Most diets are so restrictive that they are hard to follow. Some diets like the South Beach diet restrict carbs while other diets restrict fat. It is hard to figure out what to eat on a restrictive diet. This makes it difficult to come up with a meal plan that you can actually follow. For weight loss success to occur, you need to have an easy to follow weight loss meal plan.
Also known as a very low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet, the Atkins diet puts all of its focus on the carbohydrate side of food. Instead of counting overall calories, it restricts high glycemic carbohydrates, counting them by the number of grams you eat.
The low carb diet will make you lose weight and it’s not due to fluid loss (your body adjusts by making you feel thirsty). However the problem is the body simply needs carbohydrate. Evolution still expects us to be physically active and carbs are our main source of energy.
Another difference lies in the way carbs are counted in both diets. Atkins recommends counting all carbs that do not contain fiber, as well as counting carbs by grams per day. South Beach on the other hand, suggests Carb counting according to the portions per serving, and puts no limit in the consumption of non-starchy veggies.
Diets That Work #3: Glycemic Impact Diet This diet can be a good choice for you if you: crave sugar and sweet, have mood swings and/or irritability, or have been feeling low on energy. But if you don’t want to eat meals and snacks more frequently and you want fast food in your diet plan, this may not be a good choice for you. This diet is based on the concept of Glycemic Index. Foods with low Glycemic Index value release sugar into the blood at a lower speed, supplying you with a slow yet steady energy so that you don’t feel hungry as fast. I like the fact this diet combined the best parts from diets such as south beach diet keto friendly and the Zone diet.
Cut out all of your favorite foods. Diets usually backfire when you’re left eating uninspiring, tasteless food and you start to miss your favorite dishes. Be creative and flex those cooking skills so you can remake some of your favorites but still adhere to the diet’s guidelines.
There is also a daily meal plan. This plan includes strict portion control in the induction phase. An example of a daily snack is 20 peanuts. And 30 pistachios is another snack option.
I’m not sure who coined the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but usually old wives have quite a lot of truth in them. This fruit can also help you get a flat stomach as they are a good source of carbohydrates that are digested quickly for energy. If you need an energy boost during your workout, just eat an apple and you will be able to keep going for longer. They are also good to snack on as they help stop cravings. They have a high water content which is good for eliminating toxins.