Dieting And Its Effects On Obesity

972 WordsOct 14, 20154 Pages
Classifying Diets Dieting is a daunting challenge especially when a person is trying to lose weight and get back into shape. Indeed, the right way is to choose a diet and follow the diet step by step. Diets can be classified into three main categories: the Zone diet, the Vegan diet and, the Mediterranean diet. Notably the Zone diet, a diet which helps control hormone balance in order for one to lose weight. The diet consists of forty percent carbohydrates, thirty percent protein and, thirty percent healthy fats. The Zone diet was created by Dr. Barry Sears, who is a biochemist, who states the key to weight loss is achieving proper hormone balance and keeping one’s blood sugar level stable. According to Dr. Sears, the elevated levels of insulin, a hormone that helps control blood sugar, and other hormones cause one to gain weight because the hormones promote inflammation, which Dr. Sears believes is a chief driver of the obesity epidemic. As a result, Dr. Sears came out with the Zone diet which makes sure the insulin and other inflammation promoting hormones stay “in the zone”, that means neither too high nor too low; by eating foods at every meal in the right proportions. Each meal should contain forty percent carbohydrates, thirty percent protein, and thirty percent healthy fats. The only measuring tool one need are the hand and eye. When making dinner, for example, divide the plate into three equal sections. Put a low-fat protein such as chicken or fish in one section,
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