In today's society, our fascination with quick weight loss diet, self-image and body-weight continue to grow and there are a variety of trends and updates to new ways of eating for optimal health that come up every few months.
Until very recently, the low carb quick weight loss diet was making the rounds of health and nutrition pages but there are many others that have proved to be more effective since they are more holistic in their approach including the whole spectrum of food choices and taking a more balanced approach to ensure continuity and maintenance. Some of these new quick weight lossdiet (s) are:
- Whole-food and whole-health diet
- Foods as medicine and wellness diet
- Ailment specific diet
- Raw food diet
- Glycemic Index diet
Whole-food and whole-health diet
This weight loss diet encompasses getting back to the basic foods as nature intended them to be. It eliminates foods that have artificial saturated fat, high levels of salt and processed sugar, food additives, flavorings and food color. The stress is on natural and organic food and not on processed food.
Food as medicine and wellness diet
Due to the onset of a plethora of food related diseases there are many diets that suggest using the natural capabilities of foods to prevent and cure diseases. Medical practitioners like Dr. Andrew Weil are proponents of the natural and spontaneousŁ healing caused by whole and healthy natural foods. He suggests eating the right type of food for your body ailments and using the curative properties of certain food groups to prevent disease.
Ailment specific diet
One of the disadvantages of the busy urban lifestyle we all lead is the early onset of certain medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stress and anxiety, liver dysfunction etc. To counter these, there are a host of weight loss diets/ nutrition suggestions that have been introduced as the heart-healthy diet, the fat flush, the liver cleansing diet, etc.
Each of these diets suggests the list of foods we should consume more of to enhance our health and eliminate foods that degrade our condition thereby using natural remedies to improve our health in a safe and risk-free manner.
Raw food diet
The raw diet consists of consuming unprocessed, organic and plant based foods. They suggest consuming at least 70-80 percent of it uncooked to truly benefit from the enzymes and chemicals contained in foods in the raw form since cooking foods at high temperatures usually destroys these beneficial compounds.
Raw foods give the promise of efficient digestion, enhanced energy levels, better skin and flushing of toxins from the body. More recently, raw foods diets have become even more popular due to a following in Hollywood.
Glycemic Index Diet
The Glycemic index diet GI DietŁ is a weight loss diet that focuses on the Glycemic index of foods which is the ability of a particular food to convert to sugar thereby raising the sugar level in the blood. The diet is based on low Glycemic index. It balances unrefined complex carbohydrates like whole grains with lean protein and a minimum level of healthy fats to assist in stabilizing the blood sugar levels and increasing energy while losing weight. It claims that people on this diet will feel full for longer periods of time and have reduced cravings for sugar-laden foods.
The Glycemic Index Diet reduces stored body fat, normalizes sugar levels, curbs hunger and sugar cravings thereby reducing the risk of diabetes and enabling quick weight loss.