Healthy Diet

According to American Sports Data Inc. the percentage of Obesity in the US has increased from 13 % ( in the base year 1962) to 31 % (in the year 2000). Hold your breath .. the worse is yet to come.

The U.S. Surgeon General report indicates that obesity is responsible for the death of over a quarter million Americans every year.  About 63 % of adult Americans have a body mass index of over 25 – which means one thing – that we are overweight and we need to do something about this.

With increasing affluence and change in dietary pattern across the world, things are not exactly rosy elsewhere either. I see this as another problem affecting the entire world.

Is there a solution for this weighty problem?  There is – in fact – plenty.

Diets and exercise programs can help alleviate the problem. We come back to the core subject of this blog – choosing the right diet that will work for you. Is there a Healthy Diet ?

Healthy Diet

No

Diet Plan

Features

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Rice Diet

The rice diet propagated by the Duke University has shown considerable results in persons suffering from obesity and heart disease.

2

Sacred Heart Diet

For rapid weight loss in overweight heart patients prior to their surgery. This is a soup-based diet and people following this diet tend to lose around 10-17 pounds in the first week itself.

3

Dash Diet

The DASH diet aims at reducing elevated blood pressure with dietary modifications. This hypertension diet is not a fixed menu but a guideline towards reducing sodium and fats in the diet.

4

3 Day Diet Strategy

A 3 day diet strategy involves a calorie-restricted diet to bring about quick loss of weight. The effectiveness of these diets is much debated though

5

Negative Calorie Diet

Negative calorie diet seeks to rev up the body’s metabolic processes. Suitable for weight loss and subsequent weight maintenance

6

Scarsdale Diet Plan

The good part is that salads and lean meats form a large chunk of the diet. But the diet is so severely restricted in calories that it is difficult to follow it for too long.

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Raw Food Diet

Consuming 75% of the diet as enzymatically alive, raw, whole, live uncooked food is favorable.

8

High Protein Diet

High protein, high fat and moderate carbohydrate diet is closely related to Atkins diet. A variation of this diet is zone diet.

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Zone Diet Plan

This diet prescribes moderate carbohydrate, adequate protein and a low fat diet. Also referred to as 40:30:30 diet – 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein and 30% fat.

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South Beach Diet

South Beach diet plan is aimed at shedding off weight and keeping it off. Promoted in 3 phases. May need individual adaptation as all other diet plans do.

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Sonoma Diet

The secret to losing weight forever is not in avoiding foods you love but enjoying the right foods in the right amounts.

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Macrobiotic Diet

Macrobiotic diet seeks to harmonize the forces of Ying and Yang so as to optimize their effect on the body. Mostly vegetarian food items …

13

Montignac Diet

The method aims at changing the way people eat – choosing the right food combination to eat and not in limiting what they eat.

14

Low Fat Low Cholesterol Diet

A restrictive diet with many benefits. The  page also has a few low fat / low cholesterol recipes.

15

Hay Diet

This diet is also known as the food combining diet and functions as a trigger to reduce unwanted weight. No exercise schedule is insisted during this diet program, this is a diet that works purely with the nutrition of the body and can be followed all through the life of a person.

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