8 Unique Diet Plans
Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a decrease in total body mass due to a moderate loss of fluid, body fat, or adipose tissue. This can be due to voluntary causes, such as diet and exercise, or involuntary causes, such as malnutrition or illness.
The recommended way to lose weight is to adjust your diet while maintaining an exercise regimen. If you only do one of these there will not be much improvement as proper nutrition and good exercise go hand in hand.
Some people don’t pay much attention to following a proper eating plan and think that only exercise leads to weight loss. However, a nutrition plan is just as important as your exercise program because it controls your calorie intake according to the calories burned, allowing you to reach your weight goals faster.
Your weight loss diet depends on a number of factors such as your gender, age, exercise schedule, metabolic rate and more. It is therefore recommended that you consult a nutritionist or nutritionist rather than relying on other sources as this is not effective and can sometimes even be harmful.
Nonetheless, here are 5 unique diet plans followed by people you can read about:
1. The Cotton Ball Diet
Yes, you read it right. People go to insane lengths when it comes to weight loss. The cotton ball diet is no less. A person on this diet would ingest cotton balls. How real! This odd diet involves dipping up to 4-5 cotton balls in juice before swallowing them in hopes of satisfying hunger.
Cotton balls may be zero-calorie and may be bite-sized, but they have dangerous medical effects. To make matters worse, this diet can deprive the person of nutrients. In such a condition, the skin and hair also suffer.
2. The Cabbage Soup Diet
The cabbage soup diet might not sound as whimsical as the previous diet, but if you like variety, then this diet is definitely not for you.
You are bound to lose weight with this 7-day meal plan because it is a low-calorie, low-fat diet. But remember, it’s also low in nutrients. Not only can it malnourish your body, it’s bland and that makes it harder to stick to that diet, leading to self-doubt and self-loathing.
3. The Baby Food Diet
Come on, you’re not a baby anymore. An average woman needs to consume 1500 calories a day while an average man should be consuming 2000 calories a day making this diet plan a bad idea as it not only lowers normal intake requirements but also caters for a lack of fiber has digestion. Baby food requires little to no chewing, which can also cause dental problems.
4. Tongue Patch Diet
Don’t even think about it! It’s one of those scary procedures that doctors do to make money and promote unhealthy methods of weight loss.
According to ABC News, a doctor in Venezuela has performed 800 of these procedures, which involve stitching a piece of plastic mesh onto the tongue. The patch makes it difficult to eat or swallow once it’s on.
The procedure involves eating an 800-calorie, liquid-only diet for a day until the patch comes off.
5. HCG Diet
The HCG diet has been around for years. His protocol is a 500-calorie-per-day diet combined with injections of a drug called human chorionic gonadatropin. This injection is actually a fertility drug made from the urine of pregnant women.
This diet has many proponents, but like all crazy diet plans, it has side effects – fatigue, irritability, and depression. Not to mention swelling of the breasts in men.
Thanks to Jyoti Verma