Summer is around the corner. We are all looking forward to looking all picturesque in our beach wears and all that, but for many people, it only ends as a dream because of weight issues.
Here’s good news, though. You can do something about it! So here are five weight loss trends that you really should try:
MORE PROTEINS, LESS CARBS
For anyone trying to lose weight, carbs are definitely not the way to go. To reduce your carbs intake, working in a measure of proteins into your diet is advisable. According to Harvard Medical School experts, the Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. This is means that it varies from person to person, depending on their weight and daily activities.
This diet trend tries to inculcate the eating habits that would have been done by cavemen. They took no processed foods or even dairy. They ate more of meat, fish and lots of vegetables with fruits. Usually, it is a tough diet, but it is very effective.
EATING FOR GUT HEALTH
This trend focuses on the consumption of foods rich in probiotics and prebiotics to improve the microbiome. This is because there are certain important ‘good’ bacteria living in the digestive tract of humans. They help in the adequate breakdown of food materials consumed by man. But toxins, as a result of pollution and unhealthy habits can wreak havoc on them. The solution lies in dietary changes, modification of lifestyle and consumption of probiotic foods. Examples of probiotic-rich foods are fermented foods like yogurt. Other good sources of prebiotics are bananas, asparagus, onions, and raw garlic.
DETOX, CLEANSE, AND JUICE DIETS
Detox diets involve fasting, followed by a strict diet of raw vegetables, fruit, juices, and water. It brings about a process purification, rejuvenation, and restoration. However, one has to be careful with this one to avoid nutrient deficiencies. Nutritionists recommend a good diet rich in fruits and vegetables, plus exercise, for people who want to shed any extra weight in order to reach a healthy weight.
This particular diet has quite a number of health benefits. It is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish, olive oil, and even some red wine. It is the perfect blend for you if you’re looking to lose some weight without boring your taste buds as you do. It totally forbids the consumption of simple sugars and processed foods, but it is worth it. In fact, experts have put it out that it may also help delay shrinkage of the brain which tends to happen as we age. What’s more? A recent study showed that adults who took this diet had a reduced risk of death that could come as a result of heart disease and cancer, as well as a lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
So not only do you lose weight, you stay healthy and fit as well.