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How We Lose Weight
The first step to losing weight is understanding how we gain it.

Detox Diet Weight Loss
How a detox diet will help you lose weight.

Weight Loss Secrets
Experts' takes on what works andwhat doesn't.

Digestion & Weight Loss

Undigested food is a big culprit in weight gain.


Lymph Cleanse
Learn how to detox the lymph system. Plus, foods that naturally detox the lymph.

Lung Detox
How to support lung health this winter with a detox cleanse.

Colon Detox
Colon cleansing is essential to any detox program. Learn how to detox the colon safely.

Liver Detox
The liver is the primary organ of detoxification in the body. Learn how to detox the liver safely with this liver detox gude.


Lemon Detox Diet
The lemon detox diet is one of the best and most simple detox diets. Here's a guide and one-gallon recipe.

Liquid Diets
Fasting with fruit and vegetable juices is a safe and thorough detox method when done properly.

Detox & Weight Loss
Yes, a detox diet will help you lose weight. Before you start any detox diet, read this.

Easy Detox Diet
This weekend detox diet is a safe and gentle detox method, perfect for the detox newbie and the ultra busy.

Weight Loss Diets

High Protein Diets: Dieter Beware

While high protein diets are known to get the weight off fast, there are many reasons why high protein weight loss diets do more harm than good. Let's take a look at the popular high protein diets -- the Atkins, Scarsdale, Stillman, and other diets like them that emphasize high protein, with little or virtually no carbohydrate. The protein consumption in these diets is three times the normal recommended amount of protein an adult should eat per day.

A high protein diet will stimulate dramatic weight loss, and this suggests why these diets are so popular. A dieter who suddenly is able to drop pounds a week will no doubt be elated, but they don't yet know that this weight loss is temporary.

Here's how it goes on the typical high protein weight loss diet: Proteins are acid forming in the body and when we eat too much of them, our body will go into an over-acid state, or hyperacidity. The excessive amounts of protein consumed on the high protein diets creates a prolonged state of hyperacidity. This condition is called ketosis, and in the hyperacidic environment in your body, toxic substances called ketones are produced. As ketones collect in your tissues and cells, the body reacts with an effort to purge the ketones.

In the early stages of a high protein diet, the weight loss that is experienced results from the loss of large amounts of water from the your cells and tissues as your body tries to unload the toxic ketones. Weight is lost quickly with the elimination of the water and the toxins carried along with it.

After a week or two, the high protein diet dieter will usually hit a plateau. The rapid weight loss slows to a trickle, and unpleasant symptoms may set in. When a high protein diet is discontinued, the dieter gains weight, often as rapidly as it was lost. Dr. Atkins admitted once about his diet: "I concede that the worst feature about this diet is the rapidity with which you gain weight if you abandon it."

That is not the worst feature of the Atkins Diet or other high protein diet. Vying for "worst" status are the possible side effects of a high protein diet, which include:

Kidney damage from ketosis
Elevated Cholesterol levels
Liver damage
Mineral and vitamin depletion

Avoid high protein diets at all costs. The benefits do not outweigh the dangers. There are many safe alternatives to losing weight. Short term, here are some tips for healthy rapid weight loss. As for the long term, before you start a weight loss diet, study up on healthy weight loss diets and make an informed decision, as you would when you buy a car. Your life may depend on it.

Weight Loss Diet Dangers

Steer clear of weight loss diets that promise or advocate any of the following:

  • Fast weight loss, rapid weight loss
    Foods defined as "good" and "bad"

  • Daily calorie intake of less than 1,000 calories

  • No exercise required.

  • The diet requires taking a vitamin/mineral supplement or food product on a long-term basis

  • The elimination of any major food group ( meats, dairy, grains, fats, fruit, vegetables)

  • Insufficient or lack of medical research to support the health and effectiveness of the weight loss diet.

  • The weight loss diet plan or ingredients are sold through a multi-level marketing program.

  • Cost - if it's expensive, walk away. You can do much better on your own with adequate (and free) research.

Carbohydrates and Weight Loss

Advocates of the low-carb and high-protein diets correctly understand the connection between the consumption of high-carbohydrate foods and weight gain. Sugary foods, bleached flours and even some sweet fruits and vegetables slam the body with high concentrations of sugars, which the body reacts to in a predictable way. High carbohydrate consumption raises insulin levels in the blood, which in turn tells the body to store fat.

Unfortunately, the food that usually tastes best to us, is the most inexpensive and is available at any 24 hour convenience store are the most fattening (not to mention the most nutrition deficient).

If you want to lose weight and prevent weight gain, keep an eye on your carbs. Here are some tips for high-carb diet prevention:

Read your labels. If it comes in a box or bottle or some other mass-produced packaging, chances are it's high in carbs. These packages have nutrition information labels for a reason. If the carb content is more than double the protein content, don't eat it.

Eat protein with every meal or snack. The natural balance to carbohydrate induced insulin production is protein. If you eat almost as much protein as your carbohydrate, your body will produce a very healthy amount of insulin.

Eat low-glycemic foods. The glycemic index of foods shows the rate by which its carbohydrate content breaks down into sugar in the body. A low glycemic index will produce a lower amount of insulin. Likewise, high glycemic foods trigger a big spike in insulin.

Learn about the Zone Diet. The Zone Diet is actually one of the better weight loss diet plans you can choose. It is a long-term dietary approach, not a quick weight loss scheme. The Zone Diet is based on very sound principles of nutrition, metabolism and body chemistry. It is suitable for anyone and will not leave you hungry.


Foods to Include in a Detox Diet
Raw foods contain enzymes which aid digestion, meaning that the body's own enzymes may work unimpeded in regulating the body's metabolic processes

The Detox Diet
Detoxification is an important component in treating overweight and obesity. His book The Detox Diet is an excellent how-to guide for losing weight through a cleansing program.

The 7 Day Detox Miracle
The authors' claim that their patients lose 7 to 14 pounds in one to two weeks, and, because they stay on a maintenance program, the weight does not come back.

Raw Food Diet
Raw foods contain enzymes which aid digestion, meaning that the body's own enzymes may work unimpeded in regulating the body's metabolic processes


Detox Foot Pads
Everything you need to know before getting started.

The 12 Most Important Foods to Eat Organic
If you can't afford to buy all your fruits and vegetables organic, at least consider these.

Detox Therapies
Get the most out of your detox program by including these detox therapies before, during and after your detox program.



The Acai Berry:
A Weight Loss Miracle?

The Acai Berry has been getting lots of press for its cleansing and weight loss power. Are the claims really true?

Foods that Detoxify
10 of the top foods that stimulate and support natural detoxification in the body.

Oprah's Green Tea Diet
Truth about the claim of Dr. Nicholas Perricone that you can lose 10 pounds in 6 weeks just by switching from coffee to green tea.



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