Losing weight is something that many people across the United States are attempting to do. Before agreeing to stick to a weight loss program, many people wonder which one will yield the best results. While results vary based on individual actions, here is a list of a few popular programs, how they work, and the most common results.

Keto Diet

The Keto diet is centered around high fats and low carbohydrates. Approximately 70% of your daily calories should come from healthy fats, 20% from protein, and just 10% from carbohydrates. That means that in a 2000 calorie diet you would have right around 200 carbs. That is basically one piece of bread. All other calories should come from meat, cheese, cream, nuts, avocado, and other high fat, low carb foods. Keto is a diet that allows its participants to shed weight rapidly, though if they discontinue the diet it will likely be gained just as quickly. For someone who is starting the Keto diet weighing around 200 lbs with an average height, dedication to the diet over at least 6 months could result in losing 15–20 lbs or more.

Whole 30

Whole 30 is a diet that lasts for 30 days. Its main goal is to help participants become aware of the food they are eating and how it affects them. The diet cuts out foods that are known to cause inflammatory reactions in the body such as sugar, sweeteners, processed food, dairy, etc. For individuals who have the willpower to stick to the stringent diet, results vary. Most people leave with a new relationship with food, as well as several pounds lost. 

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting for weight loss has become more popular in recent years. There are many different variations of the diet, though one common strategy is to fast for 16 hours at a time. For example, you could eat dinner at 6 pm and then not eat again until 10 am the next morning.  Others choose to do 24-hour fasts 2–3 times a week and eating normally between these times. Fasting has been proven to shed pounds due to the caloric deficit. This diet only works when the body is given adequate calories on non-fasting days, otherwise, it can lead to the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. 

Ultimately, the best diet program for you is the one that you will stick with. Consistency and dedication to a diet program are the best ways to get results. Contact local weight loss program creators to learn more about which style matches your health goals.