Sometimes it’s hard to decide on a diet. There’s the Paleolithic diet. The no-carb diet. The protein-only diet. So many options…how do you choose? Well, the great thing is you don’t have to choose. You can nitpick from all the ones you like, do research, and create your own diet.
A Protein-Rich Diet
Our muscles, our brain is 11% part protein, after all, therefore it seems were are made to eat lots of protein throughout the day. A diet rich in protein, therefore, makes sense. Vegan or vegetarian? No problem. Peas are an excellent source of protein (try pea milk! by ripple mm…) and tofu amongst many other things may substitute meat and dairy.
Make sure that every meal throughout your day has protein in it. What quantity do you ask? Shoot for no less than the size of your fist. Try adding tofu to your shakes for extra protein value.
Water truly detoxifies. And though I can’t particularly vouch for the water-fast diet or juice cleanses, I can definitely walk away with something from this school of thought. Drinking water every day, many times a day, is essential. It clears your skin, accelerates fat loss, and rejuvenates your beauty. Aim for at least three water breaks and water 30 mins before each meal, and tea as an after dinner treat.
A diet rich in leafy greens can only be good. I found that after some time I began to ignore this food group and the result was significant. I got more tired, had less energy, and was low in vitamins (that Popeye-spinach, for example, packs lots of vitamin A, iron, K). So fork up that big bowl of salad before lunch and dinner, it can only be good! Try adding garlic powder to your salad to make it less mundane, and more savory.
Berries and nuts
Diet after diet proclaim the benefits of healthy fats. The good-fats diet, after, all says that good fats such as olive oil, avocado, and omega-3 fatty acids improve your metabolism and heart health, and speed up fat loss. So eating healthy fats can only be good, right?
Try incorporating nuts and berries such as blueberries as daytime snacks, and reap the benefits for your health, skin, energy, and beauty.
Limit the bad carbs
Everyone loves a fresh loaf of baker’s bread or frosting covered cake. But try being smart about it. Limit these cravings to weekend treats and enjoy instead gluten-free, whole wheat options as a habit, and find new sources of protein such as sweet potato or green banana to alternate. Your mental and physical health will thank you for it.