I am one of those people who will try anything at least once. I did try the low carb diet myself. I had the same question as you, low carb diets, do they work?There are several varieties of them. I think the most famous would be the Atkins diet. The Atkins diet is good for weight loss. There are several stages. At first there are virtually no carbs at all on the diet. But you can eat bacon and butter! At first it was so novel to eat this way that it was easy to stay on. As a matter of fact, I stayed on it for over 8 months. But due to my lack of literacy skills I never went past the first level of Dr Atkins’ diet. He slowly introduces carbs in your diet. I must have blanked out after a few chapters.
An interesting 2000 study has linked stress to the accumulation of abdominal fat. According to the study, both thin and overweight women who were vulnerable to stress and reportedly had more stress in their daily lives had waist-hip ratios indicative of fat storage at the waist.
The primary difference between Jenny Craig and all other diet programs in the world is the prepackaged meals, most of which are frozen meals. However, they are in accordance with the new federal health guidelines and the food pyramid. The meals are packed with 50 percent carbohydrate, 25 percent protein and 25 percent fats. If you are going to use the Jenny Craig program, you will be advised to supplement the prepackaged meals with more fresh and raw fruits and vegetables and whole grains.
Lentils are also known as legumes. They have practically zero fat, are very high in protein, also SUPER CHEAP and offer a long release of energy. They are very versatile and can be used to add a bit of extra protein to any dish or recipe. They help you get a flat stomach as they are high in fibre and have no fat. They also help build up muscle mass. Muscle needs more calories then fat so you can actually eat more and weigh less.
The South Beach Diet Keto isn’t that hard to follow and it works. It consist of cutting out certain foods for two weeks, then adding some them back after that two weeks. The most important thing is cut out all those foods with sugar. I use to eat a banana a day. That is the worse fruit you can eat. Tons of sugar. Also fruits are good for you but the sugar in them is high. Did you know that when you eat something sweet that you will crave more food during the day, even if you aren’t hungry?
Diets That Work #1: Weight Watchers If you are looking for a diet program with a proven track record, I will recommend you Weight Watchers. When you choose their 3 months program, you will pay $16.95/month + $29.95 set up fee. This program has been in the weight loss industry for over 40 years. Thousands of people have successfully lost weight with this well known program. Weight Watchers recently just introduced their new program called “Momentum.” Momentum helps you to choose foods that keep you full longer, so you don’t over eat because of hunger, mindless snacking, or just a bad day.
It took all three books, all saying the same thing, to drive home one simple message. I wasn’t hungry, and therein lay the problem. Despite the fact that I was almost never truly hungry, I was almost always eating.
Get out your scale and watch the pounds fall off. Oh yes and save one piece of clothing so you can go back in a couple months and look at it, or try it on and see how much you lost. You will want to keep going on the weight loss. My husband did, and we laugh at how big he use to be, and how big the clothes are on him now.