Types of Diets for Beginners

Diet is a lot more than just “eating less.” There are a lot of factors that must be taken into consideration including your current weight, your goal, preferences, and more.

When looking into a diet you may want to try out, it’s important to know the most well-known ones as a beginner. According to Healthline, a medical information website, there are a few weight loss diets that a lot of people have been trying out recently.

Perhaps one of, if not the most familiar type of diet for us. Although the internet may treat it as a joke, the vegan diet’s goal is to lessen or restrict the consumption of animal products for ethical, environmental, and personal reasons.

It is done by eliminating meat, dairy, eggs, and animal-derived products such as gelatin, honey, albumin, whey, casein, and some forms of vitamin D3. Because of the lower fibre content of the foods, people under the vegan diet feel full for longer, therefore, making them eat less and cause weight loss.

Plant-based diets are also attributed to a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and premature death.

There’s several other derivatives of it but all of them involve limiting carb intake to 20–150 grams per day. They are more popular with those seeking weight loss.

It primarily focuses on urging your body to more fats for fuel instead of using carbs as a main source of energy.

By limiting your carb intake and replacing it with unlimited amounts of protein and fat, fatty acids are moved into your blood and transported to your liver, where some of them are turned into ketones.

  • Intermittent Fasting

In this diet, rather than changing what you eat, it changes when you eat them. It focuses on patterns and intervals and there are many popular ways to do it.

From the word Paleolithic, the Paleo diet is modelled on prehistoric human diets. It consists of a dietary plan that has foods similar to what has been eaten during the Paleolithic era which dates from approximately 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago.

The paleo diet typically includes lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some foods that in the past could be obtained by hunting and gathering. It limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago that includes dairy products, legumes and grains.

This diet is effective in reducing risk factors for heart disease, such as cholesterol, blood sugar, blood triglycerides, and blood pressure.

Whatever diet you may be interested in, know that there is no single path that is right and effective for everybody. Every diet has its downsides and forcing yourself to do a plan that “worked well for someone” doesn’t guarantee your success.

To some, diets may not even work on their own, some medication is needed as well, and that doesn’t mean they’re a failure. Everybody is built differently. It isn’t a linear journey, weight is something that may always come back regardless of what you’ve done previously.

Consult a specialist or experiment with your options gradually. Remember that everyone has their own pace and the journey to a healthier life isn’t supposed to be stressful.