Look at the Popular Diets - EDU

Look at the Popular Diets

Atkins Diet

A DIET which focuses on consuming very little carbohydrates but more proteins and fasts. Criticized for inducing a variety of health problems including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

South Beach Diet
Though similar to Atkins it does allow for good cars vegetables whole grains and lean proteins but should be implemented only after consulting a physician or dietician.

Grapefruit Diet
A 12-day diet plan that recommends eating a grape fruit with every meals 64 ounces of water daily and lots of black coffee. There’s no real restriction: even fried food and butter are allowed. The ideas is that grapefruit has special fat-burning are allowed. The ideas are that great full has special fat-burning qualities. This is not backed by research, thought.

Master Cleanse or Maple Syrup Diet
Popularized by Beyonce Knowles, who claimed to have lost 20 pounds with this diet for her movie Dream girls. It involves drinking a concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and water and not eating any food for two weeks. Criticized for lacking essential nutrients.

Ear Right for Your Blood Type Diet
Based on the ideas that people’s food requirements are based on their blood group type. So people with blood group ‘O’ can eat lean meats, poultry and fish, and should restrict grains and legumes. While those with blood group’ A’ can eat soya proteins, grains and lentils and can have low fat dairy and meat. No scientific supports for the diet.

Paleo Diet
Blames over – processed crab-heavy food for modern obesity, and recommends going back to the per-agricultural diet of the Paleolithic period. It encourages eating meat, fish, poultry, fruits and vegetables and restricts consumption of refined sugar, grains, dairy and legumes. Although it is low on sodium and processed food, most experts don’t recommend this as by shunning dairy and grains, one can miss out on some vital nutrients.

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