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Free diet Article for feedback

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by darkhead, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. darkhead

    darkhead Newbie

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    Dear BHW members, i really think i can write articles, but are they good articles? is it good content for a webpage?
    I'm posting a link for an article and I'm asking for some feedback from fellow BHWers.
    I hope i get a lot of replies and criticism.
    It's around 600 words article with "diet" as a keyword.

    hxxp://wwwdotmediafiredotc0m/?w0elhjd70y0lc6d

    It's a media fire link, no spam intended.
     
  2. lobozebra

    lobozebra Junior Member

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    Put it on Pastebin so we can read it. Nobody is going to download the article.

    I will gladly give you feedback and tips if you PM me it as instead.
     
  3. BENNY8877

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    Not bad. You will need to watch your grammar a bit more though. The flow of the article is great, and the humor and info. keep it interesting. You can definitely write, but with some practice I think that you could charge a respectable rate.

    Keep working on it.
     
  4. darkhead

    darkhead Newbie

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    Thank you for the feedback, it means a lot to me, as for the grammar, can you show me where exactly changes need to be made.
     
  5. darkhead

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    Hey man, i think it will be better if i post it here so everybody can comment on it, at least i hope they will.
    I can easily make this a thousand words article, i just wanted to keep the boring details out, and plus i tend to not put the final touches sometimes, enjoy.


    Why Complicate diets, it’s so simple, see for yourself.

    Introduction to diets:

    The main thing about diets is that there is many, see each and every person is different physiologically which means that what works for you won't work for me.

    Fortunately, there isn't much change in diets from a person to another, we all fall under closely similar rules when it comes to losing weight.

    What a diet really is, simply put:

    · To lose weight you have to take in fewer calories than what you spend.

    · Stay away from empty calories and fill up on the good stuff.

    · Interval training should be something you are familiar with.

    · Know your Protein to Carbohydrates ratio.

    Befriend calories and get to know them:

    Forget about everybody that tells you that counting calories is a waste of your time, or that counting calories is overrated, to be in a successful diet you need to count your calories.

    In order for your diet to go exactly the way you want it, if you want to succeed in your diet and reach your goals then get a calorie counter (A book that you can carry with you everywhere).

    The good news is that once you start getting a notion of the number of calories in food groups it will get easier to count calories mentally, without a lot of effort, and then you could leave your calorie counter home.


    Choose wisely, what calories are right for your diet?

    If you don’t know what empty calories are then here is a little reminder, junk food is empty calories, say BYE to sodas and chocolate bars, SAYONARA to cakes and candy, AU REVOIR potato chips and fried grits.

    While counting calories is what you need, choosing your calories wisely will take your diet to the next level.

    Use common sense when it comes to what you take in, your body will thank you and you’ll be one step closer to reaching your diet goals.


    Exercise, don’t we all love it?

    And here comes the good part, the much dreaded exercising, I still don’t know why some people call diets that don’t include exercise diets, well it is not.

    For a diet to be complete it’s mandatory that exercise be a part of the program.


    We are not talking here about workouts for athletes or anything closer to that, all we need is a good interval training program that’ll get you to lose that pot belly that is the cause of quiet a few problems.


    Did you say Interval training? what in the hell is that?


    A good interval training program to complement your diet could be running, biking, rope jumping or any cardio exercise really, for as little as 30 minutes.

    The way to go about it is to first warm up for approximately 5 minutes, start with a medium pace for about 2 minutes and then as high a tempo as you can maintain for 1 minute and repeat the process 3 to 4 times then cool down for 5 minutes and you are done.

    Do that 3 times a week (running, biking, rope jumping…) and burn calories 48 hours after your exercise, even when you are sleeping, it’s just insane how this kind of program added to your diet will speed up your metabolism helping you burn more fat than ever.

    Proteins and carbohydrates, yeah I know, I heard those words before, but what does it have to do with diet?


    How much protein would be good for me?

    What is the amount of carbohydrates I should take?

    Well to answer your questions, it all depends on which day it is, exercise or non exercise day.

    On exercise day it’s better to take in a good amount of carbohydrates before exercise to give you energy (40% carbs to 20% protein of your intake) and (30% carbs to 30% protein) after exercise to repair your muscle.

    This, my friends is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to information about diet.

    Most of these tips come from these two great books:

    "you put your two affiliate links here and you are done"
     
  6. racyc

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    Looks pretty good to me. You should have success at writing :)

    Here's some criticism:

    While I'm no writing expert, I would say the first two sentences don't work that well for me. Of course that's just my opinion. I would write them like this:

    The main thing about diets is that there are many. You see each and every person is different physiologically, which means what works for you won't work for me.

    Fortunately, there isn't a lot of difference in diets from one person to the next. We all fall under closely similar rules when it comes to losing weight.

    Also, I would advise you to break up many of your sentences into smaller ones. I should know, that's a problem I often have myself. I think I could write a whole article with no periods, only commas. LOL
     
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    Good catch @racyc! :)
     
  8. darkhead

    darkhead Newbie

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    racyc, you are right, it does sound better to me too, thanks for the feedback, i really appreciate it:thumb:.
     
  9. beeHWfan

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    Not sure exactly how to criticize you but I will rewrite some of this to illustrate what I think is wrong with it.

    "The main thing about diets is that there is many, see each and every person is different physiologically which means that what works for you won't work for me."

    The first thing you will notice when looking for the right diet to fit your physiological needs is that there is an overwhelming amount of choices.


    "Fortunately, there isn't much change in diets from a person to another, we all fall under closely similar rules when it comes to losing weight."

    "Fortunately for you, most people are able to lose weight on any diet. The rule is not necessarily which diet you choose but which diet you actually stick with."


    I could be wrong about this but I would suggest looking at your sentences and trying to rephrase them so they sound a little more formal. I personally felt like the original article is written too much like a person might talk. There is nothing wrong with writing an article as if you were having a conversation but you would want to reflect the type of conversation you would have if you were actually speaking to 100- 200 people.

    It may be personal taste but I think in the end you want people to take you as seriously as possible as a professional.

    Hope I helped, and I wasn't trying to offend you. Thanks.
     
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  11. darkhead

    darkhead Newbie

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    I was actually very happy to see you feedback, without that i will never improve, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
     
  12. lobozebra

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    The main thing you need to work on is grammar. There are a lot of run-on sentences, but other than that it looks really good. Both the content and flow of the article is exceptional.
     
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  15. courier

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    Just work on your grammar. I'm not really sure if you intended this to article to be completely true, but a diet doesn't need to consist of exercise haha.
     
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    There is not much left to tell but on a personal front I must say that you have a great future ahead provided you work hard and keep improving.

    1) I second most of the members who have given their reviews that you need to focus on grammar, as this is one aspect of the content writing, which may debar you from earning those brownie points.
    2) Another thing, which I noticed that you tried hard to make your article enticing and in this process you have gone overboard. By this, I mean to say that you must not exaggerate too much.
    Hope you work on these things. If you take out these things, then this is a good work and deserves praise. Keep going.
     
  17. NTG98

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    One thing I noticed is that you have some run-on issues. It's hard to describe, but try to make your sentences shorter not by adding words, but by adding punctuation.

    Forget about everybody that tells you that counting calories is a waste of your time, or that counting calories is overrated, to be in a successful diet you need to count your calories.

    should be

    Forget about everybody that tells you that counting calories is a waste of your time or that counting calories is overrated. To be in a successful diet, you need to count your calories.

    Other than run-on sentence issues, it looks pretty good.
     
  18. Darksaber

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    If you write the article in the third person, (i.e. "what works for one person may not work for another" instead of "what works for me may not work for you"), it will sound much more professional. Also, spell check with grammar checking enabled will help you

    Darksaber
     
  19. gecekurdu4u

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    work on your grammar.