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Which Diet Plan Will Work Best For You?

Written by Walija Ishtiaq

There are a lot of diet plans out there. Some focus on reducing your appetite, while others restrict calories, carbs, or fat. Each of them claims to make you lose weight. But the truth is that no one diet is best for everyone — and what works for you may not work for someone else.  Here is an overview of different diets so that you can easily depict which diet may work best for you.

PALEO DIET:

The paleo diet emphasizes whole foods, lean protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds, while discouraging processed foods, sugar, dairy, and grains.

Advantages: The diet seems effective at reducing risk factors for heart disease, such as cholesterol, blood sugar, blood triglycerides, and blood pressure, and also helps you lose weight.

Downside: The paleo diet eliminates whole grains, legumes, and dairy, which are healthy and nutritious.

VEGAN DIET:

Veganism is the strictest form of vegetarianism. In addition to eliminating meat, it eliminates dairy, eggs, and animal-derived products, such as gelatin, honey, albumin, whey, casein, etc.

Advantages: Plant-based diets are linked with weight loss, reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and premature death.

Downside: As a vegan diet totally eliminates animal products so you may be missing some important nutrients including vitamin B12, vitamin D, iodine, iron, calcium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.

LOW CARB DIET:

Low-carb diets emphasize unlimited amounts of protein and fat while severely limiting your carb intake. Your body can then use fatty acids and ketones in the absence of carbs as its primary energy source.

Advantages: Low-carb diets tend to reduce your appetite and make you feel less hungry, leading to an automatic reduction in calorie intake and hence, is highly effective at weight loss.

Downside: Low-carb diets do not suit everyone. Some feel great on them while others feel miserable due to an increase in LDL (bad cholesterol)

Conclusion:

There is no perfect weight loss diet. Different diets work for different people, and you should pick one that suits your lifestyle and tastes. The best diet for you is the one that you can stick to in the long term.

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