Are you trying to drop a dress size? Build bigger biceps? Lose body fat? If so, you’re not the only one. It’s estimated that millions of us embark on a new dietary program at the beginning of the year, although most of us fall short and revert to old eating habits within just a few weeks. However, there are a number of popular new diets for 2015 that can really help you achieve the results you want. Here are a few of them…
This diet has recently gained popularity in the United States, and places an emphasis on ‘structured dieting’, rather than calorie restriction. Devised by the nutritionist Barbara Rolls, Volumetrics is all about teaching people to make the right food choices based on their energy density, and how to replace high density foods with lower density choices. If this all sounds a bit complicated, it’s really not. In fact, you could change your body composition within just a few months after embarking on the program. Volumetrics teaches the importance of consuming larger portions of foods that are considered low density such as legumes, fruits, and vegetables, while restricting higher density foods like bread and salad dressing.
2. The Biggest Loser
The Biggest Loser is a six week crash course on how to lose fat – fast. Those who have adhered to the diet have seen significant changes in fat loss, and have also incorporated healthier foods and training into their life. The diet also teaches you how making the right food choices can prevent life threatening illness in the future, such as diabetes and heart disease. Known for its weight loss potential, the diet focuses on how to restrict calories, and how to exercise more effectively.
A Flexitarian diet is one that consists of mainly plant-based foods, but meat can also be incorporated on occasions. This diet expands on this principle, and focuses on how to limit the amount of calories you consume on a daily basis by making the right food choices. The meal plan in the Flexitarian diet sets a limit of 300 calories for breakfast, 400 calories for lunch, and 500 calories for your evening meal. This 1,500 calorie-a-day diet can therefore speed up weight loss.