There is never a shortage of various and conflicting diets making their rounds and leaving you wondering just what foods you are allowed to eat. Here is a guide to each with pros, cons and steals, starting with the Paleo diet eating plan.
Paleo: Plant foods, Healthy Foods, No Processed Foods, Lean Meats
Pros: keep it simple in your diet, minimises processed foods and emphasises plant foods and lean meats.
Cons: Restricts diary and whole grains.
Steal this: Avoid stuff in wrappers, refined and processed foods tend to be caloric but not satiating, reports a recent Harvard University study. Paleo fans snack on nuts and seeds, a smart strategy given that a new study from Spain reveals that nut’s and seed’s healthy fat content may help make you feel full.
Related: Are Beans Allowed On The Keto Diet?
Low Fat Vegetarian: Plant foods, No Processed Foods, Wholegrains And Seafood.
Pros: Promotes vegetables and fish, but restricts fat.
Cons: Lean meats like chicken, which may boost satiety levels, are limited; and so are healthy monounsaturated fats.
Steal this: Incorporating more fibre into your diet with more vegetables, wholegrains and legumes is a proven way to help you lose more weight.
Mediterranean: Plant Foods, Healthy Fats, No Processed Foods, Wholegrains, Seafood.
Pros: Emphasises healthy fats, like olive oil and whole foods, such as produce, wholegrains and fish.
Cons: Low on red meat.
Steal this: A landmark study in the International Journal of Obesity found that men who eat three servings a week of fish (like cod) or fatty fish (salmon) lose more weight on a diet than those who don’t. But why stop at three?