Pros And Cons Of The 3 Most Popular Low-Fat Diets

by | Apr 10, 2018 | Nutrition

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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