Confused? This might help!
We all are different and thus there is no one size fits all when we talk about several things including weight loss. We are in that rut where we are ready to follow any diet that works for our colleague, friends or family members thinking that it might work for us too.
If you are confused about the perfect diet plan for you, here’s help.
Here’s how you can find your personalised diet that fits your health needs, lifestyle and goals.
If you want to go back to basics: PALEO
Paleo diet is also called Palaeolithic diet, ancestral diet, caveman diet and Stone age diet. It includes eating meat, fish, nuts and seeds – anything that your ancestors could obtain by hunting and gathering, it can be on your plate.
According to studies, paleo diet not just helps you lose weight but also helps improve your blood pressure, glucose levels and cholesterol.
If you like to cook and love animals: VEGAN
The vegan diet restricts all the animal products including fish, meat, egg, milk and honey. The diet was never intended to make you lose weight but it showed apart from various health benefits, it also makes you lose weight.
Studies have suggested that people who become vegan lose more weight than people who follow any other weight loss plans. Cutting on animal products help you cut back unsaturated fats. And obviously, the diet is environment-friendly and for the welfare of animals.
If you love eating seafood: MEDITERRANEAN
The diet includes eating fish (lean protein), olive oil and whole grains. You can also have some red wine as a part of the diet plan. What can be better than this? The diet not just helps you lose weight but also reduces your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. U.S. News and World Reports ranked Mediterranean diet as the number one diet because it’s a well-balanced diet plan where people feel satisfied and not starved. People who follow the diet lower their BMI and have less abdominal obesity.
If you have hypertension: DASH
Dash diet was originally created to help people who have high blood pressure. The diet includes eating fruits, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, nuts, whole grains, fish and poultry. The diet limits sodium intake 2300 mg per day and a lower sodium option cuts it off at 1,500 mg daily. The diet is an overall approach to balanced and healthy eating. Along with weight loss, it also helps you control your blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
If you love cheesy/fatty meals: KETO
Keto is a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet that was ideally started as a short-term approach to help reduce seizures in children with epilepsy and manage blood sugar levels. When you cut carbs and replace them with fats, your body ends up in ketosis, where your body burns stored fat for energy.
People on keto diet, often end up losing weight quickly, especially in the beginning. This is one diet where you don’t have to stay away from cheese loaded foods and get enough food to fill yourselves. Moreover, fat is filling in nature and it is the main component of the keto diet.
If you eat your emotions: Consider mindful/intuitive eating
Eating mindfully is no diet plan. The key points of the diet include deliberate food choices, eating slowly and consciously and engaging all your senses while eating. You can apply this method while following any of the diets.
If you are someone who finishes a packet of chips without even tasting half of them, you must try this eating method. It will help you get back in touch with your inner hunger and satiety signals.