There are many different nutrition programs and diets that people all over Tampa partake in. From gluten-free to paleo, finding the right diet for you requires the help of a wellness practitioner. The following are a few examples of different programs or diets that many people follow.


A vegan diet excludes animal products. Vegans don’t eat dairy, eggs, meat, and some strict vegans even shun honey. The benefits of this diet are threefold: it’s better for the environment, for your health, and for animal welfare. Vegan diets range from eating strictly whole, unprocessed foods in their most natural state to veganized versions of foods like pizza, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs. Whether going vegan is the best of a handful of nutrition programs for you depends on whether you’re willing to make sure you eat healthy, whole foods and get the right nutrients.


Paleo diets are meant to mimic a ‘caveman’ diet, or one our ancestors would’ve consumed. The Paleo diet encourages high-fat, low-carb foods. It largely consists of animal proteins, saturated fats like coconut oil and butter, and vegetables. This diet doesn’t consider calorie counting or portion control. While this diet can be excellent for eating whole, unprocessed foods, some people don’t get enough variety from foods like fruits, grains, and plant proteins.


Low-carb nutrition programs are popular amongst people in Tampa who want to lose weight. While the average American’s diet is overloaded with carbs, going to the other extreme and eliminating as many carbs as possible is dangerous. The body requires carbohydrates for energy. However, working with a nutritionist is the smartest way to go low-carb and healthily lose weight.


Medically speaking, the only people who need to eat gluten-free diets are those with gluten sensitivities, gluten intolerance, Celiac disease, or conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Otherwise, eating gluten-free isn’t the secret to a healthier life or weight loss. If you consume gluten-free cookies expecting they aren’t as bad for you as regular cookies, then you’re in for a surprise. Gluten-free versions of foods simply replace the gluten with another substance to mimic the glutinous texture. It doesn’t mean the food is low-calorie, low-fat, or low-carb. However, if you eat a naturally gluten-free diet by consuming fresh veggies and fruits, lean proteins, and nuts, that’s healthier.

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