Fad diets are at an all-time high in Google searches right now. The top diet searches for 2018 included the Keto diet, the Dubrow fasting diet, and extremes like Master Cleanse. In fact, the popularity of fad diets is showing no signs of slowing down into 2020 because diets that tout high protein and low carbohydrate consumption are promising what many people crave: drastic and quick results.
It may feel like every day there’s a story about an all-new way to drop pounds, slim down and finally fit into your skinny jeans. Chances are you’ve even tried some of these trendy diets, seen them promoted on social media, read a book about one, or you know someone who swears by them. No matter your lifestyle, your needs or your personal goals there’s a diet out there for everybody.
So, it comes as no surprise that out of 45 million Americans who go on a diet, an estimated 50% of those people are choosing a fad diet, only to eventually experience unwanted drastic results: frustration and disappointment.
Promises of popping a pill, sipping slimming tea and eating all the steak you want to shed weight sound like a lot more fun than hitting the gym, watching your portions and losing weight slowly over a steady period of time.
Fad diets are popular because they offer quick, short-term results and they tend to offer convenient solutions. Many of us live fast-paced lives and want a fast fix because it’s a struggle to fit one more thing into our busy schedules. If there’s a quick solution to the battle of the bulge, we like to take it, and we’ll take it take it in a to-go box, please.
No Such Thing as a Fast Fix
The idea of an overnight solution to hitting your weight loss goals can be alluring, but here’s the thing… The reality behind most of these fad diets is that they typically come with health risks that can land you in the ER. Surprisingly, a lot aren’t backed by any sufficient science. Studies have shown that a Ketogenic diet can help you see a temporary difference on the scale, however that number could come with risks like:
- High LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Kidney stones
- Bad breath
- Weight gain (this shocked us too)
Fruits & Vegetables: A “Fad” That’s Been Around 60 Million Years
There’s really nothing ‘fad’ about a diet consisting of a lot of fruits and vegetables; the idea of it is rooted in history and has been shown to be a great and consistent source of nutrition for millions of years. Wild carrots were all the buzz in the 10th century in Persia and Central Asia, for example. About 2,500 years ago, ancient Aztecs integrated the tomato into their cuisine and medicine. Cabbage was cultivated in Europe before 1000 BC.
All these years later, the idea of fruits and vegetables as the recommended daily food intake still holds water (pun intended). Here at Upshoot, we value the benefits of plant-based nutrients and focus on making them more accessible to anybody and everybody, through nutrient dense foods that encourage a healthy weight while helping people feel and look good.
What if there were a simple solution that was convenient, affordable, sustainable, delicious, and packed with your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables?
What if we told you that you could ditch dieting forever and turn your daily habits into a lifestyle that will lead to lasting results on and off the scale?
If you’ve been struggling with incorporating healthier choices like fruits and veggies, or if you’re over the latest fleeting fads on the dieting trend train, then plant-powered options via our Phytopúr nutritional products and health programs may just be the answer you’ve been searching for!
We know we can always count on the power of plants to nourish and fuel us through our busy lifestyles. We care about what you put into your body—and want to make getting your daily five servings of fruits and vegetables very easy. So, we’ve done all of the heavy lifting so that you can confidently focus on your body, your health and your goals with our phytonutrient-packed products.
Serving Up Facts, Science and Results—and A Lot of Fruits & Veggies
We’re not about fads and empty feel-good messaging. We like to talk facts. Science. Long-term solutions. Results. We focus on adding more fruits and veggies to your everyday through plant-powered nutrition, programs and community. It’s why you can trust that our Phytopúr product family is:
- Backed by some pretty impressive science.
- Quality tested, safe and proven.
- Delivers micronutrients. We never want you to feel deprived, so we’ve created all our smoothies, shakes, super drinks and soups from real plants with fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals that will help you look and feel your best.
- Budget-friendly. We’ve done our homework so you can make clean eating a simple, cost-effective part of your lifestyle.
- Versatile. Our products aren’t just delicious; we’ve factored in convenience and flexibility that will satisfy anyone’s preferences and taste buds just by adding water! It’s so easy you can carry all of our products with you while you’re on-the-go!
Achieving a healthy weight isn’t about a trendy, insta-famous diet – it’s about a healthy lifestyle! A nutritional plan filled with satisfying, nutrient dense fruits and veggies is a lifestyle that you can incorporate into your daily habits immediately. That means no gimmicks, no potions, no pricey plans; just whole ingredients that you can feel good about for a lifetime.
Farewell to fickle fad diets and say hello to a plant-powered lifestyle… and a brighter, healthier and happier you.