Diets for Weight Loss | Zestapeep Diet Series

Dieting & exercise works differently for each individual. When you start your weight loss journey, you will get plethora of suggestions on what to do and what not to do. For such confused souls, we are starting series of blogs on Diet, Exercise and Meditation. In this first blog of Zestapeep Diet Series, we list down the types of diets and their basics.

1. KETO DIET: This is a high-fat, adequate-protein; low-carb fad diet sends the body into a state of ketosis, in which the body uses stored fat for energy.

2. THE PALEO DIET: A Paleo diet consists of fish, fowl, vegetables, fruits, nuts, oils, sweet potatoes, eggs and meat, so long as that meat is grass-fed and not grain-fed. The only sugar in a Paleo diet comes from fruit.

3. THE ATKINS DIET: It is a low carb diet; high-protein diet has been around for decades. In fact, some say the keto diet is the new Atkins.

4. DASH DIET: The DASH diet, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is mainly focused on reducing sodium intake and increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables.

5. THE VEGAN DIET: One of the primary effects of this diet is that it reduces the intake of cholesterol and saturated fat. This diet is a form of a vegetarian diet.

6. THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: This is a vegetable-heavy diet that avoids a lot of meat, but does not eliminate it altogether. This diet has been proven to help with depression, in addition to controlling blood sugar levels and helping with weight loss.

7. INTERMITTENT FASTING: This type of fasting ranges from a number of hours each day up to an entire 24-hour fasting period one or two times a week.

8. SOUTH BEACH DIET: Certain carbohydrates are completely avoided. It does not eliminate carbohydrates altogether, but aims to educate dieters on which carbs to always avoid. The diet includes a selection of healthy fats, lean protein, as well as good carbs.

9. RAW FOOD DIET: The diet eliminates the intake of any foods that have been pasteurized or produced with any kind of synthetics or additives

10. FLEXITARIAN DIET: This diet is focused on plant proteins, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits and veggies will be staples, with the occasional meat dish thrown in.

11. WHOLE 30 DIET: The first 30 days, dieters cut out grains, legumes, most dairy, added sugar, and alcohol without any slip-ups, according to the Whole30 website.

We come back to each of this diet type in subsequent blogs, so to know which diet would suit you best, stay tuned to our social media pages.

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