Weight Loss Trends Today

Being able to stay on top of the hottest weight loss trends doesn’t necessarily give you the best options for getting rid of unwanted weight and fat. However, it does allow you to check out what’s new, innovative, and effective while filtering out the useless fads.

Let’s check out some of these trends below and see if you can incorporate any into your weight loss plans.

Intermittent fasting

This one seems relatively easy to do (at least, for many people), and it’s gotten good reviews along with solid results. It sounds like a diet, which might put some people off, but technically it isn’t. It’s more of a habit or a pattern one applies to an eating schedule. The short version of it is you’re trying to keep your body in a fasted state for a long period of time, so it burns fat more.

The thing is, it takes around 12 hours for the body to enter this state. That’s why it’s important to time the eating and fasting windows just right. Schedule the fasting period to coincide with your sleeping time, which should cover a good chunk of the required fasting hours.

Some people switch it up by making their eating window smaller but retaining the same caloric intake (so bigger meals). Some people incorporate supplements and weight-loss aids into their eating windows. Some also put in their exercise while they’re still on an empty stomach to maximize results.

According to most opinions it is true that fasting, that is eating little to no food, will usually result in some weight loss in the short term. However, the general consensus is that there is also a downside. This is because consistently reducing food intake to an unhealthy level has risks that outweigh the benefits. As a result, the conclusion is that in the long run, fasting could cause you more harm than good.

Keto diet

This remains one of the most popular diets today, a holdover from its peak a little while back. The idea is to encourage weight loss by foregoing carbs and going high on fat. This facilitates a state of ketosis, in which the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates.

The results with the keto diet indicate that many have shown and experienced great results in a short span of time. However, many health experts seem to agree that it’s not necessarily good for one’s health in the long term. As with many extreme diets, people who want to take this path towards weight loss must do so under their physician’s supervision.

Doing away with diets altogether

One of the more intriguing dieting trends in 2019 is people actually veering away from diets, especially crash diets that do more harm than good in the long run.

The focus now seems to be more on an awareness of the correct daily nutrition intake that the individual requires. This requires careful planning of the type of meals one eats in order to comply exactly with these requirements. So, there has to be a conscious effort at all times of what one eats. Rather than proactively avoiding food and skipping multiple meals a day, one plans a specific eating pattern.

How do I undertake this approach?

This approach de-emphasizes weight loss as such, placing more of an importance on what foods the body needs to remain healthy. If you think this is more up your alley, you should book an appointment with a SlimLife Health and Wellness nutritionist right away!

At SlimLife we believe that looking great and feeling your best begins with achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight. Our personal nutritionist counselling is the key to your success in achieving this.

The bottom line!

There will always be the next trendy diet or buzz-worthy weight-loss method, but it’s up to you to check them out and assess whether or not you’re up to trying them, and if they will or will not work for you. The important thing is to find a method or a habit that you like and can sustain. Of course, make sure that it’s one that delivers results!