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The Truth About 9 Popular Diet Trends

There’s rarely a shortage of diet and health trends. Harder to sort out is which ones are legit and which are a total crock. Luckily, we scoured the wellness world to see what people are obsessing over right now, and then consulted experts to get their input on each one.

“Lately, I’m seeing less of an emphasis on fad diets and more focus on diet lifestyles,” says Sharon Palmer, a registered dietician who’s known as The Plant-Powered Dietitian. “This is a very positive change since it’s easier to follow a long-term, sustainable diet plan than a restrictive pattern you can’t wait to go off of.” Research also shows that the most effective weight-loss diets are those that you can sustain over the long term, so it’s best to find one you like.

To that end, ahead are some top wellness trends of 2017 (as well as some longstanding diets that remain popular today), plus expert tips on whether they’re worth trying or skipping.

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