There are many kinds of diets out there. Not all are healthy or right for you, so always consult a professional before starting on a nutrition program. Besides affecting your health, a proper diet program after consulting a professional will also help you achieve the target of your nutrition program more effectively.
Below are the different categories of diets. Click on each to see diets in that category:
- Antioxidant Diets
– Calorie Restricted Diets
– Very Low Calorie Diets
– Low Carbohydrate Diets
– Detox Diets
– Exotic Diets
– Psychological Diets
– Fat Burning Diets
– Metabolism Diets
– Meal Replacement Diets
– High Protein Diets
– Extreme Diets
– Raw Food Diets
– High Carbohydrate Diets
– Low Sodium Diets
Antioxidant Diets are diets that focus on the benefits of derived antioxidants from food for your body
||Diet which relies on natural foods
|The O2 Diet
||Diet encourages a high intake of fresh fruit and vegetables and no counting of calories
Calorie Restricted Diets are diets that focus on lowering your calorie intake to promote weight management
|3 day diet
||A 1,000 calories a day diet with 3 meals with noin-between meals
|100 calorie diet
||Based on 100 calorie snack every two hours till a calorie intake of 1500 and men 2000 calories daily
|3 Apple a day diet
||3-Apple-a-Day Plan involves eating an apple before each main meal
|Baby Food diet
||Aimed at achieving weight loss by reducing meal and snack portions to small packages similar to portions served to a baby
||Dieters are advised to start each meal with salads and vegetables, followed by lean proteins because this will help you to feel full
|Sugar Busters! Diet Plan
||Weight loss by eliminating refined sugars as this diet eliminates a significant source of calorie
|Negative Calorie Diet
||Uses simple formula derived from a combination of food groups that contain lesser calories than the calories required to burn the food by the body
|Bigger Loser Diet
||12-week program with Modified low carbohydrate diet,Healthy servings ( 4-3-2-1) of vegetable,protein,grain and fat
|1200 calorie diet
||A balanced eating plan containing about 1200 caloriesconsumed per day
|Peanut Butter Diet
||A simple low calorie diet where peanut butter is added to the snacks resulting in better weight management with reduced cravings
|Bob Greene’s Best Life Diet
||Bob’s three–phased approach with an objective of increasing activity level and restructuring diet — will help jump-start metabolism and increase the number of calories you burn.
|Cardio Free Diet
||Cardio Free Diet recommends three meals per day along with three small snacks. This is added by resistance exercises for 20 minutes, 3 times a week
Very Low Calorie Diets are extremely low calorie diets that are difficult to maintain and can affect your health.
|Swiss Secret Diet
||Intense one-week period of a controlled fast followedby a three-week plan with lots of vegetable
||A diet that comprises of fruits, nuts and seeds, while excluding animal products including milk and egg
|Dean Ornish Diet
||One meal per day is skipped in this diet and foods allowed are low-fat, whole-foods diet
||A seven day plan is that the food eaten burns more calories than they give to the body in caloric value
Low Carbohydrate Diets
||Diet with less than 100 grams of carbohydrates per daywith a usual ratio of the fat/protein and carbohydrate is 4:1
||Low-to-No carb diet that utilizes fat as the preferredenergy source
|Glycemic Index Diet
||The Low Glycemic Index diet works on the Principle thelower the GI of the food, the better.
||The Coconut Diet replaces these highly refined harmful fats with one of the healthiest fats known to mankind: coconut oil
|South Beach Diet
||The South Beach Diet Recommends eating in balance, little-and-often, low-GI carbs
||Plan that comprises an accurate balanced ratio of carbohydrates (40%), fat (30%) and proteins (30%); dieters’ actually get to eat foods, which control body’s insulin production.
|The Clean Diet
||A 21-day program will have a liquid meal for breakfastand dinner while a solid meal for lunch
||Consume 6-8 glasses of lemonade and only other foodallowed is ‘laxative tea’
|Core Balance Diet
||A 4 Week diet to boost metabolism and lose weight
|Real Food Diet
||Does not contain a structured meal plan but eliminatesprocessed foods and other stimulants.
|Fat Smash Diet
||A 90 day program in 4 phases – detox, foundation, construction, and the temple.
||Diet that allows only liquid meals which dissolves andeliminates toxins formed in body.
||Consuming liquids and 6-8 lemons a day
||Typically involves one or two days of liquid diet, especially a water diet. For the following four to five days, non-toxic foods
|Fat Flush Diet
||A diet with restrictive phase of between 1100-1200calories per day
||A diet based on the style of eating based on the Southern Mediterranean region;which includes sea-foods
||In this diet plan half a grapefruit is prescribed beforeevery meal.
||Created by David Zinczenko with 12 “power foods” toincrease lean muscle mass and avoid storing fat
||Based around the Mediterranean Food, enjoyment of food, gourmet cooking, and moderate portion sizes.
||Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach to tacklelifestyle problems that result in weight gain
|Dr. Phil Diet
||Aims at healthy thinking as well as healthy eating
|The Gabriel Method
||Diet that strongly addresses psychological issues thatmay affect weight management
Fat Burning Diets
||Diet’s first phase consist of diet comprising of 60% fat, 35% protein, and only 5% carbs while second phase consist of diet comprising of 30% fat, 10% protein, and a whopping 60% carbs
|5 Factor Diet
||5 Factor Diet by Harley Pasternak is also a Hollywoodendorsed diet. This suggest 5 healthy meals a day , 5 days a week exercise.
|Brown Fat Diet
||A four-week meal plan that alternate betweencarbohydrates and proteins.
|Blood Type Diet
||Diet recommendation varies with dieters’ blood groupwhich determines metabolic state of the person
||A diet that takes into consideration metabolic syndrome,hormonal imbalances and liver detoxification
Meal Replacement Diets
|Slim Fast Diet
||Weight loss program that substitutes cooked meals withshakes and bars
|Special K Diet
||The Special K diet is basically two meals a day consist of a measured amount of Special K with skim or semi skim milk, and the third meal, is balanced, normal meal
|Jenny Craig Weight Loss
||The foundation of the Jenny Craig program is itsprepackaged meals, the majority of which are frozen
High Protein Diets
||Highly restrictive and requires elimination of many healthy foods including fruit, grains, legumes and nuts which promotes low-fat protein
|High Protein Diet
||Consuming high amounts of protein and low amounts ofcarbohydrate allow for a slow burning of energy and maintain stable blood sugar levels
|Cheat to Lose Diet
||Aims to increase the leptin level, by increasing caloric intake which ‘tricks’ the body into resuming weight-loss – in fact suggests that a single day of overfeeding or ‘cheating’
||A low carbohydrate (20 grams) diet that increases metabolism by burning carbohydrate instead of fat to release energy
|Raw Banana Diet
||Eating only bananas and drinking room temperature water for weight loss
|Apple Cider Vinegar Diet
||Apple Cider vinegar acts as a remedy for decreasing appetite by swallowing a few teaspoons of it before a meal
||Enable dieters to break their addiction to chocolate and learn how to include chocolate in the daily diet without compromising weight loss
|Cabbage Soup Diet
||A 7 day meal plan where one is put on the cabbage soup diet for all the meals
||Tapeworm ingestion interferes with digestion and absorption of nutrients, so one can consume more calories and still lose weight
Raw Food Diets
|Eat Clean Diet
||Allows dieters to eat foods in their natural state; unprocessed and whole.
|Raw Foodism Diet
||Promotes consumption of uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods as a large percentage of the diet
High Carbohydrate Diets
||Diet recommend cookie made of whole wheat flour, bran and oats which helps to control appetite and reduce hunger
||Diet recommends high carbohydrate (refined or processed) like pasta with very small amount of fat
|Bread for Life diet
||The foundation of the diet is bread; up to 12 slices of bread a day for women and 16 for men which act to increase serotonin levels, which in turn results in a reduction in cravings
Low Sodium & Other Diets
||Diet helps the body to get rid of any unwanted toxins present in the colon and the liver that are preventing the optimum performance of the body
|Low sodium diet
||Restricting a higher amount of sodium intake results in water retention and weight gain, especially since most food high on sodium are also high in calories
|Gluten Free Diet
||Diet used to treat celiac disease, a disease that disrupts the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine
||Diet with a nutrition break-up of the diet is as follows: 56–65% of their food energy from animal foods and 36–45% from plant foods.
|Flat Belly Diet
||Based on monounsaturated fats (also called MUFA) planned in every meal
||Means eating more plant-based meals and less meat.
|F Factor Diet
Note: Fitho does not endorse these diets.
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