June 17, 2018

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet This is more of a loose description of the eating habits traditionally associated with the people of the Mediterranean region than an actual diet. Mediterranean people are recognized for the low numbers of chronic disease and higher life expectancy despite a high fat diet. Recent studies have indicated that the Mediterranean diet may function as a preventative factor for many illnesses and diseases. Daily foods on this diet include: bread, pasta, fruit, vegetables, grains, potatoes, rice, olive oil, cheese, yogurt and wine, but these foods are consumed in moderation. Foods that should be eaten only a few times […]
June 17, 2018

Pritikin Diet

Pritikin Diet Review The Pritikin diet was developed in the late 1950s by Nathan Pritikin (founder of the Pritikin Longevity Center in California). The Pritikin diet was initially developed as a program to prevent heart disease and is a low fat high fiber diet. The Pritikin diet includes regular exercise, with a minimum of a 45 minute walk per day. Diet is based upon choosing meals that contain 400 Calories or less per pound. This method is easier than calorie counting but requires some mathematical approximation. Processed foods such as pasta and white bread are eliminated in favor of whole […]
June 17, 2018

Protein Power Diet

Protein Power Diet Review Michael and Mary Eades published the Protein Power Diet in 1995. It is a high protein low carbohydrate diet similar to the Atkins Diet but with more scientific data and better researched. The Protein Power Diet comes with literature that includes calculations for discovering your ideal diet plan and how many carbohydrates and proteins you may consume based upon your height, weight, activity level and body fat percentage. High protein foods such as meats, poultry and fish encouraged as is milk, cream and cheese. While following the Protein Power Diet you should stay away from high […]
June 17, 2018

Scarsdale Diet

Scarsdale Diet Review The Scarsdale diet was devised by Dr Herman Tarnower in the 1970s. It is a seven to fourteen day diet plan that uses artificial sweeteners and herbal appetite suppressants. There is a strict diet program to follow which allows fruits, vegetables and lean animal fats and no snacking. The Scarsdale Diet was one of the first low carbohydrate, low calorie diets and any weight loss that is seen on this diet is the result of the low calorie intake (about 1000 calories) and not the supposed ‘chemical reactions’ as claimed. Like the Atkins diet there is a […]
June 17, 2018

Slimfast Diet

Slimfast Diet Review SlimFast Diet is a meal replacement diet that relies on two SlimFast shakes for breakfast and lunch and a normal meal for dinner. Each SlimFast shake has about 240 calories and with a normal meal the diet should have a daily intake of 1000-1200 calories. The Slim Fast shake contains added vitamins and minerals in attempt to make up what would be eaten in the two missed meals. The Slim fast diet will help you lose weight due to its low calorie content. SlimFast: Reasons for A good diet for the more overweight dieter One of the […]
June 17, 2018

South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Review Developed by Dr Agatston in 1999, to help patients avoid or combat heart problems, it also boasts weight loss. Celebrity successes include Bill and Hillary Clinton. It works on the idea that carbs cause weight gain, which is similar to the Atkins diet, however the South Beach diet does not eliminate carbs completely. It divides them into ‘good’ carbs (e.g. high fibre cereals, wheat breads) and ‘bad’ carbs (e.g. biscuits, pasta). ‘Bad’ carbs make you feel full temporarily, but cause your blood sugar levels to rise sharply. When they fall again they leave you feeling lethargic […]
June 17, 2018

Subway Diet

Subway Diet Review The Subway Diet was popularised by Jared Fogle who lost 245 pounds by eating only subway sandwiches for a year. The Subway is basically a low fat diet, which works because you consume fewer calories than you use. There is no cheese, mayonnaise or oil allowed on any of the subs. Below is what Jared Fogle ate for a year to lose 245 pounds Breakfast: Coffee Lunch:  A six-inch turkey sub, no mayo, no oil and a bag of baked potato chips. Dinner:  A foot long veggie sub. Drinks:  Unlimited diet soda through the day. Subway Diet: […]
June 17, 2018

Sugar Busters

Sugar Busters Review The Sugar Busters Diet first came about in mid 1990s. The theory behind it that sugar is toxic and when sugar is eaten it causes an increase in insulin which in turn encourages weight gain. This means that refined sugar in cakes, sweets and fizzy drinks are all ruled out in the Sugar Busters Diet. However some healthy foods are also banned from this diet such as potatoes, pasta and carrots as the Sugar Busters Diet discourages food with a high glycemic index. The Sugar Busters Diet follows a 30% protein, 40% fat and 30% carbohydrate plan […]
June 17, 2018
Suzanne Somers' Eat Great, Lose Weight: Eat All the Foods You Love in Somersize Combinations to Reprogram Your Metabolism, Shed Pounds for Good, and Have More Energy Than Ever Before

Suzanne Somers

Suzanne Somers Diet Review Somersizing was developed by TV celebrity Suzanne Somers, the diet us a low carbohydrate high protein diet that has a calorie intake of 1100-1300 calories per day. The Somersizing diet is a mixture of several ideas as it is part food combining and part an Atkins style low carb diet. It eliminates several foods including sugar and white flour and recommends eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Fruits should be eaten alone while vegetables should be eaten with fats and proteins. There is no portion control and the diet recommends eating frequent small meals Somersizing: Reasons […]
June 17, 2018
Weight Watcher

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers Diet Review Weight Watchers was founded in the early 1960s by Jean Nidetch. It has evolved over the years from a food exchange system that gave a set number of calories and food exchanges to follow for each meal and snack. Now Weight Watchers is a points based system whereby points are assigned for each food based on fat, fiber and calorie content and each person is set a points target for each day and they can eat any variety of food that adds up to that total, each person is responsible for meeting their own targets. The […]