During the winter season it’s only natural for people to put weight on. With all the late eating during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, you start noticing that you are getting a fuller figure. Another reason why people tend to put on weight in winter is because less outdoors activities are done, and people stay more in their homes because of the cold outside and well, they eat. If you are looking for some tips, here are the best diets if you want to lose the winter pounds.
The DASH diet has been named the best diet for six years in a row. This diet includes lots of vegetables, fruits and nonfat or low fat dairy. It also includes nuts, beans, fish, poultry, lean meats and whole grains. So it’s basically a low in fat and high in fiber diet. The plan also follows the dietary guidelines offered by U.S., focusing mostly on potassium, vitamins and minerals. Foods that are high in calories or processed foods are discouraged by the diet.
The DASH diet was designed in order to lower the high blood pressure and the cholesterol, but it also has great weight loss results. Unlike other diet, this one is a healthy one and can even be taken as a model for a healthy lifestyle. Some consider it to be the American response to the Mediterranean diet, but it is easier to follow.
Another great diet is the MIND diet, which is basically a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. What is different about this losing weight program is that it focuses on foods that are beneficial to the brain. There are ten categories in the diet from which you can eat: green vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, berries, vegetables, poultry, fish, wine and olive oil. The categories of food that you have to avoid are the following: cheese, red meat, margarine and butter, sweets and pastries and fast food or fried food. The diet is not as strict as you imagine, as you are allowed fast food once a week, sweets four times a week and red meat three times a week.
While losing weight, it has been noticed that the people who used this plan lowered the risk of Alzheimer’s with 54%. The people who didn’t stuck that much to the diet still lowered the Alzheimer’s risk with 35%. According to the scientists, this diet only goes to show that what you eat can have major impact on Alzheimer’s as well.
This year, the best diets if you want to lose the winter pounds include the MIND diet, the DASH diet and the Weight Watchers diet, that is certainly very familiar to you.
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