Diet and Weight Loss is a form of natural health
and healing process that aims to promote natural health- it is considered
an alternative and natural treatment used to enhance a happy and healthy
Welcome to Diet
and Weight Loss at Natural Earth
people have heard of dietitians as experts who tell them how to
lose weight and what to ‘not eat’! Many people visit
dietitians as a last-ditch effort in their fight against the mighty
A dietitian is much more than that. He or she is a diet expert
who can give you the lowdown on the food you eat and its influence
on your body. Dietitians have become more and more significant today
because most people have forgotten the simple art of healthy eating.
Since there is an increasing inclination to eat food straight out
of a can or a wrapper, many of us don’t have a clue about
what they are putting into their stomachs.
Healthy eating patterns and a healthy lifestyle are the cornerstones
of good health. Health problems do not usually begin from a single
occurrence in life. They originate from a combination of things.
Food is one of the most important factors that lead to health problems.
According to Employment News sources, the employment of dietitians
is expected to grow ‘faster than average’ as a direct
result of increasing emphasis on disease control and prevention
through improved dietary habits. People today are more aware of
the harmful side effects of medication. They are also slowly waking
up to the fact that most of their ailments are caused by unhealthy
food habits and wrong lifestyle choices. Thus more and more people
are migrating towards holistic healing techniques.
healing emphasizes that the body is in good health when there is
a free flow of energy through the body. This flow gets blocked when
there is an imbalance in the body, and this causes ‘dis-ease’.
Many of the imbalances found in the human body are directly related
to diet, stress and incorrect posture. It is significant to note
that ALL forms of traditional medicine usually come with strict
dietary restrictions. They emphasize the importance of a prudent
lifestyle and good nutrition.
A qualified dietitian undertakes different job obligations depending
on his capacity and training. Clinical dietitians play an important
role in hospitals, working extensively with doctors on deciding
treatment techniques and charting out a patient’s diet needs.
Community dietitians work in public and home health agencies. Consultant
dietitians have their own private practice through which they teach
and advise on diet-related matters including proper nutrition, weight
loss and food intake.
Dietitians are taught to fully understand the science of nutrition
and separate the myths from facts. A qualified dietitian also knows
his way around food products. While he many not be a gourmet chef,
he will know enough about food products, their production and preparation.
He can thus give you realistic advice that is custom-made to suit
your individual lifestyle.
mothers, recuperating patients, growing children and pregnant women
have certain dietary needs that are over and above the usual. A
dietitian is qualified to give the right advice to such people.
Even ordinary people can correct the faulty practices in their eating
habits by consulting a dietitian.
With the immense importance placed on food, exercise and diet by
the media and society in general, an overwhelming amount of information
is available through newspapers, internet and magazines. But all
the information you find need not be accurate. A dietitian can help
separate facts from fads.
If you have been struggling with your oodles of fat and have jumped
from one diet to another, don’t despair. You’re not
the only one. Research suggests that obesity is the number one killer
of Americans and that more than 85% of men, women and children in
the U.S have tried one or more methods of weight loss in their lifetimes.
Why is weight loss so difficult to achieve? To answer this question,
we have to see why obesity has become so rampant today. Obviously,
fast foods, over-indulgence, alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle have
succeeded in creating a generation of people who are too fat for
their own good. As a result, we are stuck with diseases like:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
diseases of the modern age including various aches and pains are
a direct result of being overweight. Therefore many healing systems
advocate weight loss as the first step towards cure.
Tried it all, and still at a loss? Weight loss does not come in
a pill or in a special diet program. The media have managed to take
advantage of this common problem and come up with various miracle
pills and magic diet programs that promise weight loss easily.
But the truth of the matter is that weight loss needs hard work
and dedication. Permanent weight loss happens only if there is a
radical change in lifestyle. People who take to diet programs and
lose weight immediately put on their lost pounds and then some more
when they come off their diet. Therefore, the only way out is to
work the diet program into your life.
Weight loss depends on two things:
- Healthy and consistent diet, and
Weight loss and diet
Fad diets are NOT the best ways to weight loss, although they
promise the sky. Keep off them. Fad diets usually recommend doing
away with a particular kind of food or sticking to one kind of food
only. The initial results of these diets may be amazing. But any
weight loss thus acquired is minimal and very transient. Besides,
fad diets are unhealthy because you will be robbing your body of
Research suggests that losing 1-2 pounds a week through healthy
food choices and through moderation is the best way towards weight
loss. The mathematics here is quite simple really. The more calories
you put in, the more pounds you have to carry. So in order to achieve
weight loss, you need to burn more calories than you are putting
loss and exercise
There is no permanent and healthy weight loss if you do not follow
a consistent exercise program. To be effective, an exercise program
has to be:
- Be at least 30 minutes every day 5 days a week
- Mixture of aerobic and muscle training programs
Weight loss in itself is an ambiguous term. Weight management would
be a better definition. You want to lose excess fat and convert
some of the fat into lean muscle. While you lose weight you have
to protect your body, avoid loss of muscle mass and prevent depletion
of bone mass. A sensible exercise program, taken up after consulting
a doctor and a fitness expert coupled with pragmatic and sensible
eating habits is the only way to achieve permanent weight loss.
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