The way you run your business and the way you eat are deeply connected. Let’s face it, you startup founders lead a very busy life and easily fall prey to the “Everything or Nothing” syndrome in which you focus all your energy on one project and usually overlook fitness.
To assist you in putting your health first, I have put together 5 diet plans that will appeal to startup founders. What you get:
Let’s then get started with a general health-up diet plan before proceeding on to the more specialised dietary programs focused on specific groups of food.
Here are some general dietary guidelines that will encourage healthy eating habits in you. These guidelines are by no means a fixed prescription. They are flexible and can be adapted to suit your taste and your personal, cultural and traditional interests.
And limit intake of food containing saturated fat, trans fat, added sugar, added salt and alcohol.
An idea of Harley Pasternak, “The 5 Factor” diet is not a crash diet and hence doesn’t offer any drastic weight loss. That is actually healthy and the only way to go about it. This healthy and nutritious diet plan is made up of all food categories in the right proportion.
The diet, as the name suggests, is framed around the number “5” – 5 meals a day, each consisting of a balanced mix of the following 5 food groups:
“The 5 Factor” Diet comes with the 5 promises of:
This high fat, low carb diet is a great way to stay in shape and is based on the principle that when your body is in the carb-burning mode, it will burn all available carbs for energy before starting on stored fats.
The ketogenic diet plan primes your body to burn fats first and makes sticking to a low-calorie diet easy and enjoyable.
Benefits of Ketogenic Diet Plan:
This Diet plan recommends eating:
And avoid wheat, oat, corn, barley, rye, bread, pasta, artificial sweeteners, processed foods, and low fat products.
Here Tim Ferriss talks about a simple and yet scientific method to lose body fat in just 30 days without doing any exercise. He lost 25 lbs of fat, in a six-week period, and that’s testimonial enough for the effectiveness of this diet plan.
This diet plan requires you to follow just these 4 easy steps:
2.1 Proteins: Egg whites, chicken breast/thigh, Grass-fed conventional meats.
2.2 Legumes: Black beans, Pinto beans, Lentils.
2.3 Vegetables: Mixed vegetables, Peas, Spinach, Asparagus.
This step works a bit paradoxically. Spiking your calorie intake once a week helps in reducing fat by ensuring that your metabolic rate doesn’t down regulate itself from an extended period of calorie restriction.
Most of us tend to overlook the pH (potential of hydrogen) factor, the measure of acidity or alkalinity, of our body’s fluids and tissues. A proper pH plays an important part in your health. It is said that diseases and disorders are not found in a body whose pH level is in balance.
The healthiest pH is one that is slightly alkaline and an alkaline diet plan is based on the premise that a diet which is 70% alkaline-forming foods will help you combat numerous chronic diseases and ailments.
Benefits of Alkaline Diet Plan:
The following food groups go into the making of this diet plan:
Avoid anti-alkaline foods like eggs, high sodium food, milk, processed cereals, peanuts and walnuts, packaged grain products, alcohol and caffeinated drinks.