Fad diets which you have never heard off
Half the world’s population is overweight and among them a large number is always working towards losing weight. Most of us would have engaged in weight loss program, but then lack of persistence, continuity and willingness would have made us to leave the program half way. So it’s quiet natural that we get attracted towards ‘Quick Fix Diet Plans’ which promises weight loss in few weeks or even few days. The trick works when celebrity like Kim Kardashian endorses it.
Here are some popular ‘Quick Fix Diet Plans’, in case you have not heard off
Clean Eating Diet:
Clean eating is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods that are minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.
That means corns are in, popcorns are out.
Foods allowed include a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, nonfat dairy, and healthy fats. This diet recommends avoiding all saturated fat, trans fats, overprocessed, refined foods — especially white flour, sugar, sugar-loaded colas, juices, and alcohol.
The 6:1 Diet:
6:1 diet involves eating normally for six days and completely fasting on final day. On seventh day drink water alone or combine with herbal or fruit teas.
Sounds great ! fast for one day a week and see your weight crashing!
The benefits of intermittent fasting can include weight loss, abdominal fat loss, easier weight control and more balanced blood-sugar levels. There are reports on more efficient digestive function and more energy.
Juice fasting is also known as “juice diet”, “juice cleanse” or “juice detox”. A person on juice fast consumes only fluids like fresh fruit and vegetable juices, up to three times a day in place of their solid food meals, i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner. Raw vegetable juicing offers body a myriad of essential vitamins and minerals in their most natural and potent state. Also body gets trace elements and live enzymes. And body absorbs and assimilates the juice’s supply of potent live nutrients, quickly and effortlessly.
The most popular one are ‘5 Day Juice Diet’ or ‘5 Day Juice Challenge’…check out
Baby Food Diet:
The diet reportedly involves replacing breakfast and lunch with about 14 jars of baby food (about 25 to 75 calories each), and then eating a sensible dinner.
The best plus point about this diet. No much cooking needed !
Several celebrities have used baby food diet for shedding their extra kilos.
The problem with baby food is that it lack adequate amounts of fiber, fat, and protein to sustain a healthy adult.
Cotton Ball Diet:
People looking for smaller waistline eat cotton balls soaked in juice to curb their appetite and dramatically cut their daily calorie intake.
The Morning Banana diet:
Eat banana every morning and lose up to 5 kilos within a week. This diet originated in Japan and it’s very simple to follow. Eat banana followed by plain water and do not eat anything till lunch. That’s it. No preparation, No much cost.
According to werewolf diet, the moon exerts the same influence on the water in your body as it does on the oceans and tides. Therefore by fasting according to the phases of the moon body may respond even more powerfully by flushing excess water and toxins from body.
Followers of this diet, also dubbed as lunar diet, undergo a fasting period of 24 hours during each new or full moon.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Diet:
HCG is human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone produced during pregnancy.
- An ultra low-calorie diet of around 500 calories per day
- The HCG hormone administered via injections
The people who support this diet claims that it boosts metabolism and helps to lose large amounts of fat, all without feeling hungry. The HCG diet is very low-fat, very low-calorie diet. .
For people who have less weight to lose, 3 weeks is recommended for the weight loss phase. Those who need to lose a lot of weight may be advised to follow the diet for 6 weeks and even repeat the cycle
Cabbage Soup Diet:
If you want to lose weight follow Cabbage soup diet. It’s easy to follow and the weight loss is amazing.
It’s a very low-fat, but high-fibre diet. The cabbage soup has virtually no calories in it so by eating only that, one will surely lose weight. The cabbage soup diet is super-cheap and a great quick fix for a special event, with many people working it into their wedding plans, or trying it just before they go on holiday.
The 5 – Bite Diet:
The five-bite program advises dieters to skip breakfast, take five bites of any food at lunch and take five bites of anything for dinner.
Dr Alwin Lewis’s book Why Weight Around recommends the five bite approach to weight loss.
- Drink as much of anything as you want as long as it doesn’t contain calories.
- Take 5 bites of any food at lunch.
- Take 5 bites of anything at dinner.
- Take one multi-vitamin every day.
- Get a bit of protein a day “on average”.
Points to Ponder:
Loss of water weight is the sole reason for rapid results in the beginning of any crash diet
Biggest flaw of ‘Quick Fix Diet’ is that it’s not a diet one can follow long term, nor is it designed to be that way
The moment a person get back to normal routine, one will gain back the lost weight
These diets should be followed cautiously, probably after consulting a Dietician or a Nutrition expert