This weekend post is about all diets.
There seems there may be some confusion about diets and dieting.
This is because of all the misleading and conflicting information that is out there today.
Let me start with saying that almost all diets may work for you to some degree or another. I won’t disagree with that.
That is not what these posts are about.
It is about finding the diet where you may lose weight the fastest, the easiest, while keeping the weight off long term. It is also about which diet may get you on the road to optimal health.
So I am doing a quick summery of weight loss tactics and diets that you may have tried or are thinking of trying. I will start with diet pills or potions.
Most of these diet pills or potions say they work for you in one of three ways…
- Reduce appetite, making you feel full so you eat fewer calories.
- Reduce absorption of nutrients like fat, making you take in fewer calories.
- Increase fat burning, making you burn more calories. Let’s start by looking at diet pills and potions.
Let’s look at reducing your appetite to make you feel full.
First these type of diet pills have not been successful long term. They may work to lose some weight, but have not shown successful in keeping the weight off.
Reducing your absorption of nutrients like fat.
A study in 2011 based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s report showed that 9 out of 10 people in the U.S. are deficient in key nutrients in their diets. This means, odds are you are already deficient in key nutrients.
So blocking more of what you are already lacking in is not a good weight loss strategy.
How about those pills that accelerate your weight loss by increasing your metabolism to burn more fat and calories.
While this sounds good, they may also increase your heart rate and blood pressure while also making you jittery.
This is not healthy for your heart health and has shown to be dangerous.
Maybe a low fat diet may be one you are thinking about.
After all, this is one of the most practiced diets in the U.S.
The main reason for that is because it is promoted by most healthcare practitioners today.
While these low fat diets have been popular for many decades so has the rise in almost all diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis, dementia, cataract, osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer’s disease.
I am sure you know that excess sugar intake is associated with weight gain and obesity.
But what may be hidden from you is table sugar isn’t the only culprit when it comes to sugar.
You should know for your own health that sugar goes by many names on food labels, including corn syrup, dextrose, fruit juice, glucose, maltodextrin, maltose and molasses.
In fact, there are around 61 different names for sugar.
But that is not all. Do you know that all carbohydrates are some form of sugar?
If you have been on low fat diets in the past, I am sure you found it nearly impossible to achieve long term success.
This is probably one of the hardest diets to stick too.
Plus more and more studies are coming out which are pointing the finger at carbs saying that there may be a lot of the bad health consequences for you while on a high carbohydrate diet.
Because of these studies, you may think a low carb diet is for you.
And the fast growing in popularity by far are the low carb high protein diets.
And there are a lot of low carb high protein diets for you to pick from on the market today.
First of all, low carb high protein diets, in my opinion are not a good diet.
Protein can be turned into glucose and excessive protein consumption can prevent you from illuminating your cravings.
Plus when large quantities of protein are consumed, it may drive up your blood insulin levels temporarily.
This affects some people more than others, however. It most likely depends on how insulin resistant you are and how much you exercise.
So if you are a body builder and hit the gym a few hours every day, maybe this is a diet for you. Just monitor your health numbers to make sure you maintain optimal health.
Now let’s look at a very low carb, moderate protein, and high fat diet.
First, you must realize that fats have little to no effect on blood sugar and insulin levels but protein affects both your blood sugar and insulin.
And if you don’t spend hours in the gym every day and you are looking for a diet that may be the easiest, fastest, weight loss program that may promote moves toward optimal health, this may be the one for you.
The last thing I will mention today is skipping meals.
Skipping meals can actually help you with weight loss and pointing you towards optimal health, if done correctly.
To do it correctly you need to get your body to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat.
Once you do this, you have enough fat calories to burn between meals leaving you satisfied.
These fat calories also can be used to fuel your brain never putting you in a brain fog.
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