DietDieting can be defined by an intentional act of limiting or restricting food intake, either type of food(s) or quantity or both.

For example, if a person who normally eats meat decides to stop eating meat, you can call it a diet. A person with diabetes, who goes on a lower carbohydrate diet can be said to follow a diabetic diet. Or a person with high blood pressure going on a DASH diet which is low in sodium can be said to be on a diet. Or a person who is trying to lose weight going on a reduced calorie diet of any kind can be said to be on a diet.

Dieting for weight loss in NYC

Dieting is a popular past time for many people, especially those that are a bit overweight or obese. For some, it is a fun activity to shed a few pounds while it is a grueling ordeal for others.

Types of diets

There are many types of diets from vegetarian diet, non-vegetarian diet, to low fat, low carbohydrate diet, Mediterranean diet, Atkins diet, Paleo diet, Keto diet etc. In fact, there are over 20,000 books written on diets which by extension means there are over 20,000 diets. So, what really works and what is a fad diet for weight loss?

What diet truly is proven to help with weight loss?