Most adults have experimented with one or many diets to achieve the perfect body image. From miracle pills to water diet, many would go to great length to sheds those extra calories.

Extreme dieting usually ends up with a case of eating disorder and most likely to cause what it is called a yoyo diet, where you diet to lose 10 kg but after you succeed you lose track and gain it all back and more. What is recommended is a change of lifestyle that surpasses the idea of getting a chiseled body but more on the history of food, animal welfare and most importantly overall health.

1. Paleo
The name Paleo comes from The Paleolithic Age, the era of hunters and gatherers. A person on a Paleo diet believe that humans should stick to the diet of the ancestors which consist only of red meat, seafood, eggs, nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and vegetables. Grains, legumes and dairy as they require extensive processing and were not consumed by our ancestor are not included in the diet.
Benefit: weight loss, increased energy and higher ratio of muscle mass to fat.
Risk: Consuming high amount of red meat have been linked to heart disease and diabetes.

2. Pescetarian
A Pescetarian only consume fish, fresh vegetables and fruits, as they are considered higher in vitamins and minerals. Dairy and eggs are consumed sparingly. The term pesceterian derived front an Italian word Pesce that means fish, added with an English word “Vegetarian”.
Benefit: Weight loss, lean body, lower risk of heart disease
Risk: As the ocean becomes heavily polluted and fish farming is dense with antibiotics, consuming high amount of seafood will lead to high level of mercury and chemical exposure.

3. Vegetarian
As the name suggest, a vegetarian would only consume vegetables and fruits but are not limiting themselves to dairy products and eggs.
Benefit: weight loss, lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, lean body, low cholesterol
Risk: A not well planned vegetarian diet will cause imbalanced of nutrients and can weakened the body.

4. Vegan
A vegan is completely eliminating all animal products in their diet and everyday life. Someone who follows a vegan lifestyle will not wear leather, fur nor consume any animal by product such as gelatin. A vegan believes that animals are sentient beings and that factory farming are not only harming the animals but also the environment.
Benefit: Lower risk of high cholesterol, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, weight loss, increased energy level
Risk: Without proper knowledge and planning, can cause severe loss of vital nutrients such as B12 that will harm the body.

Whichever diet or lifestyle that you may choose and try, the main common thing about all of the above is to eliminate highly processed food such as soft drinks, sugary treats and to consume more vegetables and fruits. Having a balanced diet followed by regular exercise will automatically change your body into a better shape!

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