Top 3 Trendy Diets That Actually Work

As winter draws nearer, people will be looking to keep off that holiday season weight. A lot of trendy diets are circulating these days, always claiming to be the best diet for you. But which diets really are the best? Which ones actually work and which diets are just fads? Here is a list of the top three most simple and and most effective diets to keep off the winter weight this year.

Portion Control

According to Good 4 Utah, one of the most timeless diets is still one of the best choices for slimming down. Controlling the amount of what you eat is an extremely effective way to ensure you don’t take in more calories than your body needs — in fact, taking in fewer calories than your body is used to getting is a sure-fire way to stay trim, because your body will have to use stored energy to get what it needs rather than storing the extra fat you put in. For this reason, Weight Watchers is one of the best trendy diets currently available. This diet has you assigning points to each item of food and doing math every time to eat to ensure you don’t go over a set number. The Telegraph agrees that portion control and WeightWatchers is one of the best diets for long term weight loss, but considers the calorie counting time consuming.

Low Carb

Everyone has heard of this one, and there’s a reason why. Low carb and high protein diets like Atkins and the Zone have been proven time and time again to be one of the best ways to lose weight and stay healthy. This diet is one of the best because it lowers the percentage of calories consumed from carbohydrates and increases protein and fat consumption. According to Philly, LeBron James used a low carb diet very effectively during his off-season, which is more proof that this is one of the best trendy diets out there.

Alkaline Diet

This is the diet that might come as a surprise. One of the best trendy diets out there suggests cutting back on acid-producing foods like meat, wheat, caffeine and alcohol. It also encourages more fruits and vegetables, which is one of the best things a diet can do for your body. According to The Telegraph, this diet is endorsed by Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston as one of the best dietary options. It’s not just trendy, it’s effective.

It may also come as a surprise to learn that an organic food diet did not make the list of best diets. While organic food is great for the environment, many studies show that organically grown food does not offer substantial health improvements.

What do you think? Which trendy diet sounds best for you?

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