The Low-FODMAP Diet

The Low-FODMAP Diet

If you suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), you might have heard about the Low-FODMAP Diet. FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are poorly absorbed complex and simple sugars found in certain foods. It is thought that these sugars ferment in the gut and cause IBS symptoms like bloating. The Low-FODMAP Diet is a elimination …

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The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

Do you like seafood as well as veggies, legumes, fruits, nuts seeds, olive oil, herbs, spices and from time to time a good glass of red wine? Then the Mediterranean Diet should be just right for you. It is based on the principles the diets of the Spanish, French and Italians share. You can eat …

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The DASH Diet

The DASH Diet

Well, DASH means Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and is a diet developed by the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The DASH Diet provides you with free plans on how many calories you should eat according to your age and activity level. Those calories should mainly come from vegetables, fruits and whole …

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The Slimming World Diet

The Slimming World Diet

Another diet I want to look at is the Slimming World Diet. It is again a diet that combines an unique diet plan with group support. It promises on the website that you will never go hungry again as you will be able to eat as much as you want. And you won’t need to …

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The Dukan Diet

The Dukan Diet

Created in the 1970s by the French general practitioner Dr. Pierre Dukan, the Dukan Diet is another low-carb diet that promises rapid weight loss. The good thing about this diet certainly is that you don’t have to weigh foods or count calories and you can even eat as much as you want of certain foods. …

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The Cambridge Diet

The Cambridge Diet

The Cambridge Diet is yet another diet with shakes, snacks and soups. They are meant to fulfil all daily nutritional requirements and can lead to a rapid weight loss. The whole diet is divided into 6 diet plans starting with Step 1 ‘Sole Source’ (415 calories), where you only eat the products available, to Step …

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The 5:2 Diet

The 5:2 Diet

The Intermitten Fasting Diet or Fast Diet or as it is better known the 5:2 Diet allows you to feast for 5 days and then fast for two. Sounds pretty straight forward, doesn’t it? But how does the 5:2 Diet really work? Eating normally for 5 days a week is indeed pretty straight forward but …

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The Slim Fas Diet

The Slim Fas Diet

Well, the Slim Fast Diet. I can remember I’ve tried it about 25 years ago. So this is indeed a weight loss concept that has been around for a long time. But how does it actually work? You pick 3 snacks a day, either fruit and veg or a Slim Fast snack, you have two …

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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is a diet that basically sticks to the foods our caveman ancestors were either hunting or gathering. So meat, fish, eggs, nuts, vegetables, leafy greens, seeds and fruit. Which means of course no processed foods like pasta or sweets. This diet is based on the idea that our hunter-gatherer ancestors didn’t suffer …

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The Weight Watchers Diet

The Weight Watchers Diet

Weight Watchers is certainly one of the most popular slimming programs ever. Not only millions of people just like you and me have joined the meetings but also celebrities like Patsy Kensit, Gregg Wallace, Natasha Hamilton. So what is Weight Watchers all about and why is it so successful. Is it because of the company …

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