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DIETS
      Don't let your next diet be like all your others - you stay on it for fourteen days and all you lose is two weeks.

      There are about as many different diets around as there are opinions on which ones work and which ones don't. The key is to find the right one that works FOR YOU.
ATKINS DIET
     One of the most popular diets in the past year has been the resurgence of the Atkins diet. Different versions of this diet have been around since the 1960's. This diet is known as "ketogenic diet" the diet advocates restricted consumption of carbohydrates with an unlimited quantity of protein in the diet complemented by specific nutrition supplements.
 


     Ketosis, the principle behind the Atkins diet, means that excess stored body fat is burned resulting in body fat loss for the individual. Rather than restrict the consumption of additional fat or calories, the diet advocates restricting carbohydrate intake so that further glucose or sugars are not added to the body's metabolism. Dr. Atkins proposes that the body regularly produces insulin to convert excess carbohydrates into body fat, and excess carbohydrates must be eliminated so as not to create more fat. The fuel that the body needs, in the form of calories, can be "burned off" through benign dietary ketosis, or the burning off of stored fat, rather than from the intake of fuel in the form of carbohydrates. If lower amount of carbohydrates are consumed, the body naturally produces less insulin. Once the body lacks the body fueling source, it looks to alternative methods (ketosis) for calories or fuel. Dr. Atkins diet claims to be safer and different from a fasting diet, because the body does not burn both fat and protein, or lean muscle tissue, it only burns fat.
 

     A few other diet plans that have received a lot of press lately are:

Sugarbusters
Protein Power
The Zone
The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet

   These diet plans are not for everyone. All of the above-mentioned plans each have their own type of focus and potential outcome that can be beneficial when followed properly, but not every individual is the same and not every outcome will be the same.

     You should find the right plan for your metabolism and your individual needs by consulting a nutritionist, or your physician.