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The Effect of Different Diets of Weight loss and overall health

Everyone wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle while eating a balanced diet, but it takes work. This is why, in the world today, many different types of diets can help you lose weight and better your overall health. These diets can have good and bad effects on your weight loss and health. A few of these diets include intermittent fasting, keto diet, plant-based or vegan diets, pescatarian diets, and many more. 

Professionals formulate these diets based on evidence and case studies. After examining your medical history and current condition, the doctor may prescribe these diets. These diets can help someone who finds scheduling their meals difficult and cannot decide what to eat. Having said all that, these diets can become hazardous for someone they are not best suited for. In this article, we will take you through the good and bad effects of different diets on weight loss and an individual’s overall health.

  1. Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a type of diet where the person fasts consecutively for a specific time in the day. The fasting can last for five to 10 hours or more, depending on your health and goals. In these fasts, you can drink water and intake liquids to sustain yourself throughout the day. 

Some people might also add a low-calorie meal like nuts or fruit to their intermittent fasting. After the fast ends, a good and hearty meal is recommended. This meal replenishes your energy levels and will prepare you for the next day of intermittent fasting. This type of diet has helped a lot of people lose weight and maintain their overall health. However, this diet is harsh on people who cannot go without eating for a long time. 

  1. Keto Diet

A Keto diet involves replacing carbs with fat so the body can burn fat for energy instead of carbs. This diet aids in weight loss and lowers your risk of certain fatal diseases. Decreasing the carbs in your diet activates the process of ketosis, making the body incredibly sensitive to burning fat for energy. Keto diets lower the blood sugar and insulin levels significantly. 

  1. Plant-based / Vegan Diets

As the name suggests, plant-based or vegan diets rely completely on plants and do not incorporate any poultry or dairy. These diets are very helpful for those people who are lactose intolerant. When practiced correctly, these diets can offer complete nutrition to the individual. However, for some people eating only plants can be unfulfilling and can also be a cause of bloating. 

  1. High Protein Diets

Protein is essential for our bodies. If taken in high quantities, the recipient can lose weight, gain muscle, and improve overall health and body. The major source of protein is meat and eggs. In some instances, a high protein diet may also cause you to have an upset stomach and nausea. So, always research well before trying out any new diets. 

  1. Pescatarian Diets

The pescatarian diet is based on plants, legumes, nuts, and seafood. This type of diet is very famous for its versatility in food options. Many pescatarians also eat eggs. This diet works very well for someone trying to lose weight while also keeping a fulfilled appetite and mind. Pescatarian diets can also help you avoid different health-related diseases like cardiovascular diseases and obesity. 

In conclusion, there are many different types of diets that a person can follow to have a positive effect on their weight loss journey and their overall health. However, some diets may not suit you too well. The best option for you is to check in with your doctor about the personal implications of these diets on your health and body. Good luck!

For more information on this topic, please reach out to us at RescueMD at 972-390-7667. We are an internal medicine, weight loss and women’s health practice. We serve Allen, Frisco, Mckinney, Plano, Dallas and surrounding areas. In addition to physicians, we also have registered dietitians and personal trainers on staff to treat and manage most cases.


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