What to know about 3 trendy diets for 2020
The year just began, but most people will give up their New Year’s resolutions tomorrow, according to Strava, a social network for athletes.
But rather than quit, taking on a trendy diet can help many stay on track. And while starting a new diet can be daunting, switching up the way you eat can have many benefits.
Here are some ways to change up your diet:
1. Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting is nothing new, but it is emerging as one of the possible key nutrition patterns that support metabolic health. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry have all sworn by some version of this diet, which restricts eating to certain time periods each day.
A recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine noted that time-restricted feeding may trigger a change in metabolism that may result in decreased risk of developing some diseases, including some cancers, as well as improved resistance to stress.
The easiest way to try out this diet is either by following time-restricted feeding or alternate-day fasting.
Time-restricted feeding, which is also called daily intermittent fasting, is perhaps the easiest and most popular fasting method. Under this method, eating is restricted to certain time periods each day, like 11 in the morning to 7 at night, and the fasting period is usually around 12 or more hours, including overnight.
Alternate-day fasting, on the other hand, requires severe calorie reduction every other day.