Since all different types of diets are higher in rank, it can be difficult to know which ones are best for trying. The Reality is that no diet is best for everyone, it depends upon the person, what works for you may not work for someone else.
Here are the different types of diets which goes viral now a days-
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Those who go for Atkins diet, change their food intake lifetime i.e. the restriction of processed and refined carbohydrates. In Atkins diet, dieters are encouraged to have nutrient-rich unprocessed food.
During the second phase, the diet restrictions are relieved a little. Here, carbohydrate levels are allowed to increase as some vegetables are allowed. This phase is relatively easy for dieters. Once the weight goal is achieved in this phase, the dieters reach a critical carb level for maintenance.
Different Types of Diets Foods Allowed:
Meat,cheese, eggs and fats (like butter and oils). This diet type is against all other diet types as meet, cheese intake is allowed.
2.Blood Type Diet
Experts believe the diet should be according to the blood type of a person. The type of food a person consumes should coincide with the blood type. Studies show people with A are vegetarians. Of course the diet should be fruits and vegetables i.e. high carbohydrate and low in fat. This is due to thicker blood than other groups. These people should refrain from fat foods like meat, dairy products.
Blood type diet B group should have diet containing vegetables and animal proteins in right proportion. O blood type diet group are basically carnivores and should eat high protein food such as red meats, fruits and vegetables. But people can have different nutritional requirements due to some other variables. Studies show that there can be such diet according to the type of blood based on the way the blood interacts with our diet.
Cereal diet is a lite diet rich in fiber and whole grains. In weight loss there are different types of diets and cereal diet is one of them and
Each cereal meal contains about 400 calories, which is comparatively less to what is taken in the form of calories during meals.This results in weight loss of about a pound after a week.
Cereals include barley, rye, oat, maize or corn, wheat.
If you want to work out this diet for weight loss, eating two such meals will help a lot. For two weeks, the dieter needs to strictly follow this diet so as to have good results at the end of week. Sticking to this diet plan gives great results, experts say.
Some experiments on similar lines were done for this. People who ate one low-sugar serving with half cup of skim milk lost significant weight after a week. A fruit serving is allowed in breakfast. Thus with cereal diet 500 calories are eaten less than generally taken at meal time. Thus affecting the weight in a week.
4.Gluten Free Diet
What is a celiac disease? People who fail to tolerate a protein, namely ‘gluten’ where the small intestine is damaged. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley. People with celiac disease after consuming such food item containing the ‘gluten’, the small intestine gets damaged. That is small protrusions on the lining of small intestine are lost due to this intake of gluten in cases of celiac diseased. These small protrusions are called ‘villi’. If these villi are damaged a person is considered malnourished- regardless of the quantity of food intake.
To follow a gluten free diet is the treatment for celiac disease. Experts advise to eliminate all the food items that contain this particular protein called ‘gluten’. Avoiding wheat, barley, rye will help the patient feel better in 6 months span. In case of elders, it may take about 2 years for intestine healing.
The damage of the small intestine is stopped and health is improved as the intake of gluten free diet is increased. This intake of gluten free diet should be for life time. This heals the small intestine and villi are kept intact.
Studies show that people suffering from celiac diseases sometimes don’t respond to the gluten free diet because their intestine is severely damaged and is unable to absorb enough nutrients.
The detox diet helps eliminate toxins from your body. This is a strict diet with vegetables, fruits and fruit juices and water. There are many different types of diets to eliminate toxins from your body, but the detox diet is the first on the list of diets.
Many dieters will agree to this as a hard-to-manage diet. Detox diet purifies the body from chronic ailments. The results are seen fast and dieters feel very fresh and purified. Some chronic ailment symptoms will be disappeared.
The dieter has to go three days without eating food and are allowed to drink only water. You are not allowed to move to extreme climates and you must stay with activity to a minimum.
After this very hard stage, you are allowed to eat only one type on fruit. e.g. type of Melon in the breakfast. During lunch hours, you are allowed to eat a grapefruits. Before dinner, dieter should have a glass of carrot juice. For the dinner, you can have as much fruits as you wish, but only one type of fruit.
A hard to manage diet but very effective one!
The grapefruit diet contains a meal rich in protein and the source of protein comes from grapefruit. The grapefruit diet is one of the different types of weight loss diets.
Grapefruit diet is one of the fad diets which is an old way to lose some weight quickly but is nutrient deficient. If the dieter returns back to the old eating habits, again the lost weight will be gained. With this grapefruit diet, people will lose about 12 -20 pounds in first two weeks.
Plain coffee or tea and half a grapefruit.
Two eggs are allowed with half a grapefruit – e.g Cucumber and tomato salad with vinegar, lemon.
With half a grapefruit, 4-6 ounce of chicken or beef are allowed for dinner Half a head of lettuce and a tomato with vinegar, lemon and herbs dressing, Plain tea or water.
These restrictions allow the dieter to eat less than 800 cal a day. This is the obvious reason for the weight loss.
7.Low Carb Diet
Unlike other diets, the low carb diet actually changes your metabolism to help you lose weight. The low carb diet is one of the popular different types diets of weight loss diet called keto diet.
The diet consists of very little carbohydrate intake, some roughage to help with digestion, and plenty of protein and fat! This intake causes our body to enter in ‘Ketosis’, a process that is important for fat metabolism. So if you don’t change the diet plan other than low-carb diet for some specific time period, you will find it one of the best plans to lose weight. This low carb diet is based of human physiology and the way our body converts burning sugars to burning stored fats in times of starvation.
It consists of carb intake as less as 20 gm per day. Carbohydrates increase insulin content and other hormones that regulate enzymes, that leads to storage of fat. But by starving yourself a little, that you do due to less carb content in diet, the fat gets burnt naturally in the metabolism process. Thus metabolism helps you get rid of excess weight in a way that is natural but one must be very careful in intake of carb. High carb diet may result into more production of sugar in blood, leading to high risk of cancer.
In low carb diet, one should eliminate following items intake: sugar, pasta, potato, fruit, rice.
Low-carb diet is not meant for everyone. One needs to have very strict carb intake(20 gm’s per day) while trying this diet plan. This diet causes weight loss by using body’s natural metabolism. i.e. converting the stored fats for energy. In this plan fats and proteins are allowed as carb intake is very less to help metabolism get better results in weight loss. If you are suffering from High Blood Pressure, then please don’t go for Low-carb diet to reduce weight.
Anyone who exercises for more than hour at a stretch could risk hypoglycemic shock because the body is not able to convert sugar quickly enough to keep up with demand. For those who are under medication or taking treatment for high blood pressure, low carb plan is not suitable.
8.Negative Calorie Diet
The principle behind Negative Calorie Diet is that items where calorie content is very low and more calories are burned in the digestive process than are gained from food being digested. Such items are: carrots, green cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, asparagus, blue berries and cantaloupes. The surplus of vitamins stored in these food items creates a reaction in digestion which eventually leads to weight loss.
A word of caution:
Dieters should not base their diet completely on this plan but keep this diet as snacks. It is more theoretical than practical as only negative calorie food alone can’t be enough to create permanent weight loss.
9.South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet is different than other diets in a way it teaches a way of life where you rely on the right carbohydrates and fats. This different types of diets work in phases.
South beach diet also helps to get rid of food cravings. Your body fact like stomach, thighs, and his will be thinner, the number on the scales will go downward.
South Beach Diet – Carbohydrate restriction
The phase that lasts for about two weeks, is the hardest part in this diet. For first two weeks, you will be totally eliminating fruit, bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, sugar, alcohol, and baked goods from your diet.
Low-Glycemic-index vegetables are accepted as well as Eggs, Low fat Cheese and nuts. Dieters should expect to lose somewhere between 8 pounds. Below is the list of food allowed according to phases.
Phase 1 diet-plan:
Protein, Vegetables(min half cup), fruit-none, starch-none, milk-none, fat-one teaspoon mayonnaise or oil (optional).
Protein (quantity not limited), veg:2 cups, fruits & starch :none, milk: none, fat:1 tablespoon of mayonnaise or oil.
Protein(unlimited), veg:min 2 cups, fruit-none, milk-none, starch-none. fat:1 table spoon full mayonnaise or oil.
In Phase 2, few of the banned food are slowly introduced while weight loss going to around 1-2 pounds per week. You should remain focused on it until you lost your expected amount of weight.
Protein, vegetables: min half cup, fruit-1 fruit serving allowed daily(can gradually increase the servings).
Starch-a serving allowed daily, milk-1 cup allowed daily, fat-one tea spoon mayonnaise or oil (optional).
Protein (quantity not limited), vegetables: 2 cups, fruits: 1 serving allowed daily & starch: 1 serving allowed daily, milk: 1 to 1.5 cups allowed daily, fat:1 table spoon of mayonnaise or oil.
Protein(unlimited), veg: min. 2 cups, fruit-1 fruit serving allowed daily(can gradually increase it to 3 servings), milk-1 to 1.5 cups allowed daily, starch-1 serving allowed. fat: 1 table spoon full mayonnaise or oil.
In phase 3, which is for life time one needs to follow the same in phase two and restrict the carbohydrate intake to a minimum and say a bye-bye to junk food to remain healthy life-time.
10.Weight Gain Diet
Most of people are behind loosing weight due to many reasons. But there are some who are underweight. This is also an unhealthy state which is responsible for many diseases.
Experts say additional 500 cal a day is the optimum calorie intake for such people. Of course healthy habits, nutrition-rich food are helpful. Hence weight gain diet revolves around an additional 500 cal intake a day which may consists of milk, banana, chopped nuts, fruit juices etc. Scientists say a weight gain in healthy fashion requires calorie dense yet nutritious food.
- Breakfast: Chopped nuts, banana, a cup of milk, fruits and juices.
- Lunch: 2 sliced tomatoes, olives, mixed salad leaves, 2 tea spoon full of olive oil, sesame seeds.
- Allowed multiple snacks.
- Must eat a sensible dinner.
A monthly weight check according to height is necessary.
These are the list of diets which are popular now a days, you have to choose because different types of diets are available but there is no perfect diet. Different diets work for different people, and you need to choose according to your lifestyle and wants.
The ultimate diet for you is, the one that you can follow in the long term.
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Ranjan Singh is a Registered Dietitian, Personal Trainer, founder of Weight Loss Guider and Health Blogger with a Passion for Functional Nutrition. Ranjan is always willing to roll up his sleeves and research the really hard topics and for that, we are all thankful.