Lose weight with the world’s top 10 diets

WHETHER it’s Weight Watchers, Slimming World or veganism most of us have tried to lose weight at some point in our lives.

Some diets restrict your calorie intake while others encourage you to make healthy swaps.

Most of us have tried some form of diet to lose weight during our life time


Most of us have tried some form of diet to lose weight during our life timeCredit: Getty – Contributor

New research has now revealed the most popular diets in the world.

While some diets have stood the test of time, others seemed to have waned in popularity.

Data from the Supplement Place also revealed that some diets have completely dropped off when it comes to popularity, with entrants such as The Eat Clean Diet dropping 92 per cent.

Slimming World was voted the UK’s top diet with 586,000 Google searches a month

But what are the world’s favourite diets and could they help you shed the pounds?

1. Keto Diet

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Too much exercise without rest might lead to weight gain

Regular exercise is good for overall health, but it doesn’t mean you have to do it every day or overdo it. It’s important to have rest days between workouts to allow your muscles to recover from the possible damage sustained during exercise, and grow. Several studies have also highlighted the importance of rest days in maintaining good health and fitness. Also Read – Science-backed reasons behind gaining weight even after working out regularly

Both rest and recovery should also be part of your training program. Rest is defined as a period of time without any training and it usually about 24 hours for most people. Recovery, on the other hand, can be compared to taking a short break during training between rounds, which lasts between several minutes to hours. Also Read – Oversnacking and other mistakes that are making you gain weight during the quarantine phase

Rest and recovery time

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What is the CICO diet? And can it help you lose weight?

Have you ever heard that losing weight is simply a matter of eating fewer calories than you’re burning? This is what’s referred to as the calories-in-calories-out method, or CICO. The idea is that a pound is equivalent to eating about 3,500 calories, so if you want to lose about a pound a week, you’d need to shave 500 calories from your daily routine, either by eating less, exercising more or a combo of both.

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It may sound reasonable, but people’s individual experiences vary considerably so it’s impossible to accurately predict how much weight you’ll lose based on this math. When it comes to managing your weight, calories count — to some degree — but they don’t all count in the same way.

The CICO diet isn’t a book or an eating plan endorsed by a health expert or celebrity. It’s an approach that involves eating fewer

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How Much Weight Loss Can You Achieve In Three Months?

When you’re starting a new weight loss journey, it’s easy for your mind to zero in on one thing: how quickly you can reach your goal weight. It’s not uncommon to start doing calculations in your head, like, Can I lose this weight before that wedding that’s coming up? or, How much weight can I realistically lose in three months?

But achieving any amount of weight loss in a short time span like three months requires lots of small decisions along the way, like conscious choices about what you’re eating, how much exercise you want to incorporate into your week, and what you can do to effectively manage your stress, which can also affect your weight.

If you’re trying to shed a few pounds in the next three months specifically (which is realistically how much time you’ll need to see a big difference in your weight), here’s what a registered

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Wellness Expert James Hill Says Healthy Is More Than Weight Loss

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James Hill says that COVID-19 has exposed how the concept of wellness is not well established in the United States. Photo courtesy of James Hill.

For decades, James Hill, PhD, the chair of the nutrition sciences department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has focused his career on health and wellness.

His resume includes serving as chair of the World Health Organization’s Consultation on Obesity, along with creating guidelines for the treatment and prevention of obesity in the United States.

Today, he’s delivering the keynote address at the Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) to discuss the concept of wellness.

He says this notion is tough to pin down and that many Americans are failing in their attempts to manage chronic diseases and overall well-being.

Ahead of his address, Hill took the time to speak with Healthline to discuss how the ongoing

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5 Mistakes to avoid that prevent you from losing weight while following a Ketogenic diet

When we think about weight loss, people tend to follow the ketogenic diet. It is a highly popular diet plan that mainly focuses and increases your protein intake and cuts down carbs consumption. When you increase your protein intake, the body burns the fats to produce energy instead of carbohydrate.

As a result, you lose your body weight. But are you following the keto diet properly without a single mistake? Eventually, if you make mistakes, you will tend to gain more weight. Go through these points to check if you are making any mistake in your keto diet.

Mistakes you might make while on a ketogenic diet:

1.While on the keto diet, people often eat many inflammatory foods like sugar, refined grains, vegetable oils, processed meats, excessive alcohol. These things cause inflammation in our body. So, you need to have whole foods rather than processed foods in your keto diet.

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Dr. DeAun Nelson Wants to Change How We Think About Weight and Health Care

Since the start of quarantine, the internet has been flooded with social media posts and articles disparaging weight gain during the pandemic, birthing the term “the Quarantine 15.”

According to Dr. DeAun Nelson, those posts and articles aren’t helping anyone.

“Quarantine 15—I hate that term,” says Nelson, a Portland naturopathic doctor and educator, about weight inclusivity in medicine and the host of the podcast Do No Harm, which is about removing weight stigma from health care. “It’s OK if you gain a little weight.”

When people feel desperate for a sense of control over their life, a diet can feel like an answer.

“We have the expectation that we have control over all our health,” says Nelson. “Weight is certainly something that people assume that everyone has complete control over and could be put in a ‘normal’ [Body Mass Index] category if they just tried hard enough. That’s not

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Two thirds of adults want to lose weight to keep up with their kids and avoid catching coronavirus, study finds

Britons have revealed their motivations for wanting to get in shape — including getting a good night’s sleep, keeping up with the kids and reducing their chances of getting Covid-19.

Research of 2,000 adults found two thirds are eager to improve their physical health so they can get more out of life.

And four in 10 adults believe a healthier lifestyle could limit the chances of them developing underlying health conditions.

But a quarter hope changes to how they live will mean they are less at risk of catching Covid-19.

However, the study, commissioned by Bupa Health Clinics, found half of those polled have ‘always’ struggled to motivate themselves.

Dr Arun Thiyagarajan, medical director, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown our health and wellbeing into the spotlight, and it’s no surprise that people are looking to make long-term positive changes to their overall lifestyle.

“Despite being motivated, it

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A healthy diet is more important than your weight when it comes to risk of death, study finds

When it comes to predicting health risk, what’s more important: what you eat or what you weigh?

It looks like it could be the former, according to a large new study from Sweden, published in PLOS Medicine last week.

Researchers from Uppsala University followed 79,000 people in a 20-year study which looked at the link between body mass index (BMI), adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet, and risk of death.

It turned out that of those who followed the Mediterranean-style diet, people who were in the “overweight” category had the lowest risk of dying.

And those in the “obese” category did not have a significantly higher risk of death compared to those regarded as having a “normal” BMI.

But people in the “normal” weight category who didn’t stick to the Mediterranean diet had a higher risk of death than people in any weight category who did follow the diet.

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Want to live longer? Eating healthy may be more important than weight loss

a bunch of different types of food on a table: A healthy mediterranean-style diet may be more important than your weight when it comes to risk of death, a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden found.

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A healthy mediterranean-style diet may be more important than your weight when it comes to risk of death, a new study from Uppsala University in Sweden found.

It is well-established that being overweight puts you at higher risk of several illnesses, from cancers to type 2 diabetes – and yet, when it comes to living longer, what you eat may be more important than how much you weigh.

Research has previously shown that those with a high body mass index (BMI) are at a greater risk of death than those with a lower BMI. High BMI accounts for more than four million deaths annually.

However, a large new study, published in the journal PLOS Medicine, has found that people who are obese can reduce their mortality risk to the same level as people with a lower BMI by simply following a healthier Mediterranean-style diet.

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