1: Paleo Diet
The paleo diet (the “caveman diet”) is a rejection of modern food products produced in food factories, and the transition to traditional food, known to people for centuries. The name refers to the Paleolithic period, which ended 15 thousand years ago.
The diet allows for fish, poultry and meat, eggs, vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and nuts. Excludes grains, flour and flour products, legumes, sugar, milk, dairy products and processed vegetable oils. Effects – improved well-being and weight loss.
2: Mediterranean diet
The Mediterranean diet is not a set of clear rules and recommendations, but rather a generalization of the traditional eating habits of the inhabitants of the northeast of Spain, the south of France, Portugal, Greece, Italy and a number of other warm European countries.
The basis of the diet is replacing animal fats with vegetable oils, consuming cereals, large amounts of vegetables and legumes, daily consumption of fish and seafood rich in omega 3. Effects – lowering the level of “bad” cholesterol and maintaining a stable weight.
3: Gluten Free Diet
Gluten is a protein found in cereals; the content in wheat reaches 80%, in rye grain – about 50%. The main function of gluten in food production is to bind and viscosity. However, this is also why gluten sticks together food in the stomach.
In some people, when using it, intestinal function is disrupted, the level of absorption of vitamins decreases, a person feels constant discomfort and gets tired quickly. Switching to a gluten-free diet can easily improve your well-being and relieve the heaviness in your stomach.
4: Cyclic Keto Diet
The cyclical keto diet is a weekly repetition of meals according to the following principle: Monday through Thursday night – days of the strict keto diet; Thursday nights, Friday and Saturday are high calorie loading days; Sunday is a transitional day.
Compliance with this principle of nutrition against the background of special training is designed to burn excess subcutaneous fatty tissue in the shortest possible time. It is for this reason that the ketogenic diet is one of the most popular among professional athletes.
5: vegetarian diet
According to the latest scientific data, even healthy people are advised to switch to at least vegetarian days, as well as eliminate the use of semi-finished meat products and sausages, reducing the total consumption of red meat to 300-500 grams per week. The reason is the harmful enzymes contained in meat.
Considering the fact that industrial chicken is overloaded with hormones and fish is contaminated with mercury, meat rejection is increasingly happening for non-religious reasons. The effect (when controlling the consumption of vegetable protein) is an improvement in well-being and digestion. This is why the vegetarian diet is becoming more popular every year.
6: Avoiding Sugar
Research shows that the calories in sugary drinks and desserts are literally invisible to the body. They seem to turn off the defense mechanisms against overeating – however, enjoying the stimulation of the brain with sugar, a person also receives a huge amount of calories.
Among the diseases possibly provoked by the use of sugar, not only obesity, but also diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other serious diseases are increasingly called. It is important to understand that avoiding sugar is primarily a health issue, not just weight loss.
7: “Hunger Control”
Recent scientific works in neurobiology show that the human brain autonomously controls body weight, maintaining weight within the 5-7 kg range from the “starting point” (set-point), regardless of the level of physical activity or even the calorie intake.
At the same time, the set-point can be easily shifted up by the use of excessively high-calorie foods, but it is extremely difficult to lower it. Controlling hunger and eating only when you want to is one of the most important ways to maintain body weight even in the absence of diets.
Most of the popular diets of the past year are based on the exclusion from the diet of foods that have undergone significant changes in the process of growing and processing. More and more people tend to believe that the simpler and more typical the food consumed, the better for the body.