Almost all the time, a fad diet will share most of the following characteristics:
- Promises a quick fix
- Promotes 'magic' foods or combinations of foods
- Implies that food can change body chemistry
- Excludes and restricts food groups or nutrients, such as carbohydrates
- Has rigid rules that focus on weight loss
- Makes claims based on a single study or testimonials only.
"Fad" diets that restrict a whole heap of food groups and nutrients, may also mean that you miss out on the healthy effects that a balanced eating plan will provide you.
We don’t for sure but, a fad diets can possibly lead to an increased risk of various diseases.
There is an eating plan for EVERYBODY! and they will get you results. You can maintain a healthy body weight and you don't have to cut out any foods because you can eat everything – in moderation.
If your trying to loose weight you should try not to concentrate solely on the number or the scales. If you make healthy choices and change your lifestyle you will see results with in only a few weeks. I have had a great success with portion control, the size of the meals you eat is a HUGE factor in controlling your weight loss.
A balanced eating plan,combined with some type of regular physical activities, it will change your life….I AM THE PROOF!
For a eating plan to be balanced and give you what you need, here are my top 5 tips to get you going:
- Eat plenty of veggies and fruits.
- Include a variety of cereals (including breads, rice, pasta and noodles), preferably wholegrain (Timing these types of foods is the key).
- Lean meat, fish, chicken or alternatives.
- Drink plenty of water, Consume very moderate amounts (or none if possible) of food and drinks containing added sugars. In particular, limit your soft drinks.
Carbs provide the body with fuel. There are high energy and low energy carbs, thats where the timing of what you eat comes into play. If and when possible you should consume your high energy carbs after physical exercise (potatoes, pastas, breads etc). Your low energy carbs (veggies, some fruits, eggs, etc) can be consumed with every meal.
Foods that I consider “High Energy" carbohydrates include:
- Veggies, especially potatoes and corn
- Rice, pasta and noodles
- Milk and yoghurt.
These foods are rich in vitamins and minerals and are generally low in fat. This makes them well suited to a healthy eating plan. Some are excellent sources of dietary fibre, including wholegrain varieties, fruit and veggies.
A lot of Studies will show that loosing weight gradually actually increases your chances of successfully keeping it off…..PERMANENTLY . A legit weight loss plans should aim for you to be losing around 1-2 kg per week.