Are you still searching for THE ONE??? DIETING: Finding your match made in heaven, right now!
Below are a list of diets that I believe can change one’s life dramatically. I have heard the good, the bad and the ugly about all of them. But hey, you can’t have your Yin without your Yang. There will always be good/bad about EVERYTHING. Obviously, consult your doctor before changing your diet, but I hardly believe they will disagree with you eating better 😉
So here we go. Are you ready? Deep breath. (and a drum roll)…
1) The Mediterranean Diet:
“The Mediterranean diet favors lots of fresh fruit and veggies, legumes, fresh fish, nuts, olive oil as the main source of fat, and a bit of red wine with meals. Turns out, it’s a diet that’s good for the body and for the mind. Following a Mediterranean diet has been shown to lower the risk of illnesses, including heart disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, even Alzheimer’s disease.” Check out http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/What-is-the-Mediterranean-Diet/Detail.aspx for recipes for this diet.
2) Paleo Diet:
“When you hear the term Paleo diet, think cavemen in the Paleolithic Era. The diet is essentially about eating whole, natural foods, consisting primarily of meat, fruit, vegetables, and nuts; while avoiding grains, dairy, and processed sugar and fats.The basic idea is that our bodies are most efficient at processing and digesting the same types of foods our ancient ancestors were eating back when our bodies were evolving, during the millions of years before agriculture introduced processed foods into our diet.”
Check out http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Paleo-Diet-The-Basics/Detail.aspx for recipes for this diet.
3) Raw food Diet:
“ “Going raw” refers to eating a plant-based diet in which foods are never heated higher than 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees C). Raw-food enthusiasts base their diets around the belief that when food is cooked, it loses nutrients and the enzymes needed for digestion. “Raw foodists” typically eat fresh fruit, veggies, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Some raw dieters also choose to eat animal products, such as raw milk and cheese, fish (if it’s sashimi), and meat (like carpaccio).”
Check out http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Raw-Food-Diet/Detail.aspx for recipes for this diet.
All of these diets have shown evidence of promoting heart health, weight loss and an array of health benefits. If you have a serious condition, do not throw yourself into a seriously restricting diet without talking to your doctor or nutritionist. This could ultimately cause weight gain, and bring on more serious health risks. Take it slow, introduce things new into your diet little by little. Find some fun and yummy recipes by searching your diet on the internet, there’s so much free stuff out there with little need on going and buying expensive books! If you have questions just email me, or stop by my page!