Diet trends are forever changing, just as the name implies. Encouraging a certain diet is by no means a wise thing to do, given that there’s no winner protocol that guarantees results for all of us.
This year’s hyped about diets, on the other hand, put things into a positive perspective and make us feel confident about what the future has to hold for us health conscious people that actually want to lose weight.
Top 2019 diets that promise to offer results without any added side effects
That being said there are some diets that are actually not as intimidating as we know that a standard “diet”implies to be. The ones that give you a mostly balanced diet, encourage an active lifestyle and seamlessly fit into your lifestyle so that they’re actually sustainable are the ones that you should be trying.
Diet trends are not looking to encourage us to eat mostly, well, air and stay on some uber low calorie or low carb meal plan, but to try to sustain our bodies with what they need, giving them the nutrients to be in top health conditions and preventing gaining the weight back.
So let’s have a look at what the trends say.
The “DASH” Diet
The DASH diet was ranked best diet as of 2017 by doctors and nutritionists because it promotes a healthy lifelong approach to losing weight. It involves eating a diet composed mostly of fruits, vegetables, low or nonfat dairy products, whole grains, lean meats (fish and poultry), nuts and beans.
It breaks down the amount of servings you should be eating of each food depending on the number of calories you will be consuming. It’s a great way to lose weight and sustain it for a lifetime.
2. The “TLC” Diet
The TLC diet stands for Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes and is mostly recommended for people that need to lower their cholesterol but it also provides a great weight loss program as well. The program involves eating specific percentages of your daily caloric intake with an emphasis on low-fat foods.
This diet even factors in sweets and snacks as long as they’re moderately low in fat and fit into your caloric intake.
3. The Ketogenic Diet
The high-fat, low-carb keto diet is responsible for some impressive weight loss transformations, but is also notoriously difficult to follow.
The main premise is that by greatly lowering carb intake, you’ll force your body into a state of ketosis, which means it burns fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. Only about 10 percent of your daily calories will come from carbs, while roughly 80 percent comes from fat, like avocado, nuts, and oil. Obviously, this means bread is out, many starchy vegetables, oats, and fruit are also off limits. It’s so restrictive that many dietitians generally advise against following the plan and instead finding something that’s more sustainable long-term.
4. The Mayo Clinic Diet
The Mayo Clinic diet stresses a healthy lifestyle by promoting a meal plan that’s actually sustainable and an increase in daily physical activity. Their advice on diet is that you eat a large amount of low calorie foods like fruits and veggies and a smaller amount of carbs, proteins, fats and sweets. In the first two weeks you’ll learn 5 healthy habits, lose 5 unhealthy habits and then learn another 5 healthy bonus habits which will jumpstart you weight loss journey and will help you lose up to 10 pounds just in 2 weeks.
After this you’ll learn how to sustain this for the rest of your life and will consistently lose 1-2 pounds per week until you’ve reached your goal. They recommend you perform at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
5. The “Mediterranean” Diet
The Mediterranean diet is really similar to the Mayo Clinic diet in that it emphasizes eating plant-based foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes. They encourage lots of spices and Mediterranean recipes including fish and poultry but skipping unhealthy fats like butter and replacing them with healthy fats like olive or canola oil.
They also promote the health benefits of drinking a glass of wine at dinner and getting a good amount of exercise into your weekly routine.
6. The “Weight Watchers” Diet
The Weight Watchers diet is actually a great program that guides you to making healthier nutrition by using a points guide instead of calorie counting. How it works is foods that fill you up the longest cost the least amount of points and foods that are less dense in nutrition cost the most points. You’ll have an allotted number of points for the day and you make your own food choices to try to remain within this point value.
The program offers suggestions for foods that will keep your point score low but you can basically eat whatever you want on the program. It allows you to learn how to eat healthy by guiding you instead of restricting you.
7. The “South Beach” Diet
This program is recommended as one of the best by doctors because it gives you a balanced diet that’s sustainable after you lose the weight. It’s basically a high protein and low-carb diet that involves eating lots of lean proteins like chicken and fish, healthy fats, whole grains, fruits and veggies.
You follow their meal plan guidelines to eat the kinds of foods that are promoted in the program and it teaches you how to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.