Research shows that the top three New Year’s resolutions around the world are; losing weight, living more healthily and quitting smoking. Two of the three can be achieved by making some changes to your diet. We literally are what we eat! Some of the most popular new research based diets promise to help rid you of excess weight, some encourage a simpler approach to food and yet others may help rid you of inflammatory conditions such as irritable bowl syndrome, gout, psoriasis and so on. Dietary changes have also been effective in the management of the symptoms of Asthma, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Hyper Activity and Attention Deficit Disorder.
Below is a summary of diets that treat some of these symptoms. It has been compiled by Monica Reinagel an internationally respected dietitian. Follow the links to a list of recipes ideal for that specific diet.
Reinagel states; “Weight loss and dieting are on many people’s minds, and sometimes sorting through the sheer number and variety of popular diet regimens can be the first obstacle to getting started. Physicians and nutritionists who know your personal health profile are excellent sources of recommendations, of course. At the same time, it’s hard to miss the nonstop media coverage of the diet du jour. We’re comparing six popular weight-loss plans:Gluten-free,Plant-based (vegan/vegetarian),Anti-inflammatory,Low-carb,Fat-burning, andMediterranean. For each diet plan, you can familiarize yourself with the basic principles, learn which foods you can (or cannot) eat, grasp the regimen’s specific health goals, distinguish what sort of person and lifestyle the diet is best suited to, and find out other sources of information. Scan the chart below and click on each diet to learn more and see chef-tested, nutritionist-approved recipes and mini-meal plans.
With all the recipes and advice gathered here, you can even mix and match to create your own healthy and delicious eating plan. Whichever weight loss plan interests you, be sure to first discuss it with your primary health care provider.”
|You’d better like:||What’s got to go:||Ideal for:||Not ideal for:|
Wheat Belly, Grain Brain, The G-Free Diet
|Nut flours, vegetables, and ancient grains||Everything in the bread aisle||People with celiac disease, carbophobes||People who don’t read labels|
Forks Over Knives, Eat to Live, The Kind Diet, The China Study
|Beans, tofu||Meat, real cheese||Supermodels, animal rights activists||Steakhouse hounds|
|The Fat-Burning Diet
The New Abs Diet, The Flat Belly Diet, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, The L.A. Shape Diet
|Smoothies||800+ calories a day||Sit-up fanatics, aspiring swimsuit models||Those who get hangry (hungry-angry)|
|The Low-Carb Diet
The Dukan Diet, The 100, Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution, South Beach Diet
|Eating animals (meat, poultry, fish)||Pasta, beer, dessert||Butchers, blood-sugar watchers||Athletes, cookie monsters, cholesterol-concerned|
|The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
The Perricone Weight Loss Diet, The Anti-Inflammation Zone, The Inflammation Free Diet Plan
|Chile peppers, ginger, garlic||French fries, fatty cuts of meat||Fans of international food, antiaging obsessives||Fish-phobics, people with nut allergies|
|The Mediterranean Diet
The New Sonoma Diet, The Mediterranean Diet, The Omega Diet, The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook
|Olive oil||Processed food, supersized portions||Farmers’ market fanatics||Drive-through devotees, butter-burger addicts|