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High-Fat, Low-Carbohydrate Diets - Millions of Americans have joined the low-carb craze and started high-fat, low-carb diets such as the Atkins Diet, and the Zone Diet. They are made up of about 60% fat, 10% carbohydrate, and 30% protein. These diets say you can eat high amounts of fat and protein while getting very low amounts of carbohydrates in the form of vegetables. The main premise of the low-carb diet is that a diet low in carbohydrates leads to a reduction in body�s production of insulin. The end result is that fat and protein stores will be used for energy. So you stuff yourself full of unlimited amounts of meat, cheese, and butter, and only eat a small portion of carbohydrates.

People who start the diet usually lose a great amount of weight, but it�s not permanent weight loss. Instead of burning fat, the lose water and precious muscle tissue. Furthermore, these diets are low in several nutrients and contain excess amounts of cholesterol and saturated fats, substances that increase the risk of heart disease. Plus, regardless of what they claim, the enormous amounts of protein put a strain on your kidneys.

Moderate Fat Diets - Next, there are the moderate fat diets. Moderate fat diets include diets like Weight Watchers, the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, and Jenny Craig. These diets are made up of about 25% fat, 60% carbohydrate, and 15% protein. They encourage the intake of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and essential fatty acids found in foods like olive oil and salmon. These diets are usually nutritionally balanced if the dieter eats a variety of foods from all categories. For example, Weight Watchers operates on a point system where foods get a number of points based on calorie, fiber, and fat content. Dieters get a specific amount of points they can use for the day. While it�s not encouraged, they may choose to spend most of their points on carbohydrates instead of balancing it out. This could lead to deficiencies in nutrients such as calcium, iron, and zinc. However, if followed properly, these diets are probably the most successful for losing weight and keeping it off.

Low and Very Low-Fat Diets - Finally, you have your low-fat and very low-fat diets. Diets in this category include the Dr. Dean Ornish�s Diet and the Pritkin Plan, among others. They are made up of about 13% fat, 70% carbohydrates, and 16% protein. These diets are mostly vegetarian diets and don�t recommend eating a lot of meat. Like the low-carb diets, you can eat unlimited amounts of certain foods. Because you can�t eat a lot of meat, these diets are deficient in zinc, vitamin B12, and essential fatty acids. Also, it is so restrictive that people find a hard time staying on it for life and end up gaining their weight back.

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It may be a surprise for many but fasting is very good for our body if not done in excess. It is one of the best ways to clear toxins which are clogged in your body. It cleanses your body and improves your health. The accumulated fat in the body becomes a good source of energy. It is also said, by fasting on regular intervals your mind works sharply. You are not required to starve yourself to death while fasting.

If you are suffering from some disease it is a sign, given by your body, to stop eating. If you consume food during your illness it would be similar, to providing food to your sickness. The healing capacity increases by not eating. During the process of fasting you may suffer from headaches, nausea which is very normal. These conditions will bother you for few days.

Due to the decomposition of the toxic waste we can prevent many diseases like cardiovascular and circulatory glitches. Problems of digestion can be easily cleared by having clear bowel movements. Respiratory troubles like asthma and bronchitis can be slowly and gradually cured. Fasting also reduces weight because being overweight brings too many diseases along with it.

This act of avoiding food helps you to break free from addictions like caffeine and alcohol. Your bad eating habits get reduced tremendously. Junk food which we keep having creates unwanted problems for our system. A good diet gives you a disease free and healthy body. Every organ gets exerted to provide you with a fit and fine body. It grants you freedom from some of the common ailments like cold, flu, sinusitis and allergies.

If you are planning to manage your day just by drinking, you can use this herbal drink to clear your stomach. Take 8 cups of water in that mix ingredients like 4 tsp. cumin, 4 tsp. coriander powder, 8 cardamom pods, 4 tsp. crushed fennel seeds, 2 pinch black pepper, 1/2 tsp ginger powder or slice of ginger. After bringing this mixture to boil, simmer for five minute. Remove from gas and keep it covered with a lid for 15-20 minutes. Strain this liquid and have it warm throughout the day. You can also have clarified butter mixed in hot water every morning on empty stomach to remove toxins.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.