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Top Trending Diets Of 2018

Agnus Smith Published: February 05, 2019 Updated: February 05, 2019

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People are always looking for an easy way to lose weight. Dieting is one of those ways to lose weight fast. There isn’t just one method to shed the pounds. A healthy diet is a lifestyle that includes eating healthy and clean food that nourishes you, keeps you full, and gives you energy. Learn more about the different types of diets, including the ones that were trending in 2018. These should give you some inspiration for coming up with your own dieting plan.

Type of Diets

Dieting has become a huge trend these days. It seems like every day there’s a new diet in the news. There are over 38 diets on the market. Most of them are carb-based, meat-based, plant-based, or belief-based. Here are the most popular diets that were trending in 2018.

Keto Diet

The keto diet is just short for the ketogenic diet. This diet has become popular because it’s a low-carb and high-fat diet that makes you lose weight in a short amount of time. It also comes with plenty of health benefits. Over 20 studies have shown that people on the keto diet found that it improved their health and help them lose weight.

The keto diet also combats against Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, and epilepsy. This diet is very similar to the Atkins and other low-carb diets that have been around for years. The goal of this diet is to reduce your carbohydrate intake and replace it with fats. This puts your body into a metabolic state known as ketosis.

Dubrow Diet

If you’re sick of hearing about the ketogenic diet then you should try the Dubrow diet instead. The Dubrow diet was coined by reality stars Heather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow M.D. This diet promotes weight loss and increased energy. The difference between this diet and the ketogenic diet is that the Dubrow diet requires you to fast for a specific period at a time.

This is similar to interval fasting, in which you would fast from 16 hours to 24 hours in a single day. The Dubrow diet calls for you to eat in three different phases throughout the day. Each of these phases falls under the recommended fasting periods. The Dubrows recommend that you eat plenty of healthy fats, leafy greens, and lean proteins.

Noom Diet

The Noom diet is based on the mobile app of the same name. The founders of Noom, an app that provides you with a handy diet, promise to take care of their clients. They offer plenty of services such as an online community and health coaches. Unlike other diets on this list, you’re not going through it alone. You have plenty of people who can help you, day and night.

The Noom diet is available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play. It offers a monthly member starting at $44.99 per month. Or, you can get the entire program for $89.99. After answering a few questions, you’ll receive a 16-week plan and a health coach who can help you reach your fitness goals.

Carnivore Diet

The carnivore diet is a type of diet that focuses on animals. It’s the diet that most people choose after going on the ketogenic diet or the paleo diet. This “caveman” diet allows you to eat leafy greens, fresh fruits, grass-fed meats, and wild seafood. It eliminates the need for dairy, grains, legumes, and sugars.

Shawn Baker is the brains behind this diet. He’s an orthopedic surgeon and nutritionist who kick-started the craze. He even published a book aptly titled ‘The Carnivore Diet’ in 2018. He also has his own YouTube channel, where he documents his diet journey.

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet that protects your heart. This diet plan consists of foods and recipes that follow Mediterranean-style cooking. If you’re looking to take care of your heart rather than to lose weight, then this diet is for you. This diet consists of plenty of olive oil, an occasional glass of red wine, and seafood.

This diet includes fresh fruit, vegetables, pasta, and rice. Greeks eat very little red meat and nine servings of leafy greens and vegetables each day. In this diet, bread is typically eaten with olive oil rather than butter or margarine. Nuts are also a huge component of the Mediterranean diet.

Optavia Diet

Medifast released its own Optavia diet, which is similar to its original line of products. The company promises that you’ll make big changes by making little changes to your healthy diet and lifestyle. With a diet filled with healthy fats, meat, and vegetables, you’ll feel full longer. Some carbs are also important for maintaining your energy.

Dr. Gundry Diet

Dr. Gundry is a cardiologist and heart surgeon who came out with his own diet that prevents people from getting heart surgery. In 2008, he released the book, Dr. Gundry’s Diet Evolution. According to the Gundry diet, you should avoid eating fruit, grains, legumes, nightshade vegetables, and squash. The best foods for people to eat who are avoiding their lectin intake include A2 milk, asparagus, avocado, celery, leafy greens, mushrooms, and cruciferous vegetables (i.e. broccoli and Brussels sprouts).

Fasting Diet

The fasting diet is otherwise known as the 16/8 intermittent fasting diet. This diet requires you to eat during a window of eight hours per day and to fast during the remaining 16 hours. This has grown in popularity, especially for those looking to burn fat and lose weight quickly. This diet is less restrictive and more flexible than the others on this list and works into most people’s lifestyles.

Fodmap Diet

The Fodmap diet is recommended for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP is an abbreviation that stands for fermentable, oligo, di-mono-saccharides, and polyols. These refer to carbohydrates that cause bloating, gas, and stomach aches. Some foods that are fine to eat on the Fodmap diet include condiments, dairy, fresh fruits, nuts, oils, and seeds.

The Shepherd’s Diet

The Shepherd’s diet is known as the Biblical Belly Breakthrough diet. This 7-step holistic diet was founded by Kristina Wilds, a personal trainer who started the diet to help her husband who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease. This diet includes an anti-stress guide, fat burning nutrients, fast loss protocols, and a grocery guide that can help you lose weight quickly.

This diet is based on Biblical values of avoiding sins such as gluttony and sloth. While there’s little factual evidence for this diet, the author believes Jesus followed a combination of the Mediterranean diet and the Paleo diet.

Final Thoughts

These are just some of the diets that were popular in 2018. These diets aren’t for everyone. It’s best to talk to your doctor before starting any of these diets. Your doctor may recommend another healthy diet that promotes weight loss.