Exploring Different Diets That May Help with Weight Loss
As we better understand health and wellness, more and more people are striving to maintain wholesome diets and lifestyles. There are plenty of diets out there, and many of them are fads that come and go – The Atkins diet, Whole30, and more exploded with popularity and then faded out quickly. But, there are plenty of diets that can be helpful in maintaining a healthy body weight. To find the best option, the first step is understanding exactly what each diet entails.
The Keto Diet
Limiting – or eliminating – carbohydrates is the foundation of the Keto diet. When carb intake is reduced, the body uses fat to produce more ketones, which are an alternate source of energy. Instead of relying on carbs for energy, the body can burn fat, which may aid in weight loss. It’s important to note that this diet may not be ideal for those with diabetes or high blood pressure.
The Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet features many foods and meals that are high in “good” fats. Some common foods included in this diet include olive oil, fish, vegetables, and whole grains. The diet is based on emulating how people in the Mediterranean region (Italy, Greece, etc.) have lived for centuries. It is considered to be a well balanced and overall healthy eating plan.
The Flexitarian Diet
The flexitarian diet is very plant heavy and includes foods such as beans, nuts, peas, tofu, eggs, and other healthy vegetables and grains. The diet is designed to encourage people to try alternatives to meat (such as tofu) but there is still some wiggle room to include meat for those who can’t quite give it up.
Before starting any diet, it is best to talk with a physician to see which option may yield the best results. No single diet is perfect for everyone.
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