Berlin Singer Adele has lost many kilos with the sirt food diet. What is behind this and the diet trends Galveston and Keton and whether they work – you can find out in this overview.
A new lifestyle concept with improved eating habits: this is the goal pursued by many who want to lose weight. But which of the countless diets out there is the right one? We present three of the currently popular weight loss methods.
The following applies to all three examples:
- It is best to set your menu and shopping list once a week.
- Add to that a few hours of meal prepping at the weekend.
- This saves time in everyday life and helps to stick to the diet.
1. What does the Galveston Diet hold?
What is a Galveston Diet?
The Galveston Diet is a nutritional program developed by American gynecologist Mary Claire Haver specifically for menopausal women.
Protein-rich food and carbohydrates are allowed, which are said to have a healthy effect on blood sugar levels.
Another important component: the so-called intermittent fasting. Typical of this are deliberately long breaks between two meals, i.e. a kind of daily short-term fasting. The most popular is the 16/8 method.
A 16-hour meal break is taken within a day. Nothing is eaten after 5 p.m. in the evening. There is no breakfast the next day. This is followed by 8 hours in which you can eat again. Then pause again.
What are the benefits of the Galveston Diet?
The goal is to lose weight permanently. It is also about reducing hormonal mood swings and hot flashes and boosting the slowed metabolism during menopause.
How do experts rate the diet?
Basically, a diet that is high in protein and fiber is considered healthy, intermittent fasting as a successful method for losing weight.
However, if you have low blood pressure, diabetes or cancer, you should stay away from intermittent fasting. In any case, before starting such a diet, you should speak to your doctor.
There are still no scientific studies that prove that the Galveston diet helps you lose weight better than others. Intermittent fasting too 16/8 Method is little explored. A study is currently being carried out at the German Institute for Nutrition in Potsdam.
There is more data for 5/2 Method, i.e. eat five days and fast two days. A study conducted at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg suggests that intermittent fasting has no benefit over the traditional diet. Two studies from Norway and Australia came to a similar conclusion.
How can I eat and drink on the Galveston Diet?
A very important part is the 16/8 interval fasting. So go without food for 16 hours, eat food within 8 hours. You can drink unsweetened tea or water around the clock.
- On the menu Foods include quinoa, lean beef, white meats like chicken or turkey, plain unsweetened yogurt, eggs, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and fruit.
- Be avoided supposed fast food, synthetic sugar, artificial sweetener, processed vegetable oil and refined carbohydrates.
A sample day for the Galveston Diet:
- Tea or coffee (unsweetened, without milk)
- Salmon with Dijon mustard, green beans and brown rice
Salmon with Dijon Mustard, Green Beans and Rice (Serves 4):
500 g salmon cut into 4 pieces,
1 tbsp chopped garlic,
350 g green snap beans,
500g pre-cooked wholegrain rice,
chopped parsley for decoration.
1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius. Line an oven tray with parchment paper.
2. Brush the pieces of salmon with olive oil and place on the baking tray. Mix the garlic and salt with a fork in a small bowl. Add mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Spread the mixture over the salmon pieces. Leave a little bit.
3. The salmon…