Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Atkins Diet, introduced by Dr.

Atkins Diet, introduced by Dr.

Robert Atkins in the 1970’s has spurred a legion of low-carb dieters in the United States. For two decades, millions of Americans have restricted their intake of carbohydrates following the teachings of Dr. Atkins. The diet, which was reintroduced in the book Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution, focuses on the restriction of carbohydrates to 20 grams in an individual’s diet at the start of the program and then tailoring his diet to accommodate up to 40-50 grams of carbohydrates during the 'maintenance' phase. During the first phase or the induction phase, dieters are not allowed to have more than 20 grams of carbohydrates and they also can not have any alcoholic or caffeinated drinks. They must also refrain from consuming starchy foods, bread or even fruits. There are no imposed restrictions on meats and other sources of protein and yet weight-loss is fastest during this period. Later on, more carbohydrates will be allowed in the diet but dieters will be asked to watch their intake of refined grains and sugar. By the time a dieter reaches the Maintenance phase, he would already have been used to making smart food choices and would already know the amount of carbohydrates he can consume that will keep him in top shape. Proponents of the Atkins Diet claim that the program teaches your body to burn calories more efficiently and as a result is said to lessen fatigue, depression, and muscle pains.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Your HCG

A homeopathic liquid drop for the hCG diet.

Your HCG is a homeopathic drop solution that contains the hCG hormone, a hormone that has been associated with weight loss. Most hCG weight loss protocols involve administering hCG injections, but Your HCG offers an alternative with its homepathic drops.

Like all hCG diets, Your HCG is used in conjunction with a very low calorie diet and other specific protocols. It is important to follow the instructions on the product's label, including dietary guidelines, drop usage and exercise recommendations.

The hCG diet is a controversial weight loss plan. While there are many loyal supporters who have found weight loss success, there are also many naysayers.

Your HCG contains a premixed solution of the hCG hormone and 16 percent USP alcohol.


The Pregnancy Diet

The Pregnancy Diet

Guidelines for eating healthily for two.

Congratulations! You're pregnant. But if you're like most women, you have two pertinent concerns running through your mind right now: How can I eat healthy for both my baby and myself? And, how can I gain the right amount of weight so that it does not take me until my child is in preschool to fit back into my jeans again?

Eileen Behan, a registered dietitian and mother of two, wrote just with you in mind, The Pregnancy Diet. This book is about the dos and don'ts of eating while you're pregnant. This is not a diet book, but rather a guide on eating soundly for those important nine months so that you're staying on track with your weight.

In addition to the known "stay away from sushi" and "bone up on folic acid" tips, her book also includes weekly weight goals for single and twin births, recipes, on-the-go snack ideas, exercise programs and nutritional guidelines for special cases like gestational diabetes, bed rest and others.

The Pregnancy Diet is intended to keep you on track with your weight gain and not go overboard, and it serves to alleviate many of the fears women have around gaining weight during pregnancy by explaining how the body needs to prepare for this momentous event. But Behan strongly encourages women to not gain any more weight than what is recommended. Studies have shown that women who "eat for two" have a much harder time losing those extra pregnant pounds once their little bambino is born than those who adhere to the recommended guidelines.

The Pregnancy Diet focuses on eating proportioned and nutritionally-sound meals and snacks throughout the entire three trimesters of pregnancy. It is not a diet, but rather a guide on which foods to avoid and which foods to eat more during pregnancy. Since this is pregnancy after all, and it is a woman's one time chance to indulge a bit without the accompanying guilt, The Pregnancy Diet addresses this reality and tries to do what it can to allow for indulgences while maintaining proper nutrition. The book includes a Body Mass Index calculator, as well as a breakdown of nutrients and which foods to find them in as a way for the woman to keep checks and balances on her nutrition.


HCG Safe Start Method

HCG Safe Start Method
Another guide to the highly controversial HCG Diet.
The HCG Safe Start Method is an eBook written by Dennis Bullock that outlines the details and information needed to complete the HCG Diet. This eBook, like many others tells you in detail what the HCG Diet is, what supplies you need for the diet, where to get those supplies and offers a host of success stories from people who have tried the HCG Diet.

The HCG Safe Start Method speaks directly to those who have struggled with trying to lose weight over the years and also those that might have read the book the Weight Loss Cure. This diet actually involves injecting yourself daily with human chorionic gonadotrophin or HCG hormone. You also eat a very restricted amount of calories each day. The HCG Safe Start Method focuses on the 40 treatment method. It’s mentioned on the web page that there are several options for this diet, but all of them are considerably overpriced when compared to the actual cost of the materials you need. The HCG Safe Start Method is going to answer that burning question for you and help you get the best possible deal so that you can start the program right away.

The HCG Safe Start Method promises you will be happier, healthier, more attractive and more active. The eBook will give you information on where to buy HCG, where to buy supplies, how to mix the hormones, recipes for foods you can have and secrets to maintaining your weight loss.

The HCG Safe Start Method does not offer much in the way of details about what you will be eating on this program. The eBook does include some recipes that will go along with the guidelines of the diet. The HCG Diet is known for only allowing dieters 500 calories per day, so you won’t be eating any large meals. The included recipes will hopefully add some variety to the diet.


HCG Easy Gourmet Diet Cookbook

HCG Easy Gourmet Diet Cookbook

A cookbook for those on the HCG Diet.

The HCG Easy Gourmet Diet Cookbook is a cookbook that features recipes that would coincide with the HCG Diet guidelines. This cookbook includes easy low-fat and low calorie recipes that you can make at home. The cookbook also includes grocery lists that include a calorie count for all the items you are buying. All of the recipes in the HCG Easy Gourmet Diet Cookbook include all of the nutrition information and the recipes yield enough food for four people. The different sections in the cookbook include chicken, fish and shrimp, beef, soups and stews, vegetable sides and sauces and dressings. If you’re still on the fence about purchasing the cookbook, you can send your name and email address and receive two free recipes to try out.

This cookbook includes several recipes that you can make while on the HCG diet. All of the recipes include their calorie and nutrition information. Each recipe makes four servings of the dish. There are several categories that the recipes are divided into including chicken, fish and shrimp, beef, soups and stews, vegetable sides and sauces and dressings. Some of the included recipes are:

Orange roughy with strawberry salsa

Steak and asparagus stir-fry

Orange ginger chicken

Garlic shrimp stir-fry

HCG burger

Zucchini spaghetti

Chicken cabbage chili

Broccoli salad with sweet vinaigrette

Wilted spinach & mushrooms

Cocktail sauce

Asparagus guacamole

Creamy ranch dressing

HCG BBQ sauce


hCG Diet

hCG Diet
Simply Simeons: A Quick Guide to the Most Popular HCG Diet on the Planet READ MOREA controversial diet that calls for hormone injections.
Established: 1950s
Founder: Dr. A.T.W. Simeons
Accessibility: Injections and drops
Diet Type: Extremely low calorie along with hCG drops or injections
Gender: Male and female
Celebrity Endorsements: Snookie (Jersey Shore), Jenni Farley, Britney Spears
Not considered safe
Weight loss is more likely to due to extremely restricted caloric intake rather than injections or drops

Weight loss is temporary

Side effects can be very serious. According to the Mayo Clinic, side affects associated with hCG include fatigue, irritability, headache and male breast enlargement.


Guarana Pure

Guarana Pure

A natural stimulant and powerful source of antioxidants.

Guarana Pure is a natural weight loss supplement that contains the Brazilian "magic" fruit, guarana. Touted as a super food, guarana is a small shrub that bears a bright red fruit. But when it comes to weight loss, it is the seeds of the guarana fruit that are its claim to fame. The tiny black seeds contain caffeine, in fact, more caffeine than coffee beans. Guarana seeds also contain antioxidants which are believed to powerful allies in the fight against heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Guarana Pure claims to help boost your energy, enhance mental focus, and curb your appetite. The supplement should also only be used for serious weight loss.

The manufacturers of the product also make the claim that celebrities like Kelly Ripa use the supplement, but there is no direct quote from any actresses that support using guarana or Guarana Pure.

Guarana Pure contains 100% organic guarana.


Calorie Restriction Diet

Calorie Restriction Diet

Live longer while eating less.

Caloric restriction has long been linked to increasing longevity. Studies from both animal and human research shows that consistent caloric reduction may result in a decreased incidence of degenerative diseases of aging. In addition, caloric restriction may result in less body fat, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, stronger heart rate, and more balanced blood sugar levels.

On a calorie restriction diet you reduce your intake of calories to a level 20-40 percent lower than is typical, while still obtaining a complete spectrum of nutrients and vitamins and minerals. The idea is to eat a diet that is full of calorie-sparse, but nutrient-dense, foods. (Think lots of salads but hardly any snack cakes.)

While many health professionals are beginning to recommend a calorie restricted diet to individuals at risk of developing age-dependent diseases like cancer and heart disease, science has yet to conclude that eating less calories will directly add years to your life.

When done correctly, the Calorie Restriction Diet is incredibly healthy and very satisfying.

To practice a calorie restriction diet appropriately, you should consume 20 percent to 25 percent less than what your body needs. For instance, if you normally consume 2,000 calories per day, you might eat 1,500 or 1,600 calories a day.

The trick with the Calorie Restriction Diet is not feel like you're eating less or else that sets you up for feeling deprived and lays the groundwork for binge-eating.

Instead, you'll eat a lot of high volume foods that don't contain that many calories. The diet is comprised primarily of low-starch vegetables then fruit and then lastly moderate-to-small amounts of nuts, seeds, lean meat, soy, eggs and beans.

The diet does not mean that you can never again eat a candy bar. As long as you keep your calories in your reduced calorie range, you can have occasional treats of your favorite energy-dense foods.

But on the whole, you should avoid sugar, processed foods, cereals and trans-fat. Small amounts of grains like pasta and rice, which are fairly energy-dense, should be eaten in small amounts and in conjunction with protein in order to stabilize spikes in blood sugar.

A typical day might look like a large fruit salad topped with a small handful of nuts for breakfast, a large salad with tons of veggies and a few ounces of chicken breast for lunch, celery stalks with one tablespoon of almond butter for a snack, and an assortment of grilled vegetables, grilled white fish and a bowl of berries for dinner and dessert.


Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Is the apple cider vinegar approach to weight loss sweet, or sour?

Detox diets, cleanses and fasts seem to be all the rage right now. From losing weight to ridding your body of toxins, many people swear by the effects of putting their bodies and minds through the challenge of a cleanse. One such popular cleansing diet is the apple cider vinegar program.

It's yet to be determined if the benefits of apple cider vinegar are worthwhile for weight loss. Even still, some suggest that the acidity of the vinegar mixed with the pectin found in apples can offer an easy answer to dropping pounds.

While pectin has been linked with lowering cholesterol, it's still unclear whether there is a connection with weight loss. A 2005 study of 12 people found that those who ate a piece of bread along with small amounts of white vinegar felt fuller and more satisfied than those who just ate the bread.

On the apple cider vinegar diet, you consume a few teaspoons of this pucker-worthy liquid a few times a day. Organic apple cider vinegar is a top-choice among enthusiasts.

Here is what you do on the apple cider vinegar diet: Take no more than three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar about 15 minutes before each meal. Regular users recommend prepping your stomach by taking one teaspoon to start with and easing into more.

The apple cider vinegar diet does not prescribe a menu or meal plan. Just eat in moderation with sensible portions and skip the snacks. Over time, the vinegar will decrease hunger and urges to nibble.

If the flavor becomes too much to handle, you can find apple cider vinegar tablets.