Diet Guide - Diet Guide For Weight Loss - Fat Burning Diets
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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

Macrobiotic Diet 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 no

in-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
Skinny Diet 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 calories

consumed 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 followed

by a three-week plan with lots of vegetable

Fruitarian diet 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
GM 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

Ketogenic diet Diet with less than 100 grams of carbohydrates per day

with a usual ratio of the fat/protein and carbohydrate is 4:1

No-Carbohydrate diet Low-to-No carb diet that utilizes fat as the preferred

energy source

Glycemic Index Diet The Low Glycemic Index diet works on the Principle the

lower the GI of the food, the better.

Coconut Diet 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
Zone Diet 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.

Detox Diets

The Clean Diet A 21-day program will have a liquid meal for breakfast

and dinner while a solid meal for lunch

Lemonade Diet Consume 6-8 glasses of lemonade and only other food

allowed 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 eliminates

processed foods and other stimulants.

Fat Smash Diet A 90 day program in 4 phases – detox, foundation, construction, and the temple.
Master Cleanse Diet that allows only liquid meals which dissolves and

eliminates toxins formed in body.

Lemon Diet Consuming liquids and 6-8 lemons a day
Detox Diet 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 1100-1200

calories per day

Exotic Diets

Mediterranean Diet A diet based on the style of eating based on the Southern Mediterranean region;which includes sea-foods
Grapefruit diet In this diet plan half a grapefruit is prescribed before

every meal.

Abs Diet Created by David Zinczenko with 12 “power foods” to

increase lean muscle mass and avoid storing fat

Sonoma Diet Based around the Mediterranean Food, enjoyment of food, gourmet cooking, and moderate portion sizes.

Psychological Diets

Beck’s Diet Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach to tackle

lifestyle 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 that

may affect weight management

Fat Burning Diets

Anabolic Diet 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 Hollywood

endorsed diet. This suggest 5 healthy meals a day , 5 days a week exercise.

Brown Fat Diet A four-week meal plan that alternate between

carbohydrates and proteins.

Metabolism Diets

Blood Type Diet Diet recommendation varies with dieters’ blood group

which determines metabolic state of the person

Metabolism Miracle 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 with

shakes 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 its

prepackaged meals, the majority of which are frozen

High Protein Diets

Dukan Diet 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 of

carbohydrate 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’
Atkins Diet A low carbohydrate (20 grams) diet that increases metabolism by burning carbohydrate instead of fat to release energy

Extreme Diets

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
Chocolate Diet 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 Diet 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

Cookie Diet Diet recommend cookie made of whole wheat flour, bran and oats which helps to control appetite and reduce hunger
Pritikin Diet 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

Eating mindfully 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
Paleo Diet 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
Flexitarian Diet Means eating more plant-based meals and less meat.
F Factor Diet  


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