There are so many different diet plans. Finding the one that works for you is sometimes a matter of trail and error. Of course almost every diet is preferable to the SAD diet (Standard American Diet), but there is not really one diet that works for everyone. The best diet for you is the one you can stick with and the one that makes you feel your best. Check out this list of 5 of the most common diets.
The Master Cleanse requires serious discipline. All you consume for 10 days is lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Weight loss is inevitable, but there is a tendency to overeat when the diet is over, thus regaining weight. Unless you're using the Master Cleanse to detox and transition into healthier eating habits, it may be best to select another approach.
A varied diet high in unsaturated fat and dietary fiber. This diet scores big for heart health and lowering cholesterol. There are few limitations, making this a diet that is suitable for the long haul. It consists of eating mainly plant-based foods, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Meat, chicken and fish are allowed in smaller portions and this eating plan even allows for red wine.
The all juice diet is simple and all you need is a juicer and a lot of produce. This diet will certainly take off excess weight, however, just like the Master Cleanse there is a tendency to overeat once you start eating solid foods again. Like the Master Cleanse, this plan works best in the short haul and many people have safely juiced for 60 days or more. It is more nutrient dense than the Master Cleanse, especially if you are mainly juicing vegetables rather than fruit.
The Paleo Diet
Otherwise known as the "caveman diet", this plan consists of eating foods in their natural state. Meat eaters will love this plan since the main focus is on consuming beef, chicken and fish. Dairy lovers will hate this plan since all dairy is forbidden. Also on the list of prohibited foods are sugar, salt, potatoes and refined vegetable oils.
The vegan diet prohibits all animal products, including dairy. This can work well for those who are lactose intolerant and avoid dairy anyway. This is a healthy eating plan, you just have to make certain you eat a variety of foods to insure you get enough protein. A pitfall many vegans fall into is eating too many pre-packaged foods that contain sugar or preservatives. The way to stay healthy on this plan is to eat mostly fresh or frozen produce and steer clear of the prepared foods.