You want to clean up your diet? Good for you. Apart from the fact that you now have to choose a plan from the endless number of options.
First, there is the high-fat, low-carbohydrate keto diet, which is responsible for some impressive weight-loss transformations, but is also notoriously difficult to follow. So difficult that many dieticians generally advise against following the plan and instead find something that is more sustainable in the long term.
Then there is the Paleo diet, which has similarities with the keto. This "caveman diet" is different in important points from the keto, but also has some disadvantages.
How do Paleo and Keto encourage Whole30, DASH and the Mediterranean diets (confused by all these names?) To cook more, which is a good thing. However, depending on your comfort in the kitchen, this can lead to further frustration in those who are already going through all the changes that these diets require.
Do not sweat. We have your back and stomach, your biceps, your overall health and well-being. We've done everything we can to decipher the trendiest diets and find out what you need to know.
Browse the options below to determine which popular eating strategies you can use to perform the desired transformation. We've also included simple meal plans, recipes and shopping guides to make the transition easier.
Are you aware that you do not want to try any of these diets? This is good. There are many clever lessons that you can take with you from any plan, even if you never follow them.