Sorry, there’s no magic bullet. You gotta eat healthy and live healthy to be healthy and look healthy. End of story.
What’s the best diet? If you have read my content for any length of time, you might remember that, in simple terms, a good diet to gain muscle involves a caloric surplus, whereas a good diet to lose fat involves a caloric deficit.
Any diet can be great as long as it accomplishes either task, depending on your goal.
A more effective question would be: What’s the best diet for you?
In this article, I am going to outline some benefits and downsides of three of the current most popular dieting approaches, so that, if you are considering any of these, you can make an informed decision.
The dieting strategies I will touch upon include:
I would like to clarify that perhaps none of these methods will be appropriate for you in the long term. In fact, I would rarely implement them with my own clients.
However, these diet trends still exist, and I thought that writing this post instead of ignoring their popularity might help people realise that none of these are “special” or in any way superior to others.
When it comes to a long-term way of eating, these are signs that the particular diet you are thinking of will work for you:
Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.
In 2018, the ketogenic diet, colloquially known as “keto”, was the third most searched diet in the UK, according to Google Trends. In America, it was the fourth result, but, considering the first one was the TV show Shark Tank, I would say it still counts as a bronze medal among nutritional strategies.
In a similar vein to my previous post on the vegetarian diet, this article aims to offer a basic understanding of the ketogenic diet and to bust some myths, covering:
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