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Dieting in 2021

A quick look at the current diet trends happening right now.

After a lot of struggle, 2020 is behind you, and 2021 is finally here. With all of the chaos of last year, you may have put your health goals on hold. If that sounds like you, there’s never been a better time than now to work towards weight loss.

As you consider how to lose weight, you may be overwhelmed with the options. If you’re looking to differentiate between the fad diets and fabulous diets, here’s what’s currently trending.

Ketogenic Diet

A buzz word in the diet community for years, the Keto diet remains a popular choice for people seeking to shed a few pounds. The original Keto plan included a diet of 70 percent or more of fat, 20 percent protein, and very little carbs and sugar. A high-fat diet like this sends your body into ketosis in which you begin to burn fat cells instead of glucose (carbs) for energy.

The Keto “Lite” diet has recently gained the spotlight. It allows more protein and moderate amounts of fat, while still permitting extremely low amounts of carbs and sugar.

A Keto diet will lead to weight loss, but such a restrictive diet is not sustainable. Additionally, a Keto diet can easily lead to a lack of essential nutrients.

Mediterranean Diet

If you’re looking to lose weight and lower your risk of disease, look no further than the Mediterranean diet. While fad diets last a short time, the Mediterranean diet has stood the test of time. While it doesn’t result in an immediate change in your waistline, it does offer steady weight loss. As an added perk, this diet is sustainable, allowing you to keep the weight off.

An active lifestyle and traditional foods from the Mediterranean region are encouraged. These include plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, seafood, olive oil, nuts, and seeds. Processed foods, sugars, refined grains, trans fat, saturated fat, red meat, and processed meats are avoided.

Flexitarian Diet

Plant-based diets are popular as a way to improve health, lose weight, and be environmentally friendly. If you’re not ready to go vegan or vegetarian, try the flexitarian diet. The flexitarian approach focuses on plant-based foods, while allowing an occasional meal that includes grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, dairy, or eggs. This flexible approach to eating is appealing to a lot of folks.

There are plenty of tasty options available, as long as you don’t mind cooking.
Enticing as the flexitarian diet is, all plant-based diets come with the risk of nutritional deficiencies. Therefore, certain supplements may be necessary. And don’t mindlessly chow down on plant-based “meats.” They may contain high amounts of sodium, sugar, or fat.

Intermittent Fasting

Do you skip breakfast? Then you’re already doing a form of intermittent fasting. You’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you never felt the need to eat breakfast. Now you can say you’re practicing intermittent fasting.

With intermittent fasting, you limit the amount of time during the day you eat your meals. While you may be used to fasting for 12 hours while you sleep, you can stretch that time to 16 hours or more with intermittent fasting. By doing this, you only eat food for 8 of 24 hours each day. As a result, you limit your caloric intake. The trick is to use those eight hours to fill up on healthy foods that nourish and satisfy your appetite the rest of the day.

DASH Diet

The DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) diet was created to help those looking to lower their blood pressure and prevent heart disease. As such, sodium is limited to 1,500 mg to 2,300 mg per day and foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and nuts are encouraged. Fatty meats, tropical oils, full-fat dairy, and added sugars are discouraged.

A diet like DASH offers other perks as well, including weight loss. Unlike fad diets, DASH can be continued long-term for health and weight maintenance.