Which Diet is Right For You?
There are hundreds of diets out there and countless of reasons for and against each diet. Many diets come with celebrity endorsements, books and even meals delivered to your door.
Some diets are based on weight control such as the South Beach Diet while others are based on belief such as Kosher. There are crash diets (such as the Cabbage Soap diet) and detox diets (such as a Juice Fast), diets based on medical conditions (including your blood type) and diets that are based on low protein, low dairy, low carbs and pretty much low anything else.
So how in the world can you select the right diet for your needs? We’ve simplified it for you:
If you love a glass of wine with dinner….
Check out the Mediterranean Diet. In addition to drinking red wine, you also get a fair share of fish, veggies, fruits, legumes, whole grains and olive oil.
If you like a good food challenge…
Then the Alkaline Diet is a good one because, essentially, you have to give up everything – grains, dairy, meat, sugar, caffeine and alcohol. The name of the game is choosing foods with low pH levels.
If you’re not a fan of processed foods…
Give in to the Paleo Diet. The Paleo, or Caveman Diet focuses on eating only foods that man ate when he first roamed the planet including fish, lean meats, fruit and non-starchy veggies. Starchy veggies, dairy foods, grains, and processed foods are out.
If you love food and don’t want to give anything up….
Then stick to the Zone Diet. It’s simple – everything in moderation so daily intake should include 30 percent fat, 30 percent protein and 40 percent carbs.
Another option for those who don’t want to give too much up is the 5:2 Diet which focuses on two ‘fast days’ and five days of normal (albeit slightly healthier) eating.