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For some spring breakers it’s a bad sign that the Girls Gone Wild franchise recently filed for bankruptcy. But hopefully, no one will take this important holiday any less seriously. You still want to be in shape for whatever packed beach or pool with loose drinking laws you might be headed to.
Here, some of the hottest diets of 2013, which may just help you get ready to star in some stranger’s video.
The brainchild of Brits Dr. Michael Mosley (who’s been called the Sanjay Gupta of the UK) and Mimi Spencer, the diet has been a runaway hit. Chef and food writer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall lost eight pounds between the beginning of the year and January 18, and said in The Guardian, “I believe in this fasting thing, I really do. I find the whole thing rather exhilarating. I feel I might just be part of a health revolution.”
The 8-Hour Diet
What’s more, you only have to follow the regimen three days a week; the diet claims that this will not only help you lose 2.5 pounds per week, but also help reduce various health risks and slow the aging process.
High-Intensity Impact Training
Here’s how: Exercise super-vigorously for 30 seconds (i.e., running up stairs), then rest for a short period (up to a minute), then repeat twice more, all within the span of five minutes. Repeating this program twice weekly supposedly is as effective for weight loss as longer exercise sessions. Their initial evidence also shows that participants’ appetites are suppressed by these little bursts of exercise, rather than stimulated, as they are by longer exercise routines.
The Aztec Diet
Shred: The Revolutionary Diet
Smith compares his Diet Confusion to muscle confusion, where you switch workouts to rev up overall performance. In the same way, varying your food intake can, he says, boost your metabolism.
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