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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/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 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/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.
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Watch more Diet Tips videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/259631-How-to-Follow-the-Calorie-Restriction-Diet Need to drop a few? Get the information you need on how to follow the watercress soup diet. Warning Never change your diet without first consulting your physician. Step 1: Eat soup and fruit Eat as much watercress soup as you want, as well as fruits with high-water content such as apples, grapefruit, kiwi, melon, peaches, pineapple, and oranges, and drink 8 ounces of skim milk or fat-free yogurt during the first day. Step 2: Eat more soup and vegetables Eat an unlimited amount of soup, along with vegetables including asparagus, beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, cucumber, lettuce, as well as one baked potato and 8 ounces of skim milk or fat-free yogurt on the second day. Tip Eat no more than 1,500 calories a day during the diet. Step 3: Continue eating soup, fruit and vegetables Continue eating unlimited amounts of soup, as well as fruit and vegetables and skim milk or yogurt, but no potato on the third day. Step 4: Eat soup and bananas Eat unlimited soup, plus five bananas, and drink eight 8-ounce servings of skim milk for day four. Tip You can substitute yogurt for one milk serving on day four, but only one. Step 5: Add chicken and fish Eat as much white fish or skinless chicken as you want in addition to the soup, plus six tomatoes, and drink 8 ounces of skim milk on the fifth day. Step 6: Soup and chicken Eat as much fish and chicken as you need, along with vegetables including tomatoes, and drink 8 ounces of skim milk or yogurt in addition to eating watercress soup for day six. Step 7: Eat soup, fruit, and vegetables Eat unlimited soup, as well as fruit and vegetables and your 8-ounce glass of skim milk or yogurt to finish your first week. Step 8: Increase calories Continue eating soup, fruit, vegetables, chicken and fish, and drinking skim milk, but gradually reintroduce other a variety of foods, slowly moving toward a diet you can maintain over the long term. Did You Know? Watercress may act as an antibiotic.
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Watch more Running Training videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/180101-How-to-Run-in-Cold-Weather Runners have special nutritional needs; fulfill them for maximum performance. Step 1: Divide your calories Get 50 to 60 percent of your calories from carbohydrates, 20 to 25 percent from fat, and 15 to 25 percent from protein. If you eat 1,800 calories a day, 900 to 1,000 would come from carbs, which include fruits, vegetables, and grains; about 400 would come from fat, preferably good fats like nuts and olive oil; and another 400 or so would come from protein, such as beef, chicken, or fish. Tip Going below 25 percent fat may increase your risk of injury. Step 2: Choose the right foods Eat mainly complex carbohydrates, which means vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Stick with lean protein, like chicken and fish, and unsaturated fats, like those in nuts and olive oil. Step 3: Time your eating Eat most of your daily carbohydrate calories an hour or two before running, to provide fuel for your run, and within two hours of finishing, to replenish your energy stores. Pick ones that are rich in fiber and have high water content, like spinach and grapefruit. Step 4: Stay within your range If you're trying to lose weight, don't eat more calories than you are burning, or you'll gain weight no matter how much you're running. Tip Multiply your weight by 13 for the calories you need to maintain your current weight. You burn about 100 calories for every mile you run. Step 5: Stay hydrated Drink water an hour or two before you run. If you're planning to run for more than an hour, have a sports drink instead of water. It will help replace the electrolytes your body loses during a long run and the sodium will help you retain water. Tip To determine how much water you need to drink before a run, weigh yourself naked, get dressed and go for a hard run, and reweigh yourself in the buff. For every pound of weight you dropped in sweat, you need to take in 16 ounces of liquid. Step 6: Don't carbo-load Forget the old advice about severely limiting your carbs several days before a long-distance race and then gorging on them right before it. Recent research advises eating normally until three days before the big race, then increasing to a 70-percent carb diet up to and including the morning of a long run. Did You Know? Contrary to popular belief, runners have fewer knee problems and musculoskeletal pain in their later years than nonrunners, according to a study.