Sculpting the body down to a perfect shape is a burning desire of each one of us, after all, who wouldn’t want to look attractive and beautiful? This year the need to slim down has increased further with the unexpected lockdown, prolonged work from home, online classes which have circumscribed us within our homes giving us a solid reason to turn into ‘couch potatoes’. As an icing on the cake comes the year-end and festive season to add those extra kilos with all the sweets and savouries. As we all are eagerly waiting to welcome the next year with a lot of hope, I’m sure deep inside the heart everyone must be determined to lose the excess weight gained in these days.
Weight loss not just tones our body, but, makes us physically and mentally strong by building our confidence and enable us to lead a healthy life. Although, indulging in physical activity such as yoga, aerobics, jogging, hitting a gym, and more should be the ideal choice for weight loss, but, without a proper diet plan you might succeed in losing weight, however, in the process you would lose your health as well. Thus, the best choice to lead a healthy life and to attain the ideal weight is to follow a proper diet and practice appropriate workouts. Here are the five most effective dieting plans that would aid in achieving a healthy life.
Mediterranean Diet as the name indicates it is popular in the Mediterranean region such as Greece, Crete, and Southern Italy. This diet plan gained popularity as the individual shows lower heart disease, obesity, and chronic disease. The main reason for this diet plan to gain popularity is lays focus on whole grains, good fats such as olive oil, fish, nuts, and more, fruits, vegetables, and most importantly minimize the consumption of non-fish meat. Alongside, the Mediterranean diet prohibits refined grains, Trans fats, refined oil, sugar, and other highly processed foods.
Benefits: This diet encourages you to eat a lot of antioxidant-rich foods that aid in fighting inflammation and oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals. Thus, cuts down the risks of heart disease and early death.
Paleo diet takes us back to the stone-age when humans were hunters. This diet advocates following hunter’s diet plan would certainly cut down the unnecessary fat in our body, as the paleo diet advisors claim that the modern diseases are the results of following Western diet and our human body has not evolved to process grains, legumes, and dairy.
Paleo diet encourages us to consume whole foods, vegetables, fruits, lean meats, nuts, and seeds. Also, restricts the consumption of processed foods, sugar, dairy, grains although though some version of Paleo diet exempts some dairy products like cheese.
Benefits: Following this diet plan minimizes the heart disease risk factors like cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure.
Unlike other diet plans, intermittent fasting does not restrict food consumption but provides a cycle for fasting and eating. It forms various methods such as the 16/8 method – which allows eating to a limited calorie consumption to eight hours per day, and the second method is 5:2, which restricts your daily calorie intake to 500-600 calories twice per week.
If you are taking up intermittent fasting then the eating time is restricted and this is believed to be the simplest way to reduce calorie consumption which would promote weight loss.
Benefits: Intermittent fasting increased insulin sensitivity, improved brain health, anti-aging effects, reduces inflammation, and brings many more benefits.
Keto diet is a unique type of low-carb diet. This is nothing but depriving your body of carbohydrates thus, making your body to get adapted to fat and cut down on the protein as well to increase the ketone bodies. Therefore, your body undergoes a unique metabolic state called ketosis where your brain burns ketones instead of glucose this in turn increases your body’s capacity to burn body fat.
Benefits: Keto diet increases the VO2 max and aid in losing fat without losing strength or power.
When we chose to sculpt our body make of us prefer to do it with protein intake, as it aids in significantly burning our body fat as well as building lean muscle. This diet is mostly preferred by the athletes and models who are keen in sculpting their body and gain high stamina.
Benefit: Helps in cutting calories and encourage eating protein-rich foods, the macros can aid in preventing your lower metabolism and keep you feeling fuller for a longer duration this avoids unnecessary binge eating.