3 Diets for Balancing Your Weight

The produce section and meat counter are among the costliest sections of a grocery store.

The Atkins Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, commercials about weight loss are “a dime a dozen.” Each diet claims to offer a solution to achieve the ideal weight. But, what are three beneficial diets that are not seen on television day by day? Read further to find out.

Eliminating the Pain From Dieting

1. You don’t have to travel to the Mediterranean to incorporate the Mediterranean Diet into your lifestyle, you can have a sampling of this diet right in your own kitchen. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil and herbs and spices. Eating fish and seafood a few times a week also is recommended.

What else should I know? Poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt should be sparingly eaten. You also should consider saving sweets and red meat for special occasions only. And, drinking red wine is optional, but staying physically active is key.

2. The Paleo Diet has become quite popular these days. Eating meat, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables and leafy greens are all needed to make this diet a success. Know that although it may prove to be worthwhile, the Paleo Diet can be a bit pricey. Why? The produce section and meat counter are among the costliest sections of a grocery store. Now for the good news: Recipe sites and cookbooks are aplenty, but you can also incorporate eating out into your Paleo plan.

3. The Vegetarian Diet is not at all new. Vegetarians don’t eat meat, poultry, fish and other sea animals. There are several types of vegetarian diets. These diets include lacto-vegetarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian and ovo-vegetarian. Lacto-vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish, poultry, eggs and foods that contain these ingredients. Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter, are included; Lacto-ovo vegetarian diets exclude meat, fish and poultry, but allow dairy products and eggs; Ovo-vegetarian diets exclude meat, poultry, seafood and dairy products, but allow eggs.

Adopting a New Lifestyle

Be it a new fad, for weight loss or for personal preference, people may seek diets for a bevy of different reasons. But, always check with your doctor before making any new dietary changes. Bon Appétit!

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-Kimberly Williams

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