Healthy eating is one of the best things you can do to prevent and control health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Healthy weight is about balancing food intake with physical activity, and small changes can make a big difference. Dietitians and nutritionists are making a fortune these days, with most people struggling to follow a healthy diet, whether for general health or weight loss. While most respectable practitioners actually help their clients with useful suggestions and nutritional therapies that ensure sustainable weight loss and improved health, there are many who simply focus on delivering quick results, no matter consequences. Unfortunately, in such cases, the weight loss is often detrimental to health, as the reduction in those pounds is sometimes solely because of water and muscle loss.
The two most common problems with diet plans would include the following:
“Studies have shown that a sudden drop in caloric intake can modify the nature of gut bacteria to encourage maximum extraction of nutrition and calories from ingested food!” When you’re on a low-calorie diet, you usually get between 800 and 1,500 calories a day. For some people, an alternative for short-term weight loss is a very low-calorie diet. Many very low-calorie diets are commercially-made formulas of 800 calories or fewer that replace all the food you usually eat. Others, such as the well-known grapefruit diet (also called the Hollywood Diet), rely on eating a lot of the same low-calorie food or foods. Very low-calorie diets are not the same as over-the-counter meal replacements, which you substitute for one or two meals a day.
Protein needs vary based on your age, sex and overall general health. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein in healthy adults is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of desirable body weight a day. So, for a 150 pound person (divide by 2.2 to get 68 kilograms then multiply by 0.8), that is 55 grams of protein a day. For someone who weighs 120 pounds, that would be 44 grams of protein a day. If we eat more protein than what our bodies can use in a day, it becomes a source of excess calories, which can cause weight gain. Protein byproducts are removed from the body by the kidneys, which filter it out in the urine.