The 5 diets that work…really!

To lose a few pounds (or a lot more), we avoid fancy, fashionable or monotonous diets, and instead trust those that have really proven themselves. Top 5 fast diets that guarantee you success without unpleasant surprises.

  The 5 diets that work…really!

1. The Weight Watchers Method

A promise of -3 kilos (minimum) the first month , constant support, a real food relearning, progressive and balanced but zero prohibitions: the Weight Watchers method has been a hit for several decades, including among those who have a lot of weight to lose. Global, it guides you for the resumption of sport (moving allows you to earn points to spend as you want, for an outing for example), boosts morale and motivation, and is personalized to stick to your lifestyle, your tastes and your pace. Unstoppable: she is elected by the magazine U.S News & World Report 'best weight loss method', 'easiest method to follow' and 'best method for rapid weight loss': just that!

The bonus: meetings, app, website, and even social network, workshops and events: those who need support will feel well cared for.

2. Fasting, or intermittent fasting

The Fasting consists of eating only during a period of 8 hours during the day (for example from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.), to benefit from a daily period of 16 continuous hours of fasting (evening, night and morning). In practice, therefore, we dine early, and we skip breakfast completely: not even sugar in the coffee or tea, yogurt or fruit. During these hours of dieting, the body, deprived, will draw on its reserves, therefore on its stored fats... The effect? Real, with according to studies minus 2 to 3 kg in three weeks .

Advantage: the method is easily compatible with a social life (you can have a family breakfast on the weekend, for example), and allows you to lose weight slowly but surely. Surprisingly, you don't suffer from hunger (some even find it a boost of energy), and you get used to it very quickly.

Bonus: Intermittent fasting has been shown to have health benefits (lower triglycerides, lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar).

3. The 'Low GI' Diet

Effective for losing weight but also for getting rid of the abuse of sugars that are harmful to the body, the low GI diet is based on a simple principle: eliminating sugars that were once called 'fast' but in reality 'to glycemic index 'high', which suddenly raise the blood sugar level, and trigger a strong secretion of insulin, which promotes storage in the form of fat. We must therefore learn to choose all our sugars better: we forget white bread, sandwiches or burgers, sodas , sweet desserts but also fried or mashed potatoes, overcooked pasta and puffed rice pancakes, to favor legumes (peas, lentils, beans), black bread, quinoa, pasta and al dente rice, fruits and vegetables. therefore take new reflexes but the diet is guaranteed without hunger (we fill up on satiating foods), and rather easy to follow when we have integrated the principle. Weight loss is real and demonstrated by studies, especially on weight loss. abdomen (preferred storage location), more or less quickly depending on the person and the weight to be lost . And for the rest, we eat 'as usual', without any other food constraint, and we can follow the method over the long term.

The bonus: you remove the specter of diabetes, you put your often exhausted pancreas to rest, you lower your blood sugar, but also inflammation (which promotes cardiovascular disease, in particular). A real healthy diet.

4. The Mediterranean Diet

Discovered among the Cretans and recognized for its health benefits demonstrated for several decades, the mediterranean diet also helps to find or regain a normal weight. Tasty and healthy, it gives pride of place to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, oilseeds and olive and rapeseed oil, while reducing meat, cheeses, cold cuts and sweets (as little as possible). It's not really vegetarianism since fish (including fat), seafood, poultry, eggs and goat's or sheep's cheese are authorized in moderate quantities, but most of the plate remains vegetable, fresh and season. To win, a streamlined silhouette but also improved biological constants, significant protection against cardiovascular disease, and better health and longevity.

The bonus: you can drink a glass of (red) wine with every meal, even if it's not a must! This long-term 'diet' is medically recognized as one of the best in the world for the line and the health...

5. The paleo diet

Eating like our ancestors to lose weight: this is the idea of ​​this back-to-basics method which excludes cereal and dairy products, legumes, sugars and all industrial foods. The promise ? Less 2 to 5 kg in 1 month (depending on what you have to lose). But in practice, what do we eat? Quite simply meat, fish, shellfish, seafood and eggs, plenty of fruit and vegetables, oilseeds (walnuts, almonds, etc.) and seeds (squash, pine nuts, sunflower, etc.), selected fats (coconut, duck , olive, clarified butter, nuts) in quantity. The hardest ? Forget bread, pasta, and even rice or lentils, substitute sweet potato, butternut squash, parsnip, beetroot, turnip, plantain…and potato, phew! A method to follow for at least 1 month, but which can then be adapted and kept over the long term.

The bonus: A real stall of sugar, and all the additives of industrialized foods, necessarily very beneficial for health. And a strong scientifically established anti-inflammatory effect.