5 Popular 2018 Diets That May Stick Around Into The New Year

Diet 2019

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One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions people make is the promise to lose weight and get healthy. If your goal is to change how you eat and feeling better, then you may already know that there are all kinds of diets you can use. Some diets are certainly better than others, and, according to experts, some should be forgotten while others should be considered into the New Year.

What Are Some Popular Diets Of 2018 That May Be Here In 2019?

Keto Diet (Ketogenic Diet)

This diet was huge for 2018, and its popularity is expected to continue into 2019. The keto diet significantly decreases a person’s carbohydrate consumption and increases fat consumption, causing it the body to go into the ketosis state where fat is burned instead of carbohydrates for energy.

Dieticians say the Keto diet is good for people who have type 2 diabetes or for children with epilepsy, but it’s not sustainable for long periods of time as needed with weight loss. Registered dietician Kelly Hogan said a diet that creates rules about certain foods generates fear about them. For the Keto diet, the fear is carbohydrates. It’s also not the kind of diet one should consider because it creates a negative relationship with food.

Pegan Diet (Paleo + Vegan)

The Pegan diet is a combination of the vegan diet, which includes no animal products, and the Paleo diet, which pertains to certain foods people of the past allegedly ate. The food people consume are low in starch and sugar and includes a lot of plant foods. It focuses on good fat foods such as avocados, nuts, olive oil and seeds.

According to experts, the diet is good but not sustainable for a long period of time because it’s very restrictive in what a person can and cannot eat.

Intermittent Fasting

Another trend that saw some popularity was the intermittent fasting diet, which doesn’t focus on what is being consumed but when it’s being eaten. For two non-consecutive days a week, people on the diet would not eat anything but a small 400-to-500 calorie meal (up to 600 calories for men). The remaining days allowed people to eat what they wanted.

While research proves intermittent fasting does help with weight loss and improving health (lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels), it can be difficult for some people to stay on it for long periods of time. Experts say the diet is best suited to people who are determined and dedicated to reaching their weight loss goals.

Increased Plant Consumption

Experts say more and more people were including the plant food in their diet. The USDA recommends adults get three to five servings of vegetables and two to four servings of fruit daily. Thus, more than half a plate should consume fruits and vegetables.

According to experts, adding more plants into a diet won’t lead to immediate changes in one’s health or diet, but can be beneficial in the long run.

Mindful Eating

This is one diet many experts hope will stick around. It’s a simple concept, which entails listening to the body of when a person is hungry and full. The food is on a neutral playing field, and people eat when they get hungry and stop when they’re full. It’s intuitive dieting and can foster a much better relationship with food that can improve one’s quality of life.

Mindful eating means people slow down to enjoy the food they are eating. It gives people a sense of awareness of their feelings and thoughts instead of just shoveling food into the mouth. Mindful eating may be difficult in today’s fast-paced society (timed school lunches, eating while driving, etc.) but it’s the best way to help the body heal.

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