Top Diets from the Past Decade

There is so much buzz and hype about a new decade that we thought we would look at the most popular diets of the last decade!

Wonder which are fad diets and which have stood the test of time? Check out our list below!

Keto

Over the last two years one of the most Googled searches was “What is Keto?” So, it goes without saying that the ketogenic diet makes the list.

What is the ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet where people typically get 70% – 80% of their daily calories from fat. When you have a severe reduction in carbohydrates your body enters a state called ketosis.

Even though the keto diet has gained massive traction in recent years, it isn’t new and has been used to manage to certain medical conditions, like epilepsy, for decades.

Think it’s all bacon and cheese? It can be, but vegetarians and vegans are jumping on the keto train too!

How does Cronometer support your ketogenic lifestyle? We are thrilled you asked! Click here to learn how to use Cronometer while on the Keto diet!

Mediterranean Diet

Have you ever heard of the “Blue Zones”? It’s the grouping of the regions of the world where people are reported to live the longest (many reaching 90+). With the never ending search for the fountain of youth it’s no surprise that adopting the eating habits of these areas is a popular practice.

Enter the Mediterranean diet.

What is the Mediterranean diet?

This diet is rich in olive oil, fish, nuts, legumes, vegetables and fruits. While there isn’t a singular definition of the diet it does have support in the medical community for its reported heart healthy benefits!

How can Cronometer support your Mediterranean diet? The best way is to maximize the data available to you by choosing generic listings of the whole foods you’re eating. To do this simply perform a text-based search for the item you ate and then choose listings from the NCCDB database. This database has complete nutrient profiles so you’ll get a much clearer picture about your nutrition

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting, commonly referred to as IF, has really been stealing the limelight lately! This way of eating is less about what you’re eating and focuses more on when you eat.

It can fit into almost any lifestyle – and is super popular amongst the keto community – because you choose your eating window and your fasting window.

Benefits are touted for transcending weight loss and are reported to help manage illness like diabetes!

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting is limiting the time you consume food to a particular period of the day. The options are plentiful:

Twice a Week Method, 5:2

This version of IF is all about eating normally for five days of the week and then limiting your calorie consumption to 500 calories or less the remaining two days. 

Alternate Day Fasting

This one is pretty clear given it’s name; eat normally (and healthfully) one day and then the next consume 0-500 calories the next. It’s the next step up from 5:2.

Time Restricted, 16:8 or 14:10

With these options you limit your eating window to certain hours of the day. For example, with the 16:8 you could eat from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and then fast the remaining 16 hours of the day. Some people practice 20:4 or even 23:1 where they limit their food intake to one meal a day (OMAD). This practice is very fluid because you choose when you want to eat!

Cronometer supports intermittent fasting through our Gold Subscription. If you would like to test-drive this feature message support@cronometer.com and we would be delighted to hook you up with a Gold trial!

Vegan

Plant-based diets aren’t new but with the emergence of popular documentaries they are ever increasing in popularity! Today you can find alternatives for meats and dairy in just about any grocery store!

What does it mean to be vegan?
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in the diet. It excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all animal derived ingredients including things like honey. 

Most people in the vegan community that have joined Cronometer want to make sure they aren’t experiencing any deficiencies in their diets and use us to make sure they are meeting all their nutritional needs!

If you’re a vegan and a Gold subscriber, you can use the Oracle Food Suggestions to cater to your lifestyle by choosing vegan filters.

Paleo

The Paleo Diet has been around for way longer than a decade and might actually be one of the oldest diets. It feels a lot like the Mediterranean diet but limits consumption of grains.

What is the Paleo Diet?

The Paleo diet is short for Palaeolithic diet and emphasizes a diet that count be obtained in the past by our hunter gatherer ancestors. The paleo diet limits foods that became common when farming emerged about 10,000 years ago.

This diet aims at eating predominantly whole foods and focuses on nutrient density.

Nutrition information came a long way in the last ten years, and with more and more people focusing on their nutrition as one of their health practices we cannot wait to see what the next ten has in store!

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