One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier food and exercise in order to lose weight.
However, making these lifestyle changes will not only help you get rid of those few extra pounds but also help you with your overall health including regulating your blood pressure and blood glucose levels. Keeping that in mind, here are some of the diets to look for in 2019, as inspired by dadquarters.com.
The ketogenic diet is not a new kid on the block, but it is still on the top of the list especially among fitness enthusiasts.
It includes intake of healthy fats and proteins, with the strictly reduced consummation of carbs (only 10% of your daily food intake). That means that you will have to cut down even on legumes and other fiber-rich foods.
Another low-carb diet is Atkins. Luckily, it is less strict that keto diet. It includes daily carb intake not higher than 25g at the beginning of the cycle and 100g in later stages.
Long term, Atkins diet is more suitable than keto because it allows you to consume healthy carbs and fibers. Also, it is a better choice for amateurs. Keto, on the other hand, is more convenient for professional bodybuilders during the competition season.
Check out our keto calculator.
The FAST 5:2
Nothing will speed up your metabolism than the intermittent fasting. That is exactly what 5:2 diet does.
Five days a week you can eat whatever you want, without restrictions, while for the last two days you consume only 25% of your normal calorie intake. Yes, 5:2 diet allows you to eat pizza. How neat is that?
The DASH Diet
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension a.k.a. DASH, can help you both lose weight and improve your health. It includes eating seafood, nuts, seeds, low-fat dairy, lean meat, and fish, as well as whole grains. Also, every nutrient is equally represented.
This diet is high in potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which are beneficial for blood vessels and heart.
The Volumetrics Diet
The Volumetrics diet is based on eating a lot of fruits and vegetables each time differently prepared. Another important factor is drinking a lot of water.
Fibers will keep you full, and your digestive tract will be cleansed from toxins. Another great thing is that you can adapt the menu according to your budget.
The Mediterranean Diet
If you are a foodie who hates counting calories, then the Mediterranean diet might be the right choice for you. It includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and proteins.
Also, you can have an occasional dessert if you exercise on a regular basis. All the things considered, the Mediterranean diet is more a lifestyle change than a diet.
Weight Watchers WW Freestyle
Probably the most popular weight loss plans in the world are Weight Watchers. This regime is convenient for individuals with diabetes and women who have recently given birth. Once you enroll in the program, you will get a coach who will guide you through the process.
Support groups and mobile apps are also available. There are no major restrictions when it comes to the type of food you should consume. However, the program is not free of charge.
The Bottom Line
Weight loss is not just a matter of you looking good, but feeling great as well. When it comes to choosing the right diet, it is always a good idea to make a lifestyle changes rather than simply lose those extra pounds within a couple of weeks. The yo-yo effect is the last thing you need.
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