Another day, another diet, or it seems, in a world where diet headlines are guaranteed to attract the interest of many eager readers.
Dad diets, or those that are wildly popular for relatively short periods, come and go.
Cabbage soup diet, Israeli army diet and lemon detox diet are just a few who have kept the spotlight, albeit briefly over the past few years.
What may surprise you is that a number of these diets actually work, even in the long run, if followed properly.
So here's the decline of some of the more effective popular diets at the moment.
Ketogenic diets are not new. Rather, they have been used in medical settings to cope with a number of clinical conditions for many years.
A keto approach requires followers to reduce their carbohydrate intake to an extremely low level so that ketosis or fat burning is induced as the body breaks down fat stores directly for use as fuel.
A keto approach requires followers to replace the carbohydrate intake with fat, so the overall diet profile has less than 10 percent of energy from carbs, up to 70 to 80 percent energy from fats, and only 15-20 percent energy from protein.
That's why you see a lot of avocado, butter, eggs and cream used in keto diet.
The reality is that most diets that claim to be "keto" are actually low in carbohydrates as opposed to achieving these fat, protein, and carbohydrate ratios.
In fact, achieving these conditions in your diet is somewhat challenging, but if you can and follow it, it will work very effectively.
In contrast to the keto approach, which requires strict carbohydrate restriction, the paleodite includes fruit and some starchy vegetables, including sweet potato.
This results in a reduced carbohydrate intake, as opposed to the extremely low levels seen in keto dieting.
This macronutrial shift sees between 20-30 percent of your energy coming from carbohydrates.
Of course, focus on fresh, unprocessed food supports weight loss, as well as complete avoidance of processed carbohydrates.
The only downside to this diet tends to be a particularly low intake of dietary calcium, and while fiber intake from vegetables and fruits may be sufficient, a number of supporters find the lack of insoluble fiber intake from cereals and legumes may result in constipation.
The very low calorie content generally costs meal replacement products and diet shakes to achieve an extremely low calorie intake of only 800 calories a day.
This approach has been used for many years in clinical settings to achieve weight loss.
Now, it is commonly used by weight loss surgeons prior to surgery.
VLCDs are extremely effective in reducing fat stores in the liver while inducing ketosis, as total caloric and carbohydrate intake is extremely restrictive.
VLCD works extremely efficiently, but the question is that when they have ceased most, not all weight types tend to be recovered unless the underlying eating habits change significantly over the long term.
Dietary habits, or specifically the solid regimen requiring followers to commit to two very calorie (less than 500 cal) days each week, have been shown to be effective in supporting relatively slow weight loss (1- 2 kg a month).
It appears that a significant reduction of the calorie intake for short periods has a number of metabolic benefits for the body, which in turn can support fat metabolism.
The biggest problem is that you won't lose as fast as many want.
The biggest difference between a low carb diet and keto diet is the proportion of protein diets contained, with low carbohydrate diets still requiring less than 10-20 percent of calories coming from carbohydrates.
This also provides more room for dietary protein than strict keto diets do.
Low carbohydrate diets, or dietary habits that require followers to eliminate virtually all bread, rice, cereals, pasta, fruit, and starchy vegetables, are extremely effective in achieving fat shift, at least in the short term.
The problem for most people is that once any of these high carb foods are reintroduced, the weight tends to be quickly recovered and becomes increasingly difficult to lose in subsequent trials.