Top 5 Unconventional Diets that Burn Fat

Ever since getting in shape became a main concern among the world’s population, researchers and fitness experts alike have devised targeted meal plans to cater to this need. However, due to the rapid increase in demand as far as diets are concerned, a new wave of supply started emerging. We’re talking about unconventional diets.

Best Unconventional Diets

In a market that is overly tried and tested, trying something new is a breath of fresh air. To help you approach weight loss in an innovative way, in this article we will present the best five uncommon diets that you can take up right away.


1.      Boiled Egg Diet

When it comes to unusual diets that actually deliver visible results, there is nothing quite like the boiled egg diet. As its name might imply, it is centered around eggs as a source of protein. However, you needn’t worry, as they won’t be the only foods you consume over the course of this meal plan. It’s nothing like the cabbage soup diet from that point of view.

The boiled eggs come into play in the morning when you have to consume two alongside a grapefruit and a glass of water. Then, at lunch you can enjoy a portion of lean protein such as chicken breast with a side of broccoli. For dinner, consume fish and a salad. It is a monotonous menu for sure, but it leads to considerable weight loss over the course of just two weeks.

2.      Paleo Diet

A discussion on unconventional diet fitness options could never truly begin without mentioning the famous Paleo diet. Its name is derived from the Paleolithic era, as it involves consuming only foods that humans would have found readily available during those prehistoric times. What is more, these need to be prepared using methods that were employed back then as well.

It might sound incredibly restrictive, but adepts have quickly found delicious ways to work around these strict rules. Because it is a balanced way of eating that completely eliminates processed foods with added sugars, trans fat, and refined oils, it promotes the rapid burning of visceral fat. Thus, if you are losing to drop a few pounds, it is a suitable alternative.

3.      Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is definitely one based around a challenging principle, as its primary goal is reducing one’s carb intake to the bare minimum. This forces the body to start using its fat stores for energy, as there is no more glucose to burn. This state is known as ketosis, and it is sustained throughout the meal plan. But is it worth it? The answer is a firm ‘yes’.

According to a review of 13 studies on the efficiency of the program’s efficiency, it leads to rapid fat burning and weight loss, as well as improved health in the overweight and obese. In addition, it also reduced inflammation in the body, which decreases the risk of developing a variety of gastrointestinal and nutritional ailments.


4.      The 5:2 Diet

If you’ve ever been interested in surprising ways to lose weight before, then you’ve already heard of intermittent fasting. This is the basis of the 5:2 diet, a program propagated by one British journalist named Michael Mosley. As its name might indicate, it consists of five normal days as far as meals as concerned, and then two with severe caloric restrictions.

During these two days of fasting, you are allowed to intake just 500 to 600 calories. There are no requirements regarding which foods you should eat or not, but the general consensus is that the other five days mustn’t be reserved for cheating, as that is highly counterproductive. Thus, you still have to eat as clean and green as possible, which is an important lifestyle choice.

5.      Dukan Diet

Created by French doctor Pierre Dukan in the 1970s, the Dukan diet is a unique approach to weight loss. It consists of four major phases, each with a specific goal in mind. The initial round is known as the Attack Phase, and it implies eating only lean protein for two weeks. This heightens metabolism, triggering the rapid burning of fat.

Over the course of the next months, you are advised to gradually introduce new foods into your meal plan, and it all culminates with the Stabilization Phase. This final stage doesn’t involve any dietary restrictions of any kind, just one day per week during which you eat lean protein only. Adepts have reported losing 33 pounds on average after two months.

The Bottom Line

The five unusual meal plans presented above approach weight loss in five entirely different ways. Any of them can make a suitable alternative if you want to reach your fitness goals with success. So, what are you waiting for? The options are on the table, all that’s left is to get going and start losing weight.

 

Barry-Clarke-bioBarry Clarke is a fitness instructor with a degree in Human Nutrition. After work is done, he finds happiness and relaxation in writing. He is an editor at ProtectYourHealth, a blog that aims to be an important resource on topics like diets and workouts.

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