CAROL’S CORNER

Welcome to Sunday night in Carol's Corner. Hope all our USA readers had a great Independence Day weekend. I trust that you all enjoyed the feature stories of this past week, and now we will go back to the series we were in the middle of. We took this picture where we meet for church. Thought my dress looked great next to the Red White and Blue Flowers. I totally love this dress. The color is just gorgeous and the style is amazing. Calling this one,” Blues Royalty”.

The jewelry really sets off the dress as does the FitBit combo and I love my royal blue shoes.

So tonight we get back to the diet ratings and the third diet on the agenda is The Biggest Loser Diet. We will do part one tonight and finish the following night, so here goes.

SCORECARD

Overall-3.6 out of 5 stars

Weight Loss short-term-4.1 out of 5 stars

Weight Loss long-term-2.9 out of 5 stars

Easy to follow-2.9 out of 5 stars

Nutrition-3.8 out of 5 stars

Safety-4.1 out of 5 stars

For Diabetes-3.6 out of 5 stars

For Heart Health-3.5 out of 5 stars

OVERVIEW

The aim:Weight loss, disease prevention or reversal

The claim: Six weeks of healthy food and regular exercise not only is a great start to a weight-loss journey-it can also help prevent or reverse diabetes, cut the risk for cancer, dementia and Alzheimer's; improve your heart health; and boost your immune system. Cut calories, workout and watch the pounds melt away.

The Theory: Our diets are out of whack-we eat too many of the wrong foods and not enough of the right ones, and we sit around too much. The not so surprising solution: eat regular meals that emphasize filling calories from fruits, vegetables, lean protein sources, and whole grains; practice portion control; use a food journal; and get up off the sofa.

How Does The Biggest Loser Diet Work?

First you have to choose a Biggest Loser book to follow. They're all based on the same principles. What's your appetite for reading? There's the short-and-sweet 2005 edition, the more bulky “30 Day Jump Start” from 2009, and midway between the two, 2010's “6 Weeks To A Healthier You.” Most recently, ” The Biggest Loser: The Weight Loss Program To Transform Your Body, Health and Life was released in 2013″. All are heavy on success stories from past contestants on The Biggest Loser Reality TV Show, tips for developing your menu based on a special food pyramid and suggestions for sweating out some calories.

There is a read more section here and below . At the end of this presentation, I will provide the link , so you can read all the read more sections.

DO'S AND DONT'S

Do:Fill up on fruits and vegetables.

They're the cornerstone of the Biggest Loser Pyramid.

Will you lose weight?

It's likely you will,given the plans two foolproof dieting tactics-calorie restriction and exercise. You just have to make sure you stick with it.

Does it have cardio vascular benefits?

Almost certainly. Some data show that obese and morbidly obese Biggest Loser Contestants lowered their “bad” LDL chloresterol, blood pressure, triglycerides, a fatty substance that in excess has been linked to heart disease, and increased their “good”HDL chloresterol.

While your experience on the diet won't exactly mirror that of the contestants -and if you have less weight to lose, your results might be less dramatic-the Biggest Loser approach reflects the current consensus of the medical community about what makes a heart-healthy plan. It's heavy on fruits, vegetables, lean protein and whole-grains while light and saturated fat and added sugar. And exercise is an integral part of the program, not an add-on.

Can it prevent or control diabetes?

The approach is generally viewed as an ideal approach for both.

Are there health risks?

Not likely.

How well does it conform to accepted Dietary Guidelines?

This is a rather long section so I will just provide the link to this at the end of today's section.

How easy is it to follow?

Because the Biggest Loser Diet doesn't ban entire food groups you shouldn't have trouble complying long- term.

Convenience :

Recipes, conveniences foods, and online resources abound. Eating out and drinking achohol are both ok-be cautious, be shrewd and you'll be fine.

Fullness:

Nutrition experts emphasize the importance of satiety, the satisfied feeling that you've had enough.

Taste:

You're making everything, so if something doesn't taste good, you know who to blame.

That brings us to the end of part one on the Biggest Loser Diet. Tomorrow we will conclude our look into this program.

http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/biggest-loser-diet. Link to material used tonight .

I would love to hear from some of you if there is something you would like to see me do or if there is something I can help you with. Join me here tomorrow as we conclude the #3 rated diet in our study of the top 5 rated diets. Till next time, God Bless.

 








 

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