Top 5 Diet Trends to Help You Lose Weight and Stay in Shape

Still having a hard time trying to lose weight and stay in shape? Don’t worry because there are a lot of diet trends that actually work to help improve your health by shedding weight.

Intermittent Fasting

The perfect weight-loss technique for ‘lazy’ people who don’t exercise, intermittent fasting helps you lose weight by limiting the window hours that you are allowed to eat. Depending on the pattern you pick, this could involve 12/12 (12 hours fasting and 12 hours eating windows) or 18/6 (18 hours fasting and 6 hours eating) or other schedules.

Ketogenic Diet

In this type of diet, there is no eating window but you are not allowed to eat foods rich in carbohydrates. Instead, you eat food that are rich in fat. This diet works for many because it actually encourages you to eat meat and fats – foods that people like to eat but are usually prohibited in most diet plans.

Low Carb, Intermittent Fasting (LCIF)

A recent diet trend that’s helping many people lose a lot of weight, LCIF or low carb, intermittent fasting limits what you can eat and also encourages intermittent fasting. With both individual diets being effective, it comes as no surprise that the combination helps you lose weight on a faster rate.

Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet is also a low-carb diet that encourages eating more protein and fat. However, while the ketogenic diet consistently limits the intake of carbohydrates, such foods are gradually reintroduced in the Atkins diet. For this kind of diet, it’s not about eating less but eating right.


The DASH diet or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, as the name suggests, was primarily created to help people manage hypertension. However, it soon became popular because it helped people lose weight. For this diet, the emphasis is on healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy foods. It encourages you to eat only moderate amounts of fish, poultry, and whole grains. Obviously fats are a no-no.