We all know eating healthy is extremely important for the body and mind, and especially for losing weight. Getting your fat freezing kit was the first step in your weight loss journey. But if you want to go the extra mile and start a new diet to not only lose those unwanted problem areas, but to be healthy as well, look no further. Below is a small guide to help you navigate the best diets for all your health needs.
The Paleo Diet
This one was a popular one some time ago, but is still extremely beneficial when it comes to losing weight. The paleo diet is essentially eating foods that your ancestors ate before agricultural development. It is assumed that many diseases can be linked to processed foods, grains, and dairy. It emphasizes on whole foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, lean protein, and seeds, while kicking out all sugar, dairy, grains, and processed foods.
It can also reduce risk factors for heart disease, like cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and more. The only down side is that it eliminates foods that can be healthy and nutritious such as legumes and whole grains.
The Vegan Diet
Ah the vegan diet. This might be a bit of a turn off for some people, but regardless of all the hate vegans sometimes get, the diet is extremely powerful. This restricts all animal products, so no meats, dairy, or eggs, while also kicking out animal derived products such as gelatin, honey, whey, casein, and some forms of vitamin D3. Although this one might be a bit more complicated due to the fact that there are many restrictions, it is a very effective weight loss diet because its very low in fat and high in fiber content, which also makes you feel fuller for longer.
Vegan diets are often linked with lower body weight and body mass index. This diet also reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and premature death. However, if this is the diet you decide to undertake, make sure you are getting your protein and key nutrients from elsewhere as you won’t be able to eat meat or dairy.
The low-carb diet has been popular for just about as long as diets have been a thing. Although there are many types of low-carb diets, they all pretty much involve limiting your intake of carbs to 20-150 grams per day. The purpose of this diet is to force your body to use more fats for fuel rather than using carbs for your energy. This diet emphasizes an unlimited intake of protein and fat while severely limiting your carb intake. When carb intake is low, fatty acids are moved into your blood and transported to your liver, where it is then turned into ketones. Your body is then able to use these fatty acids and ketones as your energy source, allowing you to burn fat and lose weight.
Other benefits include reducing your appetite and help reduce the risk of diseases that involve cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, insulin levels, and blood pressure.
The Zone Diet
You might have never heard of the Zone diet, but you should. This diet is a low-glycemic load diet that has you limit carbs to 35-45% of daily calories and protein and fat to 30% each. The glycemic load of food is an umber that estimates how much the food will raise a person’s blood glucose level after eating it.
The diet was initially developed to reduce diet induced inflammation, cause weight loss, and reduce your risk of chronic disease, and works like a peach! Not only do you lose weight, but you also reduce the risk of heart disease, and may improve blood sugar control, reduce waist circumference, and lower chronic inflammation in overweight or obese individuals who have type 2 diabetes.
Try one of these diets out for a couple weeks and see how you feel! Not every diet is right for every person, so make sure the one you choose to stick with is the right one for you.