5 Top Diets of 2019 To Help You Achieve Your Health Goals14 January 2019
No doubt the declarations of “new year new you” are still fresh in your mind, but like many others, as work kicks back into gear and the schedule fills up, you’re promises of a complete healthy diet overhaul might seem to already be out of reach.
Luckily there are plenty of trendy diets out there to help steer you away from the junk and processed foods and point you towards meal plans with plenty of fruit, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains and more.
However, with so many popular meal plans and diet trends ready to continue making their mark this year, we wanted to go through 5 of the top ones so that you can make a better decision when it comes to achieving your health goals this year…
#1 Nordic diet
The heavily scandinavian influenced diet has certainly gained some traction coming into the new year, and the Nordic nosh certainly has a firm focus on eating plenty of fresh fruit and veg, along with whole grains and fish. Those looking to meal prep while sticking to this diet plan are encouraged to include things like Icelandic yoghurt, rapeseed oil, lingonberries, and herrings. Also you could always try some elk meat, if you can get your hands on any!
#2 Vegan diet
A new year marks the start of yet another Veganuary, and this year has once again seen thousands upon thousands of people around the world sign up the vegan lifestyle for a month. It looks to be more popular than ever before in 2019, with many turning to the plant-based diet plan to give their health a boost, support weight loss and even help prevent certain diseases. Those looking to get stuck into a vegan meal prep plan this year should include plenty of legumes, whole grains, healthy fats, nuts, fruit and of course fresh seasonal vegetables. Plus, if you’re building muscle, there are still plenty of ways to hit your protein goals as a vegetarian.
#3 Flexitarian diet
For those looking to try some plant-based foods but who also don’t not want to completely set meat and dairy aside, there’s the flexitarian diet, which puts an emphasis on being flexible. The point to this meal plan is to cut down on meat and dairy, while making the focus of your meals more plant-based. This diet has been used for weight loss and for lowering the risk of chronic conditions, from heart disease, to type 2 diabetes. So, aim to include more whole grains, fruits and veggies, but don’t be afraid to add some steak in there once in a while.
#4 – Mediterranean diet
Another plant-food focused diet (there’s definitely a pattern forming here,) has been gaining more and more traction over the last few years, and 2019 looks to be no different. The Mediterranean diet originated in countries like Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, where people generally stick to diets with low saturated fat. If you’re looking to try meals the mediterranean way, then get yourself plenty of nuts and olive oil, along with other healthy fatty foods such as fish, and of course fruits and vegetables. The diet is said to help improve digestion, help with weight loss, increase cognitive function, and enhance your circulatory health.
#5 – Keto diet
Across the pond in the US, the keto diet was the most-Googled diet of 2018, and the high fat low carbohydrate focused food plan is showing no signs of slowing down in terms of popularity. If you’re looking to get your keto meal prep plans off to a great start then you’ll need to focus on nutritious foods that limit your carb, while increasing your intake of fat. This will help your body enter a natural process known as ketosis, where acids called ketones build up in the body to become its primary energy source, and any stored fats are then burnt off. Keto has been linked to helping with weight loss, lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and also increasing physical and mental performance.
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