'Hi there, hello! Excuse me, have you heard about the raw onion diet? Yes you heard it right! No no, it's not difficult, all you do is eat raw onions throughout the day. You will literally never be hungry!'. If you don't live under a rock, chances are that you have, on a regular basis, heard of some crazy diet like this one. You probably tried to follow it too, but gave up by the afternoon.
One of the primary reasons why people give up on diets is because they were ill informed about it to begin with. Hence, to help you out, we're breaking it down for you!
- GM diet
The GM diet claims to cut off 7kg of your weight in just 7 days! It follows a course where you eat only fruits(except bananas) on day 1, only vegetables on day 2, and a mix of both on day 3. On day 4, you can consume 4-6 bananas and 3 glasses of milk. Day 5 gives you energy in the form of tofu, meat or fish. In addition, you can also eat 5-6 tomatoes. On day 6 and 7, there are a few more incorporations like plain rice and fruit juice along with the diet on day 5. Brown rice may also be eaten.
Your water intake needs to be doubled on day 5 to flush out the extra acid from tomatoes.
- Keto diet
Keto is one diet that gained prominence through social media rapidly. It is a high fat, low carb diet that makes the body run on fats instead of carbs. Protein rich foods are preferred to aid in muscle mass build-up. Sessions of around 35 to 40 days are suggested in order to see 10% body weight reduction.
In a ketogenic diet, it is recommended to get expert advice as there are too many minute details. The amount of food to be consumed is also reduced by almost half, so it might be tough for some people.
- Paleo diet
As you might have guessed, paleo diet recommends that we follow the food intake of our ancestors in the paleolithic times. Chiefly consisting of raw material like fruits and salads, the diet claims to cleanse your system and detoxify it at the same time. Dairy products, legumes, lean meat, nuts and seeds are also included.
It is recommended that this diet be incorporated slowly into your daily edibles, as switching over completely in a jiffy might trouble your intestines
- Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting, as the name suggests, is fasting at regular intervals. Generally, the day is broken up into 16 hour and 8 hour slots, where you eat for 8 hours and then don't eat for the next 16. It claims that your human growth hormones' level shoots up during this duration and consequently increases your metabolism, hence aiding weight loss.
The simplest way to follow intermittent fasting is to have an early dinner and to skip breakfast. Many of us might even be doing this subconsciously already!
- Volumetrics diet
The volumetric diets recommends eating low energy dense foods like salads, fresh fruits, low fat dairy, and avoiding high calorie dense eatables like processed foods. Since the calories that you consume in each portion is quite less compared to anything that would be made in a factory, the stomach always remains full without compromising on the health aspect.
The volumetrics diet does not need a lot of work but just a few re adjustments. It guarantees 0.5 to 1 kg of weight loss per week followed religiously.
Each of these diet plans will work wonders if coupled with some form of physical activity. And done! All of the most popular diets are right in front you. Pick any one that suits you the best and kick start your fitness journey today.
Written By- Akanksha Mehta