Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cabbage Soup Diet

The Cabbage Soup Diet - The cabbage soup diet is a radical weight loss diet designed around a heavy consumption of a low-calorie cabbage soup over the course of seven days. It is considered a fad diet, and is designed for short-term weight-loss and requires no long-term commitment.
The weight that is lost in one week is mostly water weight.
The amount of calories consumed per day is far lower than what is considered safe. Many people feel weak and light-headed during the course of the diet.
There is zero protein consumed and the soup is bland tasting. By the end of the week most people cannot even stand the smell of it. Therefore, a lot of people give up the diet before the seven days is up.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Carbohydrate Addicts Diet

The Carbohydrate Addicts Diet - The diet is based on the theories about controlling fat-storing insulin in the body. Insulin, they claim, can be controlled by drastically reducing carbohydrate consumption during most of the day. Based on the book by the Hellers'.
For the first two weeks you eat 2 small meals a day. Each consisting of three or four ounces of protein and two cups of vegetables or salad. The third meal is the reward meal, where you can eat whatever you want within reason, but you only have one hour to eat it.
After the first two weeks, you can pick a snack as well, at either of the 2 small meals, but never carbohydrate-rich foods such as fruit, juices, bread, pasta ect..

The Hellers claim that by restricting carbohydrates during the day, the body releases far less insulin than if you had been eating a high-carb diet at each meal.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Zone Diet

The Zone Diet - Is broken down into 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein and 30% good fats. You eat 5 times a day and try not to consume more than 500 calories per meal or 100 calories per snack.
The Zone is a low-calorie diet and therefore will help you lose weight. It limits unhealthy fats and allows for healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and lean protein. While the 40-30-30 parameters are rigid, the list of foods you are required to eat are not. This diet is good for people who do not have to follow a set menu, but can pick from a list of healthy foods.