Sunday, October 4, 2009

Diet Right

As women age and their metabolism slows many seek to maintain a healthy weight with the latest fad diet, but experts warn not all diets are created equally.

Some of the most popular diets disregard proper nutrition guidelines, and some are just difficult to follow.

"Diets are just that,” said Stella Volpe, a registered dietitian and research associate with the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, “They are fads that people typically can't stick with.”

Although studies show maintaining a healthy weight can decrease incidents of heart disease, diabetes and even cancer, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says 67% of adults in the United States are overweight.

In an attempt to make sense of the many diet options available, dieticians and weight loss experts weigh in on the 10 most popular diets to see how they stack up practically and nutritionally.

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