1. Carbohydrate-fat diet
Creator: Gillian McCain
From the name it is clear that the basis of this diet are carbohydrates and fats. But not everything is so simple. Not all fats and carbohydrates are useful and necessary for the body. You have to be very selective in order not to be mistaken. How does this diet work? "Good" carbohydrates, such as brown rice and whole grain bread, act gently in the body and do not form adipose tissue. The same picture with "good" (yet they are known as unsaturated fatty acids), which are found in nuts, seeds, fish and avocados. They are very important, because all other types of fats are sure to accumulate in the body. In addition, substances from such products are better absorbed, so less is needed for their volume. You do not overeat and lose weight.
Critics say that this diet does not satisfy hunger, but drowns it, and sooner or later a person will break and start eating everything. It is not known on what such statements are based. If everything is done correctly, nothing like this will happen. This diet is balanced and suitable even for young girls in the period of growth and women who have just given birth to a child. It is for her to behave in the form of all the celebrities after childbirth.
Fans of the diet: Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Kerry Katona
2. Atkins diet
Creator: Robert Atkins
What is the principle of the "work" of this diet? Dr. Atkins believes that too much carbohydrate causes the body to produce too much insulin, which in turn causes hunger and from there ... weight gain. His diet allows you to consume only 15-60 grams of carbohydrates per day, including pasta, bread and fruit, but she encourages the use of protein and fat. The diet works by the principle that reducing foods high in carbohydrates improves metabolism. Thus, the process of decay of substances is accelerated, and the weight is reduced automatically. Dr. Atkins argues that this way it is possible to lose weight even without effort and physical activity.
Critics who do not support this diet, give one main argument. The fact is that Dr. Atkins himself was simply abnormally thick, especially the last years before his death. Many nutritionists condemn his diet as "stupidity" and "pseudo-scientific data." However, it can not be denied that the diet works. She won her fame all over the world. Many movie stars with its help not only quickly lost weight, but also brought themselves into shape after injuries, diseases and operations.
Fans of the diet: Renee Zellweger, Robbie Williams.
3. South Beach Diet
Creator: Dr. Arthur Agatston
The main principle of this diet is - forget about counting calories and the content of fats in foods. Think about the use of "right" calories and "right" fats. How does this diet work? It's simple: the thicker a person, the greater his risk of becoming resistant to insulin. The side effect of this is that the body retains more fat, especially around the abdomen, buttocks and thighs. The diet is based on the "right" carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) and limiting the consumption of "bad" carbohydrates (cakes, cookies, etc.). In principle, all these postulates are clear and do not cause doubts. The diet works perfectly, if not to break down and adhere to it clearly and constantly.
Critics say that people who avoid carbohydrates often significantly reduce their weight due to a diuretic effect. Perhaps this is a loss of fluid, not fat. Sometimes it happens like this, but only with the wrong approach to a diet. During it is not recommended to use teas for weight loss or additional drugs. The body can react inadequately. This really threatens dehydration.
Diet Fans: Nicole Kidman
4. The diet of William Haya
Creator: Dr. William Hay
How does this diet work? The fact is that the main cause of many health problems is an inappropriate combination of chemicals in the body. Dr. Hay classifies the food into three types (proteins, neutral carbohydrates and starch), in accordance with this, ways have been developed for their effective use. Mixing of proteins and starch in food, for example, means that they will not be absorbed to the full, which leads to accumulation of toxins and excessive weight. Vegetables and fruits make up most of the diet, but the fruits should be eaten separately. For example, today - only apples, tomorrow - only oranges, etc.
Critics say that there is nothing special about this diet. No scientific laboratory has confirmed its effectiveness, and there is no scientific evidence or reason to believe that carbohydrates and proteins "counteract" when used together. However, the effectiveness of this diet is confirmed by its supporters. In the ranking of the most popular diets, she enters the top ten all over the world.
Fans of the diet: Liz Hurley, Catherine Zeta-Jones
5. Diet based on glycogen
Creator: Dr. David Jenkins
This is one of the most famous and effective diets. It was created and patented in 2004 during clinical trials at the University of Toronto. Dr. David Jenkins noted the effect of various carbohydrates in diabetic patients. A significant and decisive factor here is the glycogen index. Glycogen Index (GI) is a scale from 1 to 100, which describes the rate at which carbohydrates are absorbed. Products with low GI, such as oatmeal and red beets release glucose slowly and smoothly. Products with high GI make a quick "shock" and cause the body to produce insulin, which then converts excess glucose into fat. A special statistics was created, on the basis of which, different products were divided into groups. Then the diet was created directly, proceeding from personal features of each concrete person.
What do critics say? Yes, practically nothing. The medical community considers this diet to be one of the few in which there is common sense. It is recognized throughout the world as one of the healthiest diets.
Fans of the diet: Kylie Minogue
6. The "Zone" Diet
Creator: nutritionist, Dr. Barry Sears
How does this diet work? Strict regimen with reduced intake of protein and carbohydrates. Barry Sears believes that the regulation of insulin is necessary in order to quickly and safely carry out weight loss. This reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is one of the most complex diets, it relies on the ratio: 40% protein, 30% carbohydrate and 30% fat. It is quite difficult to stick to the house, you need a specially designed schedule for taking the products. However, the effectiveness of this diet is undeniable.
Critics say that the minus of this diet is in its extreme complexity. You have to do complex calculations six times a day. So even in Hollywood, where this diet first became a hit amongst the stars and those that do nothing all day, it still lost popularity. True, even critics do not undertake to challenge the effectiveness of this diet.
Fans of the diet: Jennifer Aniston