Weight Loss Diets
We can't blame
just low fat diets or low carb diets for our epidemic of obesity in
evidence indicates that the best diet for most people is one
that improves their lipid (cholesterol and blood
triglyceride) profile, avoids harmful cancer-promoting
substances, and limits excess calories that lead to
unhealthy weight gain and other chronic diseases."
Carolyn Classick-Kohn, MS,RD.
On her diet website she notes that the best diet is
not a low fat or a low carb diet.
"We need to get away from putting our diets into "low
fat" and "low carb" camps and do what makes
sense; eat the right amount of high nutrition foods, choose good
carbohydrates, good fats, and good protein
is a fairly young science, and we are constantly learning
new things about the role various foods play in the
prevention and development of diseases like cancer,
diabetes, and heart disease. Therefore, new information can
contradict what we thought was true 10 years ago, and
this can be confusing to the public."
Weight Loss Diets
for Improved Health
have to go with the best information that science has to
offer, and learn to trust our intuition and common sense in
sifting through unfounded claims and sometimes dangerous
Most weight loss
are designed for short term weight loss and don't address personal
needs. Once you do the hard work to lose
weight, wouldn't it be nice to have a plan that meets this need, and
essential elements found to be most successful in
maintaining a healthy body weight. These key elements
are missing in many fad diets, but are recognized by diet
and nutrition experts (registered dietitians).
the diets designed by registered
calorie needs are based on body weight, sex, age,
and your level of physical activity.
determines your “metabolic rate”.
age, you lose muscle tissue and your
calorie needs decrease. Which means, you can
not eat the same amount at age 40 that you did
at age 20 or you will gain weight! No matter how pleased you feel when you lose
weight fast, it doesn’t compare to the down side of
gaining it back!
Real weight control happens only when the
plan is a permanent and realistic for you over the long
term. If you are looking for a weight loss diet - look
for a plan that considers your eating
habits and your physical characteristics, and helps you with
your own challenges."
A Personal Dietitian's Advice