2019 is upon us, and so are the millions of people worldwide who are resolving to lose weight and get healthy. Even if you are someone who has never dieted before, we’ve all heard about the come-and-go diet fads like Atkins or South Beach. Getting healthy isn’t just about picking a diet and sticking to it, however. A healthy lifestyle means making changes and knowing which tips and tricks for healthy eating are going to last in 2019.
- Keto – Everyone has heard of it, and many are doing it. The Ketosis diet is high fat, low sugar diet that is helping people all over the world shed the pounds by getting their body into a state of ketosis so that your fat is turned into energy and burned off while you are working out or active. Keto works which are why it is the number one diet fad going into 2019. As with any diet, talk to your doctor and nutritionist before beginning the ketosis diet as it is not right for people with certain medical conditions.
- Paleo – The Paleo Diet touts itself as the caveman diet, and while the keto diet has replaced paleo in popularity, many people are using the principals of paleo diet cooking in their keto diet lifestyle. Paleo centers around eating only fresh produce and meats and other foods that you can prepare without processing or adding preservatives.
- Plant-Based Meat – Many people realize the negative effects that commercialized meat production has wrecked our bodies and our environment. Plant-based meats have been popular for some time with veggie patties and meatless chicken nuggets being found in every grocery store, but 2019 is going to see the market expand into plant-based fish! Plant-based fish tastes like it came straight out of the ocean but are safe for people with shellfish allergies and vegans.
- CBD Oil – You don’t need to have anything to do with marijuana to get the fantastic benefits of CBD oil, and more people are using this legal extract from hemp to aid in many different illnesses. CBD oil legislation is set to be signed in 2019 that will legalize the life-changing substance and make it available everywhere. The rise in medical marijuana throughout the United States has brought renewed interest to CBD oil and the human endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is comprised of receptors that help us regulate anxiety, pain, headaches, and sleep.
- Ayurvedic Cooking – Ghee, a common ingredient in Ayurvedic cooking has become popular due to the ketogenic diet. Ghee is a butter that has all milk fat solids removed. Ghee has brought attention to Ayurvedic food and wellness which has caused a rise in Ayurvedic spas, especially in places like California, that help people to detox and get on the path to wellness.
- Farm-to-Table Wine – Everyone has heard of the farm-to-table movement in restaurants with the most high-end restaurants establishing their own farms or changing their business model to order in fresh ingredients each and every day from local farmers and growers. This surge in food consciousness has resulted in less pesticide use and more organic plates being offered in many upscale dining establishments. Farm-to-Table is starting to make its presence known with many restaurant owners becoming aware of the herbicides and pesticides that are sprayed on grapes to prevent fermentation in the vineyards. Due to the lax labeling regulations for alcohol, many people don’t know what’s in the wine they are drinking, Farm-to-table wine ensures that consumers are ingesting a healthier option.
- Mindfulness – Mindfulness is the practice of being present in each moment, being conscious and aware of yourself and your surroundings. Many colleges across the United States have begun teaching Mindful communication within their communication departments because of the overall wellness benefits of the practice. Mindfulness develops through meditation and other training, including therapy and can be helpful in relaxing, releasing anxiety, becoming focused or aware, and aligning your body, mind, and spirit.
- Intermittent Fasting – Restricted eating or intermittent fasting is best done under the supervision of your doctor or dietician and involves not eating for certain stretches of time or only eating during specific windows such as 12-8pm or even 4-8 pm. People who follow this eating pattern pack all of their calories and nutrients into that window and then allow their body to burn through it during the fasting period.
Getting healthy and improving your overall wellness is something everyone should be focused on and striving for. Check out the tips you found in this guide to help you prepare for your best year ever.