Alternative diets

Low carb diet – 7 Day Diet Plan (Womenshealthmag.com) – download here

This diet restricts your intake of carbohydrates like sugars and starches (breads, pasta, etc.) and replaces them with protein and fat. Studies show that low-carb diets reduce your appetite and make you eat less calories and lose weight pretty much effortlessly, as long as you manage to keep the carbs down.


 

Men Don’t Diet, Men … Refuel — A 24-Day Eating Plan to Shed Fat, Boost Testosterone, and Pump Up Strength and Stamina by Dr. John La Puma

He doesn’t believe in generic diets for men. Through three quizzes, he helps the reader measure his testosterone, find out if he’s overweight and then formulate specific goals in order to “restore optimal testosterone levels, eliminate dangerous visceral fat and improve sexual performance.”


 

Brad’s Raw Made Easy — The Fast, Delicious Way to Lose Weight, Optimize Health, and Live Mostly in the Raw by Brad Gruno

Raw food doesn’t have to involve tasteless raw carrots and horrifying celery juice, argues the founder of Brad’s Raw Foods. On Gruno’s  “cooked under 115 degrees” list, there’s nothing less than mac and cheese!
Brad’s Raw Made Easy takes you through everything from the science of raw food to a basic step-by-step transition to going raw. Importantly, he acknowledges that living raw in a non-raw world can be hard. After a four-weeks cleanse he allows the reader to switch over to an 80 per cent raw, 20 per cent cooked eating plan.


 

The Sugar Smart Diet: Stop Cravings and Lose Weight While Still Enjoying the Sweets You Love!  by Anne Alexander

It doesn’t help much to cut away the weekly cupcake if you consume large quantities of sugar every day from hidden sources such a cereals and “healthy” breads.

Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention magazine, brings awareness to the many faces of sugar and helps the reader through a 32-day sugar step-down that ends with the surprising “Hello, Sugar!” chapter, allowing the sweet stuff back into one’s diet. The point is, she writes, that “sugar smart for life means being aware of where the sugar lurks in your diet and making informed choices.”


 

The New Lean for Life: Outsmart Your Body to Shrink Fat Cells and Lose Weight for Good by Cynthia Stamper Graff and Réginald Allouche

The Lean for Life program has been around for more than 40 years, but now it’s here in a new version by the daughter of Dr. Marshall Stamper, who originally pioneered the program (with nutrition expert Dr. Réginald Allouche).

This 2014 version incorporates Allouche’s research on appetite and how the brain and gut work together on weight loss. The book offers a 28-day prescription to shrink fat cells.


 

21-Day Tummy – The Revolutionary Diet That Shrinks and Soothes Any Belly Fast by Liz Vaccariello and Kate Scarlata

What if the food we eat to be healthy actually is the food that causes us stomach inflammation? Vaccariello and dietitian Scarlata have rounded up the foods that both shrink your belly and soothe it — the so-called “belly buddies.” It dares to say the words gas, bloating and diarrhea, and through a 21-day meal plan, helps the reader get back on the track.

 


Please note this is not the views of the ReliSlim team as we believe in a healthy lifestyle.