Most Popular Weight Loss Diet Types

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5 Most popular weight loss diet types

“Health is the greatest of all wealth”. The reality is we do not concentrate or value health unless under serious conditions.

Instead of waiting for some disease to show us the importance of a proper healthy diet, let us take a step to understand the relationship between our body and the food we eat.

Most popular weight loss diet types

If you are planning to follow a weight loss diet, you should understand that not every weight loss diet plan works on your body. It is advisable to consult a Nutritionist or Dietitian to choose a diet that would suit you well.

5 Most popular weight loss diets

1.Ketogenic diet

The ketogenic(keto) diet is trend in the fitness world. The keto diet is a Low Carbohydrate and High Fat intake diet (i.e. 75% of your calories comes from fat, 5% from Carbohydrates). Usually our body use carbohydrates as a fuel. In keto diet, our body start burning fat for fuel due to lack of Carbohydrate and produce Ketones (acetone, acitate, aceto-acetate). In addition, the keto diet reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and epilepsy.

Though it burns the fat, Keto diet is not recommended for long time practice. As it leads to Kidney stones, Fatty stoles, Vitamin mineral defeciencies, Lipid abnormalities. the diet is not recommended for people with type 1 diabetes and kidney malfunction.

Ketogenic diet foods involve cheese, avocados, nuts, seeds, berries, low-carbohydrate vegetables, eggs, meat and seafood.

2. Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting, involves the processes of switching between eating and fasting. However, fasting holds an important place in every religion for a long time, it helps in weight loss. Fasting does not restrict the food, rather it restricts the time allotted for the intake of food.

The two most common types of intermittent fasting are 16:8 and 5:2. In 16:8 the fasting takes place for 14 to 16 hours. The 5:2 intermittent involves normal eating habits for five days a week and restricting calories on the other two days of the week.

3. Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet mirrors the foods or food habits followed by our ancestors. The paleo diet is based on Whole some contemperory foods. As it contains good amount of vegettables, Olive Oils, coconut oil, Nuts, Fruits, Sea foods, it reduces the risk of developing heart disease, regulates high blood pressure, blood triglycerides, and is easy for digestion.

4. The Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the best weight loss diet. The diet was inspired by the healthy eating habits of people who live near the Mediterranean Sea. They enjoy their Physical Activities as well.

In the Mediterranean diet, seafood is preferred over red meat and dairy products are limited. The Mediterranean diet involves Whole Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Legumes, Nuts, seeds, Fish. It contains more MUFA and PUFA.This diet helps to improve the condition of people with type 2 diabetes and heart diseases.

5. The Vegan Diet

The Vegan diet excludes the intake of animal products such as seafood, red meat and poultry products and contains only fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains. A vegan diet is a good option for vegetarians for weight loss.

The vegan diet aids to improve cholesterol, blood glucose levels and lowering blood pressure. The vegan diet involves legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains and cereals.


There are many challenges involved in dieting. Dieting requires concentration of the mind and body. Make sure to understand your diet plan and keep track of the effects of your diet. If you are planning a diet, it is advisable to consult a nutritionist or Dietitian


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