Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Intermittent Fasting … the list of all the different diets goes on and on.
Every year, around this time, roughly 45 million Americans embark on a journey to lose weight, and many will attempt one of the diets listed above, or a different variation of them.
Every one of those diets has various rules, restrictions and regulations.
Some people will find success cutting out carbs, while others will swear by going vegan.
Many will join the high fat, ketogenic lifestyle.
The truth is … many individuals will find success using one of these diet strategies, but many will not.
So ... which diet is best?
While all of these strategies can work, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence suggesting that there is no “best” diet.
However, research does show that the two key factors that determine what diet will be the best for any given individual is SUSTAINABILTY and ADHERENCE.
If someone is unable to adhere to or sustain a particular dietary strategy … failure is inevitable.
One MUST find an eating pattern that they enjoy enough to become a lifestyle … or their will be a continuous battle of yo-yo dieting … which is detrimental to long term success and overall health in general ... (we will get into that at a later time).
Figuring out which diet plan is best for you can be challenging on your own, so stop into your local S2 store and our team of Certified Sports Nutrition Specialists will help write a customized plan for you goals.
*This post was written by Andrew Lynn, who has a Bachelor's in Science Nutrition and Dietetics. He is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist.