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Top 12 Diet Trends of 2011

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The first popular weight-loss fad was William Banting’s Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public, published in England in 1863. It advocated a low-carb diet with an emphasis on proteins, fruits, and vegetables and avoiding sweets and starches, which is actually a pretty reasonable weight loss plan. In the intervening 148 years, though, corpulence has surged and diet plans have multiplied with dozens of new schemes of varying efficacy and safety cycling in and out of popularity each year. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular diets of 2011 — the practical, the useless, and the dangerous.


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Top 12 Diet Trends of 2011

Dukan Diet

Dukan is a French diet that was introduced in the US when its founder's book was published here last spring. It's been called the "French Atkins," which gives you a pretty good idea of how it works -- lots of animal protein, very little in the way of carbs at first, with more foods being reintroduced to the diet over time. People swear by Dukan and it will probably help you lose weight in the short term, but I think it's good to be wary of any diet that warns you off veggies (even for a little while).
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2 thoughts on “Top 12 Diet Trends of 2011

  1. Anna says:

    The Filmmaker’s Spirit Happy Diet beat Dukan and Weight Watchers in a one on one study.

    He showed All OVERWEIGHT ISSUES are causes by stubborn insulin

    1. If you cannot lose weight it is caused by stubborn insulin (regardless of if you have diabetes)

    2. Diets like Weight Watchers do not reverse stubborn insulin

    3. When researchers used a Specialized diabetes diet in Holland people reverse stubborn insulin and received a normal blood sugar level.

    This information is hidden by the drug companies

    just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

  2. Linda Rager says:

    Do you have any good diet plans for people with hypothyroidism?

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