Dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. Dieting is often used in combination with physical exercise to lose weight in those who are overweight or obese. Some athletes, however, follow a diet to gain weight, usually in the form of muscle. Diets can also be used to maintain a stable body weight. Dieting in todays society can be interpreted the wrong way. Dieting does not mean starving your self to lose pounds. Dieting means regulating what you eat and moderating your proportions with physical activity. Most diets usually do work-for a short amount of time. There are so many commercialized diets only showing the people who had success, and not the ones who it did not. Also, you see all of these celebrities that tell their success stories. So how do you know which one is right for you? Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers 360, Slim Fast, Jenny Craig, South Beach Diet, and The Biggest Loser Diet are just the beginning of the diets that people see in commercials everyday. But lets just look at the top three commercial diets in the United States. According to U.S News- Best Diets ranking, number 1 is Weight Watchers 360, Number 2 is Jenny Craig and Number 3 is The Biggest Loser Diet. Weight Watchers is currently the number one diet in America. Weight Watchers a simple, engaging program that builds upon the tremendous impact of their PointsPlus system to help people systematically rebuild their food and activity environment. Weight Watchers 360 is designed to allow their members too systematically, yet simply, find the healthy lifestyle that will help them not just lose the weight, but learn to keep it off. They say that they recognize that food is only one part of the weight-loss equation. Activity, healthy habits, support and smart food choices are keys that lead to real long lasting success. Weight Watchers 360 offers online support 24/7. Weight Watchers main goal is to help you with real life situations and offer the support that you need in your life. They base your diet on your life and not what seems to work for most people. Weight Watchers can be a bit pricy though, but some say the price is worth it because you keep the weight off for years after you finish the initial diet plan. The number 2 diet in the United States is Jenny Craig. Jenny Craig makes it all about eating well, moving more and living life. The Jenny Craig Diet teaches portion control and a balanced approach to living. As part of the Jenny Craig program each day you will eat a balanced breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack or two. You'll also supplement meals with your own fresh vegetables, fruits and dairy products. As a part of the Jenny Craig diet you will be able to choose from preplanned menus or work with a consultant to customize your own healthy menus. Many people say that the Jenny Craig Diet makes meal planning and everyday life easy and helps take the guesswork out of weight loss. Jenny Craig uses a calorie level diet designed for losing 1-2 lbs per week, or 1% of your weight. Your personalized menu will reflect the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Dietary Reference Intakes issued by the Institute of Medicine. Activity is a key component to weight loss success. Jenny Craig uses the idea that physical activity is needed to get you to move more through daily activity, recreational activity and planned activity. Jenny Craig claims that they will help you gradually get to a goal of 30 minutes or more of moderate activity at least five days a week. Jenny Craig wants the individuals personal activity plan to be based on their comfort level, lifestyle and goals. The Jenny Craig Diet offers one-on-one support that is designed to strengthen self-monitoring, goal-setting, problem-solving and coping skills. They want to help you work towards you personal goal and to maintain a healthy weight. The Jenny Craig Diet averages at about $7.50 - $9.40 a…
AP Language- 1st Hour
3 February 2011
Food is everywhere. Food is a necessity; but too much food can lead to disastrous effects on your health, self image, and daily life. Many people believe that the problem of obesity is not important; they overlook the serious effects this epidemic has caused. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Smoking kills approximately 442,000 Americans each year, while obesity kills 300,000” (Fauber). The effects of this epidemic…
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A- WATCH at least one or more, possibly all if you have time, of these 4 “Weight of the Nation” video documentaries. They provide a very enlightening inquiry into America’s ongoing obesity epidemic. (Closed captions are available but are not completely accurate…this is a tech issue with YouTube at this time).
B- After watching these documentaries, CHOOSE several specific quotes or written facts from at least ONE (or more) of the…
Diet Pill Summary
Slimvox Diet Pills
Slimvox is a diet pill for women that claims that it increases metabolism, suppresses appetite, boosts energy, enhance breasts, and forms a perfect body. Women are supposed to take the pill 30 minutes before eating and before working out. They claim that you can achieve this within just four weeks of using taking the pills. They do recommend for the best and fastest results to exercise and eat healthy regularly. The…
Obesity is a growing problem in today’s world effecting more than people think. Obesity increases the risk of many health problems. The number one disease is cardiovascular killing 17 million people each year. Obesity also causes diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and even cancer. Excessive weight gain increases the risk of developing high blood pressure. It is estimated that over 25 per cent of hypertensive cases are due to increased body weight. Losing weight can help normalize your…
23 October 2014
Diet and exercise: The way to a healthier lifestyle.
Although it may appear to be easier to eat whatever you please the outcome is crucial. Along with dieting, exercise shares an equal amount of importance. Research has shown that a person that exercises daily and consumes a correct diet has a better chance at a healthier life.
From early adulthood diet and exercise play an importance on physical health for the future. When a person…
Many humans in America have been diagnosed with obesity over the last past decade. The humans that are diagnosed are overweight and have serious health issues. Obesity has become the world’s largest health issue. Most humans who are victims of obesity often are at risk of a non-healthy lifestyle. Obesity also is on the rise in children. Individuals who have problems with obesity struggle to live a normal and healthy lifestyle. Uncontrolled obesity in people of all ages…
Out of Class Essay 3
12 March 2015
Zinczenko and IIFYM Dieting
If something works, and works well, people flock to it by the thousands. That is the sole reason If It Fits Your Macros, better known as “IIFYM” has gained so much traction the past few years in the fitness community. Macros are macronutrients, macronutrients are Fats, Carbs, Protein, and fiber; and this type of dieting is more commonly known as flexible dieting. Essential concept being that, regardless of what you eat, if you’re…
Everyone wants to lose weight quickly and effortlessly; therefore, any fad diet promising overnight results becomes the new "call" of the "bandwagoneer." She tries the grapefruit diet or the watermelon diet, but she decides her stomach cannot possibly deal with all of that fruit. The next day the television advertises a new wonder pill that allows the user to lose up to ten pounds in one week, and the "bandwagoneer" answers the "call."
Although the magic pill does not produce the desired weight…
The Biggest Loser Diet
This diet is called “The Biggest Loser Diet” and it was designed by the Biggest Loser Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg along with Dave Broome. It was originally created in California in October of 2004. It was originally designed after the NBC television show, The Biggest Loser. The basic premise of the diet is to combine a change in long-term eating habits and exercise to lose weight, get stronger, feel better, and help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. This…
Dieting Makes People Fat
A lot of people strongly believe that they have to starve themselves in order to reduce their weight. In fact, it is true that it may help them to reduce some ounces in a few days. However, dieting with an expectation of getting quick results is most likely to have serious consequences as rapid weight loss is not sustainable (FoodTalk, n.d.). The outcome of dieting is not just weight loss alone. Several other things also happen in the body when the energy intake of a person…