June 17, 2018

Cabbage Soup Diet

Cabbage Soup Diet The cabbage soup diet was allegedly created in the 90s for patients recovering from surgery. A watercress version is also available but most types of vegetable soup would do. Some versions claim that cabbage has unique fat burning properties this is however untrue. The weight loss is because of the low calorie contained in the diet . During the cabbage soup diet you can eat as much cabbage soup as you want throughout the whole seven days. Some additional foods have been added to the recent versions of this diet. Cabbage Soup Diet: Reasons for You will […]
June 17, 2018

F-Plan Diet

F-Plan Diet The F-Plan Diet was devised by Audrey Eyton and published in 1982 and has been one of Britain’s best selling diet books since. The F-Plan diet is a high fibre diet that is low in fat and high in carbohydrates. The basic principles of the F-Plan diet are firstly that fibre is low itself is low in calories, fills you up so that you feel satisfied and takes time to digest so you feel full for longer. Secondly insoluble fibre passes through the digestive system untouched and therefore has no fat or calories and cleans the digestive tract […]
June 17, 2018

Fit For Life

Fit For Life Diet Review The Fit For Life diet is a food combining diet that recommends eating specific combinations of foods at certain times of the day. The authors of the book ‘Fit For Life’ Harvey and Marilyn Diamond devised it in the early 80s. The diet is made up of 70% fruits and vegetables with all other foods making up the other 30%. There is no calorie counting or portion control, as the authors believe that poorly combining foods and not overeating or lack of exercise causes weight gain. The diet claims that eating foods incorrectly will cause […]
June 17, 2018

Grapefruit Diet

Grapefruit Diet The Grapefruit diet based around the premise that grapefruit contains fat burning properties and is similar to the cabbage soup diet. There are several versions of this diet and there duration varies from 7 to 21 days. Most of these diets are very low in calorie diets usually about 800-1000 calories. The diet recommends high quantities of caffeine drinks like coffee (no milk or sugar). Grapefruit Diet: Reasons for You will lose weight following this diet Easy to follow Grapefruit Diet: Reasons against Boring selection of available foods Not enough vitamins or minerals Weight loss is mainly water […]
June 17, 2018

Hay Diet

Hay Diet The Hay diet is a food combining diet created by Dr William Hay in the early 1900’s. It is based on the idea that the body can not cope with proteins and carbohydrates at the same time because of the way they are digested. This came from the belief that the human body is used to eating only one type of food at time and that the combining of food is a modern habit that are ancestors never did. The hay diet states that the things wrong with modern eating habits are Poor elimination of wastes and toxins […]
June 17, 2018

Hip and Thigh Diet

Hip and Thigh Diet Rosemary Conley developed this Hip and Thigh Diet in 1983 and has been a UK best seller for this period. The diet has hardly changed in the last twenty years and it is basically a very low fat diet that encourages lots of vegetables, starchy carbohydrates and regular exercise. The diet comes with a comprehensive exercise plan designed to help with weight loss and tone muscle. The diet bans quite a lot of foods but the recipes are easy to follow and hunger is not a problem on this diet. The diet encourages three regular meals […]
June 17, 2018

Hollywood Diet

Hollywood Diet The hollywood diet is a type of fasting diet that relies on a ‘miracle juice’ which is the only thing that can be drunk during the 48 hour duration of the diet. The ‘miracle juice’ is derived from plant juices that is supposed to be a scientifically formulated blend of minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants that cleanses the body of toxins. Apparently this will cure a whole variety of ailements caused by modern day living. These ailements range from skin problems and bad breath to depression and illness. You hope it would cure all these as it costs around […]
June 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic Diet

Mayo Clinic Diet The Mayo Clinic Diet is a high fat low carbohydrate diet that is in no way related to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota USA the Mayo clinic website states ‘We can offer you clear and official advice: don’t believe any of these diets. They did not originate at Mayo Clinic and are not approved by Mayo Clinic. These diets may promote temporary quick weight loss. However, they are not nutritionally balanced or a safe method of weight loss for long-term success. Such diets can be dangerous for some individuals.’The Mayo Clinic Diet is available in many forms […]
June 17, 2018

Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet This is more of a loose description of the eating habits traditionally associated with the people of the Mediterranean region than an actual diet. Mediterranean people are recognized for the low numbers of chronic disease and higher life expectancy despite a high fat diet. Recent studies have indicated that the Mediterranean diet may function as a preventative factor for many illnesses and diseases. Daily foods on this diet include: bread, pasta, fruit, vegetables, grains, potatoes, rice, olive oil, cheese, yogurt and wine, but these foods are consumed in moderation. Foods that should be eaten only a few times […]
June 17, 2018

Pritikin Diet

Pritikin Diet Review The Pritikin diet was developed in the late 1950s by Nathan Pritikin (founder of the Pritikin Longevity Center in California). The Pritikin diet was initially developed as a program to prevent heart disease and is a low fat high fiber diet. The Pritikin diet includes regular exercise, with a minimum of a 45 minute walk per day. Diet is based upon choosing meals that contain 400 Calories or less per pound. This method is easier than calorie counting but requires some mathematical approximation. Processed foods such as pasta and white bread are eliminated in favor of whole […]