Trying to keep up with food trends that spread like fire on social media? Nowadays, we see so many people around us hopping onto new diets that seem to change overnight and how can we miss out? Food Crowd has jumped on to the bandwagon and would love to give you insights of these big trends, a couple of tips and tricks that you have been seeing all over Instagram and TikTok.
Let’s dive into the goodness of the diet culture we are now surrounded by.
A ketogenic diet is a concept that has been present since the 90s but the youth generation has just discovered this valuable diet regime. It is a low-carbohydrate and a high-fat diet. The aim of the diet is to keep the body in ketosis by eating fewer carbs. Your body reacts to this new system in a way that helps burn fat while depending mainly on pure healthy fat rather than sugar for energy.
- If you are looking for immediate results then a ketogenic diet is your road to it. Surely an uphill road but weight loss guaranteed and you can achieve your goals if you do it right.
- This diet starts to show results sooner than other low-fat diets
- Experts say a large intake of fat and protein from animal sources may increase your risks of heart diseases and specific cancers
- Keto makes you miss out on certain healthy foods that do not match up to the mark of this diet such as some fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- A few side effects may be indicated during this diet known as keto flu. Keto Flu such as fatigue, foul breath and migraines can last up to the first two weeks of your diet in comparison to other low-fat diets.
The name says it all. You go lower than the calories you eat normally. Let’s do some math. Multiply your body weight in pounds by 12 you get your CALORIE DEFICIT so for example if your weight is 180 lbs x 12 = 2,160 calories. These calories are broken down into 40 percent of carbs, 35 percent of protein, and 25 percent of fat to stay in a calorie deficit.
1 carb = 4 calories
1 protein = 4 calories
1 fat = 9 calories
Here is what your macros would look like if you weighed 180 lbs; 60g fat, 216g carbs, and 187 protein.
Calorie deficit doesn’t exclude you from eating your favorites snacks, desserts, and all that jazz; instead, it teaches you to have everything but in moderation. As long as you consume the required calories, you’re good to go. This diet trend has become one of the widely known weight loss methods among “dietarians”.
- Scientifically proven to lose weight
- Does not require dietary supplements or specialty foods
- Tracking food is not for everyone and could potentially lead to an eating disorder if not done correctly
- It can cause an increase of appetite if not done properly which means you may eat a low volume of food with high calories instead of the other way around.
The often misconception of intermittent fasting is that it is perceived as starvation. Instead, it is an eating pattern that consists of a voluntarily controlled absence of food for a span of 12-14 hours within 24 hours which preferably should be from sunset till sunrise. The energy from the food you eat during your eating span gets used quickly hence for the remaining hours your stored fat helps your weight loss as your body moves.
- Lowers the risk of diseases.
- Improves brain function.
- Improves body composition
- Not suitable in the long run due to self-control, low energy, etc.
- Could lead to health issues
- Can affect your social life
Let’s take into consideration that our bodies work differently. Therefore, these diet trends may or may not work out for everyone. Any diet you may choose on adapting to, you should always do your research on how effective the diet is for your body type, age and lifestyle. Here is to a happy and healthy life!