Incase weight loss has been on your radar for this season (and shackled by coronavirus pandemic,) chances are that you might have searched about the season’s trending diets. And now with so much more time on your hands, you can easily amp up your research.
However, this season, it’s all about blending the old with the new diets. Right from the focus on gut health, you will find some really excruciating diets (like the keto) on the list.
The keto diet can be understood as a low-carb diet but how is it different? Well, for starters, it focuses on the consumption of good kinds of fats (a lot!) and moderate protein. That is not all. If you are thinking of going on keto, you might need to make some huge changes too.
By switching on to keto, you are changing the kind of fuel your body needs, that is, from glucose to ketones. Also, don’t you forget about the infamous “keto flu.” It’s real.
Now, It’s The Protein Water
With protein being all rage among the fitness enthusiasts, it has found its way into the water too; that doesn’t imply whey protein plus water.
We’ve all had protein shakes, protein bars, DIY protein snacks, protein supplements, protein this and protein that too. But, protein water is the new “on-the-go” snack this season.
It is low in calories and sugar, yet high in protein. Now that’s a fitness freak’s paradise.
Everyone’s Favorite Intermittent Fasting (IF)
Don’t let the name fool you. It is not an extreme diet and there are many more benefits than just weight loss. It is more than just a diet; it’s a pattern of eating.
This diet has been proven to decrease inflammation, balance blood sugar levels, lower insulin levels and also improve the clarity of mind. To know more about the common and uncommon methods of how to do it, you can read all about it here: Intermittent fasting: How Good Is It To Skip Breakfast?
Many people are swapping their juicing rituals for the hearty souping rituals. There is no doubt that soups are a) more flavorful, b) more nutrient-dense and c) so much more filling than the juices.
Bonus points for being comforting as well.
Everyone’s Up For Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Anti-inflammatory equals turmeric, broccoli, ginger, salmon, nuts, eggs, spinach…and the list goes on. No matter what diet plan or eating pattern you are following, these kinds of food are pretty easy to incorporate.
Did you know that most of the diseases are a result of an inflamed gut? A happy gut is, therefore, a happy…um…everything.
Gut-friendly food is all about feeding the good bacteria inside your gut so that it can help in achieving our fitness goals–flat belly, glowing skin, duh.
The Wise Old Atkins
The Atkins diet was all rage when Kim Kardashian came out with her dramatic weight loss in 2016. However, it is 2020 and the Atkins diet has made a comeback with a new, improved version. Atkins 2.0.
The Healthy Mediterranean
Mediterranean diet is the bougie diet that screams health inside out. It not only focuses on eating clean and whole foods but portion control too. Just to let you know that it has some serious side effects–the important ones being weight loss and glowing skin.
DIY Infused Water
Infused water is easily available on the stacks when you go grocery shopping but in 2020, it is all about making your own water.
There are a whole permutation and combination of ingredients that can be added to your plain ol’ water. Not only does it make your water taste better, but it also gives a boost of energy now and then. It’s super refreshing too.
The Honey Business
Forget about Mary Poppins’ spoonful of sugar when all the fitness junkies are switching it with honey.
Many add honey into their detox water right after they wake up, or gulp a spoonful of it right before they are hitting the sacks. Not only is it a good source of antioxidants and has anti-bacterial properties, but is also a great prebiotic.
Well, the IIFYM, or “If It Fit You Macros,” is a trending hashtag on every social media, especially Instagram. Everywhere you look, you will notice people going all crazy about their macros. All you need is some extra time on your hands and a teeny-bit of mathematical skills.
This works by focusing on the breakdown of your calories into the ratio of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Don’t forget to count your calories either!
This allows you to have pretty much anything you fancy but only #IIFYM.
That’s all about the major diet trends that have found their ways into the present year. Now you have all the time thinking and researching about these diets so that you can follow them when the quarantine is over. Till then, enjoy your cookie…
…and stay safe at home.