The word diet is simply what we eat and drink on a regular basis as meals. If we add the word healthy to diet, it becomes healthy diet, which means eating healthy and nutritious foods as meals. Perhaps many of us misunderstand the word diet, as eating tasteless and unpleasant foods to lose weight, as it is also understood as foods with less or no calories. It is all because these word diet has been marketed in this way, like diet soda, diet sugar and many more. A healthy diet, perhaps, is the diet that boosts your overall health by causing any harm or side effects.
Many of us tend to pick up fad diets that ends up harming our health. Healthy dieting is all about consuming the right foods in the right proportions that boosts our health and help us achieve the desired results. Here are some popular diets and the purpose that these diets are recommended:-
Atkins Diet: designed by Dr. Robert Atkins, is a high protein and low carbohydrate diet plan designed for quick weight loss. Medically this low carb diet is also known for its capabilities to fight colon cancer, kidney diseases and even bone ailments like osteoporosis.
The main reason why this diet plan is so effective is that when you eat less carbs and intake more proteins, your appetite goes down, and you end up eating lesser calories. Atkins diet plan is subdivided into four segments – induction, balancing, fine-tuning and maintenance.
Foods that are included or allowed to eat in this diet are meats, fatty fish and seafood, eggs, low carb veggies, full-fat dairy, nuts and seeds and healthy fats.
Foods like sugar, grains, vegetable oil, trans fats, diet or low-fat foods, high-carb vegetables and fruits, starches and legumes are to be strictly avoided.
On the flip side, Atkins have shown to cause a lot of fatigue in people, due to lack of sugar in the body. When the body is deprived of carbohydrates, it goes into a state called ketosis. In this state the body starts eating into the muscles.
Ketogenic Diet: another low carb diet with moderate amounts of proteins and high fat. Known by many names like the ketosis diet, keto diet, low carb diet and low carb high fat diet, it works on the process of ketosis, which is a natural process that the body initiates when the food intakes are low and it feeds on the reserved fat of the body to produce energy, thereby promoting fat loss.
Metabolically speaking, ketogenic foods are very healthy and delicious at the same time. Foods like leans meats, high protein and high quality fats like eggs, butter, olive oil and avocado are recommended in this diet plan. Also, leafy green vegetables, like kale, spinach and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage finds their place.
Foods high in carbohydrates, sugar and bad fats are eliminated from this diet like grains, processed foods, vegetable oils (canola, corn, soybean, etc.), milk and margarine.
Often at times it has been observed that some commonly but easily treatable side-effects like constipation, lower acidosis, hypoglycemia and raised lipid and cholesterol levels is caused by this diet.
South Beach Diet: created by cardiologist Arthur Agatston, was aimed for weight loss and heart health. Sometimes called a modified low-carbohydrate diet. The South Beach Diet is lower in carbs and higher in protein and healthy fats. The purpose of this diet is to change the overall balance of the foods we eat to encourage weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. This diet plan doesn’t categorically eliminates all carbs and the ones that are allowed are low on the glycemic index. It helps blood sugar and metabolism be steady and thereby, keeping one full for long.
This diet works in three phases, in the first it is aimed to remove carbohydrates, in the second it levels blood glucose levels and in the third phase it shoots up the metabolism.
Foods that are included in this diet are chicken breasts, cheese (fat-free or low-fat), whole eggs, fish (all types), green vegetables, peanut butter, peanuts, pistachio nuts, olive oil, tofu and Vegetables (artichokes, asparagus, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, legumes, lettuce, mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini).
Foods to be avoided are alcohol, baked products, bread, cereal (all kinds), cheese, fruit, fruit juice, Ice Cream, milk (whole, low-fat), oatmeal, pasta, pastries, poultry (chicken wings, legs, thighs, wings, duck, goose, poultry products), soy, vegetables (barley, beets, black-eyed peas, carrots, corn, pinto beans, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, yams) and yogurt.
On the other hand this diet is never recommended for a longer period of time as removing carbs permanently from your diet could have adverse health effects. Also, after moving out of this diet plans have often shown quick weight gain in many.
Vegan Diet: it is very important to know that vegans don’t eat any food that comes from animal source, including dairy products and eggs. A vegan diet contains only foods from plant sources, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds and food products made from plants. Studies conducted have revealed that people who eat meats, especially red meats die faster than who don’t or eat little. It is a fact that people who switch from being non-vegetarian to vegan lives longer. The basic difference between a vegetarian and vegan is, vegetarians consume less animal fats and cholesterol, whereas, vegans consume zero or no animal fats and cholesterol.
A vegan diet gives you clearer skin, brighter eyesight, healthy hair and nails, with no allergy problems and high in energy. A 'well-planned' vegan diet will provide you with a generous amount of essential vitamins and minerals, so undoubtedly one's health is bound to improve.
The foods that vegans eat are fruits and vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. As said earlier, vegans only eat food based out of plant source, any animal food, ingredient or additives derived from animal source, foods that sometimes contain animal ingredients like French fries, potato chips, refines sugar, roasted peanuts etc.
Vegan diets generally tends to be low in high-quality protein and low protein diets can increase toxicity. Plant foods does not contain real vitamin A, hence, it has to be supplemented. It has also been noticed that vegan get nutritional deficits.
Dieting might seem fashionable and the in thing, but if not administered and adhered to under proper guidance could have adverse health effects. There is no doubt, the first thing to do is to go to a specialist - a dietician. Try to be realistic and set goals that are comfortable to achieve. Any dietician or nutritionist you consult will advise you to be patient and dedicated to whatever you have decide. It has been observed that majority of the time any diet plan fails is because of the fact that the person has not been loyal and dedicated to the plan.
Food preferences and adaptability varies from person to person. A food that might work wonder for someone might be a disaster for the other. A dietician recommends and customizes diet food depending on your need, preferences, health conditions, medical needs and lifestyle needs.
Dietician Sheela Sehrawat is not dependent on any introduction as she is well known face in the field of food and nutrition. She started her long journey far back in 2006 by working as a private practitioner in this field. Due to her esteemed dedication and hard work, her private practice has evolved into a chain of 35 weight loss ‘Diet Clinics’ all over northern India and the network is expanding till date. She has worked with many fitness organizations and institution. She is a motivational speaker and always take an active part in various health related seminars, workshops, social activities, camps etc. Her antecedents are from Haryana and she is presently dwelling in Gurgaon with her husband and scions.
Her versatile attitude led her associate with army hospital even before she started professional practice. She started practicing as an intern dietician when she was a student of Master’s and counseled many top notch clients. She conducted many research works in the field of nutrition science and explored many breakthroughs in this field.
With extensive research and study she has prepared number of customized diet plans for weight loss and healthy living. In past 13 years, thousands of clients have benefited of these plans and lost tons of kilos. Our team of dieticians is well qualified and trained under her guidance. Our team is working hard to help our clients achieve their ideal body weight and they maintain it forever, too. Both our back office and front office is leaving no stone unturned to provide our clients best in class service.
Sheela’s cherished dream is to make this world free from the world of obesity and its allied diseases. She has been successfully working on her motto “LET YOUR DIET WORK FOR YOU” for many past years.
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