Women do many things to stay young and fit but, guess what? Men want to shake off that beer belly too! Over the years, and especially in our current situation, most of us may get a bit chubby. So what should men do to get their glorious abs back, without struggling with anything too drastic? They start googling “diets.” Usually, that’s about as far as we go, but today I’ll show you a few easy diets created by experts much smarter than your average Joe. Bon appetit!
Initially, the DASH diet was created for people suffering from and prone to hypertension. For this diet, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are all vital, as well as a decrease in salt, which provokes surges in blood pressure. So, where can you find those elements? Fruits, vegetables, legumes, low-fat dairy products, fish, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and lean meats all contain a buttload of potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
For the duration of the diet, sweet, fatty, and salty foods should be thrown into the trash, and meat, even low-fat, should be limited to about 200g per day. Your daily calorie intake should be capped at 2,000. Oh, and be prepared to fart a lot from all the fruits and vegetables.
The TLC diet is designed to improve your health, namely, lower cholesterol levels. The goal of this diet is to reduce the amount of saturated fat you’re consuming, which generally causes high cholesterol in the blood. The first step is giving up meat and fatty dairy products and replacing saturated fats with mono- and polyunsaturated fats. You can find those in nuts, fish, fruits, vegetables, and cereals. The diet will improve your health and help you lose weight.
If you need to lose excess weight in a jiffy, then the low-calorie Mayo diet will be your best friend. The diet is based on a special fat-burning soup made of tomatoes, cabbage, onions, celery, and peppers. It’s basically the only thing you are allowed to for one week. But you’ll need to follow the recommendations unless you want to make things worse. During this period, you must not consume alcoholic or carbonated drinks, bread, or fatty foods. If you follow all the requirements of the Mayo diet, you can lose from 4 to 8 kilos in a week!
Dr. Ornish, the creator of the diet, divided all foods into three categories: those that can be eaten without restrictions, those that can be consumed occasionally, and those that should be completely banned during the diet. You can eat grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and berries without restrictions. In moderation, you can munch on low-fat dairy products, unsweetened cornflakes, crackers, and egg whites. And among the banned foods are meat and fish, dairy products, nuts, seeds, avocados, vegetable oil, and olives.
Expect to lose up to 14 kg in a year if you stick to this diet. But be aware that many nutritionists do not recommend going through with it for more than a few months. No pain – no gain, right?
One of the most balanced diets in terms of the proteins to fats to carbohydrates ratio. This diet uses a special food pyramid with foods that you can consume daily at the bottom. The higher the product is towards the top of the pyramid, the less often you should eat it. For example, cereals, vegetables (except potatoes), fruits, dairy products, dried fruits, olive oil, and cheeses should be consumed daily; less often – sea fish, lean poultry, potatoes, and eggs; and very rarely – red meat.
This diet not only makes you healthier but also helps to lose weight and maintain it for a long time, which is one of the hardest things to do, generally speaking.