Puja Baniya Health & Lifestyle
2017 was the year of trends. Be it everyone hopping on to the keto trail or stars like Bipasha Basu and Shilpa Shetty Kundra giving up sugar, 2017 saw it all. What’s even better was that some old school theories re-emerged and we all learnt that a temporary weight loss regime is not a permanent one. Here’s what 2017 had in store for us, health-wise:
With comedians like Tanmay Bhatt losing a whooping 110 kgs, keto only became everyone’s favourite. A diet which is pretty old in its invention, keto became extremely popular in 2017. A diet which allows you to savour cheese more than roti is worth the effort, right?
SUGAR DETOX OVER CARB DETOX:
With starlets like Bipasha and Shilpa starting the #nosugarchallenge, many learnt the biggest barrier in their weight loss journey was processed and refined sugar and not carbs. The white sin often hidden in processed food items was the highlight of this year. Many realised that leaving sugar was a better option than leaving carbs as they found it to be a more sustainable weight loss trick.
ONE BOWL MEAL:
Meal in a bowl is easy and saves the effort of trying to finish up a plate full of food. It limits your food intake and also makes you conscious of your portion size. A trend which came in from Japanese and Chinese states, it spread like wildfire amongst many.
Eating foods in different colours not only pleases the eye but also your tongue. The added benefit of this is that colourful food is filled with antioxidants and hence helps you to stay healthy. Rainbow food definitely made its mark this year!
An age-old idea, couple’s workout seemed to get even more popular in 2017. With many couple taking to Instagram to show off their skills with their partners, this workout showcased its strength this year.
Not that this was new, but with the West upping their food game, the trend of recipe videos only grew in the country. Not only delicious, fat-laden food but healthy quick recipes for individuals living away from home played its trick and got everyone addicted!
MEDITERRANEAN DIET :
Another diet which became widespread in 2017, the Mediterranean diet is full of fruits and veggies to load up your plate. Many diets became popular simply due to the fact that the countries that followed them had a comparatively healthier population. For example, from Japan we took the bowl in a meal idea. The M-diet is common in the middle-eastern countries.
MINDFUL BODY TRANSFORMATIONS:
The best trend so far. With crash diets making their way out of everybody’s mind, we have finally understood that weight gain or weight loss or maintenance is a prolonged effort. We need to give our body time in order to transform it permanently. With many celebrities advocating the same and being vocal about it, many ultimately understood the meaning of permanent lifestyle change.
December 10, 2017