Latest fads in diet that you have to watch out for

Diet trends

Wonder how celebrities stay in shape despite their incessant travels and busy routines? Confused what kind of diet to follow to get the model-like body you always wanted? In this age of social media, it is easy to get confused with the innumerable options and health sites. Here we give you a low-down on the latest trends in dieting and lifestyle.

Matcha made

Not only has this green powder (which is packed with caffeine and antioxidants) popped up in cafes across the country, but bakeries, grocery stores, and even beauty products have also gone mad for matcha.

Matcha diet

Ketogenic diet

A low carb, high-fat diet, the ketogenic diet transforms your body into a fat-burning machine. You body runs entirely on fat, your insulin levels become low and fat burns drastically. The main focus of this diet is to get all the calories from the consumption of healthy fats rather than proteins or carbohydrates.

Keto diet

Paleo diet

Paleolithic living as a dietary model was introduced by gastroenterologist, Dr Walter L Voegtlin. Also known as the Stone Age or caveman diet, paleo diet includes consuming only fresh and organic fruits or veggies or meat. In the Paleo diet, there is no use of processed and canned food. Foods that have preservatives or chemicals are completely avoided in this diet.

Paleo diet
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Atkins diet

This diet completely eliminates carbohydrates and focuses on proteins and fats for the daily source of energy.

Dukan diet

The Dukan diet is designed by the French nutritionist and dietician, Pierre Dukan. This is a protein-based commercial fad diet similar to the ketogenic diet, as both focus on the consumption of fats and proteins but omits carbohydrates.

Zone diet

The Zone diet is a low- glycemic index diet introduced by biochemist Barry Sears. This diet includes foods that do not spike your sugar levels. The right proportion of fat, carbhohydrates and protein helps you lose weight and decreases the risks of heart diseases.

(With inputs from Verun Rastogi, CEO of Mufubu and Nutritionist Namami Agarwal)

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