Dieting For Fat Loss: Yes, fellas! We’re about to lose some weight today. But before you read any further, I’d just like to say one thing
“Dieting doesn’t mean Starvation at all “
I don’t know why but most people think that dieting means not eating anything when it’s exactly the opposite of it. Dieting basically means to eat food in a regulated fashion in order to either increase, decrease or maintain weight’. There are several diet plans all over the internet which tell you what to eat and how much to eat in order to achieve your goal. Every diet plan has a different output so it’s necessary to choose the right diet plan to follow.
Today we’ll discuss some of the most famous dieting plans on the internet these days.
Ketogenic aka Keto diet
The ketogenic diet plan is ranked among the most famous diet plans in the world. It’s quite an old dieting method and is not only effective in weight loss, but also in the treatment of epilepsy. Ketogenic plan focuses on increasing ‘Fat’ intake and reducing ‘Carbohydrate’ intake. It might seem weird at first to increase the fat intake but the concept behind it is to burn fat and not the carbohydrates as fuel. 75% of the calories are derived from the fats in the ketogenic diet.
Coconuts, avocados, seeds, olive oil, and other healthy fat sources are an essential part of this diet. When the body burns fat as a fuel, it creates Ketones through Ketosis. According to the research of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, men who followed the ketogenic diet lost around 12 pounds of weight in 4 weeks.
Following are some health benefits of the keto diet.
- Increase in the HDL levels
- Reduction in Triglycerides
- Reduction in Blood sugar level
- Effective in curing metabolic syndrome
- Prevents brain diseases
If you’re a vegetarian then you’re going to love this diet. Vegetarian diet has tons of different types.
- Lacto vegetarian
All fruits and vegetables are included in the vegetarian diet. This diet avoids eggs, honey and other dairy products. The point of this diet is to avoid animal-based food which is basically adopted from vegan diet. This diet is also very popular and has been proven effective in weight loss. According to a research, people who follow the vegetarian diet have a lower body weight, have less chances of getting a disease and they live a comparatively longer life to the people who eat meat.
Vegan diet is based on the philosophy of veganism. Followers of veganism don’t eat any animal-based food like honey, eggs and dairy products etc. People follow this life style for various reasons like environmental, ethical and health etc.
According to vegans, modern methods of farming and animal breeding are harmful for the environment and are against the nature. That’s why they promote eating plant-based food in order to decrease animal suffering, increase food production and improve the quality of life.
Here are some advantages of following a vegan diet.
- Lower Cholesterol levels
- Glowing Skin
- Improved Digestive system
- Improvement in Body Mass Index
- No more blood pressure problems
- Less risk of getting diseases
Atkins diet is very effective for those who suffer from diabetes. This diet focuses on regulating the blood insulin level using a low carbohydrate diet. Consumption of refined carbohydrates causes a rapid increase and decrease in the insulin level. Increase in insulin level enables body to store energy from the consumed food which decreases the possibility of body extracting energy from the stored fat.
All sorts of carbohydrates are avoided in the Atkins diet, but the consumption of proteins and fats is very much encouraged. This diet is not suitable for all kinds of people and can have serious Side effects. If you want to go on an Atkins diet, you should talk to your doctor first.
Some salient benefits of the Atkins diet are given below.
- Great for losing weight
- Awesome for the skin
- Effective against migraine pain
- Prevents Heart diseases
- Decreases the risk of dementia
Zone diet focuses on the technical division of necessary nutrients. A person following zone diet must consume 40% carbohydrates, 30% fats and 30% protein in every single meal. This controlled diet regulates the insulin level which in turn allows body to lose weight quickly.
Consumption of high quality and unrefined carbohydrates like olive oil, seeds and nuts is highly encouraged in zone diet.
Following are some of the salient benefits of zone diet.
- Sugar level control
- Quick weight loss
- Good for the digestive system
South Beach Diet
This doesn’t have anything to do with the south beaches (trust me).
This diet was first introduced by renowned nutritionist Marie Almon and cardiologist Dr Agatston in the 1990’s. Main focus of this diet is to show how effective unrefined carbohydrates are as compared to fast carbohydrates. It also focuses on stabilizing insulin level in blood. Dr Agaston wasn’t in favor of the low-fat and high-carb diet, supported by the American Heart Organization.
Some benefits of the South beach diet are given below.
- Good for losing weight
- Improves digestive system
- Less risk of heart diseases.
This dieting plan Is also among one of the most recommended and trending diet plans. Raw food diet focuses on eating unprocessed and totally organic food straight from the plants. Followers of Raw foodism believe that a person should eat raw food in maximum amount. Most of the raw foodists are also vegans so they don’t anything animal based.
This dieting method is quite effective in weight loss and avoiding diseases but it can also lead to nutrient deficiency. Following are some salient benefits of the raw food diet.
- More energetic life
- Good for the skin
- Better digestive system
- Easy weight loss.
Lose Weight, but be careful!
It’s a great thing to lose excess weight for the sake of health, but you should watch out for how much you want to lose. Sometimes when people don’t see results after a week or two, they start pushing the limits and do more exercise and eat more food.
This is a very wrong practice because doing so can make you sick. If you lose weight too fast, you’ll get Hepatitis. That’s why it’s necessary to follow proper instructions and not deviate from the plan. Because, weight loss will mean nothing if you get a disease during the process.