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6 diets for weight loss, including the paleo diet and eating low-fat foods


There are many diets for weight loss, some focus on reducing your appetite, while others restrict calories, carbohydrates or fats, the truth is that no one diet is best for everyone and what works for you may not work for someone else, here are the 6 most common for weight loss, according to healthline.

 

1. Paleo Diet

 

The Paleo diet requires you to eat whole foods, lean proteins, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, but not processed foods, sugar, dairy, and grains.


2. Vegetarian diet

 

A vegan diet restricts all animal products for ethical, environmental, or health reasons. Veganism is also associated with resistance to animal exploitation and cruelty. In addition to eliminating meat, it eliminates dairy, eggs, and animal-derived products, such as gelatin, honey, albumin, whey, casein, and some forms of vitamin D3, plant-based diets have been consistently associated with lower body weight and BMI.

 

3. Low-carb diets

 

Low carb diets have been popular for decades especially for weight loss, there are several types of low carb diets, but they all involve limiting your carb intake to 20-150 grams per day. The main goal of the diet is to force your body to use more fat as fuel instead. Carbohydrates are used as the main source of energy.

 

4. Dukan Diet

 

The Dukan Diet is a high-protein, low-carb weight loss diet divided into four phases, two phases of weight loss and two phases of maintenance. How long you spend in each phase depends on how much weight you have to lose, each phase has its own dietary pattern.

 

5. The Atkins Diet

 

The Atkins diet is the most popular low-carb weight loss diet. It aims to lose weight by eating as much protein and fat as possible, as long as you avoid carbohydrates. The Atkins diet is divided into four phases, starting with the induction phase, where you eat less than 20 grams of carbohydrates daily for two weeks.


6. Extremely Low Fat Diet

 

A low-fat diet limits your consumption of fat to less than 10% of your daily calories In general, a low-fat diet provides about 30% of your calories in the form of fat, and studies reveal that this diet is not effective for long-term weight loss. The diet is mostly based on vegetables and eats a limited amount of animal products.

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