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Types of Diets

Atkins Diet
Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet is one of the best-known low-carb diets, and the research shows it can work. If you fill your day with processed carbs like white bread, pasta, and white potatoes, and you don’t eat many fruits and veggies, then this diet may be the jump-start you need to lose weight.

source: webmd.com
Avoid Sugary Drinks and Fruit Juice
Avoid Sugary Drinks and Fruit Juice

But don't forget that the beverages you drink can also have an effect on your weight and blood glucose! It’s important to stay hydrated and water is simply your best choice when it comes to hydration. What to Avoid. Avoid sugary drinks like regular soda, fruit punch, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, sweet tea, and other sugary drinks.

source: diabetes.org
Choose Weight Loss-Friendly Foods (see List)
Choose Weight Loss-Friendly Foods (see List)

These are the 20 most weight loss-friendly foods on the planet. ... meat is a weight loss-friendly food, ... Eating chili peppers may be useful on a weight loss diet.

Drink Coffee or tea
Drink Coffee or tea

Other researchers are asking questions about what role genetics and lifestyle play into the effects of drinking coffee or tea. For instance, coffee and cigarettes once went together like ... well, like coffee and cigarettes, which cause cancer and heart disease.

source: webmd.com
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Drink Water a Half Hour Before Meals
Drink Water a Half Hour Before Meals

Drinking about 16 ounces of water 30 minutes before meals can help with weight loss for obese adults, new research suggests.

source: webmd.com
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Eat a High-Protein Breakfast
Eat a High-Protein Breakfast

High-protein idea: Trade a 6 ounce nonfat yogurt for a Greek yogurt version to get in about 6 more grams of protein per serving (for a total of 14 grams). Make your breakfast even healthier by adding fiber-rich berries to naturally sweeten your meal, and sprinkle on seeds, nuts, or high-protein, high-fiber cereal to increase the amount of protein even more.

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Eat Mostly Whole, Unprocessed Foods
Eat Mostly Whole, Unprocessed Foods

Some foods that you may think are whole and unprocessed actually are processed. Keep this in mind as you strive to eat only meals containing whole foods. For example, vegetables like spinach, beans and broccoli that have been cut and packaged are processed. So are nuts that are not raw, such as roasted and salted ones.

Eat Soluble Fiber
Eat Soluble Fiber

Fiber is commonly classified as soluble, which dissolves in water, or insoluble, which doesn't dissolve. Soluble fiber. This type of fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Soluble fiber is found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus fruits, carrots, barley and psyllium.

Eat Your Food Slowly
Eat Your Food Slowly

Not only does eating slowly and mindfully help you eat less, it enhances the pleasure of the dining experience. To master the art of slow eating, put on some music, light a few candles, turn off the TV and any other distractions, and concentrate on your meal. A perfect place to start is with dessert.

source: webmd.com
Ketogenic Diet
Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet may help you lose more weight in the first 3 to 6 months than some other diets. This may be because it takes more calories to change fat into energy than it does to change carbs into energy.

source: webmd.com
Paleo Diet
Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet, or Caveman Diet, recommends eating as ancient paleolithic hunter-gatherers did -- heavy on proteins and low in carbs. WebMD reviews the pros and cons of the diet.

source: webmd.com
Raw Food Diet
Raw Food Diet

A raw food diet is low in calories, high in fiber, and based on primarily healthy whole-plant foods, so eating this way will lead to weight loss. But the diet is a nutritionally inadequate and highly restrictive plan that will be hard to stay on for the long-term.

source: webmd.com
South Beach Diet
South Beach Diet

The South Beach Diet is a nutritious diet plan that offers a wide variety of delicious food and a practical exercise plan-- at least in the Supercharged version. And it relies on proven ways to lose weight: eating smart carbs, healthy fats, lean protein, low fat dairy, and plenty of fiber to keep hunger at bay.

source: webmd.com
The 5:2 Diet
The 5:2 Diet

If you've ever considered following a weight loss diet make sure you have all the facts first. Our health editor and nutritional therapist take a look at the 5:2 diet...

The Dukan Diet
The Dukan Diet

Ketogenic diets essentially force the body to switch from burning carbohydrates for energy to burning fat. This often has the desirable effect of weight loss, though high levels of ketones in the body can be problematic and may lead to a state known as ketosis. The four phases of the Dukan diet summarised from dukandiet.co.uk: Attack phase.

The Zone Diet
The Zone Diet

On the Zone diet, you get 3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Each is a mix of low-fat protein, like skinless chicken, turkey, or fish; carbs (mostly fruits and veggies); and a small amount of “good” fat, like olive oil, almonds, and avocado.

source: webmd.com
Vegan Diet
Vegan Diet

Swapping out meat for white bread, pasta, and other packaged foods sets you up for failure on the vegan diet, says Rosser. "It's not a good idea to trade in animal products, which contain protein, vitamins, and minerals, for processed foods that provide little nutritional value other than calories.".

source: health.com
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Vegetarian Diet
Vegetarian Diet

Lacto-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish, poultry and eggs, as well as foods that contain them. Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter, are included. Ovo-vegetarian diets exclude meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products, but allow eggs.

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Weight Watchers Diet
Weight Watchers Diet

Weight Watchers is an effective diet. Among its pros: An emphasis on group support, lots of fruits and veggies, and room for occasional indulgences.