A guide to comparing recent diet trends

December 28, 2020 Providence Nutrition Team

Popular eating plans come and go and it can be challenging to know which will help or hurt your health.

  • This roundup offers a snapshot on diet trends such as Keto, Paleo and Whole 30 to help you decide if one of them is what you’re looking for to help improve your eating habits.
  • Some diets emphasize when you eat over what you eat.
  • Learn all you can about a diet trend before giving it a regular seat at your dinner table.


As the new year approaches, many of us are reviewing the eating habits we developed during quarantine and vowing to start making healthier eating choices. Sometimes you just need to make a few simple changes and fine-tune your diet with healthy food swaps. But, depending on your current habits and future goals, a specific diet plan may be what you’re looking for.

This summer, we shared details about several popular diet trends. We’ve gathered them all in one place to give you easy access to the information you need.

Comparing Keto and Buddha diets

The Keto diet emphasizes a low-carb, high-fat diet that proponents say boosts metabolism and improves overall health. While adherents to the Buddha diet don’t forbid any foods and allow at least one “cheat day” a week. Read the article

Intermittent fasting

Which is more important: what you eat or when you eat? Intermittent fasting is a way of eating that schedules times when eating is allowed and times when no food is consumed. See what our team says about the practice. Read the article


Comparing low-carb diets: Paleo vs. Whole 30

Are you eating like a caveman? Should you be? Our team looked at two low-carb diets—Paleo and Whole 30—and outlined their pros and cons. You may be surprised at what you learn about both.

Read the article


Regardless of the diet trend that’s hot today, or how many bags of chips you ate during quarantine, it’s important to consult your doctor before starting any new diet plan. Your doctor can help you determine what’s right for you and the healthiest way to obtain your healthy weight goals.


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As you consider changing your eating habits during the upcoming year, share your plans to #DietForChange with readers @providence.

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This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions.

About the Author

We are all about food! The Providence Nutrition Team loves to talk about and share our expertise on how to help you find the right diet, food types and maintenance tactics to help you live life to the fullest...while also enjoying the best foods that mother nature has to offer.

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