allows you to eat:

* Carbohydrates
* Proteins
* Fat (olive oil, butter)

What you cannot eat:

* Fruits and vegetables that are rich in sugar
* Potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, etc.

What you cannot drink:

* Alcohol
* Sodas, etc.

You will lose weight quickly but once you will finish the diet, you will be at the risk to gain the lost weight again - and maybe some more pounds. So, after having followed such a diet, you will have to restrict your food if you want to maintain your new waist line.

The Green Tea Diet

This weight loss diet is the easiest diet to do! It is also appreciated by the professionals and seems being effective.

Drinking green tea not only helps you to lose weight but it is also very good for your health. However, you should take note that the loss of weight is not as spectacular as with reducing diets but it is also the safest loss of weight: slowly lost pounds do not come back and whether they return, they will do it as slowly as you lost them.

If you plan to follow the Green Tea Diet, ensure you that you like to drink green tea ;-)

Cleansing / Detox Diet

If you want to feel more fresh, lighter or more energetic, choose Detox / Cleansing Diet.

Detox Diet will cleanse your liver which will metabolize the food more quickly and allows you a long term weight loss. However, this kind of weight loss program is not easy to follow without feeling hungry. So it can be hard to stick to the Cleansing/Detox diet more than two weeks.

Tip: have a Detox Diet one week before leaving on holiday.

Happy weight loss!
About the Author
D. Halet is a history, holidays and tarot cards passionate. She also experienced lots of weight loss diets and methods. Whether you have to lose weight but do not know what diet to choose or want to share your personal experiences, feel free to visit Let's Lose Weight!, your info site dedicated to weight loss.
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