Diet ideas and plans are all over the place. While some don’t work, others simply can be unhealthy. Vicki Huber Rudawsky a former Olympic runner pointed out a couple :
- The Raw Food Diet: Some processing of foods actually boosts the bioavailability of several key nutrients and inactivates several unhealthy compounds.
- The Master Cleanse : While people do lose weight, it is lean body mass they lose. After the 10 days, what weight they do gain back is fat.
- The Cabbage Soup Diet :A seven-day cycle where you eat as much cabbage soup as you want.
- The Breatharian Diet: which promotes living on air alone.
As an alternative Lona Sandon, a registered dietitian in Dallas and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association suggests the following:
Here are four options for healthful, delicious meals on the fly:
1. Grab leftovers. When putting food away after dinner, portion out leftovers into lunch-size containers. They’re ready to grab in the morning without messing up the kitchen.
2. Don’t forget the good old American sandwich. Slap lean turkey breast or ham on whole-grain bread, throw on some lettuce and tomato, and you’ve got a meal with fewer calories and fat than most Lean Cuisines.
3. Sup on soup. It’s warm and comforting, and the fact that it includes a lot of water means you’ll feel fuller on fewer calories. (For recent news on how "Volumetrics" makes it possible to eat a lot and still keep healthy, check out this story by U.S. News‘s Katherine Hobson.) You can make your own soup and freeze portions, or check out the single-serving containers in the soup aisle.
4. Think veg. The recalled meals all contained chicken. Vegetarian choices are becoming more bountiful in the frozen-food aisle and often have a better nutritional profile than those with meat. One example: Lean Cuisine’s butternut squash ravioli in a creamy sauce with walnuts, snap peas, and carrots. At 350 calories, it contains 9 grams of fat and 6 grams of fiber, and provides 90 percent of the daily value of vitamin A, thanks to the squash. An Amy’s Kitchen vegan bean and rice burrito has 280 calories, with 6 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber.
Be safe with dieting and make sure you’ve thought through the whole diet plan.
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