There are dozens of diets in this world. However, of the many existing diets, apparently there are only 40 of the best diets that are said to be effective in losing weight. This was conveyed by US News through a team of panelists who had reviewed it.
Is the flexitarian diet, the diet that was ranked first in the monitoring team of US News, as the most effective diet to lose weight. So, what is the flexitarian diet? Compiled from the same site, let’s take a look at the following reviews.
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The word flexitarian is a combination of two words, namely flexible and vegetarian. The name was coined by registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner, in her book entitled The Flexitarian Diet: The Mostly Vegetarian Way to Lose Weight, Be Healthier, Prevent Disease and Add Years to Your Life, in 2009 ago.
Furthermore, according to Blatner, dieters don’t have to eliminate meat to reap the health benefits associated with vegetarianism. A vegetarian can, really, still enjoy a burger or steak only when it’s tasted cravings it’s coming.
Thus, meat intake is not completely eliminated, but reduced so that these dieters not only lose weight but can improve their overall health, such as lowering rates of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
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A flexitarian diet is rated as a balanced diet, because it falls within the range of diets for which the amount of protein, carbohydrates, fat, and other nutrients they provide is acceptable. Then, how does this diet work?
How the Flexitarian Diet Works
As stated above, a flexitarian diet does not eliminate meat protein completely. However, this diet adds non-meat proteins such as beans, peas or eggs; fruits and vegetables; grains; milk; and spices, into a plate.
For calorie fulfillment, you can use the 345 method, which is a 300-calorie breakfast, 400-calorie lunch, and 500-calorie dinner. You can also eat two snacks with 150 calories each. Make sure your calorie intake reaches 1,500 calories, yes, Beauties.
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However, this amount no always applies to everyone. You can adjust calories to be less or more according to your daily activity, gender, height, and weight.
Just like any other diet that has pros and cons, this diet also has it. Quoted from US News, the pros of this diet are that it is flexible and processed delicious foods from vegetables and fruit. However, the cons is that this diet food emphasizes home cooking.
In addition, it will be difficult to deal with for those of you who don’t like fruits and vegetables. However, don’t be sad, Beauties. It is important for you to go on a diet with a happy heart so that the results are satisfactory.
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