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CAIRO – 10 January 2018: Egypt Today lists the top six diets that are effective and easy to incorporate into your daily life, according to the U.S. News World Report platform and their panel of nutritionists.
1. DASH DIET
Benefits: Good for your heart, easy to adapt, and has a long-term weight loss rate.
What’s on the menu: 2,000 calorie intake, which means that you can enjoy eggs, bran, chicken, fruit and vegetables, and low/free fat dairy products. The best part about the DASH diet is the fact that it does not forbid you fatty and sugary foods, it just limits them.
2. MEDITERRANEAN DIET – tied in first place with the DASH diet
Benefits: Cancer and diabetes prevention and control. A healthy heart and brain along with the main objective of long-term weight loss.
What’s on the menu: You are allowed to indulge in pasta, chocolate (dark), chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables, and Greek yogurt. It maybe a costly diet, but it includes something from every step on the food pyramid, so you will not feel like you are making any sacrifices.
3. THE FLEXITARIAN DIET
Benefits: The obvious weight loss, perfect health; it even grants you an extra average of 3.6 years to your lifetime.
What’s on the menu: With at total of 1,500 calories splitting them between three meals; breakfast 300, lunch 400 and snacks 150. You will consume a lot of vegetable protein with some tofu and whole grain. Flexitarian, which equals flexible and vegetarian, was created by Dawn Jackson Blatner. She wrote the book "The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life."
4. WEIGHT WATCHERS DIET
Benefits: Customized for your own appetite and lifestyle while losing 2 pounds on a weekly basis.
What’s on the menu: You will adjust your eating habits gradually with the SmartPoints plan. It is based on your very own specifications, such as height, weight, gender and age. Each food has points, such as fatty foods will have up to 290,000, and healthy options such as fruit and vegetable have none.
5. MIND DIET
Benefits: The love child of the Dash diet and the Mediterranean diet, which is full of healthy food options that benefit your brain and help prevent Alzheimer's disease.
What’s on the menu: There will be 10 brain-healthy food groups introduced into your diet: olive oil, beans, fish, chicken, nuts, berries and vegetables. Fatty foods, such as pastries, fast food and red meat, will be cut out.
6. TLC DIET
Benefits: Lowers your cholesterol levels.
What’s on the menu: Men get 2,500 calories per day while women get 1,800 if the aim is to lower cholesterol, and if weight loss is also a goal, the limit is 1,600 calories for men, 1,200 for women. You can enjoy roasted meat, skinless chicken, popcorn for snacks, and of course the dietary usual fruits and vegetables and whole grains.