Want to get into shape this year?
These new plans promise to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle and to put a stop to the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach.
Diet 1: The diet including cheat days
Sounds great doesn’t it? Now Dolvett Quince, from the TV show The Biggest Loser, has invented a diet where you are able to cheat yourself slim using his simple plan. The concept is that you eat’clean’ for three days, have a cheat day, eat clean for another two, have a cheat day, and so on, with the prospect of dropping 10 pounds if you follow a well balanced, calorie-controlled diet for 21 days. No foods are off limits with this diet so you’re not restricted to have to eat healthy food constantly making this plan ideal for anyone because it’s so flexible to fit into any lifestyle!
Diet 2: The no sugar diet
The Atkins diet is one of the most popular diets today and it’s got to be said, even though it cuts out the sugary sweets you love, it’s the most effective diet! Choose this diet if you fancy a change of lifestyle with your food. You don’t have to go crazy, you are allowed the odd glass of wine or slice of chocolate cake but keep it to a minimum at once a week as a ‘treat’. Cutting down on sugar is tough at first but once you do, you’ll see the pounds dropping off fast. If you want to really make a good start to this diet, start by only eating green vegetables, salads and protein. Remember, you’re allowed as much cream and dairy as you like in this diet so this can be your replacement for sugar. Be weary that your energy levels might be low during the first week but once you’ve powered through you will find yourself free from sugar cravings and your body will find energy from other areas.
Diet 3: The 5:2 Week
The 5:2 diet is a good mix between the above two diets. The plan is to eat foods normally for 5 days with little thought to calorie control, and then reducing your calorie intake to 500 calories (for women) or 600 calories (for men) for the following 2 days. If you are pregnant, diabetic or on medication you should seek medical advice before trying this diet. Specialists suggest to make every calorie count and make sure that you eat nutritionally rich foods when you’re following the low-calorie diet. Calorie restrictions are thought to result in living longer, reducing the risk of hear diseases strokes or cancer and improving lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The great thing about this diet is that there’s no restrictions on the types of food you can eat!