Seeing pigs fly is far more likely than your nutritionist recommending you to binge on tacos, cheesecake, steak and bagels. But after hours of scouring the web, we found the diets that do include eating these foods and surprise actually work. Now before you start scratching your head, read on to hear more about these dream diet plans.
The Taco Cleanse
This diet has our names written all over it. The Taco Cleanse, a book written by self-proclaimed “taco scientists” Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris developed the trendy new diet plan that includes eating tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 30 days straight.
While the detox itself doesn’t promise weight loss, there are still plenty of other benefits proven. In their own words, “A taco consumed within three hours of waking, colloquially called a ‘breakfast taco,’ has been anecdotally proven to erase the ill effects of the previous night’s toxic indulgence. A midday taco frequently results in more positive physical effects,” reads the book. “The spicy taco consumed prior to sleep stimulates the nocturnal imagination and has been used by taco spiritualists to induce prophetic dreams.”
The Cheesecake, Steak and Bagels Diet
Meb Keflezighi, a celebrated distance runner, 2004 Olympic silver medalist and winner of the 2009 New York City and 2014 Boston marathons, has quite the unusual diet for someone who is athletic as he is. The 5-foot-5-inch, 125 pound 40 year old tries to be “flexible and easygoing” with what he eats, which may just be the secret to effective dieting!
3:00 p.m. Keflezighi opts for a protein bar and beef jerky treat as his afternoon snack.
7:00 p.m. Dinner is served. What’s on the menu for tonight? spaghetti and meatballs.
2:00 a.m. He sleeps with a bagel and banana next to his bed in case he gets hungry in the middle of the night.
6:00 a.m. His pre-race breakfast consists of scrambled eggs.
During the race he drinks electrolyte sports drinks and fuels up with strawberry-banana PowerGels.
At the finish line he’ll end with a hot tea to warm up his body.
Post-race Its time to indulge in omelets, steak and a piece of strawberry cheesecake to please his sweet tooth.
So there you have it, being an Olympic medalist distance runner means you can basically eat whatever you want.
The Swedish Diet
The Swedish diet is a high fat high protein diet, proven to enhance metabolism while suppressing appetite. Sounds too good to be true, right? But it makes sense because low-carb high-fat diets raise the levels of good cholesterol and lower blood sugar levels, drastically reducing the chances for diabetes.
The basics of the Swedish diet are divided into three food groups.
Always Allowed to Eat:
- All types of meat
- All types of fish and shrimps
- Eggs cooked in all ways
- Vegetables that grow above ground (cabbage, kale, broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, peppers)
- Mushrooms, avocadoes, olives
- Dairy products, especially those with a high percentage of fat (yoghurt, butter, sour cream, cream, cheese)
- Nuts (sunflower seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts)
Sometimes Allowed to Eat:
- Vegetables such as beetroot, carrot, turnip and celery;
- Fruits: One fruit a day instead of a dessert is enough and raspberries are especially recommended;
- Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content, twice a week (above 70% of cocoa)
Never Allowed to Eat:
- Sugar, store-bought juices, soda drinks, pasta, cookies, cakes, ice-cream, Muesli and artificial sweeteners
- Grains and starch (bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, chips, pastes)
- Margarine and refined oils
- Alcohol, especially beer