Pluses, minuses about the diets. What to eat?

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We have chosen for you 5 popular diet, that in connection with physical activity, will help you to reach your goal in a faster and healthier way. Remember, proper nutrition is 80% of success!

Weight Watchers

Everything is allowed, but in moderation! Different foods are judged by points. Fruits and vegetables have no points.
You may combine as you like, until you reach a certain point score. Added to that are high-calcium milk products twice a day. This targets an energy deficit, which is supposed to enable a weight loss of about 1 kg a week. Single and group meetings provide education and increase long-term motivation. Targets a long-term change of eating habits. Balanced and varied, thus suited for long-term use. Group meetings may deter some people from making the most of the plan.

Atkins Diet

Almost no carbohydrates. During the first phase, you only eat meat, eggs, and a maximum of 20 g carbohydrates from vegetables. Once you reach your desired weight, 90 g of carbohydrates a day are allowed.
Sugar and white flour products remain taboo. Almost completely avoiding carbohydrates is supposed to keep the insulin level from rising too much, which is a pre-requisite for tackling stored fat. Also promises to prevent ravenous hunger attacks. No limitations; filling, low-vitamin foods like white flour products get dropped. A lot of high-fat food can cause dislike. Too one-sided; overall, not suited for long-term use.

Spelt Diet

Advantages: causes a decrease in blood cholesterol level, lowers glucose levels, helps with fatigue, decreased stamina, heart and circulatory system, allergies, impaired metabolism of calcium, increased susceptibility to infections.
Disadvantages: monotony, possible irritation of the intestines, flour can slow down metabolism
What to eat: Wheat Spelt (Triticum spelta) in the form of pasta, cereal, coffee, grain, flour,

Volumetric Diet

Advantages: loss of 0.5-1 kg/week, a large number of beneficial fibers, vitamins and minerals, a large amount of food with low energy density
Disadvantages: eating large portions of food
What to eat: vegetables (lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers), fruit (raspberries, strawberries, apples, limes), low-fat milk, yoghurt, whole wheat bread, legumes, lean meats (poultry fillets)

Structural Diet

Advantages: detoxification of the body, a large amount of vitamins and fiber, does not cause severe hunger, allows to lose weight without the yo-yo effect
Disadvantages: does not meet adequate protein requirements, low calorie intake, carries a risk of malnutrition
What to eat: whole wheat carbs, low-fat (0-0.5%) dairy products, vegetables and fruits, nuts, grains, seeds.
What to drink: horsetail infusion, water, green and red tea, cocoa, bitch juice, red wine.

To reach better results check out our programs and contact professional nutritionist.

Try whatever is best for you and Eat Well!

Milena Nosek
Clinical Dietitian
Holmes Place Poland

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