The Glycemic Index Diet

The Glycemic Index Diet is based on the Glycemic Index. It is a way of looking at how the carbohydrates in foods affect blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels. Before starting a new diet, it is a good idea to speak with your doctor about it. What is the Glycemic Index Diet? The Glycemic Index Diet has also been called Sugar Busters, the Zone Diet, and Nutrisystem. The original version was called the “G.I. Diet”. Despite what people have been taught by the authors of those books, the Glycemic Index Diet was not intended to be a weight loss diet. … Continue reading

Weight Loss and the Gluten-Free Diet

I have heard rumors that say that people who go on a gluten-free diet, (for health reasons, or otherwise), tend to lose weight. I’ve also heard that eating gluten-free can cause a person to gain weight. Which one is true? It seems that they both are, depending on certain factors. The gluten-free diet is not another fad diet, (although there are some people treating it like that). People who have celiac disease, or who are gluten intolerant, or allergic to gluten, need to eat foods that do not contain gluten. This is purely for health reasons. If you have an … Continue reading

Crazy Diets: The Cookie Diet

What is the Cookie Diet? The Cookie Diet consists of eating four to six cookies a day that add up to about 500-600 calories. The rest of your calories will come from lean meats and vegetables. The caloric intake a day is 800-1200. It is recommended that you seek medical supervision if you decide to consume only 800 calories a day since you are at risk for malnutrition. It is important to note that if you decide to make the cookies and follow the diet on your own to make sure you consume 1200 or more calories a day. The … Continue reading

Why I Quit the Atkins Diet

After being on the Atkins diet for a few months, I decided it was time for me to quit. I put a lot of thought into this decision, and concluded that it was best that I get off this diet. My reasons for quitting the Atkins diet might be different from everyone else’s reasons. Despite what is commonly believed, I don’t think that people are supposed to stay “on a diet” forever. There are some exceptions to this rule, however. If a doctor prescribes a certain type of diet for a person, based on that person’s health, then it might … Continue reading

Wisdom From Week Four of the Atkins Diet

I used the fourth week of the Atkins diet as a way to transition between Phase One, Induction, and Phase Two, OWL. I had started changing up the way I had been eating for the past three weeks just a little bit. This, of course, provided a challenge. Originally, my plan was to stay in the Induction Phase until I lost about half of the weight that I intended to lose. After having an unexpected allergic reaction to lettuce in the third week of the Atkins diet, I decided it would be a good idea to move on to the … Continue reading

Get Free Milk and Oreo Cookies This June!

Few things will capture the attention of people who have a taste for sweets than the offer of free cookies. Certain kinds of cookies, like Oreos, seem to have been perfectly designed to be dunked in milk. Right now, you can get free milk and Oreo cookies when you enter the sweepstakes on the Oreo website. How do you like to eat your Oreos? Do you take small bites of them, savoring every last morsel? Do you prefer to shove the entire cookie into your mouth, all at once, and then proceed to chew it to bits? Many people like … Continue reading

Rocco Dispirito’s Book: “Now Eat This! Diet”

Last week on “The View” they had a special segment with the author, Rocco Dispirito, of “Now Eat This! Diet” where he claims you can lose 10 pounds in just two weeks. Rocco says that when you eat more food, your metabolism works at a higher rate and you burn calories faster. However if you starve yourself and you binge after, your body processes those calories as fat. He says there is scientific and medical evidence that shows if you eat more, you lose weight faster. In his diet you eat six times a day, every two-and-a-half hours. On the … Continue reading

Yes! To Cookies: Can you really eat cookies on a diet?

Yes! To Cookies offers a cookie that allows anyone from diabetics to those on gluten free or low carb diets to say “YES!” to having a cookie. These cookies are sugar free, starch free, and gluten free! The cookies are made with stevia and erythritol which do not convert to glucose. The sweeterner, stevia, is not an artificial sweetener like Splenda, so no health concerns or worries. The cookies are also made with fiber to promote good heart health. These are the only cookies you will find that so many people with so many needs can have without negative health … Continue reading

Beyonce Warns Against the Maple Syrup Diet

“I’m very conscious of being a curvy woman and I’m very happy that I am a curvy woman. I would never recommend it to anyone unless you are doing a movie and it’s necessary, and you have proper help” Beyonce said. ”As soon as it was over, I gained the weight back.” Beyonce added. Celebrities are known to go to extremes to fit a role. Beyonce lost 20 pounds in a short amount of time for a movie role. Christian Bale lost over 60 pounds for his role in The Machinist. Robert De Niro gained 60 pounds for Raging Bull. … Continue reading

Tempted to Cheat…on a Diet

As I walk through my house I am on a high knowing that all day I have stuck to my diet. Feeling proud of myself I make my way to the kitchen for a scheduled afternoon snack of veggies and cottage cheese. Certain nothing can break my stride I open the refrigerator door to find nothing. No veggies. No cottage cheese. Nothing. Quizzically I look at the calendar on my fridge and realize its Friday. Friday is day I go to the grocery store. I’m too hungry to go the grocery store now. Mercy, I’ve eaten nothing but rabbit food … Continue reading