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Dieting can be challenging, and many times people quit after a couple of days. The key to sticking to a diet plan is choosing a healthy meal plan that accommodates your food preferences and does not require extreme sacrifices. Two diets have been studied by health experts and which could help you lose weight.

The Paleo diet: What does it mean?

This diet uses the term paleo, which can take us back to the Stone Ages. According to health experts, this diet can produce both short and long-term positive effects such as weight loss, lower blood pressure, a slimmer waist, improved cholesterol, and more. The diet consists of eating foods available during each season and which are healthy for our bodies. It is also known as the Stone-Age diet, and it is based on eating fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish, and lean meats. Those following the paleo diet should avoid processed foods and try to eat fruits and vegetables in their natural form as often as possible. Sugars, dairy products, grains, cereals, legumes, alcohol, salt, coffee, and canola oils are off-limits. The focus is more on eating healthy rather than counting calories.

The Low-carb diet: key facts

Health experts explain this diet limits the number of carbohydrates you can eat during the day. Those following a low-carb diet can eat healthy fats, vegetables, and proteins but avoid certain carbs. Low-carb foods allowed include fish, eggs, chicken and other lean meats, broccoli, cauliflower, nuts, seeds, olive and coconut oil, blueberries, strawberries, apples, whole milk, and others. This diet can be tricky for those who do not measure how many low-carbs they consume daily. The usual permitted amount is a maximum of 50 grams per day.

The best way to decide which one works for you is to create meals plans for each diet and decide which one would be easier as part of your life style.

Elizabeth G. Cole
Elizabeth used to be an English teacher, but she left her old job so she could raise her children and get more involved with saving the environment. She is passionate about the Planet and loves to cover this topic, but also enjoys to write about family and children activities.