That’s right, it’s already that time of year. Spending time with family over the upcoming holidays and prepping for 2019—here’s what you have to look forward to.
As 2018 prepares to wave goodbye, the LIVESTRONG team is looking ahead into the future of fitness, nutrition and wellness — and we’re liking what we see.
Which workout classes will rapidly spread throughout the country? Is keto really here to stay? Do you even need to leave your home for a full gym experience anymore? Let these 11 wellness trends guide you into the New Year.
Move over, keto — there’s a new extreme diet in town. The carnivore diet (also known as the zero-carb diet), allows for meat (preferably red meat) and water as the main nutritional source throughout the day. No fruits or veggies in sight, but the diet does allow for poultry, fish, eggs and dairy.
The benefits? Folks are claiming that the diet is lowering their blood pressure, aiding in weight loss and even curing depression.
2Plant-Based Keto Diet: It IS Possible
The secrets to success are getting creative with your meals and loading up on the right plant-based foods, stocking up on all of the fats and supplementing with a plant-based protein powder where necessary. Curious about keto but haven’t gotten to test it out? Start with these 10 recipes. And if you’re currently on keto, here’s what you need to know about working out while on the diet.
3Vegan Fast Food: The World Is Your Vegan Oyster
Traditionally, the vegan crowd has not had an easy time finding fast food choices that cater to their dietary needs. Fast forward to 2018 and the landscape is a’changin’. As people start eating less animal products and increasing the demand for vegan options, fast food chains are finally listening. The most well known example is the Impossible Burger — featuring a vegan patty that sizzles, tastes and even bleeds like real meat.
The popularity of this faux meat cannot be denied — White Castle even announced it would be featuring it in its Impossible Slider, made available to 400 restaurants nationwide. KFC is also getting in on the meat-free hype: this year, the chain plans on testing out testing out faux-chicken options within their U.K. locations. If you’re not feeling the fast food vibe, don’t sweat. These at-home simple four-ingredient recipes are just as fast and easy.
4Mezcal: Smoky Is the New Black
What’s bringing this complex liquor to the forefront? According to the report, a consumer desire for healthy liquor alternatives, gluten-free products, and beverages that improve digestion and sugar regulation. Prepare to feel way less guilty about your holiday cocktails. Don’t know where to start? Try out these 17 mezcals.
5Muscle Stimulators: A Spa Day for Your Muscles
These devices allow you to reap the benefits of a very strenuous massagewhile having full control of the situation, and promise to treat muscles’ pain and ailments. Not only that, but the PowerDot connects via Bluetooth to its own app, featuring muscle stimulation programs that work toward achieving different goals (Reduced recovery time? Check. Increased muscular performance? Check.)
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