I’m often asked about popular diets, so this week and next I’m covering two popular diets – the Keto Diet this week, and Whole30 next week – including the pros, cons and my take for each.
I am not advocating or recommending that we all follow these programs.
While these diets – or components of these diets – may be beneficial to some, my recommendation for the majority of the population is to keep it simple, streamlined, wholesome – less about hard rules with lists of do’s and don’t’s, and more about the key fundamentals: limit added sugars and white carbs. Emphasize lean proteins. Tons of vegetables, some fruits (mostly berries), and more of an emphasis on plant based fats when possible. Find what works for your individual lifestyle, taste preferences, budget and schedule.
If you do choose to try one or some of these popular diets, use it as an opportunity to help break and replace not-so-good habits, and to educate yourself and learn more about how you may respond to certain foods and ingredients so that you can make lasting behavioral changes that can stick around long after you’re “off” of a particular diet plan.