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  2. Ingredients: Pea and Pinto bean: half a cupful Lentil: half a cupful Carrot: 2 fresh ones Red beet: 1 piece Turnip: 1 piece Vegetables (spinach or Chard 🙂 half a kilogram Potato: 2 fresh ones Ground meat: 200 grams Onion: 2 medium ones Plum: a cupful Apricot: half a kilogram Ground Hazelnuts and ground walnut: 1 tablespoon of each Vinegar: half a cup Salt, turmeric, pepper: as much as you prefer Directions: Bake the peas and beans and add the lentil. Wait for them to cook and then bake the diced carrot, diced turnip, and diced red beet separately. Now add them to the grains. Here you need to chop the spinach and then dice the potato. Add these two ingredients to the pottage. Grate an onion and knead it with the ground meat, so that you could make some meatballs from the paste. Now roast the paste with fried onion, fried garlic, walnut powder, and hazelnut powder. Put the outcome in the pottage, and for the last step, put the dried apricot sheets and plum in the pottage and left it to boil for just a few extra ones. If you add the dried apricot and plum soon, they may melt more than you need. Some may use dried sour cherry in the pottage. Sip the salt and pepper and add more if you need it. While you are going to serve the meal, you can add a few amounts of vinegar and grape juice to make it more sour-sweet. Here you are at the moment of eating of an unforgettable meal. source: https://haidasandwich.ca/iranian-food-recipe/
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  5. hi there! i'm Zahra and i wanna introduce you a perfect Iranian food recipe: khoreshte karafs! 😋 it's made of celery and onions and you can add some peaces of meat. but as a vegetarian i do not add meat and still enjoy the food! first you start with baking onions and meat, then you can add peaces of celery and salt, after 10 minutes you can add two glasses of tap water and let it cook for like 30 minutes, and your khoreshte karafs is ready! enjoyyyyy😍 you can find the recipe and an image of the food in the link below: https://haidasandwich.ca/iranian-food-recipe/
  6. Ingredients Required for Cheese Maggi Recipe Ingredients Amount Butter 20 gm Onion (Chopped) ¼ Cup Tomato (Chopped) ¼ Cup Capsicum (Chopped) ¼ Cup Maggi Masala-e-Magic 1 Sachet Cheese 2 Cubes Maggi 2 Packets Salt As per requirement Serving: 2-3 Person How to make Cheese Maggi Recipe Heat the pan and add 20 gm of butter. Once it melts add chopped vegetables- capsicum, onion, & tomatoes. Mix all ingredients well. Now add Maggi taste-makers, Maggi Masala-e-magic, and salt to taste. Mix well. Pour 2.5 cups of water. Boil the water to a full flame till it starts to bubble up. As the water bubbles up, add Maggi noodles, into it (if you want you can break into four, I am going to cook them as is). Let Maggi cook on a full flame and make sure it’s completely submerged in the water. You can also add optional spices such as red chili powder if you want. As the excess water evaporates at this stage grated cheese cube on top it in the pan itself. Stir well so that the cheese melts well. Cook on high flame. Read More..
  7. Smirnoff Vodka Flavors Complete Smirnoff Vodka comes 36 different flavors that I’ve explained below. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry– This drink is made with infused with cherry, citrus, and blue raspberry flavors, this spirit is a crowd-pleaser. Try it straight, with lemonade, or in a Moscow Mule with lemon for a summer cocktail, you’ll want to share. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sourced Ruby Red- This drink is made with real grapefruit juice for a tart and tangy finish. This vodka pairs best with club soda for a delicious simple serve. Smirnoff Sourced Ruby Red Grapefruit is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple- This drink is made with real pineapple fruit juice for a tropical, juicy flavor. This vodka pairs best with club soda for a delicious simple serve or can be added to a Pina Colada for a fun twist. Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sourced Cranberry Apple– This drink is made with real apple and cranberry fruit juices for a tart, sweet flavor. This vodka pairs best with club soda for a delicious simple serve or can be added to a Cosmo for a fun twist. Smirnoff Sourced Cranberry Apple is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Green Apple- This drink is made with the tart but sweet flavor of green apples. For simple cocktails, this spirit pairs best with soda water, lemonade or pineapple juice. For a more complex cocktail, add to a martini for a tangy twist. Smirnoff Green Apple is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Grape- This drink is made with natural grape flavor for a sweet and fruity finish. Pairs well with soda water, lemonade, or cranberry juice for a simple cocktail. To elevate combine with champagne or in your go-to cosmo. Smirnoff Grape is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Peppermint- This drink is made with peppermint flavor, this spirit provides a cool and minty finish. Try it straight, paired with hot chocolate or coffee. Smirnoff Peppermint Twist is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sours Berry Lemon– This drink is made with the tart and tangy flavors of berry and lemon, resulting in a sour but sweet taste. Served best as a chilled shot. Smirnoff Sours Berry Lemon is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Ruby Red Grapefruit- This drink is made with juicy grapefruit for a flavorful citrus finish. This refreshing citrus flavor pairs best simply with soda water, lemonade, or orange juice. Elevate this spirit by topping with champagne. Smirnoff Ruby Red Grapefruit is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Blueberry– This drink is made with a natural blueberry flavor for a smooth and delicious taste. This juicy berry flavor pairs best with soda water, lemonade, or cranberry juice. Smirnoff Blueberry is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Cherry- This drink is made with natural cherry flavor for a bold, tangy taste. Simply pairs with soda water, lemonade, or pineapple juice. For an elevated serve, mix into your go-to cosmo recipe. Smirnoff Cherry is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Citrus– This drink is made with natural citrus flavor for a crisp and refreshing taste. Pair it with soda water, cranberry juice or orange juice for an easy cocktail option. To elevate, add into a martini for variation of a lemon drop. Smirnoff Citrus is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Coconut– This drink is made with fresh coconut for a tropical finish. Pair it with soda water, pineapple juice or coconut water for an easy cocktail option. To elevate, add into a Pina Colada for a taste of the islands. Smirnoff Coconut is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Cranberry- This drink is made with natural cranberry flavor for a tart finish. Pair it with soda water and lime, pomegranate juice or orange juice for a simple cocktail. To elevate, add to your favorite Cosmo. Smirnoff Cranberry is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel- This drink is made with homemade caramel with a hint of salt, this spirit provides a sweet and indulgent flavor to elevate any cocktail. Pairs best with coffee, root beer, or ginger ale. Smirnoff Kissed Caramel is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Lime– This drink is made with natural lime flavor for a refreshing citrus taste. Simply mix with soda water, cranberry juice or orange juice for a quick & easy cocktail. Smirnoff Lime is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Mango- This drink is made with juicy mangos for a tropical finish. Pair it with soda water, pineapple juice or lemonade for a quick & easy cocktail. To elevate, add your favorite fruit juices for a delicious punch. Smirnoff Mango is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Orange- This drink is made with a blend of six varietals of mandarin and navel oranges for a zesty citrus flavor. This spirit pairs best with soda water, cranberry juice, or orange juice. Smirnoff Orange is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Passion Fruit– This drink is made with the sweet-tart flavor of tropical passion fruit. Pairs best with soda water, lemonade, or cranberry juice. Smirnoff Passion Fruit is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Peach– This drink is made with the natural flavor of juicy peaches for a sweet and fruity taste. This spirit has a pleasant sweetness and pairs best with soda water, lemonade, or iced tea. Smirnoff Peach is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Pineapple– This drink is made natural pineapple flavor for a tropical taste of the islands. Pairs best with soda water, lemonade, or pineapple juice. Smirnoff Pineapple is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Pomegranate- This drink is made with juicy ripe pomegranate for a sour yet sweet finish. Pair it with soda water or cranberry juice for an easy cocktail option. Also, try this spirit in your favorite Red Wine Sangria recipe for a tangy addition. Smirnoff Pomegranate is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Raspberry- This drink is made with natural raspberry flavor for a tart and fruity finish. Pairs best with soda water, lemonade, or cranberry juice. Smirnoff Raspberry is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Root Beer– This drink is made with the creamy, spicy flavor of a root beer float, resulting in the perfect balance of vanilla, spice, and sweetness. Smirnoff Sours Fruit Punch– This drink is made with infused with the tart flavor of cherries and berries, for a sour but sweet taste. Served best as a chilled shot. Smirnoff Sours Fruit Punch is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sours Green Apple- This drink is made with the crisp and tart flavor of green apples, for a sour but sweet taste. Served best as a chilled shot. Smirnoff Sours Green Apple is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sours Watermelon– This drink is made with the flavor of pink watermelon, for a tangy sour taste. Served best as a chilled shot. Smirnoff Sours Watermelon is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Strawberry– This drink is made with the natural strawberry flavor for a juicy berry finish. Simply pair with soda water, lemonade, or cranberry juice for a quick & easy cocktail. Smirnoff Strawberry is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Vanilla- This drink is made with natural vanilla flavor for a sweet and indulgent flavor. Pairs best with root beer, coffee, or ginger ale for a flavorful easy cocktail. Smirnoff Vanilla is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Whipped Cream- This drink is made with the confectionery taste of whipped cream for a light and decadent taste. This indulgent spirit tastes best with root beer, coffee, or ginger ale. Smirnoff Whipped Cream is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Wild Honey– This drink is made with the sweet taste of golden honey flavor with a floral fruity finish. This spirit pairs best with soda water, lemonade, or apple cider. Smirnoff Wild Honey is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Lemon- This drink is made with a sweet lemon flavor with a cool, refreshing finish. With only 78 calories per 1.5 oz., this spirit pairs perfectly with club soda, with a splash of pomegranate or grapefruit juice. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Mango Passion Fruit– This drink is made with a juicy mango flavor with a cool, refreshing finish and passion fruit notes. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Mango Passion Fruit is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut- This drink is made with a juicy pineapple flavor with a cool, refreshing finish and toasted coconut notes. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate- This drink is made with delicate flavor notes of sweet yet tart raspberries and juicy pomegranates with a cool, refreshing finish. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Raspberry Pomegranate is Kosher Certified and gluten-free. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Summer Strawberry- Smirnoff Sorbet Light Summer Strawberry is infused with a juicy strawberry flavor with a cool, refreshing finish. Smirnoff Sorbet Light Summer Strawberry is Kosher Certified and gluten-free.
  8. Original KFC Chicken Thigh Recipe : Signature Recipes Preparation Time Prep. Cooking Total 20 minutes 40 minutes 60 minutes It’s not easy to make but it’s worth spending 60 minutes in the Kitchen for this. Let's Begin with the Recipe KFC Chicken Thigh Recipe Ingredients ½ tsp Marjoram (Dried) ½ tsp Basil (Dried) ½ tsp Oregano (Dried) ½ tsp Ground Allspice ½ tsp Garlic Powder ½ tsp Sage (Dried) ½ tsp Celery Salt 1 tsp Black Pepper 1 tsp Chili Powder 1 tsp Paprika 2 tsps Onion Salt 4-6 pieces of Chicken Thighs 2 quarts Neutral Oil (for frying) 1 Egg White 1 ½ cup All-Purpose Flour 1 tbsp Brown Sugar 1 tbsp Kosher Salt You will find all the ingredients required to make KFC Chicken Thigh from any supermarket near your home. KFC Chicken Thigh Recipe You have to follow all the steps mentioned above if you want you Chicken Thigh as perfect as KFC. Preheat fryer to 350°F. Thoroughly mix together all the spice mix ingredients. Combine spice mix with flour, brown sugar and salt. Dip chicken pieces in egg white to lightly coat them, then transfer to flour mixture. Turn a few times and make sure the flour mix is really stuck to the chicken. Repeat with all the chicken pieces. Let chicken pieces rest for 5 minutes so the crust has a chance to dry a bit. Fry chicken thighs for 20 minutes (approx). Chicken pieces are done when a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part reads 165°F. Let chicken drain on a few paper towels when it comes out of the fryer. Serve hot.
  9. Hyderabadi Iranian Tea Recipe Make a decoction of tea powder by adding 3 cups of water into 2 tbsp of tea powder. Cover the vessel to prevent escaping steam. Boil it for around 30 minutes. Finally, it should become a half cup of filtered decoction. On another burner, boil 4 cups of whole milk till it is reduced to 1.5 cups. Now add 4 tbsp of khoya or mawa. Boil it till khoya mixes with the milk completely and makes it of a thick texture. Stir it frequently so that it mixes with milk quickly. Now add the half cup of filtered decoction to it thus making it the ultimate 2 cups of world-famous Hyderabadi Iranian Tea. Using this Hyderabadi Iranian Tea recipe, serve hot and taste this unfathomable tea at ease at your own place now. This nutty-flavoured tea when served with the delicious oatmeal cookies, gives you the time of your life. Such heaven to devour in one go. Nutritional Values of Hyderabadi Irani Calories 50 Fat 1.5 g Cholestero l0 mg Sodium 0 mg Carbohydrates 12 g Protein 2 g Benefits of Hyderabadi Irani - Benefits as stress buster - Helps you to feel alive - works as Mental pain releaser
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  12. SKN Renew Sleep, stress levels, feeding time, even plate size can have a positive effect on weight loss if you do it right. Here are 9 strategies to lose weight: Eat only to lose weight during meals when was the last time you focused on food alone? If it's your usual story of eating, running, watching TV or reading a book at the computer, it's time to end it. According to studies, multi functional eaters not only eat more specifically during meals, but even later. Focusing on eating alone will help you control the amount of food you eat and, in the end, feel more at ease. Friend All of us receive at least some help from friends: There is nothing better than supporting a friend to achieve our goals. You go to the gym with more enthusiasm and motivation when you know your friend will be with you. https://www.getwhiteface.com
  13. 16. The Very Fast 800 Diet Created by Dr Mosley, the Very Fast 800 Diet is for those who are trying to lose weight quickly and involves eating just 800 calories every day. Want to lose weight slowly? The Fast 800 Diet ('the new 5:2') involves eating a Mediterranean Diet for five days and cutting down to 800 calories on two days. Typical meal: Grilled calamari salad What the diet advocate says: For those looking to lose a lot of weight and re-set their metabolism fast... [the Very Fast 800] has been shown to help people shift the most weight, and keep it off, in the shortest time. What the expert says: 'I wouldn't recommend this diet as it promotes a poor relationship with food as you are counting your calories' says nutritionist Jenna Hope. 'This then drives people to eat processed food, which is high in sugar and low in fat and is not sustainable'. Verdict: Whilst the diet encourages healthy Mediterranean meals, counting your intake and limiting yourself to 800 calories could lead to an unhealthy relationship food.
  14. 15. The DASH Diet A diet that reduces the intake of salt, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or the DASH diet was made for those with high blood pressure and to reduce the risk of heart disease. It is also thought to decrease cancer and diabetes risk. Typical meal: One whole-wheat bagel with two tablespoons of peanut butter What the diet advocate says: DASH is a flexible and balanced eating plan that helps create a heart-healthy eating style for life. The DASH eating plan requires no special foods and instead provides daily and weekly nutritional goals. What the expert says: Though a relatively healthy diet, ‘it’s also another diet that encourages low-fat dairy which means you’re not absorbing Vitamins A, D, E and K.’ 'Vitamin D is hard to get from a diet but milk is a great source. When you’re removing the fat, you’re reducing the absorption.' Nutritionist Jenna Hope notes that the diet is however heavily fibre-based, which is great for your gut health. 'I would only recommend it to those with high blood pressure, essentially who the diet was created for, as cutting out regular dairy is not essential.' Verdict: A step forward in the right direction to reduce extra salt intake or sugary snacks. However, it's not necessary to only consume low-fat dairy unless your GP has stated otherwise.
  15. 14. The Nordic Diet Created in 2004 by a group of nutritionists, scientists, and chefs, to manage the growing rates of obesity and the unsustainable farming practices in the Nordic countries such as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland, the Nordic diet stays away from processed options and encourages locals to eat what they grow. It is a diet rich in omega 3 i.e. oily fish and canola oil. Typical meal: Salmon with lentils What the diet advocate says: Not only is a Nordic diet comparable in terms of nutrition to the celebrated Mediterranean diet, but it also provides an easy plan for eco-friendly eating. What the expert says: Generally nutritionist Jenna Hope says she can see the benefits long term of the diet, ‘and as a general population, we need to eat more fish as we’re not getting enough omega 3 as with plant based diets, you need more food for it to be the equivalent of eating oily fish twice a week.’ However, the Nordic diet encourages you to eat low-fat dairy which Hope discourages. ‘When consuming dairy such as milk, we should be consuming low fat dairy as removing the full fat from the item, removes the good fats. When dairy products are also low fat, they tend to be high in sugar also.’ Verdict: The Nordic diet seems to be both sustainable to the planet and to our bodies as it encourages eating local, whilst also cutting down processed and sugary snacks. However, we don’t encourage eating low-fat dairy products as this means a reduction in gaining your good fats and necessary nutrients for the brain. Just be sure to watch your saturated fat intake, the NHS recommends no more than 20g of saturated fat a day for women.
  16. 13. The Paleo Diet The paleo diet, or Paleolithic, is dubbed the caveman diet because, if a caveman didn’t eat it, neither can you. On the menu are foods that you can hunt, fish or gather – grass-fed meat, fish, nuts and veggies. Out are foods which we consume thanks to modern agriculture – cereal grains, potatoes, dairy and (surprise surprise) all processed foods. Typical meal: Grilled lamb skewers with salad What the diet advocate says: According to Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution, Paleo is ‘the only nutritional approach that works with your genetics to help you stay lean, strong and energetic.’ What the expert says: ‘Paleo does promote the consumption of fresh ingredients over salty, processed meats. It also advocates a high consumption of fruit and vegetables, which is no bad thing. Research published in the journal Nature suggests that following this kind of diet can improve blood pressure, insulin resistance and cholesterol levels. That said, it is incredibly restrictive, and cutting out dairy, cereal foods and starchy carbohydrates will likely leave you low on fibre, calcium and iodine.’ Verdict: You might feel like you’re doing your body a favour by upping your intake of fresh ingredients and cutting out the processed stuff, but #balanced it ain’t.
  17. 12. The Keto Diet The ketogenic diet – keto among friends – is so-called because it aims to get the dieter into a state of ketosis, when the body stops using glucose as its main energy source and starts using ketones instead. The high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet is beloved by Silicon Valley for its alleged brain-boosting benefits. Typical meal: Grilled chicken breast with vegetables What the diet advocate says: 'The classic keto diet was very strict and nowadays what’s become more popular even to use from a clinical scenario is called the Modified Keto diet which is more liberal in protein. And that’s generally what people are following for weight loss and energy. That would be roughly 65-70% fat, 20-30% protein with a very small carb amount 5-10%,’ says Dr Dominic D’agostino, professor of neuropharmacology at the University of South Florida. What the expert says: ‘Like with Atkins, you will lose weight quickly. The ketogenic diet is used in medicine, but under strict supervision and for set periods of time, so with appropriate support it can be safe in the short to medium term. The brain does use glucose as its fuel of choice, so ‘brain fog’ lethargy are common side effects. You’ll known when your body is running off ketones by your breath – it’s known as ‘keto breath’, and it’s bad. It also can affect your ability to exercise by due to a lack of quickly accessible energy. The risks are more long term, such as risk of nutritional deficiency (vitamin c, a, k and b vitamins) and also increased risk of bowel and possibly breast cancer cancer due to limited fibre intake. Ketosis generally isn’t recommended and it’s not exactly a state that would the body would usually be in, but it can be done safely for set periods of time.’ Verdict: It might work as a short-term solution, but fall off the no-carb wagon and you’re back to square one. And we don’t like the sound of that keto breath. We like our diets to be more #balance, less food shaming and not require army-style adherence. Avoid.
  18. 11. The New Atkins If it all feels a little bit '90s, that’ll be because this was basically the diet that kept Rachel from Friends looking, well, like Rachel from Friends. Think of it as the 20th-century version of no carbs before Marbs. Thankfully though, the old premise of each as much as you want, as long as you don’t go near a carb, has had a makeover. The New Atkins diet reintroduces carbs in phases. Typical meal: Steak with a side of spinach What the diet advocate says: ‘Every phase of the New Atkins plan is based on proven scientific principles and is a completely safe, natural way to lose weight,’ say Akins Nutritionals Inc. ‘Phase one is about transforming your body into a fat burning machine and kickstarting your weight loss. By limiting the amount of carbs you eat to around 20g a day, your body will switch its main fuel source from carbs to fat.’ What the expert says: ‘Atkins will result in quick weight loss as the body uses all the carbohydrate stores adults tend to have. But limiting carbs will mean you could be lacking in fibre and b vitamins like niacin, thiamine and b6. Aside from cutting out a major food group, Atkins tends to result in eating a lot of food that’s high in saturated fats, which is linked to raised cholesterol and heart disease.’ Verdict: Any diet that requires you to cut out a major food group can create a negative relationship with food, isn't sustainable in the long-term, or good for your overall nutritional intake.
  19. 10. The 16:8 The diet for people who love to eat. Interested? Thought so. Like its sister diet, the 5:2, this one’s a numbers game. You have an eight-hour window during which you can eat, then you fast for 16 hours. Typical meal: Whatever you fancy. As long as it’s within your window. What the diet advocate says: According to David Zinczenko, author of The 8-hour Diet, eating all your meals within a set window is the key to burning fat. ‘By carving out an eight-hour window in which to eat to your heart's content, you'll burn your body's fat stores effortlessly. The science is actually simple: for several years, researchers have been producing remarkable weight loss results in people using "intermittent fasting". In this case, fasting is about eating whatever you want, but staying within a sensible eight-hour window. This gives your body the chance to burn away your fat stores for the energy it needs.’ What the expert says: ‘This is based on the same principle as 5:2, but the fact that it doesn’t involve any calorie counting or dietary restriction is a bonus. There may be some benefits to IF in relation to healthy ageing, but again, more research is needed.’ Verdict: An early afternoon brunch and a late dinner – aka Saturday. We’re onto a winner here.
  20. 9. Intermittent Fasting The 5:2, essentially you eat what you want for five days. Fast for the other two. Sounds easy. But try telling that to someone after ‘lunch’ on a fast day. For women, fast days involve eating 500 calories (600 for men). Typical meal: Fishcake served with asparagus and a poached egg What the diet advocate says: Michael Mosley, the scientist behind 5:2, claims women will lose 1lb a week, as well as seeing reduced cholesterol levels, a lower blood pressure and insulin sensitivity. What the expert says: ‘Over 50 years ago researchers realised they didn’t have to restrict energy every day and they still got a protective effect. In animals, these diets were shown to reduce visceral fat, oxidative stress and reduce cell proliferation, which is involved with the development of cancer. The models that were used in humans were two consecutive days of 650kcal then five days following a normal, healthy diet, versus a healthy med diet of 1500kcal. This research found the weight loss was slightly greater in the group fasting for two days compared to the other group. It’s worth noting that the participants in these studies were given a huge amount of support, which wouldn’t happen if you were just picking up a book on the 5:2 diet. Overall, there isn’t actually much evidence and we need more data on the long-term success of these diets.’ Verdict: The jury’s still out on 5:2. And the danger is that if you literally eat anything you want on non-fast days, your daily diet could lack nutrition in favour of sugary treat-style foods. But with the research around IF stacking up, and more in the works, fasting is going nowhere, erm, fast.
  21. 8. Dr Gundry Diet The diet that brought ‘lectins’ into the mainstream - a plant-based protein found in the likes of legumes (lentils and beans), nightshade veg (tomatoes, potatoes and aubergine), eggs and grains. The man who popularised the lectin-free diet – Dr Steven Gundry – describes them as ‘toxic’. In his book that brought a lectin-free lifestyle to the masses – The Plant Paradox – he cites them as the source of modern ailments from obesity to gastrointestinal disorders. Typical meal: Pasture-raised meat with a side of asparagus What the diet advocate says: Kelly Clarkson is a fan, claiming it helped her lose weight and improved the symptoms of her autoimmune disease. What the expert says: ‘While lectins can be harder for some people to digest, it doesn’t mean we all need to all stop eating them,’ says Tew. ‘This is where working with a properly qualified nutritionist or dietitian can help you find what foods your body can tolerate and which ones may not be right for you.’ Verdict: Not all lectins are created equal and research into their impact on the body is ongoing. In fact, to date, there are no human studies linking the dietary lectins with a harmful immune response in healthy people. A lectin-free diet is also incredibly restrictive, with the list of foods you can’t eat reading like a typical shopping list for your average nutrition-conscious foodie, making it unsustainable and putting you at risk of nutritional deficiencies.
  22. 7. Carb Cycling This one does what it says on the tin: you cycle your carbs from one day to the next. On days when you’re training, you eat more, and on rest days, you eat less. It’s one strand of nutrient cycling – scheduling your intake of macros around your training. Typical meal: On a high carb day it’s wholewheat pasta with chicken. On a low carb day it’s grilled fish with asparagus What the diet advocate says: ‘It essentially means scaling your carbohydrate intake up and down in accordance with your activity levels,’ explains performance nutritionist Liam Holmes (phnutrition.co.uk). He uses the principles of nutrient timing to get elite athletes and CrossFit enthusiasts to their leanest before competitions. ‘The body works harder when it doesn’t have carbs as fuel, so it learns to become a more efficient burner of the fuel once it is there.’ What the expert says: ‘This is something that is used for athletes as part of their training. While it can lead to weight loss, carbohydrates are an energy source for the body, and restricting them can lead to headaches, fatigue and difficulty concentrating. You would be better to find the level of carbohydrates your body needs by eating normal portion sizes and a balance of all food groups.’ Verdict: Carb cycling is based on the principles of sports nutrition, so unless you’re training enough to warrant a meticulous approach to nutrition, then it’s probably not for you.
  23. 6. Carnivore Diet A purely plant-based plan. We jest. As the name suggests, it’s all about meat, and other animal products. In short: it’s the anti-vegan diet. Typical meal: Steak What the diet advocate says: Controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson is a fan, crediting the diet for curing his daughter’s various ailments, from juvenile arthritis to depression. But it was popularised by Shawn Baker, author of the aptly titled ‘The Carnivore Diet’ – in which he describes the diet as ‘a revolutionary, paradigm-breaking nutritional strategy that takes contemporary dietary theory and dumps it on its head’. What the expert says: ‘A totally unbalanced diet. Fruit and vegetable have a wealth of research showing their importance in keeping the body healthy. With evidence for heart health, cancer and gut health benefits why would you cut them out?’ Verdict: Ethics aside, an eating plan in which your five-a-day is actively discouraged is not one for us.
  24. 5. WW Weight Watchers – the diet your nan used to follow – is no more. In 2018, the company had a re-brand, with the new WW branding signalling a move away from diet culture and into the wellness-sphere – hint: WW now stands for ‘Wellness that Works’. ‘We are not classed as a diet,’ a member of the press office team tells WH. ‘It is a lifestyle change – a healthy living programme that encompasses food, activity and mindset.’ As for the substance, it’s been getting results since Atkins was a twinkle in Jennifer Aniston’s eye. But the re-brand includes WellnessWins - rewards for small, positive behaviours which are proven to lead to healthier habits - as well as FitPoints – a system designed to encourage activity choices based on what will have the healthiest impact on you. Typical meal: If you’ve got the points for it, you can eat it. What the diet advocate says: ‘We are committed to always being the best weight management program on the planet, but now we’re putting our decades of knowledge and expertise in behavioural science to work for an even greater mission,’ says Mindy Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer, WW. ‘We are becoming the world’s partner in wellness. No matter what your goal is – to lose weight, eat healthier, move more, develop a positive mind-set, or all of the above – we will deliver science-based solutions that fit into people’s lives.’ What the expert says: ‘While it’s great that WW are looking at a holistic approach, I would prefer to see a lot more emphasis on nutritional education and teaching cooking skills and portions sizes,’ says Tew. ‘We need to be encouraging people to tune into their internal cues of hunger, thirst and fullness as well as focusing on all over health.’ Verdict: It’s still a diet by any other name, but props to Weight Watchers for acknowledging that there’s more to being healthy than ‘weight’. The new platform really does consider all aspects of wellness. And with plans to partner with Alexa and Google Assistant to help track your progress, WW could be what Weight Watchers was to the early noughties.
  25. 4. The Dubrow Diet Think of it as intermittent fasting 2.0 – only a bit more complicated. Ready? Here goes. There are three windows: one to get you started, one to help you reach your goal weight and a maintenance plan. You eat within a 12-hour, 14-hour or 16-hour window depending on which phase you’re in. But what you eat counts, too. The ‘green light’ lists of foods changes with every phase. Still there? Typical meal: Depends what phase you’re in. And what time it is. But high-fibre carbs, lean protein, fruit and vegetables are your friends. What the diet advocate says: The food baby of the US reality couple Heather and Terry Dubrow (she stars in the Real Housewives of Orange County; he’s a plastic surgeon starring in a show called Botched). ‘As opposed to the keto diet that aims to get you to a ketogenic state of using fat as fuel, which isn’t healthy or sustainable in my opinion, interval eating helps you go into a fat-burning state that leads to increased energy and cell renewal - a process called autophagy, the toxin-eating phase,’ says Terry. What the expert says: ‘Based on intermittent fasting, this style of diet has some evidence to suggest it can work for some people. But it certainly isn’t going to suit all personalities and the initial stage is intense.’ Verdict: The evidence for the benefits of fasting is promising, if not conclusive. Not one for poor time-keepers. It’s also framed as ‘a diet’ as opposed to a sustainable eating plan for life.
  26. 3. FODMAP While it might have been brought to your attention by your mate with the ‘Kale 4 lyf’ tee, know that FODMAP isn’t a diet for weight loss. The acronym describes a group of short-chain carbohydrates which, when eliminated, improve the symptoms of IBS-sufferers, and it should only be followed under the supervision of a dietitian. Typical meal: Sea bass with vegetables What the diet advocate says: ‘FODMAPS are either absorbed slowly from the small intestine or not absorbed at all,’ says Dr Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and the brains behind the low-FODMAP diet. ‘When the FODMAPs move into the bowel, where they are fermented by bacteria, this produces gas and can also cause water to move into the bowel. This stretches the bowel wall, which stimulates the gut.’ What the expert says: ‘There have been a number of cases where GPs have said, “You’ve got IBS, go on the low-FODMAP diet”,’ says Dr Megan Rossi (@theguthealthdoctor). ‘The only support they give you is a printout with a limited explanation of the diet from the internet. I’ve had clients come into my practice who’ve been given a list of 10 “friendly” foods to survive on, which is nutritionally dangerous.’ Verdict: While studies suggest the low-FODMAP diet is effective in the management of IBS symptoms, it has also been linked with disordered eating, and should only be followed under the supervision of a dietitian who’s been trained in the low-FODMAP diet.
  27. 2. The Mediterranean Diet Pasta, fish, olive oil. Mamma mia! The Mediterranean Diet is so-called because it incorporates healthy living habits from Med-bordering countries like Italy, Spain and Greece. It consistently tops the list when it comes to diets recommended by Western medicine and is similar to Public Health England’s Eatwell Guide. Typical meal: Pan-fried fish with brown rice and vegetables What the diet advocate says: 'The key components of a Mediterranean diet are lots of vegetables, olive oil, oily fish and nuts, with no calorie restrictions. Combine that with cutting down on sugar, which was traditionally a rarity in the region, and you’ve got the base of the Mediterranean diet right. And if you get the base right you can eat a little of whatever else you like,' says Consultant Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra. What the expert says: ‘There is a large amount of evidence to suggest that following the MD reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease,’ says registered Dietitian and British Dietetic Association spokesperson Kirsty Barrett. ‘Significantly, a meta-analysis of randomised-control trials in 2011 found that the MD was effective for weight loss, though results were better when the diet was combined with energy restriction and physical activity. It has also been found to reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) more than low fat and low carb diets.’ Verdict: A foodie diet that delivers natural weight long-term term health goals gets our vote. Eating the rainbow means you won’t be missing out on any vital nutrients, too. Win win.
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