Popular Weight Loss Diet Plans And Science Behind Them

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Popular Weight Loss Diet Plans And Science Behind Them

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Are you sick of being told that you are getting fat by the day? Depressed that the dress you loved at the store window doesn’t look as good on you? No matter how much you say that even round is a shape and that you are in shape, losing weight is a good thing to do; not just for looking good, but also to stay healthy! So, how do you lose weight effectively? One of the first things that pops up is our mind is to adopt a diet plan. But, which one’s effective? Are these weight loss plans really good? Let’s find out more about the popular weight loss diet plans and the science behind them.

Weight Loss Diet Plans And The Scientific Theories Behind Them?

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We are regularly bombarded by various weight loss plans and diets. But, most of the time we adopt a diet without entirely knowing about it. Now let’s take a closer look at some of the most popular weight loss diet plans from a scientific point of view!

If you are suffering from ailments like high blood sugar level, or high cholesterol level, and have been checking out diet plans, you certainly have come across the paleo diet. According to this diet you should only have food that our ancestors had before farming was invented. The diet consists of whole foods, lean proteins. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. It removes grains, processed food, and dairy items from the menu. The reason is that these items are considered as the cause behind all the modern day ailments. Paleo diet has been found to be extremely effective against diabetes, and promotes weight-reduction. Other benefits include lower risk of heart disease, reduced cholesterol level, blood triglycerides, and blood pressure. Scientifically speaking, the extremely reduced carbs and high protein intake is linked with all the benefits of the diet.

Veganism is the strictest form of vegetarianism. This diet eliminates not just meat, but also dairy, eggs, and all forms of animal derived products such as honey, casein, whey, albumin, and even some forms of vitamin D3. Veganism has been linked with extremely effective weight loss because the diet has extremely low fat intake and high fiber intake. This makes you feel fuller for a longer time and you do not overeat. However, there is no need to count calories with this diet. Other benefits include reduces risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes, and premature death. But, there are some serious concerns about deficient nutrients including vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, calcium, iron. Omega-3, zinc, and fatty acids, since these are primarily obtained from animals.

Let me begin by stating that if anyone suggests you this diet for anything other than losing weight, remember, there is no scientific evidence behind that claim. This diet is split into four phases, two weight loss and two maintenance phase. The weight loss phase includes mandatory intake of oat bran along with unlimited protein rich foods. The maintenance phases include intake of non-starchy vegetables and some amount of carbs and fat. In the end you will be reducing the protein intake and keep your body at the weight that has been attained.

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