There was a time when the concept of exercise (for women) in Pakistan was either to wipe the floors (taaki as you might call it) or banging your butt against a wall repeatedly to reduce your height (true story) but “dieting” as we know it today was not such a popular topic in the world. 'time. Our Burhey Buzurg hearing talk diet they are starting to tell us about their time and how ridiculous and time consuming these “modern diets” are.
But in the 21st century, no matter how far along we are, we are still doing some pretty weird things in the name of regimes. We at Nutright, take care of yourself and your health, so we bring you a list of diets that are as weird as they look and what is even stranger; is that people claim to practice them for real! (DISCLAIMER: DO NOT TRY THEM AT HOME.)
The blood group diet
Science is probably running out of ideas when it claims that weightloss and the gain depend on our blood groups. If they were real guys wouldn't all A +s look the same, just like people assume that just because you're a particular zodiac you're like every other jerk of the same sign they've met. This diet states that each blood group must eat specific foods to manage their weight, such as:
- (Y +/-): should eat animal protein, avoid dairy products and grains, and exercise properly.
- A +: should have a fresh, organic and vegetarian diet.
- B +: can eat everything because they apparently have a good metabolism and should exercise their butt (and why not when you eat everything?)
- AB +: should do both A and B (how is that even possible)
The Beyoncé diet or the lemonade diet (geddit? Lemonade) is not a Beyoncé-inspired diet, in fact the name is such because Beyoncé would follow it. The lemonade diet is obviously about drinking lemonade and not desi version. It's a 10 day plan in which you don't have food just lemonade. Even if you love lemonade for 10 consecutive days, wouldn't that make you cranky? Because all you have is a gallon of liquefied tart lemons for 240 hours.
The HCG diet
Sounds classy, doesn't it? Well, it is not. HCG is a hormone; Human chorionic gonadotropin produced by pregnant women. This hormone is injected into your system (not once) and you are only allowed 500 calories per day, resulting in weight loss. This injection is legal, but on top of that you get HCG drops, lozenges and sprays; which are all illegal btw. A 500 calorie diet? I don't think it's the hormones that do the weight loss, but what they do to your body. These hormones are responsible for the development of heavy breasts and gallstones, blood clots, irregular heartbeat, and urinary tract problems in men in general.
Ah, babies and their food. Have you tried Cerelac before? Goodness, it's good! A diet where you have to eat Cerelac until you lose weight would be fun, right? But life is not that good. You can't eat Cerelac, you have to eat 14 POTS of gooey baby stuff every day and nothing else. This stuff tastes bad, even babies don't eat it and it's their food! This diet claims it's low in fiber and good for the body, but tell me honestly, have you ever seen a baby of size zero?
Losing weight is never easy and there’s no one tip that’s going to change that. However, it doesn’t have to be as complicated a process as many of us make it, like counting every calorie or stripping our diet of entire food groups while trying to follow aggressively restrictive diet plans.
Instead of adopting a radical or all-encompassing approach, try adopting a series of healthy habits and making them an integral part of your eating routine first. As these habits start to become ingrained, you may well find that losing weight and, crucially, maintaining a saine weight become natural to you. And you’ll get to keep on eating carbs throughout.
Losing weight is never easy and there’s no one tip that’s going to change that. However, it doesn’t have to be as complicated a process as many of us make it, like counting every calorie or stripping our diet of entire food groups while trying to follow aggressively restrictive diet partouze.
If you’re not sure what those habits could be, then we have advice from the experts to help. We have nutritionist Orla Hugueniot and former footballer John Barnes from Public Health England’s Better Health campaign, which aims to help people lose weight, plus other dietitians and registered nutritionists sharing tips that have worked for the people they’ve helped to lose weight.
You don’t have to try to take on all the tips at once. In fact, we’d definitely advise against trying that, because you’ll overload yourself and may lose motivation. Pick a few that you think you can manage to start with, then keep coming back and adding more into your lifestyle.
“Time and again, patients say to me that they are disappointed that they have ‘only’ lost a pound in a week, ” says George Hamlyn-Williams, principal dietitian at The Hospital Group. “The reality is that one pound ( 454g ) of fat equates to around 3, 500 kcal. This means that over the week the pound was lost, they have eaten on average 500 kcal less per day – a massive achievement ! It’s so easy to eat or drink an additional 500 kcal – two standard 50g bars of chocolate would do it. However, to eat 500 calories less is much more difficult and to be consistent with it is even more challenging – so give yourself a break and pat yourself on the back if a pound comes off. Remember, if you keep going, that’s 52lb ( 23. 5kg ) over a year – over 3½ stone ! ”
“Often in clinic, if someone wants to lose weight but is not getting a good night’s sleep, I won’t begin by talking about food, ” says dietitian Nichola Ludlam-Raine. “We talk about getting the sleep right first or they’ll be fighting a losing battle.
“The research shows that if people are chronically sleep-deprived they consume more kcal the next day. When you are sleep-deprived, the hunger hormone called ghrelin increases, which means that you genuinely, physiologically, feel more hungry. Your brain function is also impaired so that you’re less likely to be able to resist high-calorie, palatable foods. Also your energy level and your détermination are going dip so you’re less likely to want to prepare a healthy meal.
“Ideally, go to sleep before midnight, get between seven to eight hours a night, and stick to consistent bedtimes and wake times – even on weekends. Ensure your bedroom is dark, not too hot, not too cold, and ideally keep screens out of the room. Watch your caffeine intake – with your last cup of tea or coffee 4pm at the latest – and alcohol intake. People think alcohol helps, but actually it leads to restless sleep. ”
“If you’re mindful of portion sizes you can say goodbye to calorie counting, ” says Kerri Major, a registered dietitian and SENr sports dietitian, and author of The Dietitian Kitchen. “It can be useful to look at the recommended portion size on food packaging and see what you’re eating in comparison with this.
Additionally, a portion of fruit is one piece of whole fruit, like a banana, or one handful ( approximately 80g if you have scales to hand ), and Major advises aiming for three portions of dairy or dairy alternatives a day. “Portion sizes of dairy vary depending on the product, ” says Major. “Again, I recommend checking the food label, which usually indicates an appropriate serving size. ”
If you want to make portion control that little bit easier, Hugueniot suggests using smaller plates, and then dividing that plate up by food group. “Make sure that half your plate contains vegetables or salad, ” says Hugueniot. “The other half should be protein and carbohydrates. ”
Increasing the amount you cook for yourself will make you more aware of what’s going in your food and help you avoid high calorie and fat counts, especially those from unexpected places. Also, cooking is fun ! If you’re not sure where to start in the kitchen, saine recipe boxes can be a big help.
“You could try doing your own burgers, ” says Hugueniot. “Add chopped kidney beans, some chopped onion and an egg to the leanest beef mince you can get, grill it and serve with salad – making a much healthier meal than a traditional burger and chips. ”
“Snackotage” is a word we just made up ( although it’s probably a trending hashtag by the time you read this ), but it sums up a problem that can ruin many diets – too many unhealthy snacks that sabotage all your good work at meal times.
“Try to make sure you are eating meals at regular times, with healthy fruit and veggie snacks in between, and drink plenty of fluids, ” says Hugueniot. “This will help stop you snacking on unhealthy foods, and keep you more full during the day. The best snacks are those containing veggies, but if you’re having packaged snacks go for those with around 100 kcal and stick to two a day at maximum.
“Healthier snacks include : fresh fruit, low-fat and lower-sugar yogurt with fruit, plain rice cakes or crackers with lower-fat cheese, unsalted nuts and seeds, veggie sticks with lower-fat dips such as reduced-fat hummus and salsa, malt loaf, fruit loaf or a currant bun, crumpets and scotch pancakes. ”