Ketogenic diet
The keto diet involves reducing the amount of carbs you consume and upping the fat intake which allows the body to burn fat as fuel instead of carbs. This is known as ketosis.

One of the main benefits of ketosis is improved fat loss as your body will begin to burn stored fat.

Ketosis is even known to help manage epilepsy as it can help change the brain chemistry and in turn, limit seizures. On the flip side, the ketogenic diet can be a hard diet to follow. Having to remain in ketosis can make it difficult to find appropriate foods and make it more tempting to stray. 

Vegan diet
It seems like veganism is more popular than ever before – whether for ethical, health or environmental reasons, people are champing at the bit to give this ‘lifestyle’ a go. A vegan eats plant-based and does not eat anything that is animal-based, including dairy, honey, eggs and meat.

On the plus side, by consuming larger volumes of fruits and vegetables, vegans receive greater amounts of the antioxidants and phytochemicals associated with good cardiovascular health and reduced risk of cancers.

However, because vegans aren’t eating any animal product, it’s easier for them to suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Being a vegan requires careful planning, and supplementation may be necessary to ensure you’re receiving all the necessary vitamins and minerals.

Nordic diet
The Nordic diet is similar to the Mediterranean diet. It uses canola oil instead of olive oil and includes fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds, fish and seafood and rye bread. People on the Nordic diet can eat meat, eggs, cheese and yogurt in moderation but should avoid added sugars, processed meats and fast foods.

The Nordic diet isn’t about calorie counting or getting rid of carbs. Instead, it emphasizes locally grown and sustainable food sources.

Overall, the Nordic diet is a healthy way to eat that doesn’t exclude too many foods, making it seem attainable. However, there is not enough research to say that it’s any better for you than the Mediterranean diet. Both are great options, so choose the one that you’re most likely to stick to.

No single diet plan works for everyone. The best diet for you is the one that you stick to, makes you feel good, fits your lifestyle and is easy to follow. Focus on your own physical, emotional and lifestyle considerations to find a plan that helps you reach your goals. For more information, reach out to a professional (such as a Personal Trainer, dietitian or nutritionist) for assistance in determining what works best with your body.