Top Weight Loss Trends
So how can one know which diet "trends" to follow? According to
Joeseph Risser, M.D., director of clinical research for Lindora Medical
Clinics, the following dietary habits will be "in" or "out" in 2005:
OUT - Supersizing
IN - Portion Control
This year will bring
about a "paradigm shift" in how Americans order and serve food using
smaller portions and basing our enjoyment of a meal not by how big it
is, but by how well it satisfies.
OUT - Fad Diets
IN - Balanced Diets
Atkins, South Beach and
other fad diets have enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame. Those seeking to
lose weight safely and effectively will explore their best options with
a physician and embark on safe, moderate diet program.
OUT - Low-Carb Craze
IN - Well-Rounded Meals
As of late, the
words "low-carb" have been emblazoned on nearly every food product
imaginable to make them more appealing to shoppers. In 2005, consumers
will, once again, begin purchasing their food based on striking a
sensible balance between the food groups.
OUT - Skipping Meals
IN - Regularly Scheduled Meals & Snacks
not uncommon for those trying to lose weight to skip breakfast, have a
small lunch and finish off the day with a large meal. Weight conscious
individuals will be better served by enjoying three moderately
portioned meals along with small, healthy snacks.
OUT - "All-Or-Nothing" Workouts
IN - Regular Moderate Exercise
happens every year - those looking to lose weight join gyms and work
out so hard that they eventually lose interest. In 2005, the trend will
be to perform shorter moderate workouts that offer reasonable fitness
OUT - Always Cooking The Same Old Thing
IN - Exploring New Culinary Ideas
is good. Adding vegetarian-inspired foods and ingredients will be the
new ideal way to spruce up one's diet in a healthy fashion.
OUT - Diet Guilt
IN - Healthy Outlook
Instead of feeling bad
and stressing over these "transgressions," incorporate a positive
outlook, acknowledge that you are human and continue with your efforts
to lead a healthy lifestyle.