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Natman diet

"The Natman diet, also known as the "stewardess diet", promises to reduce your weight by an average of 4 kg in just 4 days. It is said that the diet allows women to make up for the weight lost during their stopovers between two flights. Do you also need to get rid of your excess weight quickly? We tell you how to follow this diet easily.

Natman diet: 4 days of pre-established menus

There's no need to worry about what you're going to eat: the Natman diet dictates your 4 days of meals to the letter and has even thought of substitutes in case you don't like certain foods. This is its particularity compared to other low-calorie diets such as the Weight Watchers diet, the Thonon diet or the Cohen diet.
  • Breakfast is the same during the 4 days. It consists essentially of a drink and a piece of fruit.
  • Lunch and dinner vary in terms of the foods selected and the preparations, but the food pattern remains the same: meat, fish or eggs, vegetables and fruit.

The main principles of the Natman diet

The Natman diet is based on 5 main principles:
  • Each food in the meals is scrupulously selected in order to create a precise chemical response in the body. The goal: to push the body to release fat.
  • The high protein intake serves both to preserve muscle mass and satiety, as is the case with protein diets: the 2 main meals include meat, fish or eggs.
  • The high intake of fruits and vegetables, as much as you want (but "natural") allows for a fiber intake that reinforces satiety, allows for the proper functioning of the transit (as opposed to proteins that are constipating) and boosts the body's vitamin and mineral content.
  • A virtual exclusion of fats and carbohydrates: only seasoning oil is allowed in small quantities and fruit sugar is allowed. This means that milk and dairy products (which contain lactose = milk sugar) and alcohol are excluded.
  • Food intake should only be done during meals.

The keys to success in losing weight with the Natman diet

  • Do not deviate from the diet and follow the meals to the letter.
  • It is important to maintain a balanced diet after this diet so as not to lose the benefits of weight loss.

Advantages of the Natman diet

  • Weight loss is very fast.
  • There is no feeling of hunger, because each meal includes proteins and vegetables at will. This contributes to sufficient satiety.
  • It lasts only 4 days to lose up to 5 kg. There is no time for frustrations to set in and no need for great motivation to follow it.
  • The foods that make up the meal are easy to find, inexpensive and appealing to most people.
  • This diet is free and there is no need for food supplements. An e-book is on sale for 5.49 € for those who wish to have more information on this diet.

Disadvantages of the Natman diet

  • This diet is very strict: it is therefore important not to continue it beyond the recommended 4 days, in order not to be deficient. Resuming the prediet diet will quickly bring back the lost kilos.
  • Low calorie intake can cause fatigue.
  • There are no snacks.
  • This diet is absolutely not recommended for children and teenagers, pregnant women, nursing mothers and people suffering from pathologies such as diabetes.

Water diet

Do you feel overloaded with sweets, chocolate, hamburgers swallowed on the go? Do you feel the urgent need to stop eating this unbalanced and harmful diet? Do you feel like taking a break, a real break? Why not try the water diet? This drastic diet, which consists of drinking only water, purifies the body and puts it at rest.

We tell you everything!

Water diet: precautions

This is a very drastic diet, which is only practiced for a very limited period of time: no more than 2 or 3 consecutive days.

Otherwise, you may feel weak and suffer from deficiencies. The body is intelligent and functions largely in an addictive mode, both in a state of surplus and in a state of lack: the more sugar you give it, the more it will demand. Conversely, the more you deprive it, the more it will limit its needs. But he makes you pay the price. He will start to sort out and give up the "superfluous": very quickly, your hair will be dull, it will even start to fall out, your skin will be abnormally dry, muscular pains will appear...

Water diet: how do you go about it?

If you are starting a two-day water diet, here are some helpful tips:
  • Make these days as quiet as possible, without stress or intense activity.
  • Choose a place where you can rest at any time if you feel the need.
  • During these few days, limit your physical activity. Avoid sports, even in moderation.
  • Avoid activities that require too much concentration. You could be surprised by a bad headache.
  • Sunbathing is not recommended either: intense exposure could cause dizziness.

Food during a water diet

First of all, the meal that precedes your treatment should not be particularly heavy. It is best to eat healthy foods such as vegetable soup, grilled meat or fish, cheese and fruit.

During these two days of water diet, it is all about drinking, drinking and drinking as much as you want.
  • Purists will tell you to drink only water...
  • But you can also prepare a vegetable broth without fat or starch, which you will consume during these two days. Take advantage of this by adding particularly diuretic vegetables such as celery and fennel.
  • You can also drink herbal teas and green tea, without adding sugar or sweeteners.
Instead of occasionally going on a two-day diet, it is recommended that you go on a regular basis, one day or even half a day a week. This allows the body to rest, without the risk of creating deficiencies.

After the water diet: managing the recovery

In order to avoid nausea, dizziness, and any other inconvenience that could be caused by this half-fasting, the return to a normal diet must be done gently:
  • Refrain from consuming flours and dairy products, which are rather difficult to digest.
  • Start with cooked foods, such as vegetables, meat and fish, prepared with a minimum of fat.
  • Continue to take it easy on your body by taking enough time, a few days if necessary, to return to a normal diet.

Cosmonaut diet

The cosmonaut diet is a low-calorie diet that allows you to lose weight very quickly.

What is a cosmonaut diet?

A cosmonaut diet is based on the diet followed by NASA cosmonauts. This diet is very low in calories while providing essential nutrients.

The cosmonaut diet lasts 3 days and requires :
  • drinking at least 2 liters of water per day (water, tea, infusion ...) ;
  • avoid fat (oil, butter...);
  • to favour cooking with lemon or on the grill;
  • avoid sugar;
  • a supplement of vitamins and minerals.

Typical day of the cosmonaut diet

A typical day:
  • Morning: skim milk powder diluted in water with coffee or tea.
  • Lunch: 2 eggs + green salad with light dressing.
  • Evening: grilled lean meat + green salad with light dressing.

Main advantage of this diet

The cosmonaut diet has one main advantage: very rapid weight loss. On average, we count a weight loss of 3 kg in 3 days.

Disadvantages of a cosmonaut diet

The cosmonaut diet also has disadvantages:
  • it is difficult to follow because it is restrictive;
  • it should not be followed over a long period of time at the risk of creating dangerous nutritional deficiencies;
  • boomerang effect: weight gain is inevitable at the end of the diet.

1800 calorie diet

The 1800 calorie diet is easy to implement because it allows you to keep a food rhythm compatible with your social and professional life. It is based on the same model as all low-calorie diets, i.e. the number of calories taken in is less than the number of calories consumed during the day. We tell you everything about this ideal diet.

1800 calorie diet: an ideal low-calorie diet 

The 1800-calorie diet, like all low-calorie diets, provides fewer calories than the number of calories consumed during the day. This number depends on many factors (height, weight, metabolism and daily activity) but it is considered to be around 2,000 calories for women and 2,300-2,500 for men.

Implementing the 1800 calorie diet

The 1800 calorie diet is, as the name implies, to consume 1800 calories in a day. However, in order to lose weight in a healthy way, these calories should not be contained in just any food.

A healthy and balanced diet

This diet must be part of a balanced, healthy and varied diet: a combination of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.

This diet makes it possible to keep a dietary rhythm compatible with one's social and professional life. Eat three meals a day and one or two snacks if necessary and make the right food choices!

Varied menus

The 1800 calorie diet allows you to vary your food intake according to your desires, so that you don't get bored and so that you can multiply the sources of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Choose balanced plates with proteins (fish, lean meat or legumes), complete carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, pasta, rice or cereals), and a portion of vegetables.

Avoid fried foods, breaded foods, flaky or broken pasta, as well as cold cuts and sauces that are too fatty.

Adapted daily activities

This diet must be adapted to the needs of each person and to the physical activity practiced during the day. In case of sports effort or active professional activity, it is necessary to increase the caloric intake during the day.

Also, if you feel hungry, add a balanced snack to your diet or increase the size of your portions.

Why the 1800 calorie diet is important?

The 1800 calorie diet does not make any immediate or magical changes to your body, but it does allow you to gently decrease your food intake when weight loss is to be achieved over time.

The more weight is lost slowly and progressively, the more good habits are established. The risk of regaining the lost weight (yo-yo effect) is then lower, especially if you have successfully adopted a balanced diet.

Cabbage soup diet

The cabbage soup diet is based, as its name indicates, on the consumption of cabbage soup for the different meals of the day. It has long been the diet to follow to lose weight quickly, before disappearing a little, to come back in force since the last few years. Its principle is simple: 7 days of ultra-hypocaloric diet.

What is a cabbage soup diet?

A cabbage soup diet is also called a fat burning diet. It is followed over a period of 7 days and should not exceed 14 days. It allows you to burn fat because it deprives the body of carbohydrates (except for the traces of sugar in fruit, milk and brown rice) and fat (the two forms of storable energy).

Cabbage soup diet
The seasoning of the cabbage soup allows to vary the flavors and to make the diet less monotonous. The soups can be blended or not to vary the texture of the soup. However, soup with whole vegetables provides a more satiating effect.

The cabbage soup diet is completed with :
  • vegetables (carrots, tomatoes, onions...) ;
  • fruits;
  • nutritional supplements (capsules, herbal teas, vitamins, minerals...).
This diet is intended for people who want to lose weight quickly.

The cabbage soup diet in practice

It is cabbage soup + :
  • day 1: fruits;
  • day 2: vegetables;
  • day 3: fruits and vegetables;
  • day 4: 3 bananas and skimmed milk;
  • day 5: lean meat + tomatoes;
  • day 6: lean meat + vegetables;
  • day 7: brown rice, fruit juice, vegetables.

Tips to lose weight with the cabbage soup diet

To have every chance of succeeding in your cabbage soup diet, it is imperative to :
  • to be motivated;
  • to put yourself at rest:
  • to do the cabbage soup diet only 7 days a month;
  • to keep a balanced diet after the diet.

The advantages of the cabbage soup diet

The cabbage soup diet has many advantages:
  • rapid weight loss, up to 5 kg in 7 days ;
  • no restrictions on the amount of soup consumed;
  • easy to follow, the only real culinary effort is to make the soup;
  • this diet detoxifies the body.

The disadvantages of a cabbage soup diet

The cabbage soup diet also has its drawbacks:
  • it causes significant flatulence;
  • it is rich in salt;
  • it should not be followed for more than 14 days at the risk of creating nutritional deficiencies;
  • weight gain is inevitable at the end of the diet;
  • it cannot be followed by people who have a too physical activity and/or work;
  • Hunger sensations are frequent and can lead to fatigue, lack of concentration and irritability.

Soup diet

The soup diet is based, as its name indicates, on the consumption of soup for the different meals of the day.

What is a soup diet?

A soup diet is a 7-day diet based on vegetable soups or broths. The soups can be blended or unblended to vary the texture of the soup. However, a soup with whole vegetables provides a more satiating effect.

The soup diet is supplemented with:
  • high-protein, low-fat foods (low-fat yogurt, fish);
  • fruit;
  • nutritional supplements (capsules, herbal teas, vitamins, minerals, etc.);
  • vitamin and mineral supplements
This diet is intended for people who want to lose weight quickly.

There is also a variant of this diet, which alternates between :
  • a week of soup ;
  • a week of stabilization.

The advantages of the soup diet

The soup diet has many advantages:
  • rapid weight loss ;
  • healthy eating ;
  • no restrictions on the amount of soup consumed;
  • this diet detoxifies the body;
  • it also cleanses the digestive system.

The disadvantages of a soup diet

The soup diet also has disadvantages:
  • it is a very restrictive and monotonous diet;
  • It should not be followed over a long period of time, as it can lead to nutritional deficiencies, as well as muscle and bone loss;
  • a weight gain is inevitable at the end of the diet;
  • It is essential to be voluntary and rigorous when following this diet, because you have to follow the menus to the letter;
  • Hunger sensations are frequent and can lead to fatigue, lack of concentration and irritability;
  • the soup diet is therefore difficult to reconcile with a full-time professional activity.

Low-calorie diet

Low-calorie diets are the most popular diets for losing weight. They are endlessly declined under various names, but they all allow you to lose weight quite quickly. The point on these different diets.

What is a low-calorie diet?

A low-calorie diet is a low-calorie and balanced diet:
  • The diet is reorganized to reduce the consumption of foods rich in sugars and fats.
  • By reducing the caloric balance of meals throughout the day, the body is forced to draw on its reserves, resulting in weight loss.

What are low-calorie diets?

Several low-calorie diets exist to meet the needs of everyone. The choice of a low-calorie diet is important, because a diet is restrictive and motivation is an important factor.

Choosing a diet that is adapted to your lifestyle and your needs will guarantee success.

Among the best known low-calorie diets, we can mention :
  • Weight Watchers ;
  • diet ;
  • the Diet method ;
  • Fiber diet ;
  • Natman diet;
  • Thonon diet ;
  • Cohen diet ;
  • soup diet ;
  • cabbage soup diet ;
  • lemon diet ;
  • Mayo diet ;
  • cosmonaut diet ;
  • The Zone diet.

Long-term low-calorie diets

  • The Weight Watchers diet works on a point system. We don't talk about calories but about points and it is possible to eat everything without exceeding the number of points. This is the only diet that has a cost.
  • The Cohen diet, which is a balanced diet, allows you to lose weight without frustration. It is a matter of eating everything while taking care to lower the quantities. Weight loss is slower than with the other formulas but it is also more durable, especially since there is a stabilization phase included.
  • The lemon diet is a balanced diet with the added benefit of lemon.

Very short low-calorie diets

  • The Natman diet lasts 4 days and dictates to the letter what you should eat.
  • The Thonon diet: 14 days to lose 10 kg + a more or less long stabilization phase. The menus are pre-established.
  • The cabbage soup diet: 7 days of excessively low-calorie meals. It consists of eating almost exclusively cabbage soup at each meal.

Advantages of low-calorie diets

Low-calorie diets have different advantages depending on the diet followed, but in general :
  • They allow you to learn how to eat a balanced diet.
  • They are easily adapted to the rhythm of a professional life.
  • They allow you to learn healthy eating habits (don't snack, exercise, avoid sugary drinks...).
  • Weight loss is very fast.
  • Depending on the diet, long-term weight stabilization is possible if healthy eating habits are maintained.

The disadvantages of a low-calorie diet

A diet is not always easy, because it requires you to change your eating habits. This is why the low-calorie diet has a few disadvantages to be aware of:
  • It requires unwavering motivation.
  • These are the main reasons for the yo-yo effect:
    • They create such frustrations that they drive people to break down excessively. A theory called "the boundary model" even states that after a restrictive calorie diet, a person is more sensitive to food stimuli.
    • They are responsible for hormonal disturbances when they are too restrictive and last over the long term. Ghrelin, the hunger hormone, is then secreted in greater quantities while leptin, the satiety hormone, is secreted less.
    • They lower the basal metabolism. The body, deprived of a part of its energy, learns to function at a slower pace to save itself. The problem is that it continues to function in this way even after the resumption of the classic diet.
  • Weight gain can be significant if the diet is stopped abruptly.
  • There are risks of deficiencies depending on the diet chosen and the intensity with which it is followed.
  • Excessive restrictions certainly contribute to the loss of fat mass, but also to a risk of muscle and bone mineral loss.
  • It is possible to feel fatigue because the body works differently. If the fatigue is too intense, it may be due to a deficiency. In this case, consult a doctor.

Mayo Diet

The Mayo diet is a low-calorie diet, invented in a famous American clinic, allowing to lose weight quickly.

What is a Mayo diet?

A Mayo diet is a 14-day diet often described as restrictive because :
  • it is very strict.
  • It allows only 1,000 calories per day.
It is mainly based on :
  • on the consumption of eggs (minimum 6 per day).
  • on the prohibition of certain foods: dairy products, starchy foods, dried vegetables, fruits (except grapefruit).

The main foods

Among the components of the 3 meals of the Mayo diet, we find :
  • Proteins in large quantities, especially 6 to 7 hard-boiled eggs per day: their importance comes from the fact that they are very satiating while being low in calories. We could call this diet the "egg diet", since there are eggs morning, noon and night + 100 g of lean meat per day are allowed.
  • Vegetables, mostly raw and especially those full of water like cucumbers, or very fibrous like leeks. You can eat as much as you like.

What is not allowed

  • Carbohydrates are almost forbidden: starchy foods and cereals are banned (only 2 rusks per day are allowed), fruits too (except for grapefruit, which is low in fructose), dairy products that contain lactose are completely avoided.
  • Alcohol is to be avoided.
  • Lipids (or fats) are forbidden. For the seasoning of vegetables, a drizzle of lemon is more appropriate.

The mechanism of action of the Mayo diet

The mechanism of action of the Mayo diet is simple:
  • The body deprived of carbohydrates and lipids (which are both sources of energy for the body, but also energy that can be stored as fat), cannot store and must draw on its fat reserves to function.
  • The energy of the meal is brought to the body exclusively in the form of proteins that are not stored as fat in the body. They maintain the muscle. However, muscle mass must be spared during any weight loss: you must lose fat, not muscle!
To work, the Mayo diet must be followed to the letter. You must therefore make sure that you have everything you need to succeed. Being motivated is also very important.

You must be accompanied by a health and dieting professional, such as a dietician or nutritionist, as soon as the weight loss is complete to stabilize the weight loss through a balanced diet.

The benefits of this diet

The Mayo diet has many advantages:
  • rapid weight loss (an average of 7 kg in 14 days) ;
  • the menus are dictated;
  • it is perfectly adapted to a professional activity;
  • it is an inexpensive diet.

The disadvantages of the Mayo diet

The Mayo diet also has its drawbacks:
  • it is difficult to follow because it is restrictive and the monotony of the meals can be a little depressing;
  • It is difficult to maintain a normal social life during the diet period;
  • it should not be followed over a long period of time, as it may create a dietary deficiency in vitamins, minerals and proteins;
  • weight regain is inevitable at the end of the diet;
  • the intake of proteins in very large quantities leads to liver and kidney fatigue, constipation and urinary calcium leakage;
  •  it is not suitable for diabetics, people suffering from kidney, heart or liver disease, pregnant or breastfeeding women;
  • Hunger sensations are frequent and can lead to fatigue, lack of concentration and irritability.

Liquid diet

The liquid diet is a new way of eating that is very popular in the United States, the main objective of which is rapid weight loss.

Composed essentially of fruit juices, soups and herbal teas, the liquid diet provides many minerals and vitamins and allows the body to rest and eliminate toxins. It eliminates all solid foods, including fatty foods such as meat, cold cuts and cheese, thus facilitating digestion.

Followed over a few days, the liquid diet allows you to start off on the right foot after successive festive meals. On the other hand, if it is followed for more than a fortnight, this very restrictive liquid diet will cause inevitable deficiencies (lack of proteins, calcium, vitamin B12 etc.) leading to great fatigue, muscle wasting and a very probable weight gain as soon as a normal diet is resumed.

All the information in our article.

Liquid diet: what is it?

The liquid diet is a low-calorie diet consisting of fruit juices, vegetable juices, soups and drinks without added sugar such as herbal tea, tea and water. It excludes all solid foods and commercial sweetened drinks that are too high in calories.

The main goal of the liquid diet is to lose weight quickly while putting your body at rest.

Characteristics of the liquid diet

The liquid diet consists exclusively of low-calorie liquid foods, such as vegetables and fruits consumed in juices or smoothies, vegetable broth and soups. Cold or hot drinks such as herbal teas, teas and spring and mineral waters are also allowed.

Like any low-calorie diet, the liquid diet is limited in time. As it is very restrictive in the choice of foods, it is advisable to follow it for a week to 10 days on average.

What are the benefits of the liquid diet?

The liquid diet, based on fresh fruit and vegetable juices, soups and unsweetened beverages, brings benefits to the body:
  • rest of the body with a better digestion;
  • elimination of toxins thanks to an important hydrous contribution;
  • reduction of salt intake, which is harmful to health;
  • rapid weight loss thanks to the elimination of fatty foods such as fatty meats, cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, etc. ;
  • focus on fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fibers, sometimes neglected in the daily diet.

Risks of the liquid diet

Like any highly restrictive diet, the liquid diet presents health risks in the medium term.

Even when recommended for a short period of time (from one week to ten days), it has the following disadvantages
  • monotonous diet, identical texture ;
  • limited satiating effect due to the absence of solid foods that are slower to digest
  • unbalanced diet very rich in carbohydrates (mainly fructose, but also sucrose if sugar is added to various drinks);
  • lack of proteins, calcium and essential fatty acids (if no oil is added, such as rapeseed or nuts);
  • lack of vitamin B12 and vitamin D present in the animal kingdom;
  • lack of food rhythm because the person is tempted to drink every hour to avoid being hungry.
The disadvantages of the liquid diet in the medium term :
  • rapid weight loss: the body loses a lot of water and more muscle mass than fat reserves;
  • great fatigue;
  • risk of inducing eating behaviors alternating between anorexia and bulimia;
  • disorders of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism if the person drinks fruit and vegetable juices all day long;
  • deficiencies in amino acids, calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D become more pronounced and problematic for the body;
  • risk of de-socialization ;
  • loss of all taste pleasure;
  • weight regain when the diet is stopped.

Tips for a successful liquid diet

The liquid diet can be a good alternative after a period of excessive festive meals loaded with fat, sugar and alcohol. Followed over a single day, it will allow the detoxification organs to rest: liver, kidneys, intestines.

One day of liquid dieting after an excess will allow you to lose about one kilo in the two days that follow.

Cottage cheese diet

The cottage cheese diet is a diet in which all or part of the meals are replaced by cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is a low-fat dairy product, which, except in very light forms, provides protein and calcium for a low caloric content. However, it is low in carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, fibers and many essential minerals, which is why it exposes to serious deficiencies. Moreover, due to the dietary imbalance, the rebound effect is almost systematic, with a resumption of the lost weight as soon as the previous diet is resumed.

Cottage cheese diet: characteristics

The cottage cheese diet consists of replacing one of the meals of the day with cottage cheese (most often the evening meal), or eating cottage cheese regularly throughout the day, for example in combination with fruit or raw vegetables.

This is a low-calorie diet, meaning that the calories ingested are less than the calories consumed by the day's activity, which leads to weight loss.

Course of the cottage cheese diet

The cottage cheese diet is most often accompanied by a lean diet (vegetables, fruit, etc.). Physical activity is sometimes recommended, but it must lead to an adjustment of food intake in quantity and quality in order to avoid the risk of discomfort and hunger.

The cottage cheese diet is most often carried out over a short period of time because of the repetitive nature of the diet and the risk of deficiencies. It does not correspond to a balanced diet and is not part of a balanced daily diet.

Risks of the cottage cheese diet

Cottage cheese, as a low-fat and satiating dairy product, can be part of a balanced diet. In fact, it can be eaten at breakfast or during meals, thus replacing sweet desserts, cheese or fatty dairy products.

However, replacing one or more meals with cottage cheese alone does not cover all the necessary intake. This diet therefore exposes you to cravings, discomfort and even deficiencies in the long term. In addition, the repetitive and boring nature of the diet often leads to cravings, and when the diet is stopped, a return to a fatty or sweet diet, with the risk of regaining the lost kilos, or even more! This is why the cottage cheese diet is not recommended.

If you are having trouble controlling your weight, or if you need advice on your diet, do not hesitate to consult specialized professionals, such as a dietician or a nutritionist, who will be able to guide you.

Lemon diet

The lemon diet is a slimming method that has three main virtues: that of purifying the body, giving it a boost and, icing on the cake, chasing away excess weight. A diet to lose weight that is a mine of benefits and that presents no danger: not bad for a low-calorie diet!

The lemon at the center of the diet

The lemon diet is simply 20 days of lemon. As soon as you get up, you should drink the juice of one or more squeezed lemons diluted in a glass of water on an empty stomach. A more flexible version of this diet exists: you can spread the juice of the lemons over the day in drinks and drizzle it over your fish, meat, vegetables and fruit or in vinaigrette.
  • From day 1 to day 10: the number of lemons depends on the day of the diet:
    • day 1 = 1 lemon ;
    • day 2 = 2 lemons;
    • day 10 = 10 lemons.
  • From day 11 to day 20: the process is reversed.
    • Day 11 = 10 lemons ;
    • day 12 = 9 lemons;
    • day 20 = 1 lemon.

How the lemon diet works?

The lemon diet is to be included in a balanced, varied and slightly low-calorie diet: meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and fruit, whole grain products. Lemon is used for its functions within the body:
  • Digestion stimulator: when the digestive system does not function optimally this results in weight gain. It is a stimulator of saliva, gastric juices, activates the secretion of bile, all essential components of digestion.
  • Detoxifying because rich in antioxidant compounds such as vitamin C.
  • Curative: it has an alkalizing power. It helps to restore the PH of the body in the manner of the acid-base diet. This promotes weight loss.
  • Fat and sugar trapper when you keep its fibers in the juice.

Lemon diet: tips

  • It can be difficult to drink lemon juice on an empty stomach. It is easier to drink it in slightly warm water, but not hot, so as not to cancel the vitamin C.
  • To get the most out of lemon juice, squeeze it just before you drink it. It is imperative that you use lemon juice that you have squeezed yourself and that is organic so as not to be loaded with pesticides and be counterproductive.
  • Respect the dietary balance of your meals so as not to destroy the work of the lemon juice. Do not overload the gallbladder, the liver, the kidneys: no alcohol, cooked fats, salt, sugar, dyes, preservatives, additives. Choose fish rather than meat, and organic food.
  • Brush your teeth to avoid damaging the enamel of your teeth with the lemon (but wait half an hour after taking it to avoid further damage to the enamel).

Advantages and disadvantages of the lemon diet

The advantages of the lemon diet are:
  • a significant weight loss ;
  • not to trigger a feeling of hunger or frustration;
  • detoxify the body;
  • to provide well-being and avoid fatigue;
  • to be easy to follow.
This diet does not present any major constraints and does not really have any disadvantages. Just be careful with lemon peel if you have heartburn, an ulcer or if you are prone to kidney or gallbladder problems.

Yogurt diet

Aimed at people who want to lose weight quickly, the yogurt diet involves adding one to two yogurts to each of the 3 main meals of the day as well as a snack. Renowned for its great effectiveness, the yogurt diet allows you to lose up to 5 kilos in one week but requires rigor and sometimes big changes in your daily eating habits.

Why adopt a yogurt diet and what benefits to expect? We tell you everything in this article.

Effectiveness of the yogurt diet

Because of its low calorie intake and natural components of yogurt, the yogurt diet can be particularly interesting for people who want to :
  • lose body fat quickly, especially in the thighs and abdomen, while maintaining muscle mass, maintained by the proteins naturally present in yogurt;
  • strengthen their immune system, regulate digestion and intestinal transit and avoid bloating due to the high level of bacteria and lactobacilli present in yogurt;
  • avoid nibbling and snacking between meals because of the appetite-suppressant effect of yogurt.
During the yogurt diet, it is possible to turn to plain yogurts or cottage cheese type yogurts called whole, skimmed and semi-skimmed or with 0% fat.

Yogurt diet: rules to follow

The yogurt diet can be followed over a period of 3 to 8 days, including a consumption of 5 to 8 yogurts per day, i.e. 600 g to 1 kg of yogurt. In order to accompany all the meals of the day, it is recommended to establish a meal plan according to the following format
  • breakfast with 2 yoghurts, fresh fruit or juice and a hot drink;
  • a lunch with a portion of fresh or steamed vegetables, a portion of animal or vegetable protein or fish, 1 or 2 yogurts and fresh fruit;
  • a snack with a piece of fruit and a yogurt;
  • a light lunch such as a soup or salad and 2 yoghurts.
In order to limit fat intake throughout the yogurt diet, it is also recommended to replace :
  • white or cane sugar with substitutes such as honey, stevia or agave syrup;
  • Olive and rapeseed oil with coconut oil for frying;
  • white or wholemeal bread and cereals with lower calorie rice cakes;
  • sweetened drinks and sodas by plain water or water flavored with lemon juice.

Precautions to take during the yogurt diet

Although the yogurt diet can be very effective in weight loss, it has some drawbacks and contraindications that should not be overestimated. These include:
  • The impossibility of carrying out this diet in people suffering from intolerance or allergy to lactose contained in dairy products.
  • The fact that the yogurt diet is not balanced: in fact, the yogurt diet provides little fiber or carbohydrates necessary for the good health of the body during the diet. In addition, and for greater effect, it is recommended not to consume fatty, salty and sweet foods while on the yogurt diet.
  • Incompatibility between the yogurt diet and a sporty lifestyle: it is not recommended to practice any sporty activity during the yogurt diet because of its low calorie intake in order to avoid possible discomfort or injury.
Finally, although the yogurt diet is intended to be temporary, it should not be prolonged beyond 8 consecutive days, nor should it be repeated in the following two months, in order to limit any development of deficiencies.

Fiber diet

The fiber diet is based on a diet rich in fiber to lose weight naturally.

What is a fiber diet?

A fiber diet is, as its name indicates, targeted at the consumption of dietary fibers, such as
  • legumes: lentils, beans, chickpeas, soybeans ... ;
  • whole grains: oat bran, rice, barley, wheat, rye, etc;
  • dried fruits: prunes, figs, dates, apricots... ;
  • oleaginous fruits: walnuts, hazelnuts, olives, almonds...
Fibers are known to :
  • facilitate intestinal transit;
  • capture and eliminate sugars and fats in the stomach;
  • reduce the feeling of hunger, because they swell up once in the stomach.
This type of diet is therefore not recommended for people with intestinal problems.

The benefits of this diet

The fiber diet has many advantages, depending on the weight loss goal:
  • weight loss is rapid;
  • no feeling of hunger;
  • allows you to learn to include more fiber in your meals;
  • it is necessary to drink a lot of water during the diet.

The disadvantages of a fiber diet

A fiber diet is focused on the absorption of fiber, so it has some disadvantages:
  • risk of weight gain if the meals are not balanced;
  • risk of nutritional deficiencies if the meals do not include carbohydrates or lipids;
  • risk of digestive problems such as bloating or diarrhea.

Thonon diet

10 kg in 14 days... Who hasn't dreamed of it? Developed by a doctor at the University Hospital of Thonon-les-Bains, the Thonon diet is a low-calorie diet that allows you to lose weight quickly, just like the Natman diet or the cabbage soup diet. Its strong point: it prevents the yo-yo effect.

Thonon diet: a diet in 2 steps

This is its strong point. Thanks to these two phases, it meets the two requirements of people who undertake a diet: lose weight quickly, but also lose weight permanently.

An attack phase

Duration: 14 days.

It corresponds to a weight loss phase. It is similar to a high-protein diet with an excessive consumption of animal proteins and a limitation of the consumption of lipids and carbohydrates. Salt and alcohol are not recommended.

A stabilization phase

Its duration varies according to the weight lost during the initial phase.

You should count on one week of stabilization per kilo lost. It consists of 2 distinct programs: one at 1200 calories per day and one at 1500 calories per day.

Successful weight loss with the Thonon diet

For the Thonon diet to be fully effective :
  • You must follow it to the letter and therefore be very organized and rigorous;
  • You must be highly motivated.

Advantages and disadvantages of the Thonon diet

The advantages of the Thonon diet are the following:
  • Important and fast weight loss. It is motivating, especially since the stabilization phase that follows is reassuring. The efforts of the first 14 days are not in vain.
  • No feeling of hunger.
However, the Thonon diet has some disadvantages:
  • Over 14 days, frustrations can appear.
  • This diet is absolutely not recommended for children and adolescents, pregnant women, nursing mothers and people suffering from pathologies such as diabetes.

Sugar-free diet

The sugar-free diet and its variants are diets based on the almost total elimination of carbohydrates from the diet. Quite restrictive, this diet allows to obtain a quick weight loss in only a few weeks. But this diet also has several disadvantages and is not suitable for everyone who wants to go on a diet.

Principle and indications of the sugar-free diet

The sugar-free diet is a slimming diet based on the elimination of all carbohydrates (simple sugars but also complex carbohydrates such as starch) from the diet for several days, before gradually reintroducing small amounts of carbohydrates. Several variants of this diet exist such as the Atkins diet or the Low Carb diet in Anglo-Saxon countries. Some variants completely eliminate all carbohydrates and foods that contain them, such as fruit and even some vegetables, while others simply recommend lowering the proportion of carbohydrates in the diet. All foods with a high glycemic index (i.e. foods that are rapidly broken down into glucose during digestion) are banned and replaced by foods with a low glycemic index.

How does a sugar-free diet work?

The sugar-free diet is generally carried out in 2 phases.

In the first phase, which lasts between 1 and 2 weeks, foods containing carbohydrates are completely eliminated from the diet:
  • all sweet foods (desserts, chocolates, cakes, etc.) ;
  • fruits ;
  • starchy foods (potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, cereals)
  • Milk;
  • Pulses (lentils, peas, flageolets, etc.).
Only the carbohydrates in vegetables are allowed and should not represent an intake of more than 20 g of sugar per day (less than 4 sugar cubes). Conversely, foods containing proteins (meat, eggs, fish and seafood) or fats (mayonnaise, oils, margarines, butter, etc.) can be eaten without moderation.

In the second phase, foods containing carbohydrates are gradually reintroduced in small quantities. To maintain the results of the diet, it is important to maintain a low carbohydrate intake in the long term.  

Benefits of the sugar-free diet

Without sugar and carbohydrates, the body loses weight quickly. The sugar-free diet therefore allows for rapid weight loss. Studies conducted on the sugar-free diet show a significant weight loss 6 months after the diet and an effectiveness of the diet comparable to that of the low-fat diet after 1 year. Weight loss depends on how overweight the person was before starting the sugar-free diet.

The main benefits of the sugar-free diet are:
  • a diet that is fairly easy to follow;
  • the loss of the taste of hyper-sweetness in people who were previously greedy for sugar;
  • no feeling of hunger because the food intake is not limited;
  • no fatigue related to the diet.

Negative effects of the sugar-free diet

Despite the beneficial effects of the sugar-free diet, this diet also has a number of disadvantages:
  • a risk of constipation due to the lack of dietary fiber provided by vegetables and fruits;
  • excessive consumption of high-protein, high-fat foods, which may be associated with long-term cardiovascular risk;
  • a very restrictive diet;
  • a risk of bad breath due to a diet too rich in fats. 

The sugar-free diet is not recommended for different categories of people:
  • children and adolescents
  • pregnant women
  • the elderly
  • athletes. 
In all cases, before starting a diet, it is recommended to consult a nutritionist or a dietician, who will be able to evaluate the best diet for each person's specific case. Apart from any health or weight problem, it is advisable to adopt a diversified diet with foods containing carbohydrates, proteins and fats, consumed in reasonable quantities. 

Low-Carb Diet

A low-carb diet allows you to lose weight by reducing your sugar intake: it is therefore a low-carb diet.

What is the Low-Carb diet?

In English, "Low-Carb" means "Low Carbohydrates" which means low in carbohydrates. In other words, a Low-Carb diet is a diet low in sugars, or even without sugars.

In fact, a Low-Carb diet consists of reducing all sugars:
  • slow sugars: breads, rice, pasta... ;
  • fast sugars: fruits, chocolate...
All other foods are allowed.

Main advantage of this diet

The Low-Carb diet has one main advantage: rapid weight loss.

Disadvantages of a Low-Carb diet

The Low-Carb diet also has disadvantages:
  • It is difficult to follow because it is restrictive and monotonous.
  • It is not adapted to the nutritional needs of each person.
  • It can cause nutritional deficiencies, because of the lack of consumption of fruits and certain vegetables.
  • Weight regain is often inevitable at the end of the diet, and weight loss is not sustainable beyond 6 months.
  • Like all low-carbohydrate diets, bad breath is almost automatic.
  • Transit disorders are quite frequent.

Atkins diet

The Atkins diet allows you to lose weight by eliminating sugars from your diet. Developed by Dr. R. Atkins, it has been reviewed and corrected by three university professors of medicine: S. Phinney, J. Vollek and E. Westman, in light of advances in dietetics.

What is the Atkins diet?

The Atkins diet was developed in the 1970s by an American physician who gave his name to the diet.

Dr. Atkins based his diet on the relationship between carbohydrate intake and fat storage. By eliminating carbohydrates, i.e. sugars, the body will have to draw energy from the fat stored in the body.

An Atkins diet thus requires a diet :
  • Atkins diet
  • including a maximum of 80 g of green vegetables per day;
  • no carbohydrates: rice, bread, pasta, fruit, certain vegetables, starchy foods, cereals, etc;
  • no sugary drinks: soda, alcohol... ;
  • rich in proteins: meat, fish, eggs, dairy products... ;
  • rich in lipids: butter, oil...

The 4 phases of the Atkins diet

Whatever the phase, the rule is to eat only when you are hungry, until you are full, and to drink enough (sweetened drinks are allowed).

Phase 1

Duration: 7 to 14 days.

Only 20g of carbohydrates are allowed, 15g of which ideally come from vegetables. The rest is generally provided by fruits or dairy products.

Most carbohydrates should be avoided (cereals, pasta, semolina, flours and derived products, rice, potatoes, pulses, sugar and derived products). There can be 2 snacks during the day.

Phase 2

Duration: until 5 kg of the desired weight is reached.

The aim is to gradually reintroduce carbohydrates at a rate of 5 g per stage. These carbohydrates can be provided by legumes, berries, nuts, seeds,... These are sources of carbohydrates rich in fiber and/or with an interesting unsaturated fatty acid content.

Phase 3

Duration: until the desired weight is reached and stabilized over 1 month.

This is a pre-stabilization phase. Starchy foods, whole grain or complete cereals are allowed.

Carbohydrate consumption must be increased by 10g increments and weight loss must continue to be observed. Once the objective is reached, it is up to each person to find the quantity of carbohydrates that he/she can ingest without gaining weight again.

Phase 4

Duration: for life.

You eat a daily amount of carbohydrates that does not make you gain weight (the amount you determined in phase 3).

The keys to success in losing weight with the Atkins diet

  • You need to have a food composition table and a kitchen scale at your disposal to quantify carbohydrates accurately.
  • It is better to focus on fat than on protein because when protein is in excess, the body can use it to make energy (this is called gluconeogenesis). As a result, it produces less ketone bodies.
  • In case of fatigue, mineral and vitamin supplementation may be necessary.
  • The snack should be systematic. This helps to avoid frequent fatigue at the end of the afternoon and to avoid being too hungry at dinner (risk of eating more and faster).
  • The sweetener authorized in this diet is not miraculous if you are addicted to sugar: the brain is not fooled! So the best thing to do is to learn to drink without sweetness.

The advantages of this diet

The Atkins diet has many advantages, it allows :
  • a rapid weight loss, up to 6 kg in 1 month;
  • to eat to your heart's content;
  • to eat without counting: no restrictions on quantities.

The disadvantages of the Atkins diet

The Atkins diet also has its drawbacks:
  • it is difficult to follow, because it is restrictive on the large family of carbohydrates;
  • it is not adapted to the nutritional needs of each individual;
  • it leads to muscle wasting;
  • it can lead to very strong sugar cravings which can put the diet to a halt;
  • It can cause nutritional deficiencies leading to nausea, fatigue and even depression;
  • it favors an increase in cholesterol levels;
  • weight regain is often inevitable at the end of the diet;
  • it cannot be followed by diabetics, notably because of the risks of hypoglycemia that it can cause.

Naturhouse Diet

Naturhouse diet: principle and methods of the Naturhouse diet

Lose weight with food supplements and the support of a dietician. This is the main principle of the Naturhouse diet.

Straight from Spain, the Naturhouse diet is a slimming concept which, alongside a low-calorie diet and regular dietary monitoring, makes the most of taking food supplements. Would you like to know the details? Follow the guide.

The 4 main principles of the Naturhouse diet

The Naturhouse slimming diet tackles overweight and obesity with :
  • a weekly 15-minute follow-up with a dietician trained in the Naturhouse method (by appointment);
  • a low-calorie diet in 3 phases (each including 3 meals and 2 snacks):
    • a weight loss phase ;
    • a stabilization phase ;
    • and a maintenance phase;
    • all food groups are represented, except starchy foods at the beginning, quantities are moderate and light cooking is imperative;
  • a very important intake of Naturhouse food supplements based on plants and Naturhouse food products: drainers, fat burners, appetite suppressants, jams, coffee, tea and herbal tea, cookies;
  • an incentive to exercise.

The advantages of the Naturhouse diet

  • the weight loss is quite important;
  • the care is global: dietary rules, accompaniment by the dietician, encouragement to do sports to lose weight;
  • the appointments with the dietician are private: the exchanges are more personalized than with the Weight Watchers diet meetings for example;
  • leads to a sustainable dietary rebalancing.

The disadvantages of the Naturhouse diet

  • To succeed in this diet, you have to agree to go to the center regularly and to take the supplements indicated by the dietician, which can quickly become restrictive.
  • The price: on average $50 per week, or $200 per month. It is not excluded that the bill climbs much higher: it depends on your profile, your needs, the number of food supplements you take, Naturhouse products you buy, etc.
  • The first consultation lasts only 30 minutes: a first dietary consultation should last at least 1 hour.
  • The Naturhouse diet is not suitable for health problems such as diabetes. Also, if you are taking medication, make sure that the plants in the supplements do not interact with them.

Miami Diet

The Miami diet is one of the leading health diets. Developed by an American cardiologist (Dr. Agatston) tired of the successive failures brought by low-calorie diets, it relies on the choice of healthy foods.

Towards a healthy lifestyle with the Miami diet

The Miami diet consists in favoring quality foods. The overweight of food is due to the excess of sugars and fats (especially bad sugars and bad fats), it naturally learns to choose them well to better lose weight.

Selecting the right sugars

The glycemic index (GI) of a food indicates its capacity to raise blood sugar levels. The higher the GI, the higher the blood sugar level and the more the hormone insulin is secreted. This is the hormone that stores sugars and fats.
  • Favour sources of carbohydrates that are rich in fibre: the more fibre a food that contains sugar has, the less impact it will have on blood sugar levels. Vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals and their by-products (e.g. whole grain pasta), and dried vegetables are among them.
  • Avoid refined sugars that are low in fiber: white sugar, white flour and derived products, parboiled white rice, white semolina promote storage.
  • Avoid consuming more than 2 dairy products a day: although their sugar content (lactose) is low and they have a low glycemic index, they tend to cause a lot of insulin to be secreted.

Select the right fats

  • Favour fats rich in unsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids: duck and goose fat, vegetable oils, especially rapeseed, olive, walnut and flaxseed. Fatty fish (sardines, salmon, mackerel, tuna) are also rich in them.
  • Avoid saturated fats (animal fats and by-products such as butter, cream, etc.) and hydrogenated fats (fried food, etc.).

The 3 Phases of the Miami diet

Phase 1

Duration: 2 weeks.

This is a high-protein phase, close to the protein diets. Only meat, fish, eggs, accompanied by vegetables are allowed. All sources of carbohydrates (sugars, starches, fruits and alcohol) are removed.

Phase 2

Duration: until total loss of the desired kilos.

During this phase, foods that are sources of sugar are gradually reintroduced. The only requirement is that they must have a low glycemic index.

Phase 3

Duration: for life.

This phase consists of eating a variety of foods with a focus on low GI sugars and good fats.

Successfully lose weight with the Miami diet

  • You must agree to follow the diet for life. But don't panic: it is above all good food sense.
  • Do not forget to help your body to eliminate by drinking a lot. To fulfill the functions of elimination, you should choose water with very little mineral content (spring water for example). Green tea is also an excellent drainer.
  • You can enrich your diet with fiber: wheat or oat bran. 2 tablespoons per day maximum, to be spread in dairy products, on your salads, in your pie, pizza or cake preparations. Rich in fiber, they serve to trap some of the sugars and fats from the meal and promote bowel movements.
  • When you eat a food that has a high glycemic index, combine it with a food that has a very low glycemic index. This limits the damage.
  • Cooking and grinding foods increases the glycemic index of a food. Eat raw as often as possible.

The benefits of the Miami diet

The Miami diet allows you to :
  • lose weight permanently without melting its muscle mass because the diet leaves the emphasis on protein;
  • eat to your heart's content: it does not play on the quantity of food, but on their quality: there is no tedious counting of calories;
  • Snacking: this is a significant advantage for those who are hungry at 10 am and 4 pm;
  • wean yourself off sugar by simply stopping consuming it: for those who are addicted, allow about 3 weeks to stop being tempted;
  • improve blood parameters such as cholesterol, blood sugar: eating healthy prevents cardiovascular disease, diabetes and certain diseases such as cancer.

Limitations of the Miami diet

  • The first phase of the diet is not suitable for people suffering from or predisposed to kidney problems and diabetics.
  • This diet may prevent you from having dinner outside the house.
  • Be careful not to overdo the fats and sugars, even if they are healthy. Make sure that you always have one part of starch equal to one part of vegetables in the last phase.

Ketogenic diet

Similar to protein diets, the ketogenic diet differs from the Atkins diet in that it is very high in fat: an alternative for weight loss for those who are not fans of meat. Are you interested in this diet? Follow the guide.

Principle of the ketogenic diet: mimic the effects of fasting

This diet, which is part of the low-carbohydrate diets, aims to reduce the blood sugar level, forcing the body to adapt (glucose is the main fuel of the body):
  • The body then manufactures its energy via its fat reserves which it transforms into ketone bodies.
  • The difference with fasting is that in the ketogenic diet the fat intake is increased to promote ketosis and not to generate muscle wasting. The body draws its energy from carbohydrates, then from lipids and finally from proteins.

The ketogenic diet in practice

  • Almost no carbohydrates, which should not represent more than 5% of the energy of the meal:
    • These are sweet products, cereals and derivatives, potatoes, dried or fresh fruits and vegetables, milk.
    • They can only be part of the daily routine with a low and precise grammage.
  • Strong increase in lipids (especially vegetable oils well balanced in omega 3 and 6: colza, flax, walnut, olive...): about 80%. Be careful with animal fats (butter, cream, lard...) and hydrogenated margarines, which are highly harmful to health if taken in excess.
  • Good quality protein content (meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, yogurt and cheese): about 15%.

Tips for losing weight with the ketogenic diet

  • It is important to have a food composition table and a kitchen scale available to quantify carbohydrates accurately.
  • In case of fatigue, do not hesitate to take a vitamin supplement.
  • It is imperative to gather recipes before starting the diet. Cooking with the energy distribution imposed by the diet will otherwise quickly become a real headache.
  • There are stricter versions of this diet, but they do not allow you to easily cover your protein needs. So stick to the version mentioned below, otherwise your muscle mass will melt away.

Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet has 3 main advantages:
  • Weight loss is rapid.
  • There is no hunger problem.
  • There is a feeling of well-being caused by the ketogenic bodies.

The limits of the ketogenic diet

However, it has a lot of disadvantages:
  • This diet is very restrictive. The carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the diet must be well controlled.
  • The ketogenic diet should only be followed under the supervision of a doctor and with regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, but also of the state of ketosis with urine strips to rule out any risk of metabolic acidosis.
  • Very difficult to follow because monotonous. Very strong sugar cravings can put the diet in failure and generate a yo-yo effect.
  • Transit disorders are frequent. Most often, it is constipation, because the control of carbohydrates limits the presence of fibers in the diet.
  • Risk of deficiencies: vitamin and mineral supplementation may be necessary.
  • The risk of nausea and vomiting is present.
  • Bad breath is common because acidosis is eliminated by the respiratory tract.
  • There is a risk of hypoglycemia, especially in the first few days with fatigue and drowsiness. Diabetics should not follow the ketogenic diet.
  • Renal lithiasis may occur.

Scarsdale Diet

The Scarsdale diet allows you to lose weight by eliminating sugars from your diet: it is a low-carb diet.

What is the Scarsdale diet?

The Scarsdale diet was developed in the late 1970's in the United States and more specifically in the town of Scarsdale, in the state of New York. It was developed by the founder of the New York Medical Center, cardiologist Herman Tarnower. He based his diet on the cardiovascular benefits of reducing sugars in the diet while allowing fruit and 2 slices of bread a day.

The Scarsdale diet in practice


A Scarsdale diet lasts 14 days and requires a diet :
  • no carbohydrates: rice, pasta, certain vegetables, starchy foods, cereals, desserts... ;
  • no sugary drinks: soda, alcohol... ;
  • no butter, no oil... ;
  • rich in proteins: lean meat and fish.
It allows only 1,000 calories per day, which should not be exceeded. They must be divided into 3 meals and be provided in the form of animal proteins and fresh vegetables. Meals are therefore made up of 3 types of food:
  • vegetables, almost as much as you want ;
  • fruits ;
  • lean proteins: meat or fish cooked without oil.
Then, every 2 weeks, the diet is extended and we can add little by little and in very moderate quantities dairy products, eggs, bread or starchy foods, oilseeds, jams without sugar and alcohol. Nothing more.

Example of meals in a Scarsdale diet

Types of meals:
  • Breakfast: half a grapefruit, tea or coffee, a slice of whole grain bread.
  • Lunch and dinner: lean meat or fish + vegetables.

The benefits of the Scarsdale diet

The Scarsdale diet has some advantages, it allows:
  • a rapid weight loss ;
  • to eat to your heart's content;
  • to eat without counting, no restriction on quantities.

The disadvantages of the Scarsdale diet

The Scarsdale diet also has some disadvantages:

  • it is difficult to follow, because it limits the consumption of carbohydrates (but allows bread);
  • it is not adapted to the nutritional needs of each individual;
  • it can cause dietary deficiencies in essential fatty acids, calcium, etc. ;
  • weight gain is often inevitable at the end of the diet
  • it is one of the most frustrating and difficult diets to follow, because no deviation is tolerated: in order not to regain the lost weight, one must continue indefinitely, alternating between 2 weeks on the diet and 2 weeks off.

Fricker diet

The Fricker diet, or TGV method, allows you to lose weight by following simple rules of good nutrition. It is progressive and not very restrictive.

What is the Fricker diet?

The Fricker diet was developed by Dr. Fricker, a weight loss specialist. This low-calorie diet includes three phases:
  • phase 1: restrictive diet or "TGV" for 6 to 8 weeks;
  • phase 2: stabilizing diet by allowing a greater variety of foods;
  • phase 3: a healthy diet by maintaining a healthy and balanced diet.
In practice, the Fricker diet consists mainly of:
  • meat and fish ;
  • vegetables ;
  • dairy ;
  • small amount of fat;
  • 1 fruit maximum per day.
Bread, starchy foods and all sweet products are forbidden.

Example of a meal in a Fricker diet

Example of meals:
  • Breakfast: no bread, cereals but rather a low-fat dairy and a fruit.
  • Lunch and dinner: vegetables, meat or fish or eggs, dairy and fruit.

The advantages of this diet

The Fricker diet has many advantages:
  • rapid weight loss: between 1 and 2.5 kg per week;
  • The diet takes into account the weight regain by introducing a stabilization phase after the TGV phase;
  • allows for long-term weight loss if a good diet is maintained;
  • learning about good eating habits.

The disadvantages of the Fricker diet

The Fricker diet also has its drawbacks:
  • the first phase is difficult to follow because it is very restrictive and lasts 6 to 8 weeks;
  • the first and second phases are not adapted to the nutritional needs of each individual;
  • the first phase can cause nutritional deficiencies that can discourage some people;
  • the weight regain after the TGV phase can be unpleasant and demotivating for the rest of the diet.

Meat diet

There are many kinds of diets, more or less adapted to the situations or needs of each person. The meat diet is a method that induces the consumption of a lot of proteins.

What is a meat diet?

The meat diet is a diet called hyperprotein diet. It will allow you to lose weight quickly. It is strongly advised to be followed by a doctor for this diet.

Indeed, this meat diet forces the body to draw on its reserves in order to find the energy it needs.

This meat diet should not last more than a few days and is based on :
  • the consumption of protein-rich foods: meat, fish, vegetables, dairy products, etc. ;
  • the very low consumption of carbohydrates and lipids: pasta, rice, bread, etc. ;
  • the consumption of food supplements: minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids.

The advantages of the meat diet

The meat diet has its advantages:
  • You adopt good eating habits: no snacking, sports activity, no sugary drinks.
  • You must drink at least two liters of water every day.
  • Your weight loss is rapid, 5 kilos in one week.
  • You keep your muscle mass.
  • You do not feel hungry.

The disadvantages of the meat diet

However, this meat diet also has some disadvantages:
  • You will gain weight back after you stop dieting.
  • You strain your heart and kidneys.
  • You must take food supplements.
  • There are risks of malnutrition: consult a doctor before starting the meat diet.

High protein diet

The high-protein diet allows you to lose weight by adopting a diet rich in proteins. Born in the 60's, this diet has since been declined in several forms.

What is a high-protein diet?

A high-protein diet recommends the consumption of foods rich in protein. It allows for rapid weight loss, but must be followed by a doctor in order to limit deficiencies and weight regain.

This diet forces the body to draw on its fat reserves to give the body the energy it needs:
  • Our food is primarily used to give energy to our body so that it functions. In a traditional diet, this energy comes first from carbohydrates, then from fat and lastly from proteins. In the high-protein diet, this order is reversed.
  • The body is deprived of part of the carbohydrates and lipids because they represent energy that can be stored as fat. Thus, the body must draw on its fat reserves to function and it does not store.
  • Energy is supplied to the body in the form of proteins: proteins maintain the muscle. However, muscle mass must be spared during any weight loss: you must lose fat, not muscle!
A high-protein diet lasts a few days and is based on :
  • a diet rich in proteins: lean meat, fish, green vegetables, lean dairy products, oil;
  • a diet low in carbohydrates and lipids: pasta, rice, bread... ;
  • the absorption of food supplements: vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids...

The phases of the high-protein diet

Phase 1: attack phase

Duration: the time of the desired weight loss.

Proteins are central to meals and snacks: at least 1.5 g of protein per kg of body weight per day.

Vegetables are as much as you want and fats are strongly limited.

Carbohydrates (starches) and sugars are forbidden: only fructose from fruit and lactose from low-fat dairy products are allowed.

Phase 2: stabilization phase

Duration: for life.

The aim is to gradually reintroduce all the foods that were banned in phase 1 until a balance point is reached that allows you to eat everything without gaining weight.

The advantages of this diet

The high-protein diet has several advantages:
  • it allows you to adopt healthy eating habits (no snacking, physical exercise, avoid sugary drinks...) ;
  • there is no calorie counting, it is the quality of the food that counts, not the quantity.
  • It requires you to drink at least 2 liters of water per day;
  • It allows you to lose weight quickly, up to 5 kg in one week;
  • It maintains muscle mass;
  • it does not cause hunger.

The disadvantages of a high-protein diet

The high-protein diet has its drawbacks:
  • consequent weight regain when the diet is stopped;
  • it has risks of malnutrition: consult a doctor before starting a high-protein diet;
  • it requires the use of food supplements;
  • it causes heart and kidney fatigue.

Protein diet

The protein diet allows you to lose weight by adopting a diet rich in protein, so that the body draws on its reserves.

What is a protein diet?

The protein diet advocates the consumption of foods rich in protein. This diet forces the body to draw on its reserves to give the body the energy it needs. It allows for rapid weight loss, but must be medically monitored.

Protein diet
A protein diet lasts a few days and is based on several principles:
  • a diet rich in protein: lean meat, fish, green vegetables, lean dairy products, oil;
  • a diet low in carbohydrates and lipids: pasta, rice, bread... ;
  • the absorption of food supplements: vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids...

Contraindications of the protein diet

A protein diet is contraindicated :
  • to children ;
  • pregnant or breastfeeding women
  • to diabetics;
  • people with kidney, liver or heart disease.

The two main principles of the protein diet

Energy is brought to the body during meals, in the form of proteins. Proteins have a double slimming power: they bring a feeling of satiety and are not transformed into fats in the body but into muscles.

The intake of fats and carbohydrates (sugars) is limited. These are the two types of nutrients that can be transformed into fat reserves in the body. As a result, the body does not store, it destroys.

What are the protein diets?

Several protein diets exist to meet the needs of everyone. The choice of a protein diet is important, because a diet is restrictive and motivation is an important factor. Choosing a diet that is adapted to your lifestyle and your needs will guarantee success.

Among the best known protein diets, we can mention :
  • Dukan diet ;
  • high protein diet;
  • paleo diet.

The keys to a successful protein diet

  • You have to like meat, fish and eggs and vary the recipes, otherwise it can quickly become nauseating.
  • It is advisable to choose meats that contain the least amount of saturated fats and that are organic, fatty fish, rich in omega 3 and small (less loaded with heavy metals) such as sardines, mackerel and eggs and poultry from the flax industry (rich in omega 3).
  • Chewing gum, drinking herbal teas, green tea with mint, will cut the bad breath effect of protein diets.
  • In case of constipation, 4 teaspoons of oat bran and drinking water rich in potassium are effective to stop the problem.
  • Stabilizing weight loss is essential, otherwise weight regain is inevitable. The ideal is to carry out a protein diet with a dietician or nutritionist who will be able to guide you and detect any possible repercussions of excessive protein consumption on your health.

The benefits of a protein diet

Protein diets have different advantages depending on the diet followed, but in general :
  • they allow for rapid weight loss;
  • They require you to drink at least 2 liters of water per day;
  • they are easily adapted to the rhythm of a professional life (no feeling of hunger);
  • there is no loss of muscle mass;
  • they allow you to learn healthy eating habits (don't snack, do sports, avoid sugary drinks...);
  • depending on the diet, long-term weight stabilization is possible if healthy eating habits are maintained.

The disadvantages of a protein diet

A diet is not always easy, because it requires you to change your eating habits. This is why protein diets have a few disadvantages to be aware of:
  • weight gain can be significant if the diet is stopped suddenly
  • there are risks of deficiencies depending on the diet chosen (essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals) and the intensity with which it is followed;
  • it can be difficult to follow, because there is little taste in protein meals;
  • it causes constipation and bad breath;
  • studies have shown an association between high protein consumption and the risk of inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis);
  • menstruation may be disturbed at the beginning of the diet;
  • this diet can put strain on the heart and kidneys;
  • in general, it is possible to feel fatigue, because the body works differently; if the fatigue is too intense, it may be due to a deficiency.

Dukan diet

The Dukan diet is part of the protein diets. It allows you to lose weight by adopting a diet rich in protein. Born from the initiative of a nutritionist doctor, a specialist in eating behavior, it is very controversial today. Here is what you need to know before you start.

What is the Dukan diet?

A Dukan diet is based on the consumption of food rich in proteins and low in carbohydrates and lipids. This diet allows you to tap into your body's fat reserves for rapid weight loss.
  • In a traditional diet, the energy that the body receives to function comes first from carbohydrates, then from fat.
    • These 2 forms of energy can be stored as fat in the body.
    • By depriving the body of them, we force it to draw on its fat reserves to function and not to store them.
  • The goal is to give the body its energy, in the third possible form: proteins. The advantage is that these proteins are not stored as fat and maintain the muscles.

The phases of the Dukan diet

The Dukan diet is based on 4 phases:
  • The attack phase: unlimited consumption of proteins during 1 to 10 days according to the objective of weight loss. On the menu, exclusively animal proteins: meat, poultry, fish and seafood, eggs, 0% dairy. The only thing that breaks this protein routine is coffee and tea.
  • The cruising phase: consumption of proteins and vegetables, reintroduced little by little, until the weight objective is reached.
  • The consolidation phase: reintroduction of slow sugars (bread, rice, pasta) into the diet. Maintain a day dedicated to protein consumption. This phase should last 10 days for each kilo lost during the previous phases.
  • The stabilization phase (for life): maintain a healthy eating and living habits to keep your ideal weight. One day per week is dedicated to the consumption of proteins only and 3 tablespoons of oat bran are included in the daily diet.

The keys to losing weight with the Dukan diet

  • You have to like meat, otherwise the pure protein phase will be very frustrating: it can set the diet back.
  • You need to be accompanied by a health and dieting professional: a dietician or nutritionist who will be able to detect any impact on your health from excessive protein consumption. He or she will also help you stabilize your weight loss through a balanced diet.

The benefits of this diet

The Dukan diet has advantages:
  • it allows you to lose weight quickly; and in the long term,
  • it takes into account the regaining of weight by introducing a cruising phase after the attack phase;
  • it allows you to adopt healthy eating habits (no snacking, physical exercise, avoid sugary drinks...);
  • it requires you to drink at least 2 liters of water per day;
  • it maintains muscle mass;
  • it does not cause a feeling of hunger.

The disadvantages of the Dukan diet

The Dukan diet has disadvantages:
  • it requires food supplements to avoid deficiencies;
  • It can lead to an increase in cholesterol levels;
  • it can cause constipation, bad breath, fatigue... ;
  • it is often responsible for the yo-yo effect;
  • it causes heart and kidney fatigue.

Price of the Dukan diet

In theory, this diet does not cost anything since all the information needed to carry it out is available on the Internet.
  • However, you can invest in the various books of Dr. Dukan to serve as a guide.
  • In addition, there is personalized online coaching: $19.90 per month.
  • An online store allows you to buy food products, food supplements and books entirely dedicated to the Dukan diet.

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