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Watch out for these diet types in 2020 to lose weight

The new year is going to be about diets that help one not only keep in shape but also fuel the body's ability to do more.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
January 10, 2020 12:30:12 pm
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Healthy diet trends have been around for a while, and 2020 is no different. The new year is set to be about staying in shape, while eating right to fuel the body’s ability to do more. Here are the five types of diets to watch out for in 2020, as per nutritionist and diabetic educator, Harshita Dilawri, Know Your Nutrients, and nutritionist Ambika Tyagi, Healthy Souls.

Plant-Based Diet

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Coconut mushroom risotto! Roasted pine nuts, goji berries and winter purslane on top. For 4 people: I sautéed one onion with 2-3 cloves of garlic in a large knob of vegan butter for about 3 minutes, then added the risotto rice (for four people) and stirred for 1-2 minutes. Then i deglazed the pot with a generous amount of white wine and added the mushrooms (about 400 grams). Continue like you would with risotto, add vegetable stock little by little and let it simmer away. I subbed 200ml from the stock with coconut milk to make it a little bit creamier. At the end just dump in lots and lots of nutritional yeast, the juice of half a lemon and the spices (salt, pepper and the tiniest bit nutmeg). Very delicious, warming and i will definitely be making more risotto in the future. Do you have a favourite risotto recipe? #whatveganseat#vegan#veganfood#veganfoodshare#bestofvegan#veganfoodshare#food#foodshare#plantbaseddiet#plantbased#plantbasedfood#plantfueled#pflanzenbasiert#vegangermany#vegandeutschland @vegspirationfeed @bestofvegan @vegansvillage @vegadishes

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This diet is sustainable and with many people converting to vegetarianism or preferring to eat veggies over meat, this will be a big part of the year 2020. A plant-based diet, as the term suggests, is mainly composed of vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, soy and whole grains. People who follow the plant-based diet majorly consume these food groups to fulfill their need for essential vitamins, fibre and minerals.

Mediterranean Diet

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Need something to balance all the festive eating. Mediterranean chickpea salad. It’s versatile and goes with everything. We had it with falafels today. swipe up in stories and 🔽 for recipe. More winter salads on swipe up. . . . Here’s the recipe. 2 cups cooked chickpeas. about 1 can drained and rinsed, or freshly cooked 3 Persian cucumber, chopped, about 1-1/2 cups 1 jalapeño, finely chopped (optional) 2 1/2 cups baby/ cherry tomatoes sliced in halves if large or leave whole if small ones 1 medium sized red onion, sliced 1/2 cup pomegrate arils or an orange or your choice of fruit, chopped 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained, olive oil preserved preferred 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives and green olives sliced ( I like to mix it up) 1/2 cup freshly chopped mint, dill or basil leaves ( I like to use all three together) 1 cup freshly chopped parsley leaves For Dressing 2-3 tablespoons your best cold pressed extra virgin olive oil 3-4 tbsps lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon Sumac 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (optional) 1/2 teaspoon zaatar 1 garlic clove, minced Sea Salt and black pepper For directions swipe up on stories. . . . . . #vegetarianrecipes #salads #f52grams #makesmewhole #beautifulcuisines #asparagus #prettyfood #fromabove #eatmoreplants #eatmoreveggies #imsomartha #nytcooking #bhgfood #foodandwine #f52grams #whp #mediterraneandiet #foodstyling #veganrecipes #eattheworld #whpcolorplay #thrivemags #thevegansclub #madefromscratch #vegan_veganfood #nourishdeliciously #easy recipes #

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Another diet that is common in countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, such as Greece, Italy and Spain, is the Mediterranean Diet. The main components of a Mediterranean diet are daily consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats, weekly intake of fish, poultry, beans and eggs, moderate portions of dairy products and limited intake of red meat. In this diet, people are allowed to have wine, tea and coffee as per the suggested quantity.

The Blood Type Diet

The blood type diet is all about eating according to your blood type which helps in reducing the fat from your body and also keep away the food allergies. The blood type diet has been popular since the past two decades.

Raw Food Diet

In this diet, one eats uncooked, unprocessed and mostly organic food. Nutritionists say heating food destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes. The raw food diet believes that cooking makes food toxic. It also helps in losing a significant amount of weight as what we eat is low in calories, fat and sodium, while being high in fibre. Also, one can get nutritional perks such as vitamins and minerals.

Intermittent Fasting

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Periodic fasting periods have been popular religious tools for centuries. Now, a growing number of non-religious dieters are trying their hand at fasting for health and weight loss. There are dozens of different ways of doing intermittent fasting, but all involve splitting the day/week/month into distinct eating and fasting periods. During the fasting periods, the dieter eats nothing (or very little, depending on the version). These are the three most popular intermittent fasting types right now:

*The 16/8 method (most popular)

Dieters restrict their daily eating period to a strict eight-hour block (noon-8pm), and fast the other 16 hours (8pm till noon the following day). Mostly, this means skipping breakfast and cutting off food strictly post-dinner.


Dieters eat normally except for 1-2 days each week during which they eat nothing.

*The 5:2 diet

Dieters eat normally five days of the week and severely restrict calories on the remaining two days (eating just 500 calories or so on each of the fasting days).

By reducing your calorie intake, all of these methods should lead to weight loss as long as you don’t compensate by eating more during the eating periods. Ultimately, all fasting diets aim to cause weight loss through caloric restriction.

📣 The above article is for information purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

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