Another year, another New Year’s resolution. This year we’re determined to shed those stubborn extra pounds and we know we’re not alone. Research has found that 72% of us start 2013 unhappy with our weight.
Luckily there are loads of brand new weight-loss diets that guarantee to help you shed the Christmas calories.
We know you probably don’t have time to sift through all of the diets out there, that’s why we’ve picked what we reckon are the 10 best weight-loss diets of 2013 so you can choose the one that’s right for you.
The 8 hour diet
This diet has got us really excited because it’s simple, effective and you can eat pretty much whatever you like.
The idea is for only three days a week you can only eat within an eight hour period, that way your body is fasting for 16 hours, three days a week. So if you eat breakfast at 10, you’d have to have dinner by six. In that eight hours you could have three big meals, or just snack all day, it’s up to you.
You can eat as much as you like and whatever you like within reason – they discourage refined carbs like sugar, white bread and pasta. But if you’re desperate to eat them you can, as long as you couple them with a power food, which is either a fat buster (dairy, chicken, lentils) or ahealth booster (vegetables, wholegrain, oatmeal).
David Zinczenko who wrote the book The 8 Hour Diet: Watch the Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat, also suggests doing an eight-minute workout in the morning, like a brisk walk or a jog.
Porridge on Tuesday Diet
Us women can get pretty busy. That’s why this the Porridge on Tuesday diet is so good, it is completely tailored to you – your eating habits and your daily schedule – so that you can basically become a healthier version of your normal self without too much effort.
It works like this, you fill in an online questionnaire and are given a bespoke eating andexercise plan that works around what food you already buy and your lifestyle. There are little rewards along the way too.
It’s a great way to stay slim for life, rather than losing a few pounds and then piling them back on again once you’ve finished the diet.
Sweet Poison Diet
If you’ve got a sweet tooth this could be the diet for you. It teaches you how to ban sugar from your diet and it’s had some good results.
David Gillespie came up with the diet when, realizing he was overweight, he did some research into our modern diet and looked at why we’re chubbier nowadays than we used to be.
He decided that the answer was too much sugar, so he cut it out and lost weight. He’s now come up with a five-step plan to kicking the sugar habit.
It might not be for everyone, but it’s definitely worth a go! You can find out more here
The Change Your Brain Diet
This diet is less about your body and more about your brain. Yes yes we know it’s not your brain that needs to lose some weight, it’s your body. But Dr Amen has found that if you can work out what kind of eater you are, you can work out the quickest and easiest way for you to lose weight.
He’s split eaters into four types – compulsive eaters who binge at night and then get depressed, emotional indulgers who eat to make themselves feel happier, impulsive bingers who start the day eating well and then boredom makes it all go wrong and anxious gorgers who eat when they’re nervous.
For each type he’s found ways to retrain your brain so you that you’re not as tempted to reach for the choccie biscuits on a regular basis.
The diet might not be all that new, but Dr Amen’s book is really interesting and could hold the answer to a slimmer you, for life!
The S Factor Diet
This diet is all about dieting without feeling blue and it only lasts two weeks.
Lowri Turner says that normal diets starve your body of happy hormones like serotonin. She says that depriving your body of certain hormones can actually make you more hungry, make your cravings worse and slow down your bodies’ fat burning process, not good.
The answer? The S Factor Diet which is made up of good breakfasts and hearty meals that are packed with hormone-boosting ingredients.
Before you start the diet you do a questionnaire to find out which hormones might be causing you to put on weight, then you follow a 14-day food plan.
Recipes include Blueberry Pancakes, Chapati Wrap with Chicken Tikka, Goats’ Cheese, Rocket & Pesto Pizza and Lemon Cheesecake, sounds like a pretty good diet to us!
Craving for more? Stay tuned for Part 2 of Brand new Diets for 2013 🙂