There are a variety of diets geared towards natural weight loss; these range from conventional vegetarianism to veganism, fruitarianism, 'instinct eating' and 'raw food' diets, where the only nutrition consumed is derived directly from uncooked fruit and vegetables.
Vegetarians and vegans usually have lower body weights than their meat-eating brethren, but a diet excluding animal products does not guarantee a slender figure. In fact, many vegetarians and vegans do not eat a varied, balanced diet as it is easy to overeat on carbohydrates and fat (usually in the form of vegetables oils and fattening soy products). Be sure to include variation, and plenty of fruit and vegetables, in your vegetarian or vegan diet.
Fruitarianism is a diet based on the idea that fruit, seeds and nuts hold all the nutrition human beings need to survive. That it results in 'natural weight loss' is true; most fruitarians find that they drop an extreme amount of weight. However, it is not recommended that you follow a fruitarian diet, which greatly restricts the consumption of all other food groups. Most fruitarians find that they cannot follow this diet for very long.
The macrobiotic food diet , popularized by Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, is based on the Chinese belief that whatever you eat must balance the opposing forces of the universe known as 'yin' and 'yang.' Certain foods such as whole grains, leafy vegetables, protein from fish and legumes, some fruit and broth soups create balance. Others cause too much 'shifting' between the forces; banned foods such as meat, eggs and cheese, are too far 'yang' while sugar, spices, coffee and alcohol are too 'yin.'
A popular method of natural weight loss is to detoxify the body of harmful substances. Simply living and breathing introduces toxins and chemicals from the environment into your body, where they take up residence in the 'catch-all' of your fat deposits. Only through detox can you 'cleanse' your body of these heavy and harmful substances:
Detox is used for natural weight loss as it helps eradicate comfort eating and may even spur you on to healthier eating habits. You may feel rejuvenated and more youthful, leading to a conscious decision to avoid processed foods and other harmful items. Just be sure that you don't take detox to an extreme level or you may incur serious side effects such as chronic bowel problems or an upset stomach.