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Nordic diet facts will show that you can lose weight despite eating a lot of food that were previously banned by other types of diet.

Telegraph reported that the new Nordic diet consists of several traditional Scandinavian foods like fish, wholegrains, berries and game. The diet was introduced in 2004, when chefs Rene Redzepi and Claus Meyer called a symposium of chefs to talk about the effect of processed food, additives and meat produced in bulk on Denmark residents. The two chefs wanted to offer food that was fresh, simple and pure.

In 2005, the Nordic Council of Ministers approved the Nordic diet facts. Guidelines were also provided which encouraged dieters to eat foraged plants, wild meats, seafood, wholegrains like spelt and rye, root vegetables, berries, leafy greens and nuts. For salads and cooking, cold-pressed rapeseed oil, called canola, was used because it has less saturated fat.

Women's Health Mag wrote that the Nordic diet is a variation of the traditional Mediterranean diet. It is made around 15 food groups namely fruits, vegetables like berries, root vegetables, cabbage and legumes, potatoes, fresh herbs, wild mushrooms and plants, nuts, wild meat, shellfish, wild meat, whole grains and seaweed.

On the Nordic diet, people should consume more of their daily calories from plants and less from meat. It is better to eat food that comes from the wild than those that come from a farm, because the former contains more nutrients and wild meats are naturally lean.

One study, which aimed to prove the Nordic diet facts, revealed that people who followed the nutrition regime for six months lost 4.7 kilograms. Those who were put on a regular diet lost 1.5 kilograms. The Nordic diet participants also presented lower blood pressure compared to those who were eating conventionally.

One dieter reported about the Nordic diet facts that she lost four pounds in six weeks on the Nordic diet. She said, "It made me more conscious of health, not just food. Not only was I drinking more water than usual, I had upped my exercise to two Pilates classes a week, frequent five-mile runs, and the occasional hard-core cardio-workout video. I was sleeping better and enjoying a sense of satiety without too many cravings".

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