What Diet Is Best for You in 2021?
New Year's Eve is just around the corner, and you know what that means... It's yet again time to set your New Year's resolution for 2021.
This should be a time of reflection and looking for ways that you can improve yourself, your confidence, and your lifestyle in the next year.
One of the best ways to do that is by getting your health back on track. Namely by losing weight and getting yourself back in shape. Working out is only half the battle, it takes a great diet as well.
Figure out what your best diet for 2021 would be using this list of great diet philosophies to follow.
1. Natural Detox
Every successful diet starts from within. The focal point should be cleaning and maintaining the integrity of a healthy gut. You'd be amazed at the results that stem from it.
That's why a natural detox can be one of the best forms of dieting that you can do. Not only will you lose your desired weight, you'll feel more alive and alert.
Natural detox's focus on providing your body with the optimum amount of plant-based vitamins and minerals to keep your insides clean.
Better yet, it's a highly successful diet that fits in perfectly with any lifestyle that you may lead. Whether you have a 9 to 5 job, work night shifts, or live a freelance life, amazing programs like the Teami Detox Starter Pack will be easy to maintain.
This pack gives you everything you'll need for your New Year's goals. It includes all the essential drinks (Teami Skinny and Teami Colon), a detox calendar, a Tumbler cup, and infuser.
All successful New Year's Resolutions have a plan of attack, which is why the free Teami detoxifying E-book and recipe book are a tremendous value for your diet.
With those assets by your side, you'll only then have to worry about grocery shopping for detox approved foods to see maximum results.
2. Intermittent Fasting
Even if you've never given dieting a try in the past, you've still probably heard about Intermittent Fasting in passing.
Maybe your friends have attempted it and have raved about the results that they had.
Perhaps there are a few social media fitness accounts you follow that have mentioned it a time or two.
Whatever the case may be, you should learn about it a bit more and see if it fits with the schedule of your daily routine.
Essentially, intermittent fasting isn't as much of a "diet", it's more of an eating pattern that you adopt. At it's simplest definition, you dedicate time windows for eating and time windows for fasting.
You may be wondering how long is the eating window and the fasting window? Well, the answer depends on which IF method that you adopt.
There are 3 methods that are used most commonly, they are listed below with a brief summary of each.
5:2 Dieting Method
As the title of this method would imply, this method focuses on dedicating 2 days of your week to only eating 500 or 600 calories the entire day.
The other 5 days you would eat normally, but still try to stay within your ideal caloric intake for maintaining your current weight.
Just to note, this shouldn't be the first method that intermittent fasting newbies try out. It takes a while to reach that level.
If you thought the 5:2 method was hardcore, then get a load of this intermittent fasting method.
With the eat-stop-eat method, you'll dedicate 1 or 2 days each week to fast for an entire 24 hours.
Even with the 7 to 9 hours that you should be sleeping each night, you'll still have 17 to 15 hours that you'll be required to fast throughout your day.
This is by far and away the most common form of intermittent fasting, and for good reason. It works much better with the average schedule of the modern-day 9 to 5 worker.
For this method, you'll pick an 8-hour window during the day to consume all your meals and fast for the other 16 (8 of which you'll be sleeping).
Ideally, you'll skip out on breakfast and eat from a time window from noon to 8 pm, but there are several different opinions on that.
3. Low-Carb Diets
You've undoubtedly seen pictures of friends on social media that have lost significant amounts of weight from something called a "keto diet".
Maybe you've been wondering what exactly a "keto diet" is and how it helps you lose weight so fast.
Essentially, the keto diet is a diet that restricts your consumption of carbohydrates (carbs, for short) and maximizes the consumption of proteins and fat.
Carbs, proteins, and fats are the three macronutrients (macros) that your body needs for energy and organ function.
By restricting your body of one of the essential macros (carbs) you're forcing your body into a process that is known as ketosis. This basically means that your body stops depending on carbs for energy and starts using ketones for energy instead.
In so doing, your body becomes more prone to weight loss and helps you target pesky areas such as belly fat and love handles.
Be warned, low-carb diets have been shown to be harmful in raising your cholesterol and disturbing your body's natural digestive system. That's why methods like natural detox diet plans are much heavily preferred among experts.
4. Flexitarian Diet
Everyone at some point in their lives has considered if they could/should become a vegetarian for the simple fact of reaping the nutritional benefits.
It seems like they're way healthier than meat-eaters, right?
Turns out, there's truth to that. However, professional dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner came up with the "Flexitarian Diet" to help promote a vegetarian-like lifestyle without completely giving up meat.
Essentially, this diet helps you focus on eating more plants and meat substitutes. But it also encourages the occasional burger to help get your fill.
The idea is that this diet is much more sustainable as a lifelong eating method, rather than a diet you use for a few months before giving up.
This diet won't just help you lose weight, it will help you feel better and get rid of a lot of harmful eating habits in the process.
You'll also be the beneficiary of better heart health and a lesser chance of developing diabetes or cancer.
Just a warning, this isn't the ideal diet for those of you out there that don't like a lot of vegetables or fruits, to begin with. This diet isn't designed to change your mind or your preferred taste, it's only for those that enjoy vegetables regularly as is.
For those of you that don't like vegetables, but realize their importance. Detox smoothies would be a great and tasty way to hit your health goals in 2021.
6. Low-Fat Diets
Okay, so... you've heard about the thought process behind low-carb diets. Now it's time to discuss another diet focused on cutting down 1 of 3 essential macronutrients: the low-fat diet.
You guessed it, this diet restricts your fat intake and maximizes the number of carbohydrates and protein that you consume.
The calories per gram of fat are twice the amount that you'd find in protein and carbs. So cutting down on those will ideally up your weight loss over a traditional diet.
Not only have people experienced weight loss, but it also helps with heart health and limits the chance of a stroke. Mainly due to the fact you'll be eating far less fatty animal meat that are harmful to your heart.
One of the main drawbacks to this plan is that it isn't as sustainable as a regular diet.
Much like a keto diet, a low-fat diet requires you to pay attention to every ingredient in the food you're eating. Heck, even products that claim to be "fat-free" or "keto-friendly" can't be trusted.
This makes it incredibly difficult to keep up with and tiresome to find variety in. It isn't a sustainable lifelong way of eating. If you're not careful, you'll go back to your old eating habits in a hurry.
Meanwhile, trying a diet fixated on optimizing superfoods is a much easier philosophy to install in your life from this point forward!
Which One Do You Think is the Best Diet for 2021?
The best diet for 2021 is all about figuring out which one is the best fit in your everyday life.
If you can't find a plan that gels well with your daily life, you'll eventually give up on it.
Be sure to read this article on diet trends for more information on which diet you should pick for your 2021 New Year's resolution.
Adi Arezzini | @adiarezzini
Co-Founder + CEO, Teami Blends
Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach
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