Living in today’s modern society comes with stresses that our parents never would have imagined in their wildest dreams. With all the expectations and external pressures we go through on a day-to-day basis, it’s become more important than ever to take good care of ourselves, and the path to true healthy living begins with something many people take for granted: their diet.

Pursuit of Passion brings you four meal plans you can look into. No matter which one you choose, keep in mind that there are no shortcuts or magic wands to better health; each plan here will require you to commit, and it is your duty to balance the plans with an appropriate amount of exercise to get the results you seek. To make sure you choose the right plan for you, be sure to check with a credible nutritionist.

1. LOW CARB (FOR OVERALL HEALTH)

For this sort of diet, carbohydrates, such as those found in breads and pasta, are limited and compensated for with foods high in protein (such as meat and fish) as well as healthy vegetables. Flexible guides such as this one to help you customize your menu, ensuring you’ll be enjoying tasty, nutritious meals that will help reduce sluggishness and make you feel better as you go about your day.

2. 1200 CALORIES (FOR WEIGHT LOSS)

Now it may sound too good to be true, but with this seven-day plan, you can actually find yourself losing weight, with none of the agony of eating bland or flavorless food. If you decide to undertake this food plan, be sure to consult with your nutritionist if the calorie intake will be enough for your needs, especially if you go for high intensity workouts that require high caloric intake to maintain.

3. MEDITERRANIAN (TO DETOX)

Reduce your chances of having heart disease, depression, and dementia with this food plan that takes its inspiration from Mediterranean cuisine. This plan has been shown to have a lower overall level of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol that’s more likely to build up deposits in your arteries. This plan consists of dishes that are known for containing of a large number of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. This cuisine is known for being particularly heart healthy, and you can find a beginner’s guide here.

4. PALEO (FOR DIABETICS)

This all-natural approach to eating doesn’t restrict portions or require you to do calorie counting, but instead places an emphasis on natural foods. Based on the notion of eating what was available in prehistoric times, this plan will have you cut down on artificial, refined foods, replacing them with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Check out this simple guide to help you get started.

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