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Popular Diets That Promise Weight Loss

By Brent McNutt

Every day the American population is getting bigger, no I’m not talking about the number of people that we have living in the country I’m talking about the pant size of the people living in this country. We are in the middle of a nationwide epidemic of obesity. Americans are thankfully starting to wake up and realize that the way that they have been living is not healthy and cannot continue unchecked any longer. They are looking for ways to lose weight and they are willing to do anything to make that happen. The problem is that they are not sure how to lose the weight and keep it off because they have been living an unhealthy life for so long. The good news is that there are a wide variety of popular diets that can provide effective weight loss for those who have decided to break the mold instead of the chair that they sit in.

The first two things that you need to know before dealing with any popular diet fad are what are referred to as the two laws of fat. The first law of fat is, YOU CANNOT LOSE WEIGHT IF YOU DO NOT EAT! This is because your body will enter emergency mode and shut down your metabolism to conserve what fuel (fat) that you have for energy production since no new fuel is coming in. The second law of fat is, YOU WILL NOT LOSE WEIGHT UNLESS YOU ARE PROVIDING OXYGEN TO THE BODY IN LARGE AMOUNTS, this means that you need to start moving, even if it’s only a little at first in order to hyper-oxygenate the blood. This is done through what is called aerobic activity (no were not talking neon lights, brightly colored spandex and some aging drag queen yelling about doing some dance craze from the fifties; in actuality any activity which gets you breathing harder and your pulse increased for 20 minutes over the course of the day is aerobic). Yes I know that all of this sounds like the same thing the crazy woman with the bleached out crew cut yelled at us a few years ago but the truth is despite her hair do she was actually right.

The first thing that you need to understand is that there is no such thing as a miracle weight loss solution. Every diet will require you to make some effort by changing unhealthy lifestyle habits and increasing the amount of exercise that you get. Any diet that promises (or provides) weight lose without doing these things is actually costing you lean tissue and water, both of which you need to stay healthy. You should also know that the fastest that the human body can lose weight safely is around 2.5 pounds per week for women and 3-4 pounds per week for men. Anything that is happening beyond those amounts is drastic weight loss and is considered unhealthy by most experts.

Ok now that we have established how things are supposed to go for proper weight lose let’s look at two diets which are very popular and very effective. First we have the “roller coaster” diet. This is called this due to the fact that you are roller coastering your caloric intake levels from one day to the next and changing up the types of foods that you eat every day. This way your body never realizes that you are on a diet and never enter emergency mode to limit your metabolic burn ratio (the speed that you burn through your back up fuel supply, i.e. your body fat).

The second diet is popular and effective but no one can really tell you why. The Cabbage and lemonade diet works, and it is believed to do so due to a combination in the body of certain compounds on both the cabbage and the lemonade. This combination triggers a minor version of hyper-metabolism and can help you lose weight quickly but must not be used for more than 10-14 days ever.

Brent McNutt really enjoys socializing and networking with healthcare professionals online and also likes talking about Urbane Scrubs and baby phat scrubs and also likes writing articles about various topics.

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