Half of the year has gone. How’s your New Year resolution going? Were you able to lose those unwanted pounds?
Now before you cry out desperation, listen (or read) up: it isn’t too late. You still have a couple more months till 2016 ends, and that’s more than enough time to shed that excess weight. However, losing weight or slimming down in Singapore isn’t as easy as it sounds, with all the great-tasting delicacies and cuisines that are often too readily available.
So how can you jump start the process? Diet, of course! And no, it definitely does not mean you have to starve yourself. Here are easy diets to follow:
- Mediterranean Diet
Delicious and healthy? You bet! With its focus mainly on the produce found around the countries in the Mediterranean Sea, what you get is a combination of palate- and waistline-friendly chows. A typical diet consists of vegetables, fruits, beans, cereals, and even pasta! Examples include Greek Salad, Whole Grain Pasta with Vegetables, and Creamy Hummus with Warm Pita. More than just helping you shed pounds, it also promotes heart and brain health.
- 5:2 diet
They didn’t call it one of the best diets of 2016 for nothing! This 5:2 diet is based on a simple principle, you eat like you normally would for 5 days a week, then fast on the other two days. Sounds doable, right? Studies show that intermittent fasting can help lower the risk of some weight-related diseases, like breast cancer. However, it’s always good to remember that you aren’t supposed to feast on the non-restricted days either. Let’s admit it though; it’s easier to stick to a diet for two consecutive days than doing it for seven straight days, right?
- Paleo Diet
Don’t trash this one out just because it’s getting a lot of buzz lately. On the contrary, this diet is Google’s most searched-for weight loss method in 2013. Also known as the caveman’s diet, it consists of food that you think a Stone Age hunter can hunt or fish, like meat and seafood. Eggs, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices can also be consumed. However, any cereal grains like dairy, wheat, refined sugar, potatoes and salt, as well as anything processed, is strictly off-limits. So basically, you’ll be eating like a caveman did (thus, the term “caveman’s diet”) 10,000 years ago. More than just promoting weight loss, experts say it also helps reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and other health problems.
So there you have it! Who said slimming down in Singapore has to be a drag? Aside from these three, there are tons of diet options to choose from. Just be sure to read ahead though to make sure it’s a great fit for you.