Today, Google is releasing its annual Year In Search, which includes searches for the most popular diets of the year in the United States. You’ve probably heard of most of them, otherwise you’ve tried a few. Some are actually solid, say nutritionists, while others don’t necessarily have a lot of scientific backing … and a few are a little offbeat. Here’s the full list of the hottest diets of 2019, starting at the top.
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Intermittent fasting diet
The intermittent fasting diet recently caught everyone’s attention when Jennifer Aniston revealed that she was doing it. There are different versions of this diet, which involves periods of no solid food – Aniston prefers the 16: 8 version, which means she eats in an 8 hour window and then fasts for 16 hours. But does it really work? It can.
“It is suspected that the reason it helps people lose weight is that eating within an 8-hour window simply limits the total amount of calories consumed per day,” New York-based nutritionist Lauren Harris-Pincus, RD, previously said Health.
Diet Dr. Sebi
Dr. Sebi’s diet is controversial. The guy behind is the late Alfredo Darrington Bowman, aka Dr Sebi, who was not a doctor but a self-taught herbalist. It didn’t help that he claimed (until a 1993 trial ordered him to stop doing it) that his diet could cure diseases like AIDS, sickle cell anemia, lupus and leukemia. Basically, the Dr. Sebi diet promotes the consumption of foods and herbal supplements that are believed to decrease disease causing mucus by bringing the body to an alkaline state.
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The “Noom Diet” was one of the most popular diet researches of 2018, and it’s made the list again this year. Noom is actually an app that allows users to log their meals, access training programs, track exercise, set goals, assess their motivation level, and connect with people sharing the same ideas. It also contains articles, recipes, and support from personal health coaches (but no RDN).
If that’s not enough, he tries to tackle emotional eating and examines how factors like stress and boredom can affect eating decisions. However, all of this comes at a price: around $ 50 per month, and the plan is designed to last for four months. “While the app provides support, the user ultimately has to make their own diet and exercise decisions,” Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, Health editor-in-chief of nutrition, previously said Health.
1200 calorie diet
Just as the name of this diet suggests, this is a diet that limits dieters to 1200 calories per day. Many variations exist and the diet does not restrict any food group or type of food. While sticking to 1,200 calories per day may seem doable in the short term, keep in mind that the USDA dietary guidelines for Americans advise moderately active women between the ages of 26 and 50. about 2000 calories per day to maintain a healthy weight. A reduction to 1200 may be too restrictive to be maintained.
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Ultra Keto Diet
The high-fat, high-carb keto diet was at the top of Google’s list of trending diets last year. Quick reminder: the goal of the diet is to bring your body into a state of ketosis, where you burn fat for energy rather than carbohydrates, resulting in weight loss. This variation of the very popular keto diet is basically keto with supplements, which claim to put your body into ketosis or increase fat burning while you are already in ketosis.
The principle of the GOLO diet is that hormonal imbalances lead to stress and anxiety, which in turn makes you hungry and tired … which triggers overeating. While diet and exercise are part of the GOLO plan, users are also advised to take a supplement called Release to help strengthen these healthy habits and boost weight loss. “Without independent data on Release, it’s hard to say if this actually leads to better results, and if it’s safe for everyone,” Sass said. Health.
Created by Heather Dubrow of Real Housewives of Orange County and her husband Terry Dubrow, MD, one of the stars of Sloppy, the Dubrow Diet is a three-phase intermittent fasting plan that focuses on whole foods and limits calories. The diet includes sample meal plans and does not cut out carbohydrates. But all the phases and windows of fasting could make tracking a bit tricky, Sass had previously said. Health.
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The Sirtfood Diet can be categorized under “Is It Too Good To Be True?” It claims to be the only diet that actively promotes red wine and dark chocolate, both of which are high in sirtuin activators. (Sirtuins are a type of protein that protects the body’s cells from death and inflammation, and research suggests they may help regulate metabolism, increase muscle, and burn fat.) This diet does the trick. in the headlines for some time due to (baseless) claims that the singer Adele followed him to lose weight.
No carbohydrates without sugar
That plan appears to have come from Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, who announced on Instagram in January that they would attempt a 10-day no-carb, no-sugar challenge. Apparently, J. Lo discovered that it was not easy to eliminate a whole macronutrient and reported it on social media: “So it turns out that when you don’t have sugar and you don’t have no carbs, you are really really hungry. So we try to find a lot of good snacks. “
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This diet is inspired by research from the 1940s, when a psychologist classified people into three body types: ectomorphs, mesomorphs, and endomorphs, the latter having excess fat and less muscle tone. It is assumed that endomorphs have a slower metabolism and their bodies are more likely to convert excess calories into fat. They are advised to eat more protein and fat while keeping an eye on carbohydrate intake.
If Google’s 2019 List inspired you to try any of these diets, just remember that most diets don’t work, as long as they do. do not lead to lasting weight loss. At worst, a structured diet (no matter how “healthy” it claims to be) can lead to messy eating habits.
If you think you need to lose weight or just want to eat more healthy foods, start by talking to a doctor or nutritionist. “A lot of people have been successful in losing weight and keeping it off just by consuming more whole, balanced foods, eating consciously, gaining support and being active,” Sass said.
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