Trendy Diets: What to Know Before Picking a Weight-Loss Plan

January 11, 2024

Are you looking to lose weight in the New Year? If so, you’re not alone. Every year, millions of Americans set a weight-loss goal and start the journey to shed some pounds.

The long-standing question is: What’s the best way to do it? Is a trendy diet the answer?

If you rely on social media to point you in the right direction, you may be left confused. Thousands of videos promote the latest fad diets, like intermittent fasting, the keto diet, and more.

But before you change your eating schedule or revamp your meal planning, find out whether these popular diets work and are sustainable.

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To make these lifestyle changes, Angel recommends:

  • Use an online app or a journal to record what foods you eat and count your calories.
  • Weigh yourself every few days to catch any unexpected gains.
  • Tailor exercises like walking or strength training to your ability levels.
  • Follow the Healthy Plate method, filling your plate with 50 percent vegetables and fruits every meal.

“Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight takes a lifelong commitment,” she says. “It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing activity with a trendy diet. Instead, see your weight-loss journey as a lifestyle change that still offers a wide variety of foods to enjoy.”

Weight loss and weight management are critical for patients with diabetes. Memorial Healthcare Diabetes and Nutrition Center staff works with you to create healthy eating plans and help you adopt beneficial lifestyle habits. Our certified nutritional counselors and dieticians are ready to partner with you so you can reach your weight-loss goals.