Have You Heard of These Diet Plans?
The health industry is currently saturated with loads of diet plans. In fact, a new one seems to hit the market every month! With so many out there, how can you be sure that you are picking one of the most effective? Every plan will affect everyone differently. You will need to spend some time trying different ones out to see which reacts best with your body. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the best diet plans that you may not have heard of just yet.
In everyday speak, TLC stands for ‘tender loving care’. However, when it comes to this innovative plan, it actually means ‘therapeutic lifestyle changes’. The diet claims that it can lower cholesterol levels by drastically cutting out saturated fats. If you follow this diet plan correctly, you should only be getting 7% of your calories from saturated fats. The plan also encourages followers to increase their fiber-rich foods. Thanks to the low intake of fat, this diet plan helps people lose weight and tone their bodies. Just be prepared to meticulously read the labels of everything you buy from the supermarket!
SIBO is another contemporary diet plan that uses an acronym as its name. This acronym stands for ‘small intestinal bacterial overgrowth’. This diet plan is usually followed by people who suffer from an excessive amount of bacteria in their small intestine. It results in the area becoming infected and can cause digestive issues. Thankfully, there are dietary changes that can help sufferers overcome these problems. As part of the SIBO diet plan, you will have to try and eat meals that are free from gluten as often as possible. Trying to cut out refined sugars and carbohydrates also comes highly recommended.
Following the trend for acronyms, DASH stands for ‘dietary approaches to stop hypertension’. This diet was developed by the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute of America. It claims to help dieters lower their blood pressure. Everyone who follows the diet plan will be giving a recommended calorie intake for each day. This is worked out according to their age and current activity level. There is a big emphasis on eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables each day, as well as restricting salt intake.
Mayo Clinic Diet
The final diet plan I’ll look at in this blog post is the Mayo Clinic diet plan. One of the benefits of this plan is that you will get a handbook once you sign up. This will help you figure out what you can and can’t eat! One of the main focuses of this diet plan is getting people to try and forget their bad habits and replace them with good ones. So instead of snacking on chips, you will need to learn to reach for an apple instead! There is also an emphasis on eating foods that are low in density, such as whole grains.
So, which diet plan will you choose? Don’t forget that these are just the tip of the iceberg; you’ll find more if none of these work for you!
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is the star of over 100 videos, a contributing editor at Health Magazine and a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. Kristin also appears frequently on television. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!