We all want a quick and simple way to reach our weight loss goals, but it can be so difficult to sacrifice taste and the foods we love for a diet that doesn’t seem to work. There are all sorts of diets out there that make some very grandiose claims but they fall to the wayside as soon as people try them and don’t see the results they want. Diets come and go like hairstyles and fashions, but which ones really work?
A diet shouldn’t be about deprivation. A healthy diet should be a change that you can make to your lifestyle and keep up with it. If you can’t live without certain foods, there is an effective diet out there for you. It just takes research and willpower. A diet should be something you can keep for a long time, so find one that’s suited to your needs. Check out some of the most proven and healthy diets out there today:
The TLC Diet
This diet is dubbed the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change. It strives to reduce cholesterol and promote weight loss. It emphasizes that its participants eat lean meats, poultry and fish sans skin, and meatless meals on occasion. It strives to cut out saturated fats that can cause cholesterol levels to spike. Many have found that this diet is effective in weight loss and one that they can maintain it for the long term.
The Mediterranean Diet
The Mayo Clinic claims that the Mediterranean diet helps to reduce the risk of heart disease. This diet has a foundation of low fat foods, and it focuses on fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains in each meal. Instead of using butter or vegetable oil, the Mediterranean diet promotes the use of extra virgin olive oil. It requires that participants eat fish twice a week and poultry in moderation.
High Protein Low Carbohydrate
This diet helps to promote weight loss by reducing the amount of carbohydrates found in bread, pasta and potatoes. A recent study showed that this diet helped to decrease cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and that dieters lost more within six months than dieters who were on a high carbohydrate diet. This diet can also help to decrease low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, which can increase your overall cholesterol.
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