List of Diets
Well-known nutritional diets:
Calorie restriction diet
Caloric restriction (CR) is the practice of limiting dietary
energy intake to improve health and retard aging. In human
subjects, CR is known to slow the signs of aging, as indicated
by biomarkers such as cholesterol and blood pressure. Every
animal species tested with CR so far, including monkeys, rats,
spiders and rotifers, has shown corresponding lifespan extension.
CR is the only known dietary measure capable of extending
maximum, as opposed to average, lifespan. Energy intake must
be minimised, but sufficient quantities of vitamins, minerals
and other important nutrients must still be taken. To emphasise
this, CR is often referred to as CRON or CRAN (caloric restriction
with optimal or adequate nutrition.)
While scientists knew about the effects of CR since the 1930s,
the first major demonstration of the benefits of caloric restriction
was an experimental trial conducted by Richard Weindruch.
In 1986, Weindruch reported that restricting the calorie intake
of laboratory mice proportionally increased their lifespan
compared to a group of mice with a normal diet. The calorie-restricted
mice also maintained youthful appearances and activity levels
longer, and showed delays in age-related diseases.
The findings have since been accepted, and generalised to
a range of other animals. Researchers are investigating the
possibility of parallel physiological links in humans (see
Roth et al below). In the meantime, many people have independently
adopted the practice of caloric restriction in some form,
hoping to achieve the expected benefits themselves.
Duke University Diet.
The Rice Diet is a low fat, low salt diet, which despite its
name is not centered on rice. It was developed in the 1930s
at Duke University, and is sometimes known as the Duke University
Rice Diet. The major components of the diet healthy eating
(fruits, grains, beans, vegetables, olive oil, non fat dairy
and lean meat) is walking, and taking time for yourself.
In the detox diet, the individual must consume solely fruits,
vegetables and natural unprocessed foods. Commonly fresh home
made vegetable juices are used in conjection with the detox
The detox diet is more of a lifestyle than a diet. Most people
that are serious about an ultimate lifetime "diet"
(See Gary Null's book - Ultimate Lifetime Diet) become vegan's
to battle the acid tissue waste promoting water, food, air,
and other evironmental toxins that our bodies liver, kidney's,
lungs, and skin constantly battles on a daily basis.
This diet is also very popular among actors, singers and
other artists who wish to lose weight fast and easily, despite
their eating habits. The detox diet, however, in this since
isn't the safest way of losing weight, as it is highly restrictive
and apparently has short-term results.
Example of the detox diet
Breakfast (Aprox. 200 Kcal)
1 glass of orange juice or a cup of tea or a cup of coffee
with skimmed milk and sweetener 1 apple or 1 banana and 1
rye cracker or bread with jam and/or low fat spread
Snack (Aprox. 100 Kcal)
An envelope of ready made low fat soup or fresh vegetables
(such as carrot, cucumber,etc...)
Lunch (Aprox. 300 Kcal)
Salad with some or all of the following ingredients : Lettuce,
cucumber, tomato, carrot, peppers, corn, low fat cheese, kidney
beans, peas. Optional low fat salad dressing: 1 tsp ketchup,1
tsp honey,1 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp soy sauce
Last Meal (Aprox. 170 Kcal)
Fat free or low fat fruit yogurt and/or one of these fruits:
orange,nectarines,peach,apple Total: Aprox. 770 Kcal
Note: For some excellent references, see Chet Day's Detox
Bible and 21 day detox; Gary Null's 7 Steps to Perfects Health
(condensed version) or The Ultimate Lifetime Diet (extended
version); and The Miracle of Fasting by Paul C. Bragg.