Many of us struggle with our weight when it loses its control. We tend to jump on and off different diets that suddenly become popular or are referred to us. More often than not, these diets fail us. Or do we fail them? The reason for this is simply because diets or eating lifestyles are not a one-size-fits-all. Certain body types and medical conditions react differently under different circumstances, such as different diets.
It is, thus important to find the right eating lifestyle for your body to lose weight or remain healthy.
Here are 5 of the most popular diets of 2017:
1. Paleo Diet
The Paleo diet promotes the idea of a hunter-gather type of lifestyle. As per the diet, you must avoid refined sugars, cereal grains, legumes, dairy, salt, refined vegetable oils and any other processed foods. Instead, you should be eating foods like grass-fed meats, fish, and seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, nuts and seeds as well as healthy oils. Besides significant weight loss, the Paleo diet has proven to improve health on multiple levels. There is some room for adaptation, allowing you to opt for a more plant-based diet or one richer in animal foods.
2. Keto Diet
The Keto diet, also known as the ketogenic, low carb high fat or LCHF diet. The whole idea behind this way of eating is that the liver produces ketones to be used for energy. When you reduce carbohydrates in your diet, your body begins to use stored fat for energy instead of glucose (which primarily comes from carbohydrates). Your body will enter a metabolic state known as ketosis. It allows your body to survive on lower amounts of food. During this process, the liver breaks down stored fat in your body to produce ketones. This is what makes the Keto diet so effective for weight loss. It is recommended that you eat less than 15g of carbohydrates per day to enter ketosis. The benefits of ketosis include regulation of blood pressure, reduction of hunger, more fat-burning as well as increased mental and athletic performance.
3. Atkins Diet
Similar to the Keto diet, the Atkins diet is also a low carbohydrate diet. It promotes a higher consumption of fat and protein. Numerous studies conducted over the last 12 years have proven that a low-carbohydrate diet without calorie-counting is successful for weight loss. It also improves a range of other aspects of overall health. Lower carbohydrate intake paired with a higher protein intake leads to lower appetites. This automatically leads to lower calorie intake without thinking about it.
4. Whole 30
The Whole 30 is not really a diet, but rather a month-long clean-eating program. It is developed to reset the metabolism and better your relationship with food. Whole 30 promises an array of health and emotional benefits. The main aim of taking Whole 30 is to avoid cheating and indulgences. That means no coconut-flour pancakes or Paleo pizzas. Enjoy foods in their whole, and clean, simple state. The results include more energy, better sleep, fewer food cravings. It also improves athletic performance and body composition.
5. GOLO Diet
This diet is unheard of to date; however, it was developed as a natural solution to manage insulin to lose weight. As a new diet on the market, there is not enough information from those who have tried it to draw sound conclusions. Basically, GOLO is a program that you can purchase. It contains 3 tiers: Plant-based supplements, a meal plan, and a lifetime roadway. Developed by New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Keith Ablow, the program does have some legitimacy.