It’s almost 2022, which means it is time to start thinking about your lifestyle in the new year. It can be hard to decide which one will work for you and your lifestyle with so many diets out there. In this post, we will discuss three popular diets that are trending for 2022!
The Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet was first introduced in the 1920s as an effective treatment for epilepsy.
Today, it is popular among celebrities and athletes alike to achieve fast weight loss with increased mental clarity. A keto-adapted state ensures that your body will use fat rather than carbohydrates (glucose) as its primary energy source. Once you enter this metabolic state, typically after three days on a strict low carbohydrate or modified Atkins diet, you experience what’s called “ketosis,” which is when your liver begins converting fat into fatty acids and molecules known as ketones which become the main energy source for the body including the brain. By shifting into this fat-burning mode instead of relying primarily on glucose produced by carbohydrate breakdown in the liver, you can experience more mental clarity and increase physical endurance. The ketogenic diet takes quite a bit of time to get used to and is often combined with intermittent fasting or time-restricted eating for additional benefits.
Whole Foods Diet
The whole foods diet is a plant-based diet that focuses on whole, unprocessed foods. While the specifics may differ from person to person, this type of diet typically includes fruits and vegetables as its main sources of carbohydrates and protein. Many people who follow this type of dietary plan will also avoid dairy products entirely or limit them severely to keep their cholesterol intake down. The whole foods diet is known for its emphasis on whole, unprocessed foods. If an individual eats the right types of food and makes sure they are correctly balanced throughout the day (i.e., by eating enough carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats), many believe that this type of diet can be very beneficial. The main problem with the whole foods diet is that it can be challenging to maintain over a long period of time. Many people who have tried this type of diet will complain about feeling tired or low on energy due to its lack of certain macronutrients, such as carbohydrates and protein. Another issue some find with this type of diet is that it can be expensive since many foods are not available at mainstream grocery stores.
The plant-based diet consists of foods that are derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. This diet usually excludes meat, dairy products, as well as eggs and fish.
Some of the benefits of this type of eating schedule include weight loss and reduced chances for obesity-related diseases such as Type II diabetes, heart disease, or cancer. Many people believe that following a plant-based lifestyle can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions along with reducing their own personal carbon footprint, which has had positive effects on global warming. There are various sources of information with tips for vegetarians and other plant-based diet content, which is very insightful.
In conclusion, the three diets discussed in this post are all popular options when it comes to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. While the whole foods diet is based on whole foods that might be more familiar, people who try it often complain about low energy or feelings of tiredness. The ketogenic diet can have multiple benefits if you stick with it but requires time getting used to and may be challenging for those who aren’t used to eating a lot of fat. A good idea to start on keto is to try the bone broth cleanse, you can find more about it in this article from Proper Good. Finally, the plant-based diet has been shown to provide weight loss benefits along with positive effects on global warming and reducing certain disease risks. Still, it can be difficult for some people because it excludes many commonly available foods at mainstream grocery stores.