The diet plan that limit the carbohydrates and help to reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity is the low-carbohydrates diet plan. By using the low-carbohydrate diet plan, it helps to increase the HDL levels, decrease blood sugar and pressure levels and decrease the triglycerides present in our body. In a short period, people lose weight very quickly by following the low-carbohydrate diet. This can be seen that, CL loses 1.5kg after one week, which the reduction in weight is relatively fast. According to Krebs et al.
Atkins’s diet is based on low carbohydrates and high protein while the Ornish diet is based on a vegetarian diet with low or no protein intake but filled with amounts of fiber. The idea behind the Atkins’ diet is that there is too much refined sugar in our diet. Too many snack foods and breads contain refined sugar, white flour and high-fructose corn sugar that leads to a spike in our insulin which creates blood sugar to spike. So Atkins tells us to take these items out of our diet and replace them with any type of protein. This will create the metabolism to enter a state of ketosis or “Burn” of the internal fat we store in the body.
Warning! This kind of juice cleanse and other cleanses, may cause headaches and dizziness, specifically within the first couple of days of the diet because the body is still trying to adapt. While the juices are purely vegetables and fruits, you can add spices like fresh mint, thyme, oregano and chives. This will give a little kick. Advantages and Disadvantages of Juice Cleanse Diets Any diet has its share of pros and cons.
1. from Whole Foods to Refined Today the trend has shifted from eating whole grain foods to refined foods especially carbohydrates (white flour and rice over brown). Reason was prestige; coz only wealthy can afford refined grains. The food loses its natural form and many nutrients-vitamins, proteins, minerals, folic acid, and antioxidants-as a result of refining. Refining increases the shelf life of food as it becomes less nutritious for pests. Moreover, refining not only makes whole foods durable and portable, but also concentrates their energy and speed them up.
The big name companies use the temporary weight loss to make the buyer or user think the diet is superior when in reality it is very bad. The long term affects of fad diets can be a little more severe and consist of some of the following issues such as prolonged hunger, depression, reduced sex drive, fatigue, irritability, fainting, sinus problems, muscle loss, rashes, acidosis, bloodshot eyes, gallbladder disease, and loose folds of skin. These are just some of the most common symptoms and there can be many more. Regular diet and exercise are not always the answer because if not done the proper way people face severe effects as well. Crash diets, skipped meals, and overeating are all bad dietary moves.
Slim-Fast vs. HCG Amber Padgett COM/155 June 23, 2013 Kimberly Parry Slim-Fast vs. HCG People are always looking for different ways to lose weight. There are many over the counter diet supplements to choose from, but two common diets choices are Slim-Fast and the HCG diet. HCG is a low calorie diet for people who want to lose weight quickly, whereas, Slim-Fast is a moderate weight loss plan. Both plans have specific guidelines and calorie allowances that will be discussed. Although the Slim-Fast and HCG diets are both popular diets used for weight loss, the HCG diet poses higher health risks then Slim-Fast.
Also Ogden and Hills 2008 interview of people who had successfully lost weight and maintained weight loss suggested that it is not only what people do but also what they believe. They concluded that for dieting to be successful a person needs to hold a model of obesity that focuses on behaviour as central to their weight problem, avoid a state of denial whereby they want to eat but do not, create a situation where food is no longer regarded as rewarding and finally establish a new identity as a thinner person. These three studies suggest that having a restrained eating aim, aims to gain self-esteem and body satisfaction and believing certain things all contribute to the success of dieting.
Research has shown that people who are suffering from depression tend to eat more foods that are carbohydrates as it increases their serotonin level, however consuming foods that are purely carbohydrate is difficult as there is almost always a trace of another food component, for example, protein. BENTON 2002 says that the serotonin hypothesis isn’t valid when explaining anti-depressant effects of high carbohydrate diets, due to breakdown of Tryptophan from small traces of food components within carbohydrate foods as this stops it from entering the brain. This would mean that serotonin levels wouldn’t alter, therefore depression isn’t cured. However people continue to consume carbohydrates as GIBSON 2006 said they believe it will alter their serotonin levels. Opiate hypothesis involves the neurotransmitters, for example beta-endorphin, being released from neurones to act as synapses at the opiate receptors.
Discuss explanations for the success and/or failure of dieting (25 marks) The cognitive behavioural approach looks to explain dieting through positive and negative thought processes. The main reason why people want to lose weight is because they have negative views on their own body image. Herman and Polivy try to explain why restraint might actually increase eating, through their boundary model, which is that when dieting there is a conflict between the physiological need for food and the cognitive control over what should be eaten whilst dieting. The problem is that after the first 5-10% initial weight los the person begins to reach a plateau and the weight loss stops. A further problem is that at this point the body’s psychological needs and desire to maintain a certain set point over ride the cognitive control of the diet.
Mary Scales May 2, 2012 SCI220 Week 1: Discussion Questions • What are some health problems related to inadequate diets? Provide a brief explanation of the problem and the body system involved. If you eat more than you use the surplus energy is stored as body fat; this could lead to you becoming overweight which increases your risk of disease and disability. Some health problems such as high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, non-insulin dependent diabetes, joint pain, constipation, and becoming short of breath. Your risks multiply if you eat to much animal fat, smoke, drink alcohol and get very little exercise.