By Lakshmi Varanasi
Weight — the loss, the gain, the maintenance — should be a matter of simple arithmetic: caloric input versus output, right? Not exactly. The number on the scale is typically linked to several factors including genetics, activity level, and eating habits, all of which make weight management difficult to navigate. That difficulty is often exacerbated by the mountains of information available on the best ways to lose weight. “I always applaud someone attempting to modify their lifestyle,” says Julie Feldman, MPH, RDN, dietician at Thrive Nutrition and Wellness in West Bloomfield, “but for me, intermittent fasting, the keto diet, and other fads can attempt to address a multifaceted problem with a quick fix, and it’s important to be aware of that.” We did the research and unpack the biggest diet trends of 2019 here.