Newsletter 06, March 2007

This issue of the Good Diet Good Health Newsletter includes...

  1. How do you decide which diet is best for you?
  2. Hot tips for healthy eating
  3. Latest recipes released in The Low Carb is Easy Cookbook
  4. Did you know?
  5. Your successes, requests and questions
  6. Tell us what you think
  7. Visit our newsletter archive

1) How do you decide which diet is best for you?

Diets seem to come and go - the egg diet, the cabbage soup diet, WeightWatchers, the grapefruit diet, the Atkins Diet, the South Beach Diet, the GI Diet to name but a few. But what does it all mean? Do diets go out of fashion because we get bored with the food choices? Or do we find they don't work for us and move on to the next diet, each time believing that this is the one which will miraculously shift those extra pounds? Is there any reason why one diet might work better than the next? Does it matter what sort of foods we eat, or is it not all just about calories?

One thing is for sure. There are many different diets, and deciding which one to try can be very difficult. Most of us probably end up trying the one our friends or relations are doing! But bearing in mind that the statistics say that most people who lose weight gain it back again, go on another diet and thus become caught in a metabolism-lowering vicious circle of yo-yo dieting, is this the best policy? Perhaps we ought to be a little more scientific about it?

Certainly, low calorie/low fat diets have been accepted for many years as the right way to lose weight. But the escalating rates of obesity are an indication that reducing calories and fat is not the whole story, and in fact, research is now telling us that these diets are not the best way to lose weight for most people.

So what is the best diet for losing weight? Studies on the latest diets which restrict carbohydrates instead of fat or calories such as the Atkins and other low carb diets are providing a steady stream of evidence that these work better for many of us. This is because low carb diets and the closely related low GI (glycemic index) and low GL (glycemic load) diets recognize how hormones such as insulin can affect our weight loss efforts. If we really want to find a diet which works for us on a permanent basis, we need to understand what these new diets are all about.

But where to start? There are so many different diet books we could choose to read. How do we know whether a low carb or a low GI or low GL type of diet is best for us? And once we've made that choice, how do we decide which specific diet to follow?

Well, making the choice has just become much easier! The 'Easy Guide to Low Carb, Low GI and Low GL Diets' provides impartial, clear, concise and easy to read information about these diets, how they work, their safety, how to decide which one is best for you, where to get easy to follow diet and meal plans and tips for getting started. The 'Easy Guide' is also free at the moment with every purchase of the The Low Carb is Easy Cookbook.

2) Hot tips for healthy eating

Fish is good for you for many reasons. Oily fish are especially healthy on account of the very important omega-3 essential fatty acids that they provide. Oily fish include: trout, salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards, kippers, eel, whitebait, fresh tuna, anchovies and swordfish.

Unfortunately many people are not keen on eating fish. Here are some ideas for making it more palatable:

3) Latest recipes released in The Low Carb is Easy Cookbook

For those of our readers who are subscribers to The Low Carb is Easy Cookbook, two new recipes have now been released: Jerusalem Artichoke Mash and Baked Chicken in Mustard Sauce. You will find these recipes already in your Cookbook next time you log in.

4) Did you know?

Did you know that ...

5) Your successes, requests and questions

This is your spot. Whether it's your dietary success story, a request to cover a particular topic in a future newsletter or a question you would like answered, we would love to hear from you. Please do contact us.

Here is a question we answered recently:

6) Tell Us What You Think

Your opinions matter to us. If there is something you particularly like or don't like about our newsletter or website, please let us know.

7) Visit Our Newsletter Archive

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With best wishes for your continued good health

Jackie Bushell
Founder Director, Good Diet Good Health.com


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