Consuming food in a controlled method is the basic idea of dieting. This process is well accepted in the mass as the easiest way of losing extra weight. To maintain a proper body weight dieting is needed. Some athletes used to follow a regulated diet to make the muscles. The weight loss program through the dieting procedure is classified into four different categories; they are low-fat diet, low-calorie diet, very-low-calorie diet and low-carbohydrate diet.
1) Low-fat diet program: The low-fat diets procedure assist to consume food which have less amount of fat thus the fat present in the body burns to make the require energy and by this process one can reduce body mass. A low-fat diet program can help a person to lose around 3.2 kg of fat within 2-3 months.
2) Low-calorie program: This program actually helps to reduce energy production by 500-1,000 calories that caused a person to lose 0.5 kg body mass per week. Some research work regarding this diet shows that this program helped a person to reduce his/her body weight nearly 8% within 3-12 months.
3) Very-low-calorie diet program: In this procedure the diets makes 200-800 calories per day; in this program the diet maintain the protein consumption but restricted the fat and carbohydrate consumption. Thus the body starves and this way the body loses around 1.5-2.5 kg weight weekly. This program is not recommended for general use as it has several adverse effects. If some one wants to follow it he/she should consult to a registered medical practitioner.
4) Low-carbohydrate diet program: Low carbohydrate program can be very popular among the mass but it is not recommended by the medical association. This sort of diet program prohibited carbohydrate consumption so it may cause ketosis. The study of this particular diet program proves that this program help to weight loss by prohibiting calorie restriction. Almost nil adverse effect of this program is detected so far.