Most women are always on what I would like to call “perpetual” diet. I have always had weight issues ever since I was a kid – genetics and a lifestyle disposition led me to what I weigh today, and I have tried different diets for women only to have them backfire on me and have me gain more than what I lose when I stopped.
There are so many diets out there, it is about finding what works for your body. In the end, it is all about changing one’s lifestyle and eating habit to be able to maintain an ideal weight.
Low Calorie Diets
This is basically the “original” diet. Lower your calorie intake so your body burns more calories than it takes in. Seems simple enough. There is no need to worry about which food type you take, just so long as you limit your calories.
Low Carb Diets
This seems to be the most popular diet now a days. Everywhere you go someones trying to avoid carbs. But there is a lot if misconception when it comes to carbs and weighty loss. Simple carbs like sugar and processed flour (bread, pastries) gets converted to body fat faster than protein or complex carbs. However once turned into body fat, carbs do not ‘stick’ to your hips. There is no difference between fat made form carbs, and fat made from protein.
The problem with many low carb diet is they restrict things like fruit and complex carbs like whole wheat. This is just flat out wrong. These foods promote weight loss. So while you can lose weight with a low carb diet, make sure you differentiate between plain carbs (which you should be avoiding) and complex carbs (which you should eat).
Lemon Juice Diet
Otherwise called the maple syrup diet, the lemon juice diet was popularized by Beyonce Knowles when she shed 20lbs two weeks before filming the movie Dreamgirls. It’s known as a detox or cleansing diet, and one that should not be done in the long run.