Bookmark this page for advice and information
about about commercial weight loss diets as well as special
diets for specific health conditions.
Here are some short reviews of popular weight
loss diets and advice about healthy eating plans. In general, there is no
such thing as the 'best' diet. Some eating plans suit certain people better
than others. Even so, most dietitians and nutritionists advise against fad
diets that are either too low in calories (eg. under 1000 calories per day),
or that lack sufficient nutrition (eg. very-low-carb diets). At present,
the consensus among diet experts is that the GI diet is probably the optimum
dietary method for most people. In essence, diets based on the glycemic
index promote high quality carbs, such as whole grains, beans, vegetables
and fruits, lean protein and moderate amounts of good quality vegetable
oils. Daily calorie intake may vary from 1200-1600 calories (for women),
and 1600-2000 calories for men.
A Note about Healthy Weight Control
Fad diets, unbalanced diets, diet pills,
diet supplements, weight loss surgery and other short term weight loss
methods are not recommended for permanent weight control. The best way
to lose excess fat and maintain a healthy weight in the long term is to
follow a balanced calorie-controlled diet (that improves your eating habits)
and take regular aerobic exercise.