Out of the numerous diet fads that have come and gone over the years, there have only been a select few that stand the test of time in terms of popularity. This is mainly due to their success rates they have on people in general. However, is there one diet that stands out from others that can be considered the best? We’ll examine some of the more popular diets out there and see if any can be considered the most effective for weight loss.
Low Carbohydrate Diets-The main objective of this diet is to enable your body to use more fats as fuels instead of using carbs as your main source for energy. * Ketones, which are composed of fatty acids that are moved into the liver via the blood stream, act as a energy burning source for the body. There have been studies conducted to suggest that the low carb diet can be extremely effective for weight loss. *
The Vegan Diet-Being the most astute form of vegetarianism, the vegan diet consists of abstaining from not only the consumption of animals, but animal products (dairy, honey) as well. Following the vegan diet will typically consist of low fat, high fiber consumption, making it less necessary to count calories as resolutely compared to other diets. Although there is a reduced calorie intake associated with the diet, it shouldn’t be considered the best diet since there are other diets that are equally as effective.
Paleo Diet-Following how our ancestors ate, the paleo diet mainly consists of eating lean proteins, nuts, fruits and vegetables. This diet has been proven to lead to major weight loss, mainly due to a lower carb intake. * One negative aspect of the paleo diet is its emphasis on avoiding legumes and whole grains which are nutritious. *
Since there are several diets that require you to incorporate different routines in your life (reducing carbohydrates, abstaining from animal/animal products, etc.), what should be considered the best diet is what works most comfortably and effectively for you and you alone. As always, please consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your medical, dietary and/or exercise regimen.
*Sources- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25402637, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24944057,https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20107198