There are many diets and weight loss programs out there and you have a lot to choose from if you want to be slim again or just switch to a healthier lifestyle. However, not all diets that are popular are necessarily healthy for you.
Firstly, there are many who claim that juice cleansing is the best detox method. Well, this is wrong. The liver and kidneys are responsible with the elimination of toxins from our bodies and no juice can be as effective as the natural way.
Also, the lack of fibers from juices can create health problems. They are low in calories and should not be sustained for more than a few days, or the metabolism get slowed down. Actually, juices should not be used to replace meals, since they don’t have the proteins or fats that the body requires and they may produce long-term damage.
Veganism is also a very popular trend nowadays. However, you need to know how to apply such a diet to avoid the deficiency in nutrients. For instance, vitamin B12 cannot only be found in algae and not in other vegetal products. Also, vegan diets may be deficient in vitamin D, omega 3, iron, and, of course, proteins.
Thus, those who want to adopt a vegan lifestyle should know what plant-based foods are rich in proteins and how they can obtain the nutrients that are found in animal products.
The alkaline diet is also popular. The idea behind it is that acid in our bodies turns into fat, so it tries to reduce highly acidic foods. An alkaline diet involves the cutting of sugar, grains, meat, dairy, alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods.
The removal of alcohol, caffeine, processed foods, and caffeine is good, but the only weight loss in this diet occurs from the lack of these products. Moreover, the organism can regulate the acidity levels on its own. Thus, an alkaline diet is not necessarily unhealthy, but its claims are not scientifically supported.
In the end, if you want to lose weight but stay healthy, you need to keep in mind a few essential tips. Do not choose food replacements. They may seem effective, but the lack of nutrients can only cause long-term damage. Also, schemes based on low calories or low fats are also defective, since a human needs a certain number of calories per day and certain nutrients that are vital.
Probably the most effective way to lose weight is to cut those foods that everybody knows are bad if consumed in large quantities. Also, the best advice would be to consult your doctor and see what kind of diet is suitable for you.
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