Many of our certified nutritionists have created a large selection of easy-to-follow dietary guidelines that are designed for people who don’t want to follow a strict meal planning in order to achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle. Here are three diet plans you may not have heard of yet that may actually work for you:
- Shangri-La Diet
A very eccentric weight control regimen, Shangri-La Diet, was created by Professor Seth Roberts. This unusual method of diet can change your eating habits which allows you to eat anything without gaining those extra pounds. In doing so, you need to consume 100-400 calories daily by consuming light olive oil and/or fructose water (a water with sugar) between meals.
According to Roberts, consuming flavorless foods will diminish your appetite, thus, makes you less hungry. The theory of Shangri-La Diet is that your body will regulate itself to keep your body fat at a certain time depending on the amount of weight you want to lose. Hence, if you don’t want to suffer and follow strict diet plan, this dietary regimen might work well for you.
- Dukan Diet
A French physician, Dr. Pierre Dukan is the creator of the famous Dukan Diet. His best-selling book about this diet was published in France in 2000 and sold over 7 million copies worldwide. The Dukan Diet plan is based on a high protein, low carb, and low fat diet. It is divided into four phases –attack, cruise, consolidation and stabilization.
The Attack phase consists of pure protein and strictly no carbs for one week, while Cruise phase involves alternate days of eating pure protein and days of protein with unlimited vegetables. The third phase, consolidation, allows you to eat starchy foods, cheese, whole grain bread, and fruits. Its main purpose is to achieve and maintain your true weight. Lastly, the stabilization phase, aims to stabilize your true weight for the rest of your life following three simple steps: (1) consuming pure protein every Thursday (2), eating 3 tablespoons of oat bran every day, and (3) choosing to take the stairs instead of escalators or lift whenever possible.
- Blood Type Diet
According to Dr. Peter D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician, each blood type represents genetic traits of our ancestors, including which diet they evolved to thrive on. In his diet plan, he suggests to eat essential foods that are compatible with your blood type. Type O people are supposed to eat more high-protein foods such as meat and fish. For type A’s (agrarian) must follow the vegetarian diet. Type B’s (nomad), meanwhile, should avoid eating corn and wheat but are encouraged to eat green vegetables and low-fat dairy. Type AB blood (enigma) calls for dairy, tofu, and green veggies. Finally, type O’s (hunter) are encouraged to stick to a meaty diet high in protein, dairy, beans, grains, and vegetables.