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  • 2 3 Servings Per Day
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    The 1995 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Eat a variety of foods. I'm really bad in this area. I usually eat the same things every day. I eat sandwiches for lunch and pizza for dinner. I need to implement a variety of foods into my diet. Balance the food you eat with physical activity - maintain or improve your weight. I'm even worse in this area. Ever since I came to school, my physical activity has been limited to Fit / Well class. I really need to start doing some exercise. My weight right no...
  • Low Fat Protein And Low Density Carbohydrates
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    I play water-polo. It is a physically demanding sport. Sometimes during games I am exhausted and then there are times in other games when I m energized. I began to wonder why this happens. Could it possibly be because I live on bread I have always thought what I ate didn t really matter. Could it be what you are is what you eat I decided to do a little research on nutrition and the endurance athlete. By far the most popular diet for athletes during the past fifteen years has been the high carboh...
  • Effectiveness Of The High Protein Atkins Diet
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    The purpose of the article was to examine the effectiveness of the high-protein Atkins diet while taking into account all of its possible side effects. The whole idea of the diet is that by eating whatever high-protein or high-fat food you like, while simultaneously limiting your carbohydrate intake to 20 grams per day, for an initial 2 week period after which you gradually increase to 75 grams, you will trigger ketosis as well as lower your levels of insulin. If insulin levels are lowered, gluc...
  • Excessive Amounts Of Fat In Their Diets
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    The National Institutes of Health have proven that over five hundred thousand Americans die each year from coronary heart disease. They also have found that over seven million Americans are suffering from this disease at this present time ("Facts about Coronary Disease"). This same article explains that coronary disease is the most prominent form of heart disease. There are many risk factors that have been linked to coronary heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, dia...
  • Eating A Low Fat Diet
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    The Atkins Diet: Is it Safe and Effective? People in today's society all want to find the perfect solution to their weight problems. They are looking for a diet which would allow them to eat all the foods they love and still loose weight. Dr. Robert Atkins, founder of the Atkins Diet, devised a diet that allows people to eat such food as fried eggs, bacon, steak and other high-fat foods as long as they drastically reduced the amount of carbohydrates they consumed. Is this a safe and effective wa...
  • Fat In The Diet
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    LIPIDS AND NUTRITION Lipids can be defined as molecules, synthesized by biological systems, which have, as a major part of their structure, long aliphatic hydrocarbon chains that may be branched or unbranched, may form rings and may contain unsaturated linkages. Lipids have been matter of health concern in human beings. There are several reasons for it: vs. High prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and most of the lipid chemists have associated this with high consumption of fat especially ...
  • Fat On The South Beach Diet
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    South Beach Diet Fanatics Experts say many people are dieting because of the government's recent warnings about the U.S. obesity epidemic. About 64 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Yet helping people control their weight is a tricky issue. 'It's a balancing act, because on the one hand, clearly we have concerns that more and more teenagers are becoming obese,' said David Serwer, associate professor of psychology and director of education at the Weight and Eating Disorders Program at...
  • Eating Foods High In Protein And Fat
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    The Atkins Diet states that you can change your metabolism and lose weight easily by simply eating foods high in protein and fat and limiting foods high in carbohydrates. Consuming a high level of carbohydrates causes overproduction of insulin, Dr. Atkins says, leading to increased hunger and weight gain. So using "controlled" Carbohydrates which are limited to only 15 to 60 grams per day. While protein and fat are highly encouraged and pastas and breads are discouraged. Protein enriched foods s...
  • High Protein Diets
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    High Carbo Diets The High Protein Diet Controversy Aaron D. Anderson Cumberland College Health Issues II Spring Monday, February 12, 2000 Introduction The traditional dietary guidelines most of us were taught in school are now being challenged as a result of a new diet. Remember when your teacher told you that all you needed to do to eat healthy you just needed to consume a lot of pastas and breads and eat meats and fats sparingly. Times have changed. In today's fast paced world of dot coms and ...
  • Visuals In The Set Of Instructions
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    I am writing a review of the set of instructions that describes how to lose weight safely. This set of instructions in probably the most respected out of the entire list because it is coming from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. There are some good points in the instructions but there are also some points that aren't as clear. The usability of the instructions is pretty good, it gives different ways and example that are useful to people who have never tried to lose weight, as for the compl...
  • South Beach Diet Plan
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    South Beach Diet The South Beach Diet is a relatively new weight loss diet. It was developed by Miami cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., who is the director of the Mount Sinai Cardiac Prevention Center. The diet is meant to promote weight loss but not at the expense of heart health. Unlike other wildly popular low-care plans, South Beach calls for keeping tabs on saturated fats and favors lean meats and proteins over bacon, cheeseburgers, and steaks. With this diet there is no calorie counting....
  • Main Source Of Saturated Fat
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    Good Nutrition for Teenagers This article is about a good nutritional diet for growing teenagers. It is very important for teens to eat a certain amount of a certain type of food each day. When girls are almost done fully growing, they start to add some fat padding. But for boys, they begin to gain muscle and increasing the volume of blood. These changes often encourage girls to diet so that they will stay slim. Boys end up overeating to satisfy their appetites. Both of these could end up leadin...
  • Fat People And Skinny People
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    The concluding chapter of a book-length study of dieting, written by Hillel Schwartz continuously discusses the issue of the "fat society". This chapter, "Fat & Happy", expresses critical analysis of the effects of dieting on overweight people and how most of those people are unhappy because society does not accept obesity. The author speaks his strong opinion by saying that fat people can not and should not be blamed for their own obesity. Schwartz believes that society is the reason that fat p...
  • Dr Atkins Diet
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    Proper nutrition and dieting has been quite a controversial topic over the past century. In the past couple decades an enormous amount of effort has been put forth toward infomercials for various products guaranteed to make people lose weight. Some of these products include "ab tronics" which shock the abdominal muscles; in theory they are supposed to simulate the movement of crunches. So, a person would be able to watch television with the belt on and fool their body into thinking he were doing...
  • High Fat Content Food With Lower Fat
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    We have all heard the claims, seen the advertisements and probably tried one, two or them. What are they? Diets. Approximately 61% of U.S. citizens are overweight and about 26% of those are obese, which is defined as 30 pounds or more over a healthy weight (Willet, 2001, p. 4). I believe the largest fallacies of dieting relate to reducing fat content and counting calories. If people had a better understanding of how their bodies functioned then they could make wiser decisions about eating habits...

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