|Keto: One of the most popular eating plans for weight loss, it restricts your carb intake in favor of proteins and fat. Protein can help curb your appetite, raise your metabolism, and conserve muscle mass. Research suggests that a low-carb eating plan may reduce risk factors for heart disease and improve blood sugar and insulin levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
Paleo: This eating plan advocates eating the same foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors allegedly ate. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, lean meats, nuts and seeds. It restricts processed foods, grains, sugar, and dairy. Much like the Keto plan, eating Paleo may reduce several heart disease factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol.
Mediterranean: This eating plan is based on foods that people eat in countries such as Italy and Greece. It was designed to lower heart disease risk, however, numerous studies show it can also aid in weight loss. Eating the Mediterranean way includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, tubers, whole grains, fish, seafood and extra virgin olive oil. Foods such as poultry, eggs and dairy are eaten in moderation and red meats are limited. You’ll eat many antioxidant-rich foods, which may help combat inflammation and neutralize free radicals.
Plant-Based: There are many types of vegetarianism, but most involve eliminating all meat, poultry, and fish. Some vegetarians may also avoid eggs and dairy. Plant-based eating plans may help you lose weight. Eating a plant-based diet may have many benefits such as a reduced risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. They also are more environmentally sustainable than meat-based diets.
Of course, MOCO does not endorse any one eating plan. The above is merely info for you to think about. You should always consult your doctor before starting a new eating plan or changing your eating habits. And let’s not forget how important it is to get outside and breathe some of that wonderful, fresh Vermont fall air!