The 5:2 diet is one of the most popular weight loss methods at the moment and is considered a more flexible and easier alternative to other diets. The 5:2 diet plan combines elements of intermittent fasting and calorie intake control to create a non-restrictive method to manage weight and improve the quality of life.
The SlimFast diet is a commercial calorie limiting eating plan which first appeared in the late 1970s. The diet was at first a shake only plan but later incorporated SlimFast bars. The current version was modified in the late 2000s and uses the 3-2-1 format standing for three SlimFast snacks two SlimFast meal replacements and a well-portioned dinner.
The Raw Food diet has been in existence for centuries and a 19th-century doctor by the name Maximilian Bircher-Benner is credited as its pioneer. The diet is based on a number of questionable and debunked theories including that cooking destroys natural enzymes found in food and lowers nutrient content while destroying the food’s “life force” which are at odds with conventional science.
The Optavia diet is a meal replacement and calorie limiting commercial plan by Medifast, the lifestyle products company formed by Dr. William Vitale. It is the rebrand of the more familiar Take Shape for Life which has been in existence from the early 2000s. The diet has taken the online space by storm and has the rare distinction of having trended in 2018
The HMR diet is the creation of Lawrence Stifler, a behavioral psychologist who promoted the idea of meal replacements as a weight control method and boost for overall health. HMR stands for Human Management Resource and is a system where healthier alternatives are added to the diet in phases to achieve its goals. It is considered one of the most effective weight loss plans and physical activity is included as a key part of the program.