The diet typically includes vegetables, fruits, nuts, roots, and meat while excluding foods such as dairy products, grains, sugar, legumes, processed oils, salt, and alcohol or coffee. The diet is based on avoiding not just modern processed foods, but rather the foods that humans began eating after the Neolithic Revolution when humans transitioned from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to settled agriculture.
In this Diet, the majority of their calories (usually 70-80%) come from carbohydrates, such as starches and fruit.
People eating this way usually eat a lot of either fruit and/or grains and root vegetables, which means bread, potatoes, pasta, banana smoothies or ice cream, rice, and much more. At the same time, they cut out most or all of the free oils and eat limited amounts of nuts, seeds, and avocados.
This greatly reduces the amount of processed food one can still eat, but of course there’s the possibility of eating refined white or brown sugar, syrups, sugary cereal, and sugary fruit sorbets – all of which are sub-optimal for our health.
Usually this regimen is practiced as a vegan diet, we can see that the majority of whole, natural, plant-based foods are already high in carbohydrates:
There are all sorts of different variations of raw food diets out there, all with different advice and degrees to which foods can be cooked.
Depending on the exact type you choose to follow, raw food diets can include far more than just fresh produce. In addition to raw fruits and vegetables, you might consume fish, sea vegetables, fermented foods, sprouted grains, nuts, seeds, eggs, and even some meat and raw dairy products.
The thing that ties various raw food diets together is that generally no foods that have been pasteurized, homogenized, or produced with the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents or chemical food additives are included. This means avoiding, or at least greatly reducing, most popular packaged and processed foods sold in the grocery store like breads, bottled condiments, cereals, crackers, cheese, refined oils and processed meats.
This diet is usually plant based and excludes all Dairy products (through omission or the use of substitutes). people who’ve quit dairy found that their chronic congestion, digestive problems, ear infections, or acne vanished within a few weeks. You might therefore consider going dairy-free for a month to see if doing so significantly improves your quality of life.
Commonly referred to as the "IIFYM" (If it Fits Your Macros), the IIFYM diet aims to get away from meticulous diet plans, focusing on the three most important energy sources needed for our bodies to function properly. We’re talking about protein, carbohydrates and fat (aka macronutrients, or macros). How it works: Calculate your daily caloric needs, then split those calories into 40 percent carbohydrates, 40 percent protein and 20 percent fat, the ratio that IIFYM proponents say is the most effective for muscle growth, fat burning and consistent energy levels.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally, the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which is then transported around the body and is particularly important in fueling brain-function. However, if there is very little carbohydrate in the diet, the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. The ketone bodies pass into the brain and replace glucose as an energy source. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis
Intermittent fasting (IF) is an umbrella term for various diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. Intermittent fasting can be used along with calorie restriction for weight loss.
Most popular intermittent fasting protocols can be grouped into 3 categories: alternate day fasting (ADF), whole-day fasting, and time-restricted feeding (TRF).
Alternate day fasting (ADF) involves a 24-hour fast followed by a 24-hour non-fasting period. One can choose fasting 23 hours with one meal per day.
Whole-day fasting specifies various ratios of fasting to non-fasting days, such as the 5:2 diet in which people consumed 400–500 calories (women) or 500–600 calories (men) during the days of fasting. During feed days, the diet was regular.
Time-restricted feeding (TRF) involves a set daily fasting period and shortened eating window of 3–12 hours.For example, one form of TRF calls for fasting for 16 hours each day and eating total daily calories during the remaining 8 hours, typically on the same schedule each day.