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Watch more Diet Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/259634-How-to-Follow-a-Raw-Food-Diet If you are hunting for the perfect diet, eat like your ancestors did 30,000 years ago and get yourself a toned stone-age body. Warning Never change your diet without first consulting your physician. Step 1: Remove non-caveman foods from diet Remove sugars, grains, beans, potatoes, and salt from your diet. Step 2: Start with breakfast Start your diet with a breakfast of bacon, eggs, and berries. Step 3: Continue for three days Continue eating breakfast according to the caveman diet for three days, while eating your normal lunch and dinner. Tip Check online or at a bookstore for caveman recipes. Step 4: Add lunch Add a paleo lunch to your menu: try a salad, wild mushrooms, and venison. Continue eating a paleo breakfast and lunch for three more days. Step 5: Add a snack Satisfy your in-between-meal cravings with a snack consisting of nuts and fruit. Tip Peanuts are a bean, not a nut. The same goes for cashews, so avoid these. Step 6: Add dinner Complete the transition to your new diet by adding a caveman-inspired dinner. A hearty salmon with turnips makes for a terrific modern stone-aged meal. Did You Know? Neanderthals lived in Europe about 200,000 years ago, but disappeared only 30,000 years ago.
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Watch more Diet Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/284350-How-to-Follow-the-Grapefruit-Diet After this intensive, two-week boot camp that declares all-out war on fat, your excess pounds will be missing-in-action. Warning Never change your diet without first consulting your physician. Step 1: Have breakfast Have a breakfast that includes eggs and fruit or yogurt with granola and fruit. Never skip breakfast, as this meal is key for boosting metabolism throughout the day. Tip Eat meals slowly and with awareness, chewing each bit thoroughly to promote digestion. Step 2: Eat lunch and dinner Eat a lunch and dinner of lean protein, like broiled chicken or steamed fish, along with whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, or beans with salad or vegetables. Tip Portion sizes should be reduced by a third to almost half of your normal size. Step 3: Include snacks Have one mid-morning and one mid-afternoon snack. Snack on cucumbers, radishes, and celery, or a handful of strawberries or raspberries, a green apple, or a peach, a pear, or two plums. Tip Aim to eat at least 1,200 calories a day -- enough for weight loss without compromising your metabolism. Step 4: Avoid bad foods Avoid packaged, processed, and fried food; white flour; dairy; refined sugar; alcohol; coffee; tea; and carbonated beverages. Herbal teas, such as dandelion tea, are recommended. Step 5: Take supplements and fiber Take vitamin and mineral supplements, and get fiber by adding psyllium husks or flax seeds to a glass of water before lunch. Step 6: Do aerobic exercise Do one hour of gentle aerobic exercise each day, such as walking, which will burn fat without stressing joints. Step 7: Tone muscles Tone muscles with 40 minutes of circuit training, three to five times a week. Add in 15 minutes of yoga a day, and 20 minutes of core exercises, like crunches, every other day, and after two weeks, you'll be a fat-burning machine. Did You Know? One survey found that 37 percent of male U.S. Army recruits experienced a lower limb injury during basic training, compared with as many as 60 percent of females.
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Watch more Diet Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/174654-How-to-Get-Fit-Riding-the-Subway Investigate to see if this citrus-based diet – which started back in the 1930s – is the weight-loss plan for you. Warning Never change your diet without first consulting your physician. Step 1: Plan for the short term Plan to lose weight quickly, but not over the long term. The grapefruit diet is not intended to be followed for more than a few weeks. Tip Grapefruit is known to interfere with certain types of medicine, so ask your doctor before deciding on this diet. Step 2: Eat breakfast Eat two eggs and two slices of bacon for breakfast, supplemented by either half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice. Tip Follow the exact amount of grapefruit or grapefruit juice suggested. The grapefruit serves as a catalyst for fat-burning. Step 3: Drink plenty of water Drink plenty of water. You’re also allowed one cup of coffee per day. Step 4: Eat lunch Eat a lunch that includes half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice and as much meat and salad as you want. Step 5: Have dinner Eat a dinner that includes as much meat or fish as you want, salad or vegetables that are not starchy, half a grapefruit or eight ounces of unsweetened grapefruit juice, and one cup of coffee or tea. Tip You may double or triple portions of meat or salad, but you can’t omit them. Step 6: Drink skim milk or tomato juice Drink eight ounces of skim milk or tomato juice at bedtime. Step 7: Avoid rigorous exercise Avoid rigorous exercise. The grapefruit diet does not provide enough calories to create the energy level needed for an exercise regimen. Did You Know? The grapefruit was first described in 1750 as the "forbidden fruit" of Barbados.
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Watch more Diet Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/292070-How-to-Follow-the-Watercress-Soup-Diet Eat healthfully and lose weight without feeling deprived by combining the best of vegetarianism and meat-eating. Step 1: Count calories Count calories. The plan allows for between 1,500 and 1,800 calories, depending on how much weight you want to lose, and how quickly. Tip To lose a pound a week, you need to cut about 500 calories a day from you current diet, or add in exercise that burns calories. Step 2: Go meatless two days a week Go meatless two days a week, and don't eat more than 26 ounces of meat over any five-day period. Replace meat with beans, nuts, seeds, and tofu. Step 3: Eat breakfast Eat a meatless breakfast of one slice of whole-grain bread with almond butter or peanut butter and a sliced apple. Step 4: Eat a meatless lunch Eat between a quarter and a third of your calories at lunch. Eat a vegetarian burger on a whole-wheat bun with avocado, salsa, and cilantro. Tip The Flexitarian diet allows for the use of flaxseed oil, agave nectar, and sunflower-seed butter in cooking. Step 5: Flex it up for dinner Eat a dinner of around 500 calories. One recommendation is a stir-fry with brown rice, mixed vegetables, ginger, garlic, and a half-cup of tofu.. Substitute 2 ounces of chicken or lean steak if you wish. Step 6: Eat low-cal snacks Eat snacks that have around 150 calories, such as popcorn with parmesan cheese and herbs or pineapple with candied ginger and pecans. Step 7: Research shows that vegetarians, on average, eat fewer calories and less fat than non-vegetarians.
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Watch more Healthy Eating videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/166147-How-to-Avoid-Unhealthy-Foods-That-Seem-Good-for-You You can reduce your risk of coronary disease just by eating certain foods. Step 1: Eat lots of fiber Choose high-fiber foods, starting with a bowl of cereal for breakfast that contains at least three grams of fiber. Every 10 grams of dietary fiber added to your daily diet can reduce your risk of heart disease by 27 percent. Tip Think "B" – beans, berries, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Bread, too, as long as it's whole-grain. Step 2: Go nuts Eat a handful – about 2 ounces – of unsalted nuts as often as five times a week. Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios are all loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which raise good cholesterol and lower bad. Tip According to a study, replacing one daily serving of carbohydrates with nuts can reduce your heart disease risk by 30 percent. Replace an equal serving of saturated fat, like meat or cheese, with nuts and you may slash it as much as 45 percent. Step 3: Eat your vegetables Eat at least six servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Going from less than three servings a day to more than five can lower your risk of heart disease by 17 percent. Step 4: Snack on apples Snack on apples: Besides being a great source of fiber, an apple a day can keep a heart attack at bay, thanks to high levels of the antioxidant quercetin. Study participants who ate three apples a day for three months reduced their cholesterol by a minimum of 20 points. Step 5: Have a drink Enjoy an alcoholic beverage every day – two if you're a man. It can cut your risk of dying of a heart attack and reduce your chances of having a stroke. Just remember always to drink in moderation. Tip A 12-ounce beer, 4 ounces of wine, 1.5 ounces of 80-proof spirits, or 1 ounce of 100-proof spirits constitutes one drink. Step 6: Pick fortified foods Eat foods fortified with sterols or stanols, plant substances that fight cholesterol. Common products that often contain these include orange juice, yogurt, salad dressing, and butter-substitute spread. Step 7: Use olive oil Aim to replace butter or margarine with two tablespoons of cholesterol-lowering olive oil per day. Did You Know? In a long-term study, optimistic people were 23 percent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than pessimists.
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Watch more Diet Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/406962-How-to-Stick-to-Your-Diet If all your hard work in the gym has produced minimal results, this guide will show you how to more successfully follow a proper diet to reach your goals. Step 1: Get enough protein Get enough protein from sources like whey, beans, and lean meats like chicken and fish. Tip A good rule of thumb is 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight. Step 2: Focus on good carbohydrates Focus on good carbohydrates in whole grain breads, pastas, and fibrous fruits and vegetables like apples, sweet potatoes, and squash. Tip Stay away from processed sugars and white bread. These carbs will spike your blood sugar and be stored as fat. Step 3: Try new things Pick up a cookbook aimed specifically at helping bodybuilders achieve increased muscle mass so you can create balanced, muscle-building meals and to keep your palate from getting bored. Step 4: Create cheat days Create cheat days once a week to indulge in something forbidden items such as a cheeseburger or slice of pizza -- just don't go overboard. Tip Completely cutting out fats or depriving yourself for too long may tempt you to overindulge. Always strive for moderation. Step 5: Plan ahead Schedule your meals or protein shakes around your workout. Plan ahead when you're on the go, packing a lunch and keeping healthy snacks within reach will help you stay on track. Step 6: Tailor your plan Tailor your eating habits to conform to your situation, likes and dislikes. Don't force-feed yourself certain foods simply for health benefits -- make sure you like them. The best bodybuilding diet is one you'll stick to. Did You Know? A 2010 Gallup poll found 1 in 3 adults are obese in the fattest states in America, which include West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
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Watch more Diet Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/241532-How-to-Follow-the-Caveman-Diet Weight loss diets are for shedding pounds – with calorie restriction, you may live longer, too. Warning Cutting too many calories can cause problems including infertility, muscle loss, and depression. Step 1: Count calories Keep track of your calorie intake. According to the calorie restriction diet, you take in 25 percent fewer calories than are necessary to maintain a healthy weight. Start by following a balanced diet, and then gradually cut calories. Your weight loss will proceed slowly. Step 2: Avoid simple sugars Avoid eating simple sugars and flours. These are typically high in calories while providing little nutritional value. Make sure that every calorie has nutritional value. Step 3: Eat vegetables Eat vegetables. Vegetables -- both leafy and not -- have a high nutrient-to-calorie ratio. Step 4: Limit saturated fats Limit the amount of saturated fats you eat to less than seven percent of total daily calories, according to American Heart Association recommendations. Cut down on animal proteins to reduce your saturated fat intake. Step 5: Select monounsaturated fats Eat food containing monounsaturated fats, such as avocados, nuts, and seeds, and Omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and mackerel. Tip Fats in the food you eat should not total more than 25-35 percent of your total daily calories. While all fats contain nine calories per gram, monounsaturated fats provide nutrients that help develop and maintain your body’s cells. Step 6: See your doctor Visit your doctor for regular checkups and blood tests to make sure you're avoiding nutrient deficiencies. Did You Know? A can of regular beer averages 156 calories.