Time is like a constant current bringing with it new ideas, trends, and fads that come and go as quickly as they arrived. While some tend to stick around a little longer than others, more often than not they’ll peak in interest and then fade into the background.
With that being said, there have been many diets that have come and gone in the past decade. Despite the fact that these trends are constantly changing, one thing remains the same: the goal is weight loss. To celebrate the upcoming 2020 year, we’re taking a look back on some of the most popular diet trends of the past decade. Check it out:
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1. Weight Watchers Points
Weight Watchers still remains the most popular diet plan around. It was founded back in the early 1960’s by Jean Nidetch and went public a few years later. It’s evolved a whole lot since then with different programs and point systems. In 2010, Weight Watchers introduced the PointsPlus Plan which is described by VeryWell Fit as an overhaul of all the previous plans.
The PointsPlus Plan introduced a new way of thinking about calories. For example, the new plan addressed the fact that while an apple and handful of chips might have the same calories, they aren’t nutritionally equal. Instead of just counting calories, people had to take into account other things like protein, fat, carbohydrates, and fiber.