Searching best and the different diets to lose weight is a tiresome effort. Most of the times, people find a lot of diet plans and they struggle to adopt one healthy diet plan. Generally, they get confused to choose one diet plan out of many.
There are hundreds of thousands of diet plans to lose weight, to gain weight, to remain healthy, and to prolong aging. All the diet plans have their own benefits and side effects. It is pertinent to mention here that not all the diet plans have side effects but some have.
Technically speaking, diet plan means a process of eating and drinking food in such a manner that one may achieve weight loss landmark or remain healthy.
Today, I am going to share most popular diet plans for weight loss according to three criteria’s: how famous are these diets, how often a feedback about these diet plans is received, and how many reports published about these plans.
Let’s have a one by one look on 7 diet plans.
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A vegan diet is a diet that consists of plant-derived food. Those people who are on a vegan diet, they do not eat anything that is related to an animal such as meat, eggs, milk, and honey.
Apart from dieting, veganism is basically a philosophy and a way of life. Anyhow, you do not need to take special efforts to adopt this diet plan.
A vegan diet is very helpful in weight loss. Several studies have shown that animal-related foods such as milk, meat and eggs increase the dangers of heart-related diseases, high cholesterol and obesity.
Animal-related foods produce fats and they are stored in our body more often. Therefore, a vegan diet does not only make you slim but also it is very helpful to clean the environment.
A study published in The Jama Network revealed that protein taken from animal-related foods increases the risk of heart attack.
Weight Watchers Diet
Weight watcher diet plan is a diet plan that includes diet, exercise and community network. Weight watchers diet is a paid diet plan from a company. This company provides you with a healthy diet plan and a support of friends’ network that have lost the weight.
Weight watchers’ take care of your diet like a baby. They provide you meetings, lessons and sessions. This diet plan is basically and diet plan and diet counselling.
Weight watchers believe that weight loss is an untoward task and people need motivation and enthusiasm in the middle of weight loss process. Here comes the support network of weight watchers to boost the motivation of the dieter.
South Beach Diet
The South Beach Diet plan was started by Dr Agatston and nutritionist Marie Almon. This diet plan consists of low simple carbohydrates and high protein levels. It contains about 30% proteins.
This diet suggests complex carbohydrates such as whole grain, whole wheat, olive oil high fiber fruits and specific vegetables. It has been proved in several studies that complex carbohydrates play a sublime role in weight reduction.
This diet is also very much helpful for the diabetic patient because it controls the insulin levels. It controls the level of sugar in the blood. This diet restricts from carbohydrates that are based on glycemic index.
Mayo clinic reveals that glycemic index increases blood sugar level immediately.
The basic approach behind Atkins diet is that it controls the levels of insulin in our body. You need to eat unprocessed food. If you will eat processed food in your diet, it will increase the level of insulin in the body and, in turn, your body will store more fats.
On the other hand, if you will eat unprocessed foods, your insulin levels will be low and your body will not store the fats. Hence, Atkins Dist is very effective tool for weight loss process. Whole grain and high fiber vegetables are best for Atkins diet.
The Zone Diet
The basic science of The Zone diet is very much similar to the Atkins diet. The zone diet focuses on the level of insulin in the body. This diet prevents the body from producing a high amount of insulin level.
This diet consists of 40% Simple carbohydrates, 30% Proteins and 30% fats. During this diet, you need to eat one and a half meal out of 3 meals of complex carbohydrates such as olive oil, banana, avocado, spinach, and whole grain.
Eat one meal of any low-calorie meat and a meal of simple carbohydrates such as normal bread and egg etc.
A Vegetarian diet is somewhat similar to a vegan diet. In a vegetarian diet, you avoid animal-related foods except for milk, eggs and honey. You eat all the fruits and vegetables but do not eat any kind of meat.
In this diet plan, you take all the required proteins from nuts, fruits and eggs. Several studies have shown that vegetarian diet plays an effective role in weight reduction.
It has been found that a vegetarian diet reduces the risks of cancer, hypertension, obesity and heart-related disease. A Vegetarian diet is also very much helpful to prolong ageing process.
Gallup has written in a survey that more than 5% of US citizens are vegetarian and all those people are slim and fit.
People eat a lot of fiber in the vegetarian diet and, as a result, they tend to lose weight.
Raw Food Diet
A raw food diet is a unique diet plan in its nature. Raw food diet means that you need to eat foods that are raw in nature, not processed. It also means that more than 70% of your food should not be cooked.
Simply it means that you need to vegetables and fruits uncooked. The remaining 30% is basically meat and whole grain etc. Several studies have shown that people lose weight by eating raw food.
This diet is more organic and people lose weight as a result. The unprocessed food contains complex fibers that are not digested by stomach immediately. Therefore, you tend to lose weight.
In reality, all the above 7 discussed diet plans do not have any severe side effects. These are popular diet plans across the world and very effective in weight reduction process.
Some of the diet plans are very easy to follow and you do not have to make huge efforts for that. These diet plans are more lifestyle based than a proper diet plan. You just have to make your mindset and change your lifestyle, nothing else.