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Diet Trends 2018: This Is How Many Lost Weight This Year

There have been so many variations and varieties of diets this year that we don't know what to follow. Here are some of the diets that trended in a bi...
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Published -24 Dec 2018, 22:00 ISTUpdated -28 Dec 2018, 12:00 IST
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There have been so many variations and varieties of diets this year that we don't know what to follow. Here are some of the diets that trended in a big way in 2018. You can always pick up something from here for the new you in 2019. 

The Ketogenic Diet 'Keto'

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The trendy ketogenic diet is very famous for weight loss. It focuses on low carb and high healthy fat diet with protein falling into the moderate consumption window. It also works on depleting the body’s glucose storage so your body burns fat. It does this by limiting the number of carbohydrates consumed.  

The Point Of It?

The point of this diet is to put your body into a state of ketosis where the body begins to burn fat for fuel instead of sugar. This is great for fat loss. It improving insulin resistance. To get into ketosis, carbs and sugars need to be limited to the bare minimum. This means no pasta, bread, oats, cereals or anything else considered a grain containing any significant amount of carbohydrates. This also means sugar in any form including honey is strictly prohibited. 

This diet is composed mostly of healthy fats like avocados, seeds, and healthy oils like MCT, olive oil and more. It also encourages a lot of vegetable consumption, mainly non-starchy vegetables like spinach, cucumbers, cauliflower, asparagus and any dark leafy greens. 

Drawbacks Of Keto

A major downfall of this diet is that it doesn't emphasise on the quality of the foods especially when it comes to the protein intake. If you follow the diet, it could mean an organic certified humane chicken breast but it could also mean a highly preserved, hormone injected, factory farmed slice of bacon.  

The Ancestor Diet 'Paleo'

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Our ancestors have for long thrived on hunter-gatherer fashion. We did not have spray butter and fancy cereal back in the day and frankly, our bodies are slightly confused by the processed foods and have trouble breaking them down for digestion. 

The Paleo Diet takes us back to the time when we did not have dairy products, grains, refined sugar, flour, and anything processed. This diet focuses on nourishing the body with foods consumed by our ancestors. This includes protein, vegetables, nuts, fruits, and other healthy fats. This diet is perfect for people who are looking for a healthy lifestyle change. Paleo encourages good quality meats and vegetables. The best point here is that it is an easy to follow diet. 

Read More: Benefits Of A Pescetarian Diet-A Guide To Seafood-Rich Dieting

Whole 30 

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This diet focuses on consuming whole foods for 30 days. There is no counting or weighing or calculating for this diet. You have to eat real meals for 30 days. Here you strip away from processed foods. Eating whole foods will help you to get rid of things in your diet. The 'things' we are talking about is the food that harms the gut microbiome and creates inflammation which is now linked to almost any condition you can think of. Whole 30 Diet doesn't allow for sugar in any form. You cannot have alcohol and soy products. You also have to stay away from grains, legumes or dairy products and have only vegetables, fruits, fish, egg, poultry and some healthy oils and fats. 

Intermittent Fasting

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Fasting is very beneficial for weight loss, focus and energy. This method has been widely used for spiritual reasons as well across cultures. A fast can last anywhere from 14 hours to days, weeks and even months. The latest trend is Intermittent Fasting. Here you push your fasting window from 12 hours to anywhere between 14 and 20 hours. Intermittent Fasting looks like eating your meals anywhere between noon and 8 pm at night. Some people break the fast near 1 or 3 pm but it is all a personal preference. This form has been proven to be highly beneficial. It is great for weight loss and it also regulates insulin resistance.  

Intermittent Fasting is extremely flexible and you can alternate the days you choose to fast. If you want to try this Monday, Wednesday, Friday go ahead and give it a try. Just make sure to drink plenty of water the morning during a fasting day.

These diets have ruled the lives of fitness freaks this year but what about you? Find anything interesting? Did you try any of these? Go on to our Facebook Page and let us know in the comments section.

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