Fad Diet or the Future? 7 Diet Trends in 2019


It's been about a month since you kicked off your 2019 New Year's resolution to eat healthier, lose weight, and keep it off.

How's it going?

If you've already tried and failed, you're not alone. It's OK. If you did somehow derail your diet, now is always the best time to get back on track.

Wonder what diet or nutrition plan you should follow to help you manage your weight? Here are seven trends to watch in 2019:

1. Healthy-gut habits

Forget about taking probiotic supplements. There's a growing trend for taking care of your gut by eating healthy, unprocessed, organic, whole foods.

2. Plant-based proteins

It's no secret that red and processed meats raise your risk for heart disease and certain types of cancer. Lean meats like chicken, turkey, and fish are a recommended alternative. But in 2019, expect to see a push for more plant-based proteins like bean pastas and soy, tofu, or quinoa burgers.

3. Intermittent fasting

Looking for an easier way to control calories and lose weight than a complicated meal plan, point system, or recipes with obscure ingredients? Try intermittent fasting. This strategy has been around a long time. Eat more calories on active days, few calories on days you're not as active. You'll rev up your metabolism, burn more calories, and tip the scale in the right direction.

4. Keto diet

Low-carb dieting. It's a weight-loss strategy that's been around for decades. And now it's got a new name. The Keto diet. The goal? Go low-carb long enough that you push your body into a state of ketosis to burn fat stores. The Keto diet will support your weight loss goals, but it's not a sustainable diet for most people.

5. Hemp foods

Did you know 10 states allow marijuana sales for recreational use? More are expected to join the party, and there's an important side effect. It's rapidly transforming the hemp industry that's producing food products, waffle mix, dried pastas, and more.

6. Bitter foods

Looking for a natural way to detox? Need to give your gastrointestinal tract a little love to improve gut health? Or maybe you're trying to use food to resolve thyroid problems, lose weight, or improve your overall health.

Bitter foods are being used to do all that and more. Expect to see people eating more asparagus, cucumbers, grapefruit, cacao, and other bitter foods as part of this popular trend.

7. Un-dieting

Sick of yo-yo dieting, gimmicky weight-loss supplements, and fad diets that seem to always end in failure? You're not alone. An estimated 80 to 95 percent of all diets end in failure. So don't diet. Undiet. That's another trend in 2019.

Instead of fussing about calories, macronutrients, or complicated rules of some diet, Undieting is simply making the effort to be more mindful of your food choices.