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the book entitled “Enter the Zone” and his later book entitle “The Anti-Aging
Zone”. Sears stresses the importance of eating every food in the right combination and proportion: 40% from good carbohydrates, 30% from protein,
and 30% from good fat for every meal and snack! The Zone states that there are certain carbohydrates that should not be taken. These include the obvious high glycemic processed foods such as white flour and sugar. But it also places quite
heavy restrictions on certain nutritious foods such as carrots, bananas, and whole grains and cereals. These are eliminated from the diet to control insulin levels and prevent fat storage. Sears believes that insulin produces bad
eicosanoids which, he claims, causes you to be out of the optimal health
Zone.and susceptible to disease.
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Good Points: The Zone Diet recognizes the destructive role that high glycemic and processed carbs can have in raising insulin levels, and it allows for the necessary intake of high protein and essential fats. Following the Zone diet will definitely cause a loss of body fat.
Bad Points: The Zone Diet unduly restricts many nutrient-rich carbohydrates. It ignores the good anabolic role that insulin plays in building muscle and ignores the complex interaction between insulin and the other hormones. Most experts would agree that Sears analysis of the role of eicosanoids is somewhat flawed.
Following the Zone diet strictly could have a negative catabolic effect on essential muscle tissue. While the diet does cause fat loss much of this is due to rigid calorie restriction. Most people would have considerable difficulty maintaining this diet as a lifetime eating plan since it is rather spartan and restrictive. Following the 40 30 30 rule consistently is also rather difficult.
In the 1930’s, the Hollywood Diet debuted; it called for downing a few select vegetables, small amounts of protein, and grapefruits, believed to contain a special fat-burning enzyme.
Plain tea or coffee for lunch; and two eggs, half a head of lettuce, a tomato, the obligatory grapefruit, and tea or coffee for dinner. Some versions allow for small amounts of meat or fish; calories add up to less than 800 per day.
you needn’t count calories or make major food decisions. The monotony may even numb your appetite. And because the calorie cutback is so severe, initial weight loss can be dramatic — from three to six pounds for a moderate weight woman to 12 pounds for an obese woman.
ABOUT THE CABBAGE SOUP DIET
The cabbage soup diet is a popular fad diet for weight loss that promises quick weight loss. Some versions claim you can lose twenty pounds in one week. The diet calls for eating only a soup made up of cabbage, peppers,
onions, celery, and tomatoes every day for a whole week. As you might guess, of course, many people do
experience a very rapid loss of weight.
But, as with most fad diets, any apparent benefits are very short lived. Once you go off the diet you will just as quickly regain the lost weight. And you cannot stay on this crash diet for very long because the
cabbage diet does not provide enough nutrients and will also likely cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies
if you stay on it for very long. Some people on this fad diet have complained about gas, nausea, and
The rapid drop in pounds caused by the cabbage soup diet is due mostly to water loss and vital muscle tissue loss. It does not actually cause a great reduction in body fat. Once you go off the diet you will regain the water weight and any lost fat will come back, but you will not automatically regain the muscle tissue without extra exercise. Not exactly a pretty outcome for all the work of starving yourself for a week! In fact
the cabbage soup diet is so nutritionally unsound that even its author Danbrot urges you to stop after seven days.
This diet is not recommended by the American heart association, but you be the judge. Just be careful.
The diet and nutrition plan developed by Dr. Robert Atkins has existed in different versions,
since the early 1960’s. In its current incarnation (Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution,
1992) as a “ketogenic diet,” the diet advocates restricted consumption of carbohydrates with
an unlimited quantity of protein in the daily diet, combined with specific nutritional supplements.
Ketosis, the principle behind the Atkins diet, means excess, stored body fat is burned, resulting in weight loss. Rather than restrict consumption of additional fat or calories, the diet advocates restricting carbohydrates so that additional glucose or sugars are not added to the body’s metabolism. Dr.Atkins believes regular insulin production converts excess carbohydrates into body fat. Calories the body requires can be burned through benign dietary ketosis, or the burning of stored fat, rather than from carbohydrates consumed.
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If fewer carbohydrates are consumed, the body naturally produces less insulin. Once the body lacks its carbohydrate-fueling source, it finds alternate methods such as ketosis for necessary calories. Dr. Atkins claims his diet is safer and different from a fasting diet (where no calories are consumed) because the body does not burn both fat and protein, or lean muscle tissue; it only burns fat.
Atkins’s diet varies significantly from the recommended diets of the American Heart
Association (AHA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which recommend a
total caloric balance as follows:
PERCENTAGE OF CALORIES 2000 CALORIES/DAY GRAMS PER DAY
Fat 30% 600 calories 65
Protein 10% 200 calories 50
Carbohydrate 60% 1,200 calories 300
Individuals who subscribe to the Atkins diet must monitor carbohydrate intake for at least two weeks while consuming high-protein meals and snacks. This helps determine the level of carbohydrate conducive to weight loss. According to Dr.
Atkins, the carbohydrate ceiling for weight loss may be as high as 60 carbohydrate grams per day, or as low as 15, depending on the individual. After following Atkins’s program, weight is maintained rather than lost, requiring more restricted carbohydrate consumption to lose weight. Note that 60 grams of carbohydrates are dramatically lower than the level recommended by the AHA and NIH.
Dr. Atkins’s patients find that after they have achieved weight loss goals by restricting their carbohydrate intake, they are able to adopt a maintenance regimen by slightly increasing their carbohydrates. This level is generally between 30 and 90
grams of carbohydrates daily.