The Top 5 Diets Of 2017

There are so many diets out there that it can be kind of overwhelming to pick one. It seems like every year there are new diets and new information about which ones are effective or ineffective. In this article, I will try to guide you to some popular diets that have worked for people. It’s important to remember that diets can be very individual. A diet that works for one person may not work for another, and because of this fact, I will avoid ranking these diets.  Without any further a-do , here are the top 5 diets of 2017…so far.

What Are The Top Diets Of 2017 So Far?

1) The Volumetrics diet is an interesting one. This diet seems to be ranked highly on a consistent basis, and you can probably count on losing a pound or two a week on it. The eating plan is based on the idea that people usually eat the same amount (that is, volume) of food every day, despite differences in calorie intake. Volumetrics lets you eat the same amount of food, but the foods you eat will be less calorie-dense and more energy-rich. You won’t feel hungry like you would in other diets, but you’re still cutting out calories that cause weight gain.
2) Weight Watchers is probably familiar to you all, and it’s been around for a long time. This diet is about more than losing weight. It is designed to make you more conscious of your eating habits and lifestyle choices. They use the so-called “smart points” system which assigns low points to healthier foods and higher points to things like empty-calorie meals. This is a great diet because it doesn’t just help you lose weight; it changes your perception of weight loss programs and makes you healthier overall. They also offer supportive meetings where dieters get together to discuss certain aspects of their dieting experience. Plan on losing about two pounds every week on Weight Watchers.
3) The Mayo Clinic diet was thus named because it was created by health experts at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The purpose of this one is again to lose weight and develop a healthy lifestyle. You can lose up to ten pounds in two weeks, and 1 or two pounds in subsequent weeks. This diet is built around a food pyramid that promotes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains the most. It makes you recognize poor eating habits so you can replace those with good eating habits. You just follow a book for this diet. This works well for some people, but others really need the accountability that you get with the Weight Watchers meetings.
4) People on the Flexitarian diet like to brag. But they have good reason! Flexitarian eaters tend to weigh a lot less than meat eaters, have a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It’s hard to argue with that! As you may have guessed, this diet is combination of two words: flexible and vegetarian. This is a great diet for those wanting to dabble in vegetarianism but not sure they can completely cut out meat. It’s also a fun diet because it adds new food groups to your diet without taking any away. For example, instead of meat, you eat things like tofu, beans, nuts, and eggs. This way, you are still getting necessary protein, just not from animals. Many people also like this one because it is truly flexible. You can eat out, drink alcohol, and occasionally break the rules.
5) Before you freak out, this diet isn’t claiming that Greeks, Italians, and Spaniards all eat the same food. The Mediterranean diet is based on the fact that Mediterranean food is composed of similar base ingredients that are found in and around the Mediterranean Sea. These people eat a lot of fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and grains. This isn’t a structured diet as much as it is an eating pattern. Yes, there is a lot of fat in this diet, from foods like avocados, olives, and oil, but these are healthy fats that won’t make you gain weight. A lot of this food is very heart healthy as well, and has been proven to maintain brain health and prevent diabetes. If you love Mediterranean food, this might be the one for you! Plus, these meals always pair well with wine.

Which Diet Is Right For Me?

Choosing the right diet can seem daunting. It’s important not to just pick a plan that seems easy or conforms to you already-formed food obsessions. Challenge yourself, perhaps, and start a diet plan that maybe expands your taste buds and improves your lifestyle choices! It’s also important to take stock of your current diet. Maybe you struggle with weight gain because you consume too many empty calories. In this case, try more energy-rich foods that keep you full but don’t add on extra pounds. If you are an active person who has a physically demanding life, make sure you keep consuming protein, even if you cut out meat. That is, make deliberate decisions when dieting based on your knowledge and research. Check out some of these diets and see which one might work for you!

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