You’ve tried the all-grapefruit diet. You’ve suffered through Atkin’s.
You’ve cut everything from sugar to eggs to gluten out of your diet.
Maybe you tried Forskolin (which is a great complementary, by the way…but not the “end-all”.
You’ve probably heard of some of these more “out there” diets, the ones that demand a lifestyle change, not just what you eat. If you’re ready to really lose weight and not just yo-yo, one of these diets might be for you.
Here are the three alternative weight loss options for fitness junkies:
- Slow Carb – Not low carb, but slow carb.
Thank you Tim Ferriss.
It’s all about eating the right kind of carbs—those with a low glycemic index. Now, what the heck does that mean? It means that anything that contains simple sugars (like white bread), and replacing it with brown rice protein and whole wheat. It should be noted that this is more than just a diet.
The lifestyle encourages its participants to eat only organic and grass-fed meat, as well as organic vegetables. According to the diet’s creator, Mexican cooking is the most compatible with this type of diet.
- Paleo Diet – You’ve seen this everywhere. Probably on the Pinterest boards of one of your friends who also does crossfit. It has a weird name, so it’s probably difficult, right? It’s actually surprisingly simple. The basic concept is to eat like our ancestors did in the Paleolithic era (which ended about 10,000 years ago), who are purported to have lived much longer, healthier lives than we do now.
So, what does that mean?
It means that the diet is meat-heavy, with few grains, because society was still mainly hunting and gathering at the time. Fruit and vegetables are acceptable. Less salt, more protein, and more energy rich foods are the focus.
- Garcinia Cambogia – This plant has been touted all over the internet and by diet gurus like Dr. Oz. But what exactly is it? Again, it has a strange name, so it’s probably something weird. It’s actually a naturally-occurring plant that has been used in Asian