Weight Loss and a Well Balanced Diet When choosing a diet, more than just weight loss should be considered. In addition, other health factors should be looked at as well. The Atkins diet, being a low carbohydrate diet, does not take into account factors other than weight loss and puts participating subjects at risk for long and short-term health problems. In contrast, the most healthy and effective way of losing weight is to reduce fat and simple carbohydrate intake. Instead, a healthful diet should consist of complex carbohydrates, and good proteins, to include fruits, whole grains, vegetables, and legumes.
Due to the low-fat, high-fiber diet, the vegan diet has a tendency to prevent cancer. Veganism has been proven to prevent certain cancers, studies show that veganism hinders the development of cancers such as breast, cervical, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Not only does veganism prevent diseases such as cancer, it also improves one's physical and mental health. The elimination of the animal products will cause one's Body Mass Index (BMI) level to change. Fattening food consumptions of meats can cause weight gain.
Therefore, the low fat diet encourages its participants to reduce saturated fat for it is the main cause of high cholesterol level. On the other hand, even though low carbohydrate diets do not state that carbohydrates are bad; they do state that it causes weight gain; this idea gives most Americans that it is bad because it causes a person to gain weight. When a person eats foods that are high in carbohydrates the body produces more insulin, which causes the body to quickly change food into body fat. This is why the low carbohydrate diets like the Atkins diet restricts a person to eat very small amount of food that contains
Thus these benefits should not define whether this diet is beneficial or not, but needs to be taken into account. Although these diets prevent health issues, sometimes they can do more harm than good. The public glorifies the vegetarian and vegan diet by thinking the health plan includes only fruits and vegetables. Although, people often times overlook the fact that french fries, doughnuts, and snack cakes are also vegetarian food options (McCoy). These foods consist of high amounts of sugar and trans fat which raise the unhealthy low-density lipoprotein while lowering the individuals high-density lipoprotein (McCoy).
Low-fat diets reduce fat intake because proponents of low-fat diets claim that fat is the type of food with the biggest caloric bang for its nutritional buck Low-fat diets are based on the fallacious connection between body fat and fat in food. There is no such connection, and this is a mistake that can have dire consequences. The body does not use fat as an energy source. People actually gain weight on low-fat diets because snacks toted as low-fat are frequently high in carbohydrates to compensate for the loss of flavor from lack of fat. Becau... ... middle of paper ... ...st in calories.
Having a healthy lifestyle is a treasure in one’s life. Being healthy means taking care of the brain, body and know what to do and what to eat. Many people think that eating diet food makes them be healthy and fitness but it is not true. Diets usually mean eating special kinds of food or a little amount of it to lose weight. This way of depriving self of eating diverse types of food and focus on specific types that have low calories to avoid gaining extra weight is not healthy.
Atkins does not restrict the amount of meats, eggs, and cheeses one eats a... ... middle of paper ... ... experts agree that the Atkins and Zone Diet do result in weight loss. Overall the Atkins and the Zone Diet share differences and similarities when it comes to weight loss. The Atkins Diet severely limits the amount of carbohydrates one puts into their bodies. This reduction causes insulin levels to remain more constant which in turn suppresses the appetite. Skeptics are not sure how healthy this diet is due to the high amounts of cholesterol in one's bloodstream that it leads to.
Despite the controversy that suggests a vegetarian diet does not provide adequate nutrients to sustain a healthy lifestyle, is in fact inaccurate as a vegetarian diet is among the healthier diets known worldwide. Thus, vegetarians consume adequate nutrients, lower their risk for disease and ingest healthier food compared to their meat-eating counterpart. Most of the nutrients and are found in meat can be found in another non-meat source. For a person contemplating a vegetarian diet it must be considered that they will need to attain essential nutrients from another source. Additionally, a well-balanced vegetarian diet can provide a healthy lifestyle during all stages of life.
As a conclusion, ingredients that present in diet pills can cause harmful effects to our body. All in all, most diet pills bring more negative effects for they only act as appetite suppressant, give only a temporary fix and contains harmful substances to our body. Unfortunately, the best way to shed those pounds is nothing new. Physician, dietitians and nutritionists unanimously agree that eating a moderate and balanced diet along with regular exercise is the best way to maintain a healthy weight. Being healthy does not mean to have a slimmer body, but to have an ideal shape and staying fit.
Low-carbohydrate/ high protein diets, such as the Atkins Diet, encourage dieters to consume foods that are proven to cause health problems, especially heart disease. These diets replace carbohydrates with high-fat and high-protein foods such as meats, eggs, cheese, and butter. The problem with this recommendation is that there are no restrictions on the amount or the type of fat contained in these foods; and this flaw in the diet can lead to a higher risk of heart disease. Low-carbohydrate/ high-protein diets neglect some important risk factors for heart disease. One of these factors is total dietary fat intake.