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THE TRENDY DIET EXPLAINED



A change in your diet can become a huge part of your lifestyle. There are times where diet changes are encouraged by your doctor and times they’re encouraged by your social circle. It feels like every month there’s a new diet that our social circle says we must try - meanwhile I’m still sitting here trying to figure out what exactly that last must-try-diet entailed. Here are a few of the most trendy diets quickly explained - from research found and cited below - so that we are at least on the same page when the next person says ‘keto friendly’!


Keto


What is it?

A Keto - Ketogenic - diet is focused on high fats and low carbs. By taking away an extreme amount of carbs you put your body into a metabolic state - ketosis - which forces your body to burn fat in order to produce energy.


What can you eat?

Any low carb, high fat food such as: Meat, fish, eggs, butter and cream, cheese, nuts and seeds, avocados, low carb veggies.


What can’t you eat?

Any high carb food such as: sugary foods, grains or starches, fruit, beans or legumes, root veggies, low fat products, alcohol.


Who is it recommended for?

People who need a reduction in blood sugar and inulin level. Some beliefs are that a keto diet might show benefits fighting diabetes, cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimers.


Some Related Diets

Atkins or Low Carb Based diet


Read More About Keto Diet Here


Vegan


What is it?

A Vegan diet is focused on consuming no animal byproduct. Many times this diet is done to help prevent animal abuse in our food industry. However, there are some health benefits that can be found through this diet, too.


What can you eat?

Fruits and veggies, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds, breads, rice and pasta, dairy alternatives - coconut, soy, almond, cashew, oat milk.


What can’t you eat?

Animal meat - including fish, eggs, cheese, butter, milk, cream, ice cream, dairy products, mayonnaise, honey.


Who is it recommended for?

People who want to show support against animal abuse. People looking for better heart health, lower cholesterol, and lower blood sugar. Those who follow a vegan diet are sometimes known to be less likely to get diabetes and some types of cancer.


Some Related Diets

Vegetarian, Pescatarian , Dairy Free


Read More About Vegan Diet Here


Paleo


What is it?

A Paleo diet is focused on eating foods that are our ancestors, cavemen, ate. These tend to be foods that are able to be hunted or gathered. The thought is that if our ancestors survived on these foods and lived a healthy life then we can, too.


What can you eat?

Lean cuts of meat - including fish, Eggs, Fruit, Non starchy veggies, Nuts and seeds, Olive oil, flaxseed oil, and walnut oil.


What can’t you eat?

Dairy products, cereal grains, legumes, starchy veggies, sweets, artificial sweeteners, sugary drinks, processed and cured meats, any processed foods.


Who is it recommended for?

People who want to cut out processed foods, and sugars from their diet. It’s important to note there is conflicting evidence on health benefits.


Some Related Diets

Dairy Free, Keto


Read More About Paleo Diet Here


Intermittent Fasting


What is it?

Intermittent Fasting - “IF” - focuses on alternating the cycles of fasting and eating. It focuses less on what you’re eating - which is why many people are fascinated with this diet - and more on when you’re eating. You can choose your fasting-eating cycle from many different variations.


What is the most popular cycle?

The most popular fasting-eating cycle is the 16/8 method or when you fast for 16 hours a day and eat for 8 hours a day. This can be done by eating your first meal of the day at noon and your last meal of the day by 8 pm.


Some Things To Note

During your fasting hours some say that you can drink water, coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages.


Who is it recommended for?

People who are looking for weight loss or to improve their metabolic health.


Read More About Intermittent Fasting Here

Have you tried any of these diets before? Is there a different diet that you swear helps elevate your health? Let me know I’d love to hear more!

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