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Which diet is right for you?

So you are trying to lose weight and you want to know which approach is best for you. Which one will get you to where you want to be the fastest? Keto? Low fat? Mediterranean? Going vegan or vegetarian?

Keto is one of the number one ways people lose weight. Your skin can clear up, your brain function can be sharper, it can reduce cholesterol, all on top of watching the number on the scale drop. BUT, Keto means no carbs. There goes your pasta, rice, and bread. If your current regimen consists of these foods with the majority of your meals, you will likely be dizzy and light headed during your workouts. Are you willing to sacrifice strength, motivation, and energy? Is that sustainable for you?

A low-fat diet is one in which no more than 20 to 35 percent of daily calories come from any fat source. Short term, people have had great success losing weight. But you need to be able to sustain this approach or else you will gain weight back. Long term, it can be tough on your mental health. Your brain needs good fat sources to function.

The Mediterranean diet is also an effective way to lose weight while maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well. I personally like this one. It magnifies eating whole foods while staying away from processed foods. Cans: Vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, legumes, potatoes, whole grains, breads, herbs, spices, fish, seafood and extra virgin olive oil. Can’ts: Sugar-sweetened beverages, added sugars, processed meat, refined grains, refined oils and other highly processed foods. Whether you are at home or eating out, you will always have options. It magnifies eating unprocessed, whole foods.

If there is one direction I would send anyone in, this would be it.

There is no one size fits all when it comes to dieting. You could really pick any diet that you want to try but unless you are in a caloric deficit, you most likely will not reach your goal. It is like going to the store to buy anything and everything you've ever wanted, but not knowing how much money is in your bank account. You could be within your allotted allowance, but there is a big possibility you are not. Whatever diet approach you decide is best for you, you should always track your calories.


Emily Mosher

Personal Trainer @ The GYM Milford

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