The Whole30 Diet

The tenth (and last!) installment of the series on eating patterns is about the Whole30 Diet. Last month, we explored the Ketogenic Diet and learned the theory behind putting your body into a state of ketosis by restricting carbohydrates in order to promote quick weight loss. Ranked #38 out of 41 total diets in the U.S News Best Diet Rankings, the Whole30 Program isn’t as much a ‘diet’ as it is a ‘reset.’ The Whole30 program and its co-creater, Melissa Hartwig Urban, were recently featured on the cover of People magazine. Continue reading “The Whole30 Diet”

The Keto Diet

The ninth installment of the series on eating patterns is about the Ketogenic (Keto) Diet. Last month, we explored the Glycemic Index Diet and learned that different carbohydrates have different effects on a person’s blood sugar. Ranked #38 out of 41 total diets in the U.S News Best Diet Rankings (but #2 in the ‘Best Fast Weight Loss’ category), the Keto Diet switches the fuel your body uses for energy from carbs to fat, thus encouraging weight loss and promoting feelings of fullness. Continue reading “The Keto Diet”

The Glycemic Index Diet

The eighth installment of the series on eating patterns is about the Glycemic-Index Diet. Last month, we explored the Volumetrics Diet and discussed how a food’s energy density can be used to help people make healthier choices when trying to lose or manage their weight. Ranked #23 out of 41 total diets in the U.S News Best Diet Rankings, the Glycemic-Index Diet is based on a carbohydrate’s effect on a person’s blood sugar. “Good” carbs rank lower in the index and take longer to digest, which slows the rise in blood sugar, while “bad” carbs rank higher in the index and tend to cause spikes in blood sugar. Continue reading “The Glycemic Index Diet”