Fun fact: As soon as January rolls around, women are bombarded on the TV or Internet with diet messages every three seconds. In January last year, the word “diet” was used nearly 870,000 times across social media channels, according to an audit performed by Lean Cuisine. That’s a lot.
Thirty-eight percent of people have health and weight loss goals in January and they’re ready to try something new — so long as it works. But there’s one key thing to remember: There is no one-diet-fits-all plan (though that would make things easy). You have to find one that fits your lifestyle so you actually stick to it. With that in mind, here are the top diet plans that actually get results. All you have to do is pick one…and grab a fork.
Whole30 is super popular, and if you’ve been having digestive issues, it’s an especially good one to try. Because you mostly only eat veggies and protein for 30 days — and cut out common problem foods like alcohol, sugar, dairy, and some nuts — you can figure out what you body likes (and doesn’t!) as you slowly introduce them back into your diet.
The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet isn’t just touted as a way to help you lose weight; research has also shown that it may be an effective tool for keeping your mental health in check. Laboratory rats fed ketogenic diets — which consist of lots of fish, natural fats, plenty of vegetables, and very few starchy, high-carbohydrate foods — showed improvements in their depression, anxiety, and ADHD.