Five Mythical Fad Diets for Weight Loss
Eat Every Three Hours
This diet held some value. When hungry, our choice of food is mostly simple sugar; e.g. cookies and granola bars, which will create peak and crash on your energy levels. Eating at regular interval will prevent overwhelming food craving. Food intake, however, must be carefully monitored. Combination of complex carbohydrate, protein, fruits and vegetables will be processed at different rates, provide long-lasting energy and prevent hunger prior to mealtime.
No Meal after 7 p.m.
Contrary to popular belief that after 7 p.m. calories is stop being process effectively, body metabolism is unique for every person. This statement might be applicable for those who snack because they are tired or bored. This statement does not apply for those who remain active during the night such as students or artists. Our body requires fuel whenever it needs, even during the night.
Fasting situated our body to starvation, thus decelerate metabolism since the body does not know when it will regain access to food. Weight loss is very likely to happen in the early stages. Metabolic rate, however, will be maintained at low level, even when eating interval return to normal. Calorie is required for proper functioned brain and body and since they are at constant work. Limitation on calorie input will prevent brain and body from performing their basic tasks. Exercise is far more effective for removing toxins and increase body metabolisms.
Low Fat Diet
Consumed fat does not necessarily increase body fat. Fat is essential for healthy diet and also required in vitamins and nutrients absorption. Portion control is more important than controlling what you eat and what you are not. Consume more than what your body need, and it will be stored as fat. Also, low fat foods are mostly either processed or artificial.
Low Carbohydrate Diet
55-60% of your meal should consist of carbohydrate. It is the food for your brain. Reducing carbohydrate intake might results some initial weight loss, but the side effects might include headaches and loss of concentration. Carbohydrates contain more water compared to other macronutrients which help body hydration. Read the rest of this entry »