Everyone would want to have a magical pill that could make him or her lose weight. Eight score and 13 years ago, at the dawn of the dieting craze, when Americans began to consider a thin, supple figure to be the epitome of beauty and vitality, such a pill was either unheard of or was a placebo. Exercise and a strict diet plan had been the only ways to achieve the desired weight loss, at least until the invention of dietary pills by Stanford University physicians in the 1930s. Along with dietary pills, an increasing amount of innovations that induce laziness, are being introduced into the markets of our increasingly susceptible population. For the sake of shortening further readings, which will help the reader to help prevent his eyes from …show more content…
The Grapefruit Diet, otherwise known as the Hollywood Diet, is a fad diet that has lasted from the 1930s till modern times, to which it still retains popularity. The Grapefruit Diet, even after the course of 80 years, still has a lack of scientific evidence for its claim that grapefruits have “fat-burning” enzymes. However, there is scientific evidence that supports the diet’s low calorie intake, which is below 1200 calories daily, its low carbohydrate intake, and its low nutrient consumption, which all contributes to health risks. According to the Universities of Southern California and Hawaii, increased breast cancer risks and medicine complications due to grape juice negatively interacting will certain drugs, is common. By seeking the “magical pill” that will ensure rapid weight loss at a convenient schedule, many grapefruit dieters jeopardized the health of their bodies, solely due to their excess lazitivity. Fad diets were not the only “magical pill” that people took to try to lose weight; there were and still are many people taking dietary pills, more commonly known as diet pills, to obtain a comfortable weight loss experience. While many consumers of these diet pills, may not sweat and feel fatigue after a difficult jog or an intense workout, needless to say, the internal regions of their body is slowly deteriorating though their external appearance may inaccurately allude to a
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Many Americans struggle with difficulties of weight loss, not only losing the weight but keeping it off. Different methods are used for losing weight, such as, exercise, various types of dieting and some medically needed procedures. Even though weight loss is vital to many people’s careers and futures, it doesn’t mean that it’s easier for these people than it is for you and me. The difference is that most people have a state of mind that they can’t afford to fail. So they are willing to pay thousands
The Grapefruit Diet has been around for a long time, in fact it may be the longest lasting diet plan in existence. Also known as the "Hollywood Diet", this plan touts being able to lose 10 pounds in 12 days. The rationale behind this diet is that grapefruit contains enzymes that reduce the amount of insulin the body can produce. This in turn will encourage fat metabolism. What it consists of is a regimented meal plan, mostly low in carbohydrates and high in protein. With each meal, a small glass of grapefruit or juice is consumed. The meals can be prepared in any fashion. Dieters are encouraged to drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. Some variations require the dieter to consume as much black coffee as possible. Snacking is not
The amount of obese and overweight individuals is increasing every year in the United States. With 33.9% of American adults obese, and 34.4% overweight, but not obese, more and more people are looking for any alternative to lose weight (Anonymous 2011). If someone told you that they knew of a weight loss pill that actually works, would you consider it?
In today’s growing world, fad diets seem to be all the rage. As obesity rates are increasing more and more each year with 1/3 of the population overweight and 1/3 of the population obese, many people are trying everything that they can to lose weight. With people in our nation because too busy to exercise, too busy to make healthy meals, and healthy foods being too expensive, many people turn to these fad diets to help control their weight or help them lose their weight. One of the most known fad diet is the Weight Watchers program. The purpose of this study is to find out using both creditable and not so creditable sources if this fad diet actually works.
“…So many people want to know about diets because so many people are going to try them, but they don’t work … some weight will be lost temporarily.” Harvey Diamond, author, was speaking. “But let me ask you something – do you want to be healthy temporarily? No. But you want to lose weight temporarily. They’re – They have failures built right into them.”
Obesity is one of the most rapidly growing health epidemics in the United States and affects more than 60 million people. Despite recent efforts to understand and treat obesity, there has been little success in reversing the rising trend. There is convincing evidence that obesity is directly related to many health risks. As a matter of fact, morbidly obese people are at a high risk for weight related illnesses, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. However, research confirms that long-term weight loss success can help to significantly reduce these weight related health risks (Brethauer).
The rise of health concerns continues to proliferate throughout the country from increasing obesity rates to the astonishing number of our population with high blood pressure or diabetes. It’s enough to make anyone want to second-guess everything they eat and put in into their bodies. We ask our doctor’s, and ourselves “what can be done?” Eat right, and exercise. Those are the parameters for maintaining a healthy life. So it’s only natural that across the board we’ve got numerous exercise programs to help you lose weight fast or build lean muscle. Then we’ve got every diet under the sun, the no carb diet, high protein diet and all juice diets. Through research we can find and utilize programs and healthy habits that we can practice
Drastic weight loss seems almost impossible to accomplish when one chooses to lose weight naturally. This is because naturally losing weight takes time in allowing the body to adapt to lifestyle changes one undergoes in a diet. Losing weight is all a matter of decreasing your calorie intake, consuming less than you burn. However, some people feel the need to take shortcuts using minimal effort with great results. Such results would be an effect from stimulants, diet pills, starvation and medical assistance. Many of these methods that are utilized for losing weight are not advised, but it just demonstrates that people will do almost anything to lose weight.
It was merely a decade ago that the obesity epidemic was thought to only be a minor problem and had only alarmed a small number of endocrinologists interested by the size of the situation (James, 2008). However today, the problem of obesity is vast with more awareness of its presence by doctors and individuals alike. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states, “More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese (CDC, 2014)”. These numbers are outrageous and eye opening, leaving millions looking for a solution to this troubling epidemic. Obesity is not simply a cosmetic flaw as some might think, but is actually a very dangerous state of being for any individual to sustain long-term. Mentioned further in
Everyday it is possible to open up an issue of “Men’s Fitness” or “Muscle and Fitness” or “Modern Woman” or “TIME” or any magazine for that matter, and find the “new and/or improved” way to lose weight, improve the quality of life, or extend your years working towards the other two goals. Almost all of the methods prescribed can work; some are exercise and some are diet. For the most part though, achieving diet or exercise goals requires one to have great discipline. It has been proven, by each of these diet deveopers, that the diets they prescribe will work if the individual will just manage his caloric intake.
Barbara Printup, Senior Director of Marketing for CSP, is in charge of managing the upcoming launch for Metabical. After an analysis of a 2007 survey of overweight individuals, it concluded that 70 percent of respondents are not satisfied with their current weight, 35 percent are actively trying to lose weight, and 15 percent are comfortable using prescription drugs to help reach their weight-loss goals. Out of these respondents, 12 percent said they would immediately make an appointment with their health care provider and request a prescription. The ideal Metabical consumer was determined by Printup and found to be overweight college-educated females ages 35 to 65.
Obesity is one of the most common problems faced by people today. Since thirty-four million Americans are estimated to be obese, one out of every three Americans must live with this disorder. Obesity is defined as a body weight consisting of 20% or more above the standard ideal weight (http://www-med.stanford.edu/school/DGIM/Teaching/Modules/obesity.html#RTFToC12). In order to reduce obesity, most invest in diet and exercise programs. Recently, liquid diets have been positively modified, thus rising in popularity since their fall out during the late 1970’s. Out of the twenty million dieters, about one billion dollars will be spent this year on either medically sponsored liquid diets or over-the-counter liquid diet
There are only several other weight-loss options in the market competing with Metabical. The first is prescription drugs. These are prescribed for use only by obese and severely obese individuals. This meant that only individuals with BMI of over 30 who were prescribed weight-loss drugs were using appetite suppressants and fat-absorbing blockers. They had serious side effects associated as well, which meant only a doctor could approve them. But these prescription-drug options did not account for the overweight segment with
It is unfortunate, that the “bandwagon dieter” will seek different medical procedures that are performed by unskilled and unqualified doctors in and out of the United States to have their dream body. By utilizing these types of procedures the dieter will go to the extreme to get their dream body, but being blinded by the result, this dieter doesn’t follow all research in thoroughly investigating all medical procedures and/or doctors. The “bandwagon dieter” doesn’t always do the proper research; this dieter will endanger their health. The “bandwagon dieter” is always listening out for the next miracle drug for weight loss. However, attending a class reunion or purchasing new clothes can be a dieter’s incentive to lose weight, making a decision to lose weight because of an event are very hard to keep, and the “promise dieter” attempts to lose weight will result in failure. The “promise dieter” always starts their diet on a Monday, that is always the promise and then the “promise dieter” mistakenly eats something not healthy or not on their diet list and then all bets are off. The “promise dieter” is always willing to start their diet over again. But, before the “promise dieter” is ready to start their new diet they eat anything and everything before they start, on their new diet. The “promise dieter” has several attempts of trying to lose weight, unfortunately they are unsuccessful. No one is fooled by the
Weight management has been thought of as only weight loss by many. Weight management covers all aspects of attaining and maintaining optimum weight for a healthy lifestyle. Health professionals now realize that prevention of weight gain as well as weight loss and improving health status are important goals. These goals must be individualized for success.