A new year means new resolutions and with those resolutions comes a new diet plan. Rose reviews some of the trendiest diets on Breakfast Television and gives you the skinny on these fad diets.
Lose It Diets
Intermittent Fasting – Dr. Michael Mosley
- 5:2 – Your body adjusts to calorie restriction and you don’t feel hungry.
- The theory is based on life extension which focuses on restricting calories and fasting.
According to this diet you eat normally for 5 days then you fast for 2 days.
Fasting: 500 calories – feel weak, can’t focus, blood sugar levels
- Breakfast – egg and ham slice
- Lunch – 2 oz chicken – 10 baby carrots
- Dinner – 2 oz salmon /1/2 cup brown rice
Eat normally: 3000 calories – no limit
- Breakfast – eggs/ bagel / yogourt / fruit
- Snack – cheese and crackers
- Lunch – corned beef sandwich / potato chips / coke
- Snack – granola bar
- Dinner – steak / mashed potatoes / vegetables / cake
- Snack – popcorn
Eat like a caveman and shed pounds, this diet is high in protein.
- No calorie counting
- At beginning you can cheat – eat what you want 3 times per week
- Not for vegetarians
- Lots of fresh lean meats and fish (hard on kidneys)
- Fruits, and vegetables
- Healthier fats (olive/walnut/ coconut oils)
- Nuts and seeds
- Processed foods
- Legumes (peanuts/beans)
- Refined oils (canola)
Blood Type Diet
- Foods react chemically with your blood type and your body digests food more efficiently.
- This diet helps you to lose weight, have more energy and prevent disease.
Type O Blood (most people)
- A high protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy.
Type A Blood
- A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains — ideally, organic and fresh.
Type B Blood
- Avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Chicken is also problematic.
- Eat green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy
Type AB Blood
- Include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables
- Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats
Choose It Diets
- Less heart disease, diabetes type 2, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cancer, obesity.
- Fresh foods
- Whole grains (bread, pasta, rice)
- Fruits, beans, nuts and vegetables
- Olive oil
- Cheese and yogurt
- Fish, poultry, eggs, sweets, wine
Glycemic Index Diet
- High glycemic foods breakdown quickly leaving you hungry
- Low glycemic foods break down slowly leaving you full and satisfied
- The GI or Glycemic index diet which is rated on a scale of 1 – 100. This diet has 3 categories and ranks foods by how much they raise blood glucose levels
Red – Avoid (70 or more)
- White bread, rice krispies, white rice, rice cakes, potatoes, baked goods, dried fruit, bananas, sugar beverages, pastries
Yellow – Occasionally (56 – 69)
- Oatmeal, brown rice, grapes, watermelon, pineapple, mango, carrots, corn, orange juice, popcorn, potatoes
Green – As much as you like (55 or less)
- Whole grains, all bran, sweet potato, beans. Greek yogurt, berries, apples, lettuce, tomatoes