A diet is most commonly known as a means to alter weight through modification of exercise and eating habits. However, a diet may also be undergone for health reasons, as in the case of a diabetes diet or obesity diet, or for ethical, cultural or religious reasons, as in the case of veganism or fasting.
Recent statistic indicate that there are over 58 million obese people in the United States, 3 million of which are morbidly so. The right kind of dieting is increasingly imperative. Diet information about diet foods, diet pills, diet plans and diet recipes, thankfully, are ubiquitous in every form of media. The best diets and diet plans however are those that are customized for an individual. A basic healthy diet approach involves fitness and obtaining essential nutrition from vegetables, grains, fruits, dairy and meats.
Diet plans range in technique and advice--some offer support through networked organizations such as Weight Watchers while others involve fad dieting such as yo-yo diets. There are also low-carb dieting plans, diet patches, vitamin and mineral supplements and special recipe techniques.
An individual who wishes to lose weight through dieting should first consult a physician or nutritionist who can guide them through healthy weight loss techniques.