The holidays are right around the corner, and that means tasty dinners with even better desserts. In much regret, many people feel guilty for all the calories they consumed during the holidays and decide to start a new diet or working out hard after the new year. The main problem with this, however, is it seems many people are uneducated on different weight-loss diets that actually exist, and therefore give up on their New Year’s resolutions rather quickly. I am going to go over some of the most popular diets that may benefit you or someone you know who is trying to lose weight.
The Paleo Diet: This diet brings us back to the days of our long last ancestors. It suggests that the consumption of only lean protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and whole foods, while completely eliminating any process foods, sugar, dairy and grains can cut some inches off your waist. Studies actually show that by eliminating these things from your diet, you tend to eat about 300-900 less calories a day.
Vegan Diet: Veganism is often confused with vegetarianism, as they do relate but also are quite different. As a vegan, you do all the same things a vegetarian does, BUT, you also cut out all animal derived products, such as dairy, eggs, or honey. A major benefit of this, is any dieter can cut weight without counting calories. Veganism allows you to eat until you are full, but with your diet mainly consisting of natural foods, your calorie count stays low.
Intermittent Fasting: The other diets I talk about earlier all limit the foods you are allowed to eat. What if a diet exists that lets you eat like normal, but restricts the times you can eat? Well there is one, and it’s called intermittent fasting. There is a plethora of different ways to go about this, but one of the most popular was is 16/8 Method. This suggests that you skip breakfast and restrict your daily eating period to just 8 hours, while fasting for the remaining 16. The main reason this is so popular, is because if you incorporate the time you sleep, which on average is about eight hours, you only have to fast for half of the time you are awake.
After enjoying that Thanksgiving dinner or looking back to all the holiday cookies you ate, you may decide you want to change things up, and go on a diet in 2018. I want to remind you to do more research upon a diet you may chose and ALWAYS pick the one that best fits you. Someone can talk your ear off about what works and what doesn’t, but nobody knows your body like you do, so make sure you listen to it.
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For more information, check out Healthline’s article about weight-loss diets.