High Carbohydrates, Low Fat Diets
The Pritkin Diet
The Pritikin Diet is a low-fat diet largely based on vegetables, grains, and fruits. Only 10 % of the diet accounts for fats. This diet aims to promote the well-being of a person on a diet by lowering cholesterol intake and aiding diabetics to normalise their blood sugar without consuming insulin. In addition, this also aids in weight loss. This diet allows the consumption of some low-fat and lean fish, chicken and beef but in small portions.
The Pritkin Diet revolves around plant-based food as the staples of this diet and there is minimal fat content. The Calorie Density Solution claims that the key in weight loss is not in reducing the intake of calories, but rather how dense the calories are in any given food. The higher the caloric density of any given food, the more likely it is to result in weight gain. It is advisable to consume food that have relatively less calories per pound and this will help in weight loss. For instance, a pound of raw and unbuttered broccoli contains a mere 130 calories, whereas a pound of chocolate chip cookies contain 2, 140 calories. Examples of food that are not calorie dense include apples and oatmeals.
The Pritkin Diet claims that some food have more calories packed in them and that if we eat foods with fewer calories per pound, we can consume these foodstuff and still have the calorie deficit that we require for weight loss. This diet consists of more than 20 pages of charts listing the caloric density of all kinds of foods, ranging from snacks to sausages, listing them in calories per pound to show the striking calorie differences between low-density food and high-density food.