We don’t mean to freak you out, but the year 2018 is about to end! Which means one thing – everyone is getting on the new-year-resolution bandwagon. Health and fitness have always been among the more popular choices for resolutions. But eating healthier
can be a vague resolution, which would probably lead in giving up by the second week. If you’re planning on eating healthier
in 2019, but don’t know how, these popular diets would help you out.
The Ketogenic diet
The Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, medium-protein and low-carb diet. The diet aims at depleting the body of carbohydrates so that the body switches to fat as a source of energy. This essentially makes the body a fat burning machine and leads to a faster fat-loss. However, a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2018 stated that people who limit their carb intake had a 32% higher risk of dying than those who ate more carb.
The Atkins diet
The Atkins diet is a lot like the ketogenic diet, with a little more room for carbohydrates, as long as they come from healthy sources. The diet is supposed to be done in phases, with each phase lasting for 1-2 weeks. For the first two weeks, the diet should include not more than 20 grams of carbohydrates. The intake of carbohydrates can be increased to 100 grams over a period of time, gradually. Due to its relative flexibility for carbohydrates, the diet is more sustainable than the ketogenic diet.
Although, technically not a diet, intermittent fasting is one of the fastest ways to burn fat in the body. The fast is usually practiced by eating only for a certain period and fasting for the rest of the period. One the most common way of following the diet is 16:08 method. This means, a person is supposed to eat only for 8 hours and fast for the next 16 hours of the day.