Apart from weight loss, the Nutritarian diet promises to slow the aging process and prevent or altogether stop lifestyle diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Promoted by medical practitioner Joel Fuhrman in his 2003 publication Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, the Nutritarian diet plan is a structured lifestyle pattern founded on the concept that plant-based foods are the healthiest and should make the better part of any meal.
What is known today as the Nutrisystem diet began as a protein shake diet in the 1970s before morphing into its present format of a meal delivery service. Pioneered by businessman Henry Katz, the Nutrisystem diet plan is highly structured with an emphasis on food with a low-glycemic score.
The Nordic diet or New Nordic diet is the brainchild of nutritionists, researchers and chefs from Denmark looking to find a more local and healthier eating pattern to recommend to the general population. The results of the study at the University of Copenhagen called for an emphasis on locally sourced, whole, form sea or lake and preferably organically sourced foods and food products.
The MIND diet is fairly new as it was developed around 2015 by nutritionist Martha Clare Moriss based on her studies investigating the relationship between diet and brain health. MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and as the name suggests the diet is a combination of the two popular diets.
The Low-Glycemic diet is based on the glycaemic index, a measure of how different types of carbohydrates are absorbed in the body and their effects on blood sugar levels. The glycaemic index was first conceptualized by Canadian scholar David Jenkins and rates foods from 0 to 100.
The celebrity-endorsed Keto diet is turning into a modern phenomenon as its benefits are affirmed by research with more and more people joining the bandwagon. Also called the Ketogenic diet, the eating plan aims to drive the body into a state known as ketosis where the preferred energy source is fat.
The Jenny Craig diet is an intensive weight loss and behavior change program pioneered by weight loss specialist Jenny Craig in the 1980s. The program relies on consultants and pre-packaged meals to instigate rapid and long term weight loss and behavior change results. The Jenny Craig diet plan requires subscription and purchasing of meals either online or from designated locations.
Eating a diet normally recommended for pregnant women has been proven to increase the chances of conception for women according to comprehensive research work form Nurses’ Health Study. This information forms the basis for the Fertility diet, specifically designed to boost chances of pregnancy.
The Engine 2 diet is the creation of Rip Esselstyn, a former fires fighter who claims the diet was an integral part of his success as a professional athlete. It is essentially a vegan diet as it eliminates all kinds of meat and animal products. With its motto, “Go Plant Strong!” the diet seeks to meet all nutritional requirements from plant and plant-based products