Whether you begin the year with a resolution or not, most likely you promised yourself that this will be the year to lose that unwanted weight. Because of that, you may already be searching for a quick way to shed off the pounds.
But be careful. Health experts are saying that not all diets, regardless of how popular they are, are great for your body and overall health and well-being. To help you choose the right diet, they've come up with some ideas on the worst and the best types of diet.
According to the British Dietetic Association, one of the diets you should avoid is urine therapy. How does this work? You drink urine! That may sound gross, but adherents believe that only a very small portion of the urine is bad for your body. Overall, it can be used to cleanse or detoxify your organs, especially your liver. Urine is also believed to be sterile.
Diet programs that cut out other important food groups should also be avoided as they may prevent the body from receiving the right amount of nutrients. One of these is Paleo, which is a very popular plan to date. It is called as such because it tends to follow the diet followed by our paleo ancestors. Thus, followers don't eat dairy, legumes, and grains.
Others have also been cutting sugar, including natural ones coming from fruit, and going vegan and eating before 6:00 p.m.
If you should avoid these, what should you choose then? The best advice is one that has been around for years: to lose weight, you need to find a diet that you know you can follow for the long term. Most of the radical diets let you lose weight fast, but the chances of getting the pounds back is also quick since they're difficult to follow.
Moreover, you have to exercise more and eat less. As for a good diet, you can go for the Mediterranean and 5:2 program, where you can eat healthy for five days and eat 500 calories for two days.