Diet or Diet Weight Loss: 3 Things Everyone Should Definitely Know

-By Paul A. Philips

Diet Weight Loss-iNewParadigm

As for diet weight loss: This is not one of those articles acting as a preamble for some sales pitch. I don’t have any products to sell.


However, having studied nutrition over the years, there are some crucial things I have noticed that many people are unaware of when it comes to their diet or diet weight loss.


There are 3 crucial things EVERYONE should definitely know when it comes to just making their day to day dietary choices or when attempting to lose weight.


The first one I’m about to give (and they don’t have to be in any order) is obvious, but the next 2 are not and could make a huge difference to health, well-being and weight control. Actually, if these 2 things are ignored then I can’t really see how anyone could have control.

For diet weight loss - the 3 things are:

1. Calories in calories out

As everyone well knows, a balanced diet requires calorie control. Indeed, good diet and weight control means getting the balance between calories in from food and calories out through exercise… Having said that don’t get sucked in to calories counting: Ultimately, what really matters is not the calories present in food but the quality.

2. Nutritional typing 

We all know that fats, carbohydrates and proteins are part of the make-up of an essential diet but what many people don’t know is that everyone individually has a particular ‘nutritional typing.’ This means that each and every one of us may well have a greater need for 1 of the 3 nutrition sources: fats or carbohydrates or proteins.


For example, someone’s nutritional typing may be a ‘protein type.’ This means that the person’s metabolism, being the way it is, requires that they eat more protein food sources as opposed to those containing fats or carbohydrates. If this is not recognised then I for one could not guarantee health and well-being or effective diet weight loss for anyone.


Actress Angelina Jolie commented that her switch to a vegan diet almost killed her. According to Dr Joe Mercola, that’s because unknowingly she was a ‘protein type.’ If individuals deny themselves the required share of their nutritional typing, as in the case of Angelina Jolie, then illnesses may come about such as anxiety, depression, cardiovascular problems or others.


People trying for diet weight loss can get away with eating more food if it’s their nutritional type…. but may gain weight if it isn’t…

3. Hormone Therapy

Hormones play an important part in diet weight loss and weight control. Achieving hormone balance is the key.


However, this can be a challenge when facing stressful situations which throws the body’s hormonal system, hormones like cortisol into imbalance. Handling stress can indeed achieve hormonal balance.

Careful monitoring and controlling of the thyroid, a hormonal gland located in the throat is also needed. It produces the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine serving to effectively burn more calories for weight loss.


However, an underproduction of these hormones can lead to a slower metabolic rate resulting in feelings of sluggishness and weight gain. 

Insulin handling produced from the pancreas is another factor. Insufficient insulin causes a failure to handle glucose from the diet. The excess glucose when not handled because there’s not enough insulin ends up as fat storage and hence weight gain. It would be a good piece of advice in this situation for the person concerned to reduce the amount of carbohydrate in the diet and substitute for, say, more protein…

Testosterone levels in both males and females, besides having a range of illnesses, can affect weight control by increased body fat if in low levels. Following a blood test, hormone therapy is prescribed by doctors to increase testosterone levels. 

I hope this brief overview of monitoring and controlling diet or diet weight loss has been helpful.