We have known in the previous article about some of the worst popular diets for anyone that have the worst long-term results. This second part adds more to it. May this article serve as an illuminator in helping to find more effective and healthier ways of losing weight.
Also known as an army diet or ice cream diet, it involves following a strict 1400 calories per day meal plan in a span of three days. It ranges from bread to biscuits to veggies to ice cream. Then at the remaining four days, you can eat that you want. You can repeat it every week as long as you want. But the downside of this is that this practice is extremely low on protein. It means that while you follow this diet plan, you are not comfortable with it because you tend to be hungrier than usual. You might find it harder to resist junk food cravings in the long run. Also, most of the weight you’ve shed is just water weight.
This diet plan is not bad at all at first. It avoids processed foods, sweets foods and those high in sodium while encourages consuming healthy fats and beef. But that’s all of it. First, you’re not allowed to eat grains, legumes, and potatoes despite they are excellent sources of B vitamins and dietary fibers. Second, you need these nutrients as well. And third, maintaining this plan can be an expensive and costly choice.
Also known as the moon diet or werewolf diet, this diet plan is more superstitious in nature. It involves following the lunar phase. Water and juice should only be consumed during the full moon. Then you can have your “balanced diet” during the waning moon. Next, you eliminate solids within your body and detoxify by drinking tea during a new moon. This diet plan ends when the moon enters its waxing phase with its strictest rule – keep your calories as low as possible and no eating after 6 pm. In reality, there’s no evidence to support the lunar diet and most of the weight you’ve shed was just water weight.
Gluten can be found in wheat and barley products such as bread, cereals, and pasta. Many people avoid gluten because they believe it’s a healthy habit and can grant weight loss. People with celiac disease can be reasonable enough to follow a gluten-free diet since they receive allergic reactions from it. There is no evidence to support that having a gluten-free diet can be beneficial at the moment and doing this when you don’t have to won’t help you shed pounds.
This is very similar to the Paleo Diet, wherein you are allowed to eat grass-fed meat and discouraged to eat grains and dairy. It is a 30-day plan. You are instead encouraged to eat homemade. It seems reasonable enough, but in the long term, it can be an expensive diet plan to maintain and follow. To sum up, you cannot go out to eat or even go to the bar. You are only allowed to eat your homemade meals which can be impractical and time-consuming to prepare most of the time.