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It seems that most people, even those considered by others to be slim and fit, become concerned about their weight and extra fat on some body parts, especially before beach season or right after the holiday season. Of course, there are those who really need to shed a few pounds and those who, because of their obesity, are at risk of health problems.

Everyone knows that losing weight is never easy. It takes a lot of sacrifice, lifestyle changes, patience and dedication. Weight loss is generally achieved through exercising and some form of diet. However, when it comes to dieting, the choice of diets suggested by experts, fitness gurus and medical professionals is so vast that it is not easy to pick the right one.

When choosing a diet most people want to go for the easiest one. Here are some of the popular diets that have been considered easy and effective by those who tried them.

Easy diets to follow

The easiest way to lose weight, although not the quickest one, is to simply throw out all the unhealthy foods and replace them with healthy ones. Unhealthy food or junk food includes fast food, snacks, especially very salty ones, sodas, sweets, candy, processed, greasy and fatty foods. Healthy ones, of course, include fresh produce, lean meat, fish, seeds and nuts.

For those who want to have a strict diet plan to follow, there is the calorie shift diet. This diet, which is very popular today, increases the metabolism rate and improves fat burning. This is achieved by having more small meals per day, instead of two or three large ones, and shifting the types of foods that are consumed. For example, one day the foods on the menu are high calorie, but the next day they will have to be low calorie.

There is also the famous Atkins diet. Basically, this diet eliminates carbohydrates, which means that the body, needing energy, has to use fat stored in the body. This, logically, leads to weight loss. Atkins diet has four phases- induction phase, ongoing weight loss phase, pre-maintenance phase and lifetime phase.

Another extremely easy diet is the cabbage soup diet. The principle is very simple- a person can only eat cabbage soup, in unlimited quantities. Some fruit is also allowed. This diet should be followed for no more than seven days.

Other easy diets include zone diet, acai berry detox diet, South Beach diet and low glycemic index diet.

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