“Fad” Weight Loss Diet
Obesity refers to excess body fat. You’ve probably experienced the frustrations of dieting at least once in your life, if you’ve had problems with your weight. Nearly 100 million Americans continue to follow a weight loss diet in any given year and as many as ninety-five percent of them regain the pregnancy they lost within five years. Even worse, a third of them will regain more weight than they lost, putting them at risk of “plunging” from one common diet to a different diet. The traditional approach to weight problems, specialized in fad diets or weight-loss drugs, may leave you with the same amount of weight and therefore the additional burden of ill health.
Today, an estimated sixty-five percent of all American adults are obese or overweight. Our culture is obsessed with staying thin while getting fatter, but this is not about appearances. Obesity is understood as a precursor to many debilitating health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis and gallbladder disease. Obesity contributes to up to 375,000 deaths each year. Additionally, the overall public health costs of obesity are staggering. According to Harvard researchers, obesity accounts for about 19% of all heart disease cases with annual health costs estimated at $30 billion; It is also a factor in 57% of diabetes cases, with health costs of $9 billion annually.
Set realistic goals:
No doubt you have fallen into one or more weight loss diet regimens over the years, which promise fast and painless weight loss. Many rapid weight loss diet programs undermine your health, cause physical discomfort, flatulence, and eventually cause disappointment once you begin to regain weight, soon after losing it. Beginner or quick diet programs for weight loss generally put too much pressure on one type of food. It goes against the basic principle of excellent nutrition – to stay healthy one must consume a diet that includes a spread of foods. Safe, healthy and permanent weight loss is really what is missing out on the thousands of popular diets.
Some pregnancy loss diets reign supreme for a brief period, only to melt away. While some dwindle in popularity thanks to being unproductive or unsafe, some simply lose public curiosity. Examples of such fad diets include the South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, Grapefruit Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, Alternation Diet, Beverly Hills Diet, Bretharian, Ornish Blanc – the list goes on and on. These cliched diets advocate a specific approach (such as cutting out a certain food, or eating only certain groups of foods) along with the basic concept that the body makes the difference in energy by breaking down and using some of its neighbors itself, essentially converting matter into energy. Autoimmune cannibalism, or catabolism as it is referred to, usually begins with the breakdown of fat stored in the body.