8 popular fad diets that people are going crazy about

1. What are the different types of fad diets?

What are the different types of fad diets?

Even though fad diet claims are unrealistic, unhealthy and pretty much hopeless, fad diets are still fascinating for their easy and quick weight loss strategies and people do fall prey to them. While we do not endorse any one particular diet and agree that weight loss based on a plan that includes both diet and exercise is ideally what we all must strive for, here is a list of some diets that have increasingly become popular due to the quick results that they promise.

2. Watermelon diet

The watermelon diet is a very effective way of losing weight and helps in cleansing our bodies. This 5-days diet plan includes other foods that provide energy that the body needs for the day. An ideal quantity to consume watermelon should be of 1:10 ratio of your body weight.

3. Paleo diet

Paleo diet is also known as “the caveman diet”. A paleo diet includes proteins and fibre-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, and fresh fruits and vegetables and completely excludes convenience and packaged foods from the diet.

4. Keto diet

A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, moderate protein, and high fat diet. It typically includes plenty of meats, eggs, processed meats, cheese, fish, nuts, butter, oils, seeds, and vegetables.

5. GM diet

The diet focuses on consuming a combination of complex carbohydrates, low-calorie vegetables and fruits, and increasing water intake to help you lose a substantial amount of weight within just a week.

6. Blood type diet

The concept behind the blood type diet is that your blood type be it A, AB, B or O, affects the types of food you eat. People with type A blood should switch to a vegetarian diet. Whereas O blood group should eat fruits and vegetables, seafood and meat and avoid legumes, grains and corn. Similarly B type people should have more proteins and those with AB must have more of tofu, green vegetables, seafood, fish, dairy products and grains and legumes.

7. Alkaline diet

Alkaline diet is also known as the alkaline ash diet. This diet cuts out acidic foods like meat, dairy, sweets, caffeine, alcohol, artificial and processed foods and encourages to consume more of alkaline-rich foods like fresh fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds.

8. Cauliflower diet

This diet completely excludes carbohydrate which is replaced by cauliflower. For example cauliflower is boiled and pulsed and then made into pizza base, rice, cookie dough etc.

9. Acai berry diet

The acai berry diet essentially involves having acai berry to lose weight. The acai berry is rich in antioxidants that helps in protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals in the body and may possibly help against diseases such as heart disease and cancer.