Diet books outsell almost every other subject area both on the internet and in the book stores. Our life styles in the twenty first century don't allow us to consume the calories that our bodies tell us we need and many of us therefore are permanently on diets and find our weight yo-yoing backwards and forwards.
In the 1970s Dr Atkins put the diet world in a quandary when he declared that his diet could be more effective than others but encouraged a major intake of proteins and fats. He was decried as being insane and playing with people's health but the facts speak for themselves. Millions of people have found success through the Atkins' diet and there is almost a revolution against all the cakes, speciality breads, cereals and snack foods that stores stock for people who need to eat and need to eat now!
An additional problem to our increased weight is the number of cases of diabetes that are being diagnosed in people of all ages. It's not part of our general knowledge that too much sugar in our diets will produce too much insulin and in addition to this converting our food to fat it's likely to give us diabetes.
Our bodies work on their own and out of our control. They still tend to worry that they won't be given another meal and so they store carbs away without our permission. And where are these carbs stored? Always where you don't want them to be stored and in most cases on the stomach or the hips!
Where can you start? You need to start educating your mind and body to know and understand what is right and what is wrong. Discover which foods will convert straight to energy and not be stored as fat. You'll find that vegetables, meats, eggs, nuts, legumes and cheese will be the most effective. There are also many foods on the market that advertise themselves as 'low carb' and are a good way to launch into a new diet.
What you need is a diet that can make a real impact on your weight. But first you need to really convince yourself that you want to lose weight. So many people moan about their bodies but don't have the determination and the will power to do anything about it. Once you've made a commitment to lose weight you need to find out what are the good foods and what are the bad ones. The good ones are those that will convert to energy rather than fat and you'll find these are mostly vegetables, eggs, nuts, cheese, meat and legumes.
Once your induction is over you can have the occasional cheat. This can really help to kick start your body if you've reached a plateau. The thing you should try to stay away from at all costs is processed sugar. Make sure that you consume fiber. By drinking psyllium husk you can help to flush out much of the stuff that can hang around making your body unhealthy and fat.
By drinking lots of water you will stop yourself from feeling so hungry and it will also flush out some of the carbohydrates. There will be moments when you desperately need a snack, so try to be prepared by keeping some healthy snacks at hand. It's possible either to prepare veggies to munch during the day or you can buy snacks that will keep that you know are permissible