Are you curious about how you favorite celebs shed extra pounds? Here’s a little cheat sheet to all the popular diet trends:
An alkaline diet is centered around alkaline foods which can be anything from fruits and vegetables, to certain grains that are low in calories. The belief is that foods can affect the pH of bodily fluids and balancing them out can promote weight loss and other health benefits like fighting off arthritis or even cancer.
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The Atkins diet has been around since the ’60’s and is all about eliminating carbohydrates and sugars in favor of protein-rich foods. The idea is that without these excess sugars, your body can burn fat and body fat. The South Beach diet is similar, but allows low-glycemic carbohydrates.
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The Blood Type Diet is a specialized system based on your blood type. Different blood types produce different amounts of enzymes that aid in digestion. Eating based off of your blood type helps your body process protein and fats better and helps with calcium absorption.
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Also known as The Lemonade Diet, the Master Cleanse involves detoxing with some sort of lemon, sea salt, and tea recipe. There are many variations of the diet involving cayenne pepper and organic maple syrup among other ingredients.
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Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes, fish and poultry are the main components of the Mediterranean diet. Weight loss, lower inflammation, and a decreased risk of Alzheimers are the benefits believed to be associated with this lifestyle.
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The Paleo diet is all about lean, grass-fed proteins along with fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. Low carbs are suggested but there is little to no emphasis on portion control. Cereal grains, legumes, vegetable oils, added sugar, and most dairy is forbidden.
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Want to take the guesswork out of dieting? The Tracy Anderson Food Program delivers meals to your door and are designed to accompany her fitness routines. The meals can range from salmon burgers to cheesy kale chips, and tasty cookies with no gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, and or eggs.
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Whether becoming a full-time vegan or just using it to jumpstart a diet, veganism is more popular now than ever. By cutting out all meat and animal by-products, vegans enjoy a plant-based lifestyle and get protein from vegetables, nuts, and other sources.
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