Today, with television broadcasting stars sporting the stereotype wafer-thin body type, we have a generation of people wanting to be fashionably thin.
With more and more people eating fast food, (which contains high amounts of fat and salt) as it is an easy, less time-consuming option, we have a whole lot of overweight people in danger of having serious medical conditions. People choose a particular diet either in the hope of changing their appearance or in the hope of gaining health benefits. Athletes have to have a diet that nourishes their body to be able to support their strenuous physical activities and maintain their physical condition. People with medical conditions need to have a diet that is need specific.
A diet that promotes wholesome food and incorporates carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals in the right proportion is a good diet. Being obsessed with dieting to the extent that you begin to restrict your food intake to a bare minimal, or not eating for a couple of days in a row or worse still, eating and then making yourself vomit after each meal is no way to diet at all. Using pills that suppress your hunger are not natural and may have side effects. Dieting without proper exercise is a mere exercise in futility. So the right diet should always be supplemented by exercise for it to give you the desired results.