Everyone is searching for the ONE diet that will finally work. Many people a big mistake when it comes to diets: They think that a diet that worked for a good friend, for instance, will also work for themselves.
Watch out! Our bodies and our lives are different and therefore a specific diet is usually only suitable for a specific kind of person. There are already some diet books that acknowledge that people are different and that there are special diets of different types of people like Eat right 4 your type by Peter D’Adamo. Even without a special book you can find out which diets suit you better and which don’t.
What to consider:
- Short term vs. Long term. Do you just want to shed ten pounds, or are you looking for a lifestyle change?
- High maintenance vs. Low maintenance. How much extra preparation does the diet need?
- Regimented vs. Personalized. Regimented diets are very strict, and actually dictate the types of foods, total calorie count, etc. The key to its success is to follow everything to the letter. Personalized diets set the framework but let you choose how you’ll execute it. For example, it’ll give you the percentages of fat, carb and protein you can have for a day, but you can choose the food you’ll cook.
- Body vs. Mind. Some diets are very scientific in the approach, and consider things like metabolic processes and measure the calories per gram. Others are more spiritual in approach. These diets focus less on what you eat and more on your attitude towards food.
In the following weeks I will post reviews of many popular diets along with some feedback that I got from friends and readers of my blog.
Feel free to comment with your personal experience!
So far the diets I have collected information on are:
1 – The Atkins Diet
2 – Bob Greene’s Total Body Makeover
3 – The Weight Watchers Program
4 – The Cabbage Soup Diet
5 – Russian Airforce Diet
6 – The Scarsdale Diet
7 – The Zone Diet
8 – The Mediterranean Diet
9 – The Chicken Soup Diet
10 – The Metabolism Diet
11 – The Negative Calorie Diet
12 – The Pritikin Diet
13 – The Sugar Busters Diet
14 – The South Beach Diet
15 – Dieting Pills
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