The Hottest Diets of the Decade

October 8, 2014 at 1:19 pm

fad-dietsWe all want to be healthy. We understand that weight loss means both proper exercise and healthy diet, but why exhaust yourself at the gym if you can just eat certain foods and lose the weight you need to?

It’s not that all of us are lazy, but we know how helpful eating the right food can be. Undoubtedly there are some people who think that there is an instant solution to losing all the body fat they’ve gained through the years, and search for this quick fix magic that will work immediately. Diet fads have come and gone throughout the decade because people actually tried it, only to discard the method when it doesn’t work.

Here’s a list of some of the hottest diet trends that have been popular in the last decade:


1. Low-Carb Diet

Popularized by Dr. Robert Atkins, this high-protein low-carb plan became such as a hug hit. Everyone tried it and it sounds easy at first –you can eat as much as you want of anything you wanted, as long as it doesn’t have carbohydrates.

It has since been revised into many alternative diets, one of which is the South Beach Diet. This diet trend became known as the tamer version of Atkins Diet, because dieters can eat carbs and fat, but they have to make sure it’s among the good ones.

Before you even consider any low-carb diet, it is important to check with your doctor about the possible effects of these diets on your health. Visit this website to know what precautions you need to observe in regard to your health once you decide to commit to a low-carb diet.


2. Protein Shakes

Centuries ago, people would work all day to have enough money to provide healthy, heavy meals for the family. Who would have thought that several years in the future, consumers would rather have all their necessary nutrients in a liquefied version of a meal?

Related to the low-carb diet, these protein shakes became popular when people started reaching for products that are high in protein.It’s that common nowadays that you can get protein shake recipes from this site, and you can easily pick a recipe that is delicious as well as nutritious.


3. Lemonade

The Master Cleanse, more commonly known as “Beyonce’s Dream Girl Diet” became famous when she lost 20 pounds for her role in said movie. Though it sounds healthy, this method takes a whole lot of dedication: you’re only allowed to drink lemonade throughout this diet. According to this article, this diet trend which is also known as Juice Fasting remains controversial for reasons related to its possible side effects. Supposedly you’ll feel lighter and better, as with any other cleanse, but days of drinking a mix of hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup, and cayenne pepper is enough to make anyone starve to irritation.


4. Whole Grain

People did eventually realize that not all carbs are evil. Whole grain, the healthier cousins of the carbohydrates we hate and love, became popular and now come in different sizes and packages. You now have access to whole grain breads, crackers, cereals, and even whole wheat pasta.


These trends may still be popular up to the next decade, or they may not. What’s certain is that unless people start to accept that they have to change their whole lifestyle to be healthy, they will continue on buying the idea that there is a sure-fire immediate way to lose fat. They want to suffer for a short amount of time, if only so they can go back to how they were living right after.

Of course this is not the way to do it. A lot of people believe that eating this way will help them achieve the body they want, and for a certain time it will, but without proper maintenance they will just go back to their former body weight, or worse, gain more.