Fad Diets: Are They Worth It?

Fad Diets: Are They Worth It?

When it comes to dieting, it's hard to pick which one works best for you. There are so many different variables that come in to play. A couple of examples of these variables is if you're a fan of carbs over fats, or visa versa. In the end, the best diet for you is the one that is most sustainable over a long period of time. 

One of the major fad diets that has taken over the community recently is the ketogenic diet. If you're not familiar with this diet, to keep it short and sweet, it's a diet that focuses on fats as your primary energy source rather than carbohydrates. A few food options with this diet includes eggs, chicken/turkey, fatty fish, cheese, nuts, and other healthy fats.

Next up on the list of fad diets is the Atkins diet. This diet focuses on a low-carb, high protein intake. Foods to eat on this diet include beef, pork, chicken, eggs, fatty fish, low-carb veggies, nuts, and again other healthy fats. This diet relies on a 4-phase plan that focuses on slowly introducing carbs back to your diet. 

Last but definitely not least on the list of fad diets is the 5:2 diet. This diet focuses on intermittent fasting. It is called the 5:2 diet because for five days a week, you eat what you normally would, within reason of course, and for two days you restrict your calorie intake between five and six hundred calories. This is where the intermittent fasting would come in. With this plan you don't have to restrict two days in a row. You can choose to fast on a Monday and Thursday, just as long as you do two days of fasting.

There are hundreds of different diets to choose from when it comes to deciding which one you will try. Don't fall into a fad diet because everyone else is doing it. If it seems like a diet that you can see yourself doing longterm, then jump into it!


Midwest Meals LLC is not a doctor or registered dietitian. The contents of this blog should not be taken as medical advice. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, care, or prevent any health problem - nor is it intended to replace the advice of a physician. Always consult your physician or qualified health professional on any matters regarding your health.

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