Nutrition - Diet Information: Research Weight Loss Research Proposal by Nicky

Nutrition - Diet Information: Research Weight Loss
A research proposal on the topic of long term weight loss.
# 148674 | 1,300 words | 14 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 29, 2011 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise)

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This paper is a research proposal looking at various methods of effective long-term weight loss. The proposal's focus is on two popular methods: the Atkins Diet and the Slim-fast Diet. It describes the paper occurring in four phases: first, comparing the methods, second, reviewing the research, third, look at the history of the methods and finally, a review of academic research and information regarding the methods.

Research- Popular Weight Loss Diets
Research- Authoritative Web Sites
Research- Critical Diet Reviews and News Magazines
Research- Authoritative Texts

From the Paper:

"My research into the information provided by the Atkins Diet revealed that the Atkins program requires the nearly complete elimination of all carbohydrates from the "induction phase" at the start of the diet, followed by a "maintenance" period of slightly less restrictive rules. The Atkins program is based on the principle that carbohydrates are the primary cause of overweight and obesity and that a diet severely restricted in carbohydrates allows for optimal weight loss and maintenance. The Atkins promotional materials contain multiple images of succulent-looking high-fat foods such as steaks and eggs that are not restricted by the plan. In that regard, one of the main selling points seems to be that the program allows many foods that are prohibited under other weight loss plans. According to Atkins, the depletion of carbohydrates increases the rate that the body burns fat and allows the dieter to consume many high-fat foods that other diets restrict (, 2009)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The Official Atkins Diet Website, Retrieved April 23, 2009 from:
  • Baldauf, S. "Too Fat? No More Excuses: Research Is Revealing How Very Damaging Extra Baggage Is" U.S. News & World Report, Jan 14/08: pp 57-61)
  • Consumers Union. "Cut the Fat" Consumer Reports, Jan/04: pp 12-16.
  • Consumers Union. "Rating the Diets" Consumer Reports. Jun/07: pp 12-17.
  • Hobson, K. "A World of Ways to Eat Right: Nutritional Experts Embrace Whole Traditional Diets" U.S. News & World Report, May 26/08: pp 56-62)

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