The Thousand and One Ways to Lose Weight

A non-exhaustive list of diets and other means to lose weight. Most of them are weird, some are even dangerous but they are really used!

100% proteins.

The diet made of 100 % proteins in the goal to lose weight has true results, and there are few (stupid) celebrities that make use of it.
However, this creates a deficiency of vitamins and other minerals, and increases the creation of oxidants that are generated by the transformation of proteins into energy. Without contributions of antioxidants from vegetables this diet accelerates the body aging. Better still be overweighted.

Dissociated regime

Based on the premise that the association of food groups promote storage as fat (sugars turn into fat), it encourages to consume all types of food but each group (proteins, carbohydrates or fat) both in a day or a meal.
This has a real effect but it is still anti-natural and harmful as causing deficiencies.
But we can always prevent certain associations: carbohydrates and lipids for example.

100% carrot

A good way to save money. However, the body may suffer from such a diet, even temporarily.

Ingesting clay

In order to fill the stomach. Not fatal, but the side effects are not excluded even in the short term.

Wear a corset

To compress the stomach and simulate satiety. Feasible, at times, we will be quickly tired anyway.


Involves placing a ring around the stomach. Only in cases of most critical obesity.

Do not eat

Do not eat for a day, from time to time. Not sure that this is effective if it is further compensated by an excess of food. But if this can help the body to learn to eat less, not inadvisable.
Food abstinence is recognized as beneficial to health.

Infect food

To cut appetite, eating boiled and other stews, anything that you do not like. This can go hand in hand with the act of eating less, which is the best diet, but to be used in a limited time or occasionally. We must not waste life either.

The Zone

The diet adopted by the stars of Hollywood, including Jennifer Aniston, is considered by institutions as acceptable, without being the best that can be recommended.
It has the advantage of being simple to apply.

The vegetarian diet

Remove meat does not mean removal of proteins. This diet requires a very studied food to provide the necessary nutrients, including proteins that can be found in some vegetables, seeds and eggs.

The Cretan diet

This is a semi-vegetarian food, with meat twice a week, fish more often, olive oil supplemented by some vegetables to get useful lipids such as omega 3.
This diet is a guarantee of longevity.

The rule of Okinawa

The city of Okinawa is know for the longevity of the inhabitants, their health and their thinness.
The rule in the city is to stay on its hunger at every meal. Always end with a remainder of appetite. You learn to bear.
It is effective, safe and healthy, a rule to follow.

The rule of the glycemic index

Based on the premise that foods with high glycemic index, ie with fast sugars, which pass quickly in the blood, causing a big production of insulin and provide the body to burn fat, nutritionists have the idea to base the diet on reducing the GI.
See for example the Montignac diet.
It reduces the GI by removing foods that have a high glycemic, in other words that increase the percentage of sugar in the blood: potatoes, melon, beets, white bread, pineapples, turnips, pumpkin.
They are replaced with food equivalents.

But the principle that we could eat without limits just in avoiding foods high GI is illusory. The intake of fats will always have a overweight effect.


It is always an effective mean to lose weight. Not just because it burns fat. Contrary to what is continually said on the media (and perhaps what their public want to hear), the sport do losing weight. Even if you consumes low fat, you consume lots of sugars, they do not say.
Of course, physical activity is not sufficient in itself, you can eat more, you can eat badly, very energetic, very bold..., We must complete the sport with a studied diet.

The's diet

Our recommended diet is based on three rules:

    1. Rule:   Never eat between meals.
    2. Rule:   Finish a meal with a remainder of appetite.
    3. Rule:   Reduce the glycemic index: Substitution of food with high GI by equivalents food.

We should never be sated, except on rare occasion. We get used to eating less and supporting hunger.
This has a physical effect: the stomach tends to be reduced, we will be sated sooner.
Only when we took the habit of not eating between meals that can reduce the amount of food dishes.
The purpose of this site is to ensure that diet is balanced with a sufficient supply in all essential nutrients, while reducing the amount of food.


All the diets based on imbalanced food (deletion of part of the triad carbohydrate / fat / protein) are absolutely forbidden.
Any effective diet requires a mandatory rule that to not eat between meals.