4 Trendy Diets that are Worth a Try

Lately, the sudden urge to eat healthier has become a trend among people. There are a plethora of diets out there in the market today, ranging from all protein diets to no-carb diets to all liquid diets. Some may be effective in getting you that slim shape you have been wanting for years; some don’t really do much. In any case, here are four trendy diets that you should look at if you consider going on a diet:

1. The Sacred Heart Diet Soup

This diet merely consists of drinking a certain soup in order to lose a few pounds in a week. Although it doesn’t seem like a hard diet to do, it is very difficult to want to stick to one type of meal every single day. That is the challenge of this diet. Anyway, here are the ingredients and instructions on how to cook the soup.

Ingredients:

  • 1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 3 large green onions
  • 1 large can of beef broth (no fat)
  • Curry
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 Green peppers
  • 2 lbs. carrots
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1 package Chicken Noodle Lipton Soup Mix
  • Worcestershire and/or hot sauce

Instructions:

  • Mix all your seasonings together (salt, pepper, curry, Worcestershire/hot sauce)
  • Cut the vegetables into small or medium pieces, depending on your preference.
  • Cover with water.
  • Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Lower temperature and cook until the vegetables become more tender.

2. Dr. Atkins’ New Diet

This is one of the first, and most effective low-carbohydrates diets. It promotes high protein, high fat, low carbohydrates, and low sugar intake. Although it is popular and very successful, many have criticized that the Atkins diet makes people ingest more LDL (bad cholesterol) because of all the protein they are required to eat. This ‘bad cholesterol’ would lead more people to clogged arteries, and a bigger chance of heart disease. However, this diet would be good for lovers of red meat, fish, eggs, salad and lots of it! People who are vegetarians and how have an advanced kidney disease are not recommended to push through with this diet.

3. The Hamptons Diet

Although quite similar to the South Beach Diet, the Hamptons diet is a far more healthy way to lose weight. It encourages its users to use Macadamia nut oil (preferably from Australia) to any other oil. It also promotes simple carbohydrates such as pasta, rice, bread, healthy proteins such as nuts, lean meat, fish and high monosaturated fat oils. The Hamptons diet focuses a lot on whole and organic food and healthy fats.

This diet is good for people who like fish, vegetables, nuts and organic food as a whole, and is not good for people who are allergic to nuts.

4. Maple Syrup Diet

Used by many stars and celebrities, this diet focuses on detoxifying your body of all previous food intake.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup Grade B Maple syrup
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Place in a one gallon jug and shake.
  • Drink 8 -12 glasses a day for three days.
  • Do not eat solid foods with this diet.