Breaking Down Fad Diets

We Broke Down 3 Trending Diets

Over 45 million people decide to change their diet every year. We decided to break down some of the most popular diets to help you decide what is best for your body. Remember, each diet affects your body differently, so it is important to consult your doctor to make sure it’s right for you!


What is it?

The Keto diet is buzzing around the internet this year. The goal of the diet is to help your body burn fat more efficiently. The name “Keto” of “Ketogenic” comes from “Ketosis” which is a normal metabolic process. Ketosis is when your body doesn’t have enough carbohydrates from food for your cells to use as energy, so they burn fat instead. To enter a state of Ketosis, your body needs to produce Ketones, which come from eating a small number of carbs. Sometimes entering a state of Ketosis takes months, but results in constant fat burning. Other benefits include less hunger, weight loss, and increased energy.

What to eat:

  • Unprocessed meats
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Nuts and berries in moderation
  • Leafy above-the-ground vegetables
  • High-fat dairy products (ie. butter, cheese, and yogurt)

On a Keto diet, avoid carbohydrates. Instead, eat unprocessed meats and fish. It’s important not to add extra meat to your diet because this not a high protein diet. Eggs are great to eat on the Keto diet. Leafy vegetables found above the ground are low in carbs, making them Keto-friendly.


What is it?

Mimicking the diets of our ancestors is what the Paleo diet is all about. Because our ancestors didn’t have processed foods, they consumed a high protein diet. Their resources were animals, fish, fruits, and vegetables. Benefits of a Paleo diet are increased consumption of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The Paleo diet creates a balance between dietary acid and alkaline levels. Benefits include reducing the risk of chronic disease, increased energy, and weight loss.

What to eat:

  • Grass-fed meats
  • Seafood
  • Eggs
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthy oils/fats


What is it?

Rated the #1 Diet by U.S News, the Mediterranean Diet is based on heart health. This diet is based on the cooking style of countries near the Mediterranean Sea because their diets link to lower risk of heart complications. The staple foods in a Mediterranean Diet are fruits and vegetables, pasta, and olive oil. Cutting down on red meat and salt intake are important parts of this diet. Benefits include heart health, weight loss, and cancer prevention.

What to eat:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains, legumes, and nuts
  • Fish and poultry
  • Healthy fats (ie. olive oil and canola oil)
  • Red wine (optional and in moderation)
  • Low-fat dairy

Each of these diets has benefits and risks, before you choose a diet, conduct your own research and consult a doctor. Keep an eye on our social media pages, we are posting a recipe targeting one of these diets. Can you guess which one? Happy eating!

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