There are many diets out there and choosing which one to follow can be a bit of a challenge at times. Research has shown that in order for a diet to work, a dieter must choose a diet a stick to it for a reasonable amount of time. Therefore, it is essential that you choose a diet that suits your lifestyle and personality so that you can stay on the diet as long as possible and see results. Below you will find the top three diets that are out there today and hopefully this will make it a little easier choosing the diet for you.
The Atkins Nutritional Approach, popular called the Atkins Diet, aims to control how insulin is promoted inside the body by controlling what goes in our mouth. It is based on the idea that a large amount of carbohydrates will cause insulin in the body to rise quickly, and then fall just as fast. When insulin rises like this it causes the body to store fat. This is one of the popular low carbohydrate diet as it requires you to eat a low amount of carbs and high amounts of protein.
The Zone Diet
This diet requires participants to eat a ratio of 40 per cent carbohydrates, 30 per cent fats and 30 per cent protein. Like the Atkins diet, the Zone aims to control the levels of insulin. The diet gets its name from the increased oxygen that is supposedly pumped to the muscles – like “The Zone” athletes experience – which improves mood and well being.
The main focus of Weight Watchers is the support network. Started in the 1960s by a housewife, the aim is to lose weight through sensible diet and exercise. Weight Watchers is now a huge international brand making millions of dollars each year. It is highly successful and highly popular approach to losing weight.