Sometimes some types of diets become fashionable, and some diets are even advertised as magical (precisely in these days the case of the nutritional advisor Anthony Howard-Crow who claimed to have lowered 15 Kg. Of weight in 100 days consuming only … ice creams!). Do you think you should do some kind of diet? The best thing is to schedule an appointment with your nutritionist, who is the person in charge of designing a personalized feeding plan.
Different Types of Diets
Most diets are diagramed to lose weight; it’s not a secret. The truth is that there are other types of diets that are not related to weight:
- Diets for people with food-related illnesses , such as diabetic diets, gluten-free diets for people with celiac disease or for people with irritable bowel disease.
- Diets for people with special nutritional needs , such as diets for athletes or diets for people with cancer.
- Diets based on philosophies of life , such as vegan or vegetarian diets.
- Diets based on religious beliefs, such as the kosher diet.
- Diets based on cultures, such as the Mediterranean diet (with many benefits according to the Spanish Nutrition Society).
Diets to Lose Weight
If the idea is to lose weight, the first thing you should know is that there are no magic solutions; every diet requires effort, patience, and perseverance to avoid the “rebound effect”. The most important thing is to have a personalized feeding plan that maintains a balance between the nutrients and provides you with the necessary energy to carry out all your daily activities.
“The feeding plan should take into account your general health condition, basic diseases, sex, age, type of activities you perform and physical build”.
On the other hand, although there are guidelines, it is important to take into account that each person has an “adequate weight”, that is, the weight with which he feels good, the weight that allows him to lead a healthy life even if he seems to have some kilos more or less in the eyes of the world. And finally, the diet should be supplemented with exercise. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing weight without allowing the body to adapt to its new state. The result: flaccidity, cellulite and hanging tissues. You do not want this, do you? So … get in line with your eating plan!
Types of Diets to Lose Weight
Always keeping in mind our initial recommendation to arrange an interview with your nutritionist, analyze this guide to the best diets to lose weight.
Stress leads us to consume snacks full of sugars, salt or saturated fats, which produce in the brain a sensation similar to that of serotonin. An anti-stress diet, in addition to helping you balance your serotonin levels will keep you fed healthy. It is based on rule 1/5: a part of proteins combined with five parts of carbohydrates.
It is a fast weight reduction diet. It was very fashionable at the end of the 20th century. It was designed by the American cardiologist Robert Atkins and is based on finding the balance of carbohydrate consumption; the body can become a fat burning machine. It is organized in four phases: induction (20 grams of net carbohydrates per day for two weeks), continuous weight loss (carbohydrates begin to be added), previous maintenance (when reaching this stage four or five must have gone down) kilograms and have found the personal balance of carbohydrates, the goal is to maintain the weight achieved during a month) and final maintenance (diet becomes a lifestyle).
Most diets for weight loss are based on reduced or zero consumption of carbohydrates. Did you think you could not lose weight with a diet composed of the delicious but dangerous pasta? This diet consists of the daily consumption of small portions of simple pasta (not stuffed), combined with vegetables and prepared with low-calorie ingredients.
Fat Burning Soup Diet
It is said that this soup was designed by a nutritionist who treated patients with heart diseases who had to undergo an operation and therefore arrive with several kilos less to the operating room. The diet consists of eating only this soup with diuretic and alkalizing properties for seven days. Ingredients: 2 large cans of natural tomato or six peeled tomatoes; 2 green peppers; 1 cabbage or cabbage; 6 large onions; 1 bouquet of celery, salt and pepper to taste or a cube of defatted broth. Put everything in a pot, cook for thirty minutes, liquefy and consume.
If the soup burns fat you can only consume it for seven days … this diet should not be followed for more than three days! However, it promises to lose weight. It is based on consuming food by groups, with the advantage that you can eat everything. The food groups are: carbohydrates, fruits, fats, proteins and vegetables. The idea is to put together the food plan by eating only one group’s food every day, all this combined with exercise and plenty of water.
A classic of diets. It has the advantage that it helps to adopt a healthy diet. To start you should find out the points that you should consume per day to lose weight, based on sex, age, current weight, height, and physical activity and weight loss goals. The table assigns a score to each of these characteristics and gives the points to consume per day; then combine with the points of the food portions according to a table and organize the feeding plan so as not to overdo the points.
There is a lot left in the ink but … take our advice into account! There are dozens of types of diets to lose weight; the important thing is to find the one that best suits your tastes and needs so that carrying it forward is easy and pleasant.