THREE POPULAR FAT-LOSS PROGRAMS



1. South Beach Diet

2. Atkins Diet

3. The Blood Type Diet

How do they stack up again each other relative to their nutritional profile…? Their ability to support intense training… Their ability to provide lasting results…

South Beach Diet nutritional profile: The South Beach diet is a high-protein, low carbohydrate, and fat-controlled diet. The goal is to eliminate the bad fats and bad carbohydrates. This diet is divided into different phases, one phase is to eliminate cravings and kick-start metabolism and the second phase is more of a long term steady weight loss progress. The ability to support intense training: Training on the South Beach Diet is minimal. The general advice is some form of regular aerobic exercise, strength training and stretching, even in short doses, is essential. They ability to provide lasting results: The first phase and the last two weeks are the most restrictive phases. The next couple of phases are a bit flexible, dieters decide when to move on based on their personal weight goals.

Atkins Diet nutritional profile: It’s a high- protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate plan. The ability to support intense training: Atkins diet suggests walking would be the best way for non-active individuals to get started with activity. Also aerobic versus anaerobic activities and helps you assess your max heart rate, and best frequency, duration, and intensity of workouts. They ability to provide lasting results: There are several phases. Phase one, the most restrictive, as are the lasts two weeks. The rest of the diet lasts as long as it takes to lose weight. Eventually, Atkins converts to a lifelong plan that limits carbohydrates.


The Blood Type Diet nutritional profile: Your blood type determines your susceptibility to illness, which foods you should consume, and how you should exercise. It is a factor in your energy levels, in the efficiency with which you "burn" calories, and in your emotional response to stress. The ability to support intense training: Different blood types require different kinds of activity to tame stress. The recommendations range from vigorous aerobics (Type O) to relaxation exercises (Type AB). The ability to provide lasting results: The Blood Type diet is a lifelong diet plan that restricts you to your blood type.

Sources:

http://www.medicinenet.com/diet_plans_and_programs/article.htm

http://www.medicinenet.com/diet_plans_and_programs/page2.htm#the_atkins_diet

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