Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Diet Trends

Everyone's rushing to the gym at this time of the year. Yes, we already know that. But things are not only hyped up on the exercise front. Diet-wise, people are running to all sorts of trends they've heard about or tried and failed in the past. 2013 is no different.

However, dietitians are also predicting that there will be some trends particular to this year. Low-carb had its year, fat-free had its year, gluten-free had its year, and even veganism had its year. So what's it looking like it would be this year?

Well, it does look like people are getting more knowledgeable about their bodies, and so 2013 is looking like the companies that gave us the "portion" diets will reign. You've already started seeing more commercials with more celebrities as the spokespeople for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and so on. They are doing really well and will continue to do better as people become more conscious of the fact that portion control works, and as people realize that the other fads are not working.

Speaking of being more knowledgeable, people are also becoming more tech savvy, right? And so the prediction is that we will continue to see diet and technology merge. There will be much more information about diets online, and much more people will be able to track their nutrition information and see what it means to their lives.

Quality also seems to be becoming more important as people focus on muscle tone, not just fat loss. So quality carbs, quality proteins, and the necessity of fruits and vegetables in our diets will become the highlight of many diets and fitness programs.

All in all, these look like good things. We are headed in the right direction when it comes to diet. We just need to make sure we are aware of our bodies. Awareness is the key to good health. As you consider what your diet will look like in 2013, make sure you remember this: "Always make sure it is reasonable. Do not make unsustainable changes. Fitness is, after all, a lifestyle." And that's my tip #3 for this week :)

Cheers Eights & Weights!

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