Where did 2018 go?
It seems like a long ago when Black Panther hit the theatres! Believe it or not, but it was released on Jan 29 2018! Crazy right?
What also may seem crazy (to some) is the latest trend in the health and diet world; meat based diets. Those of us who are trying to get in shape this year are listening to the new options out there!
While there are more and more studies being published that explore the health hazards of eating meat, there are other line of thought that state outright that eating meat is bad for you. Well, whatever side of the fence you fall on this topic, get ready to read about two of the most popular diets in the fitness world.
The Keto Diet
The keto diet is gaining rapid popularity for it’s effectiveness at weight loss, and the power to help people lose weight without physically exerting themselves too much. Is it too good to be true?
The Keto diet focuses on the metabolic state of ketosis, whereby your body uses fat for energy instead of carbs. By carefully monitoring and balancing your intake (balancing your macros in ratios) you can essentially train your body to metabolize your energy through burning fat, thereby melting away the pounds!
Keto diet is similar to other ‘caveman’ based diets, and can yield great results! Low carb, high protein diets aren’t that new, but the keto diet does take a more scientific angle by forcing participants to monitor their intake and ensure the ratio of food they intake by measuring how many grams of fat, protein and carbs you intake. If you’re interested to learn more, check out this Keto Calculator to get more specific information.
You have to look behind the news to understand that if, someone who has never worked out or eat in a healthy manner starts calorie counting and working out – they’re probably going to lose weight. The Keto diet can be very effective to not only produce physical results, but provide the mental focus many of us lack when trying to lose weight.
The Carnivore Diet
You don’t have to think too hard on what this diet is all about. MEAT! And lots of it!
Meat for breakfast, meat for lunch and meat for dinner. Hold up you say? How could anyone JUST eat meat all night and day? Relax, you can have as much water as you like.
That’s right, the carnivore diet states that you should just eat meat! Not only does the diet centre on meat, but centres on ‘high quality grass fed beef’ and encourages healthy portions at each meal.
Should You Try a Meat Based Diet in 2019?
If you’re looking to lose weight, should you try a meat based diet in 2019? The answer is start slow! The keto diet is an amazing way to accelerate a weight loss program, and a good transition into the carnivore diet. There certainly are benefits that may come from having a meat based diet, but you should take the time to do your research, and consult a physician before trying any drastic plans.