If you’ve never exercised, yes, it going to be difficult in the beginning but we are not asking you to jump right into a vigorous and embarrassing gym routine. You can start your day by incorporating a brisk walk, which will boost your body metabolism. This is a necessary step as body metabolism slows down after 30 and women find that it becomes increasingly difficult to burn off calories. Today, let me share you with some of the forgotten diet plans which were popular sometimes back.
The Army Diet Plan
Weight loss can’t be more serious than ever. Back in the late seventies and early eighties, even diets formulated for serious military personnel were adapted by civilians with the hopes of likewise adapting the lean and fit bodies marching the lines.
This fad diet, borrowed from the Israeli army promises not only to pave the way to a leaner, stronger you but also give you the energy to last a little longer in your day. It has the staying power because to this day, there are still those who swear by it. There are also diets like the Russian Air Force diet and the GM diet that claim the same and have also hung around through the years.
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It’s quite simple to follow because it endorses the use of only a single food in the 8-day, 4 phase plan. On day 1 and 2, only apples are allowed together with black coffee and/or tea. On the 3rd and 4th day, cheese is the star of the day which is allowed with black coffee and/or tea.
The 5th and 6th day lets you eat chicken, all you want, together with the usual black coffee or tea. Salad can be had on the 7th and 8th day again with the black coffee or tea.
Good news for those who intend to follow the diet – there is NO exercise prescribed. Well, that makes it quite inefficient for long term weight loss. Anyway, this diet is actually recommended for short term weight loss only. If you need to lose weight for a special date or a special occasion, this may be the one for you. Guaranteed to make you lose those few pounds you need to shed off for that special event.
The Boot Camp Diet Plan
Several boot camp diet plans have cropped up here and there. A popular boot camp diet is the Bikini Boot Camp diet which promises loss of anywhere from four to ten pounds in two weeks – just right to get into that bikini for a sweltering look on the beach.
Fitness coach David Kirsch along with celebrity nutritionist and naturopath Max Tomlinson claim that changing your body shape and losing weight and inches is as easy as sticking to the plan.
The closest comparison to the Bikini Boot Camp plan is the calorie shifting diet. With the BBC(Bikini Boot Camp) plan, you eat five meals a day instead of three. You have to eat the meals even if it seems that you are eating more because the healthy components of every meal will cause your weight loss as it balances out the functions of your body plus it helps boost your metabolism to speed up calorie burning abilities.
Paired with a scientifically formulated exercise program, your body will turn into a fat burning machine. Up to 8% of your body weight will melt off and continue to do so because the best thing about this diet is – after the initial two weeks, you will lose interest in chocolates, crisps and other popular unhealthy foods. Pretty good deal, huh?
Breakfast is mainly protein-rich. Protein takes longer to digest so you enjoy longer periods of energy rather than a short boost when you consume carbs. Meals in between are aimed at being taken at least 30 minutes before a normal meal. The purpose of this is to help maintain blood sugar levels. Go easy on the fluids too. Going over the top with water intake becomes a burden to your kidneys and results in watering down your digestive juices. The end result being the inefficacy of digestion and defeats the purpose of going on a diet.
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Sensible eating and mustering your willpower are the keys to successful dieting – whatever diet you intend to follow. Just keep your eye on the prize and success is pretty sure to be reached.
Lean for Life Diet Plan
Lean For Life – the name alone inspires one to be. Good, if you intend to follow it to the letter. Every other diet advocates that you follow the instructions and recommendations exactly as they are indicated for a positive result. There are only very few diets which allow for the dieter to choose from a list of “allowable” foods. Although you have more freedom to move around within the diet, the temptations are as numerous.
The Lean for Life diet is likened to the Atkins diet. Its main thrust is a protein rich collection of foods which allow for a quick weight loss but does not function properly when done on a long term. Going on and off the diet is a more practical approach if you find that you are comfortable with the Lean for Life diet plan. Allowing your body a rest period between following the program and going on “free” days not only benefits your digestive system but also allows yourself to train by learning to choose the right foods without having to follow any hard and fast rules. This way, your body and your mind learns which foods agree with you and which don’t. This method makes you learn to listen to your body.
The Duncan Diet Plan
The Dr. Duncan’s Diet and Cleansing plan is a tablet based diet plan. When you purchase the tablets, they come together with a prescribed diet. Care should be taken though, as the tablets contain a very potent laxative called cascara sagrada aside from other dietary fibers from fruit and vegetables. So, there’s the secret; a laxative which induces the body to excrete wastes and toxins to help lose weight.
Formulated by Lindsay Duncan, N.D., C. N. , several different herbs and botanicals which, she claims, harmonizes the body’s different functions thus enhancing its ability to function normally, ridding itself of wastes and promoting natural weight loss. She also reiterates that the herbs and botanicals have been discovered and used for centuries with positive effects.
Definitely, since oral preparations are included in this diet plan, a complete physical checkup is initially recommended for those intending to commit to this diet. Follow ups are also a good idea to make sure that there is nothing that has been uncovered by the new routine your body has initiated. If you feel that this diet is one that you would like to try out, make sure you have your physician’s green light to do so. It is better to take the necessary precautions before you embark on anything that your body might regret in the future.
Please note that, weight loss fundamental remains the same; IE, balanced diet and regular exercise!