As more and more people are paying attention to their health and wellness, dieting and weight loss options are flooding an already crowded. The most outrageous and simple the plan, it seems the more willing people are to give a try, as they have set high expectations are looking for instant results. Many are willing to go to extremes, whether safe or not, in order to look better. The problem with weight loss is that it is an individualized journey, and the results will always vary. The only constant in the mix is that it is hard work. If you are willing to commit to a program, then it will be your efforts and your ability to adhere to guidelines that enable you to be successful. There are five popular new trends that have taken over the weight loss arena, and this overview can help you make an informed decision about what is right for you.
1) The Alkaline Diet
The pH level within the body should usually stay between 7.35 and 7.45, which by evaluation standards, indicates that everyone is a little bit alkaline. When you follow the Alkaline Diet, the focus is to create an alkaline level in the body by consuming nutrition and foods that will fight acidity and improve alkalinity. Because of the purpose to reduce acidity, you will have to cut out grains, eggs, conventional meats, alcohol, flour, refined sugar, and processed foods. Dairy is restricted to yogurt, meaning cheese and milk are not allowed. Tom Brady, the famed NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots, follows a variation of this diet, although it is tailored to the specific athletic needs his routine requires. Even if you don’t have a really active lifestyle, you might like this diet if you don’t like counting calories. The overall benefits in addition to weight loss are improved bone density and muscle mass. It can also help strengthen the immune system and boost metabolism for the best weight loss success.
2) The Ketogenic Diet
Probably the most popular with regard to diet trends, the Ketogenic Diet promises that you can lose a lot of weight while still being able to eat foods you like. This plan focuses on high healthy fat consumption, reduced cards, and just the right amount of protein. It also goes the term ‘keto diet’ since it works to reduces the body’s glucose and train the metabolism to burn stored fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. When this happens within the body, the result is called ketosis. This can do amazing things for weight loss, but it can also improve your insulin resistance. The plan allows you to eat avocados, dairy, olive oil, nuts, seed, and fat from animals like chicken, beef, and pork. Carbs and sugar must be kept to the bare minimums.
3) The Paleo Diet
A diet dating back to the days of the caveman, this plan takes human consumption back to the very basics. For it to be successful, you must eliminate all the processed food and refined sugar that you can. You are to remove dairy products, flour, grains, and anything processed from your diet. Instead, you should make your meals from protein, fruits, vegetables, nuts, healthy fats, and seeds. You also don’t need to worry about counting calories, as you can eat when you are hungry. This is one of the most simple diet trends that helps a person change their eating habits.
4) The HCG Diet
First promoted by Dr. Simeon, the HCG diet follows a 500 calorie a day consumption plan while simultaneously receiving an injection of the HCG hormone. After thorough research, Dr. Simeon found that increased levels of HCG in the body help to burn stored fat for energy even when nutritional consumption is severely limited. This diet doesn’t allow for any processed foods, such as bread, refined sugar, pasta, or sweets. There is limited intake of lean protein, vegetables, and certain fruits. This plan requires physician supervision, but offer results fairly quickly.
5) Intermittent Fasting
This last trend isn’t really a diet, but more of a patterned eating approach. The plan limits the feeding opportunities to just a few hours a day. It allows a period of eating, followed by several hours without eating at all. For years, science has backed this trend, and your body will release the stored fat you have accumulated and turn it into energy. Those who are advocates of this diet claim their energy levels increase while still losing weight.
Some of the dieters will mix and match some of these trends for maximum effect, but you should take care to prevent yo-yo dieting. If you are wanting to lose weight, a long-term commitment to lifestyle and meal planning changes is the way to be successful.
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