The various forms of Diet Plans

There are innumerable of diets plans out there that have been created and designed to help you lose weight. These are the two main ways that diets work. And there are many creative diets today that either limits the number of calories you eat with calorie counting and portion control or they promote ketosis by increasing protein and lowering carbohydrates.

The problem that most healthcare professionals have with fad diets and what you need to be aware of is that many of the diets are ok only for the short-term because deficiencies in important nutrients make these diets unhealthy if you continue them over time. And whether or not you should even start a fad diet in the first place really depends on your current state of health.
Another problem which medical professional have with fad diets, is the concern that these diets don’t teach you how to eat to keep the weight off. Many who lose weight end up regaining all the weight plus more!

But, for the dieter, the draw of fad diets is the promise of fast weight loss and, usually, the ease of following it for a few days. Most of the diets are easy to follow because your choices are rather restricted. It comes down to eating just certain foods for each meal plus any allowed snacks and that is all. These diets are no-brainers. And that takes the stress of making the right food choices off of you.

It is important to look for a plan that includes strategies for maintaining weight loss. There is nothing worse than regaining the weight that took you an enormous amount of hard work and patience to lose. Lack of long-term randomized scientific studies proving the diet works and is safe. A randomized study distributes participants in a deliberately random way into either the non-tested diet group or the special diet group. Some fad diets state there is research to support their claims, but the research is only done with a few people or does not exist.

The newest diet plan consist of high-protein, low carbohydrate, and fat-controlled diet. This diet claims that the cause for obesity "is simple: The faster the sugars and the starches you eat are processed and absorbed into your bloodstream, the fatter you get." The goal is to "take out bad fats and bad carbohydrates." Like many of the fad diets, it is divided into different phases. The first phase claims to eliminate cravings and kick-start weight loss; the second phase is for long-term, steady weight loss; and the third phase is to be followed for 365 days a year once you have achieved your weight loss goal.