This is not a diet in the truest sense of the word, but an attitude toward nutrition in general. A couple of years ago, the famous scientist Dr Mehmet Oz wrote a sensational article on food on the cover of Time magazine. He stated (and he is not alone!) That it makes no sense to spend money on so-called organic fruits and vegetables, look into the eyes of the fish for its freshness and interrogate the farmer how freely his chicken grazed. Frozen by all the rules products contain no fewer vitamins and nutrients than their dear “colleagues” of dubious (in any case, in terms of the metropolis) origin. The article explained that proper nutrition can be affordable and simple, most importantly, always keep in mind the following rules, adhering to which you can keep your body and health in shape without any excessive financial costs.
According to Dr Mehmet Oz, canned and frozen foods can be just as useful as their fresh counterparts. The main secret is correct processing, swift and modern. Check the labels for “extra” ingredients: the smaller the list, the better and more useful the product.
Meat should not be eaten more than 4 times a week. More our body simply does not need. When choosing between beef, pork and chicken with turkey, preference should be given to the latter, as healthier options.
Sweets are also helpful if to eat in small portions. For example, ice cream, especially the one that has eggs and nuts in its composition, is rich in calcium and protein, and peanut paste – in potassium and fibre. The main thing is not to overdo it with a serving size.
Even in the ranks of the products that are not the most useful at first glance, there will be those that will positively take on general health. For example, pickled cucumbers are low in calories and rich in vitamin K.
The main idea is that modern conservation methods are so advanced that they allow you to maintain the benefits of the products even after processing. Mehmet Oz insists that healthy food should not cost space money. It is important to learn how to read labels, choose foods with the least amount of additives, and control portions of food.
The Low Fodmap Diet
The basic tenets of this wellness diet are formulated by Dr Sue Shepard. It lies in the fact that you gradually eliminate from the diet foods that cause your abdominal distension, especially carbohydrates that contribute to fermentation.
Of course, initially, there is already a blacklist, in which there were cabbage, artichokes, mushrooms, apples, milk, honey … You will cross out the rest in time, listening to your body. As a result, you get a good metabolism and a healthy stomach, say goodbye to irritable bowel syndrome, and the stomach becomes flat.
Each person will have their own set of prohibited foods, however, as we have said, there is an established list of food taboos, which should be limited. Here is the “prohibition” and a list of what can replace it.
Lactose. It is contained in milk, cottage cheese, cheese, sour cream, all kinds of pastry creams and ice cream. Not every organism is capable of qualitatively digesting lactose-containing products in larger quantities. As a consequence, there is increased gas and abdominal pain.
Alternative: vegetable milk, vegetable oils, hard cheeses, non pasteurized yoghurt.
Fructose. The high concentration of this element in many fruits and juices makes them unwanted guests on the table. Apples, grapes, pears, dried fruits – these are the products that the first thing should be excluded from the diet. They should be replaced by more intestinal-friendly counterparts.
Alternative: bananas, blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, melons.
Despite their high nutritional value, it is better to limit the consumption of these products to people suffering from increased gas production. Legumes contain special types of carbohydrates, galacto-oligosaccharides, which cause bloating and abdominal pain.
Alternative: rice, oats, quinoa, wheat, barley, rye.
Food polyols. They are also called sugar alcohols. These are popular sweeteners that are used in the manufacture of dietary products, pharmaceutical products, confectionery, including chewing gum and sugar-free candies.
Alternative: traditional sugar, honey, maple syrup, molasses.
Other details of the diet and many recipes can be found in the book of the same title.
The name of this American diet can be translated as “capture”. The author of several Hollywood best-selling diets Cynthia Sass proposed a new way to lose weight. The 30-day diet begins with a five-day stint, during which you can experiment with only five foods: spinach, raspberries, almonds, eggs, and yoghurt. After you gradually begin to include in the diet and other fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes. In the end, you are allowed to eat both fish and poultry. Also, throughout the course, the nutritionist recommends playing sports – 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week. The main task of the diet is not so much to lose weight in a short period of time, as to learn how to competently approach your diet. Cynthia Sass promises that after such a 30-day marathon, you will stop eating everything and begin to approach the diet meaningfully.
Here are three rules that are important to follow throughout the diet:
- Eat regularly and “on the clock.” Breaks between meals should be 3-5 hours. Regular nutrition speeds up the metabolism and allows food to be better absorbed without being put off by extra pounds.
- Keep the balance of food elements. Fibre, proteins, carbohydrates should be evenly present in every meal. Lack of one of the elements immediately affect digestion is not the best way.
- Use natural spices. They will not only enrich your dishes with new flavors, but also speed up the metabolism, especially pay attention to ginger and pepper.
It is best to do such a diet after a good detox program, and then the results promise to be impressive.
About Author: Melisa Marzett is a woman who tries to keep her body and mind in shape. She goes in for sports, writes guest articles in general and for smartwriters.org in particular. She is fond of rock music, short film festivals and other events.
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