Must-Read: What’s Behind the Diets
If you’re like us, then right now you’re looking down towards your stomach and feeling just loaded and full of shame. As it happens during the holiday season, there’s a whole lot of eating and drinking, and then feeling terrible because of all of the eating and drinking. And especially with the New Year’s tour of resolutions coming up, people want to get back in shape. And so, you’re going to hear a whole lot of things about popular diets that people are doing, and maybe how you should do it, and maybe it’s for you. Well, it’s tough to navigate your way through the tricky world of popular diets out there.
So today we’re heading on over to Men’s Fitness where they have a list of what the most popular diets today actually mean, and if they’re actually worth trying out. For example, here’s their question about what the well-known and very hip Paleo Diet means:
Q1: Everyone I know talks about “paleo.” What is that?
“Thought of as the “caveman diet,” the paleo diet eliminates any food that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would not have eaten. This diet allows meats, fish, seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and healthy oils. Eliminated from the diet are dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugars, and processed foods. Proponents of this eating pattern argue that consuming a diet that is high in protein, fruits and vegetables, and low-glycemic carbohydrates prevents diseases associated with the contemporary Western diet including obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes.”
So, head on over to the link in order to check out some of the other questions that they go through regarding some of the other big popular diets out there. And then choose the one that’s best for you.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.