The Most Diets Decoded
The Australian Women's Weekly Food|Issue 54 2019
The Most Diets Decoded
We’re constantly bombarded with diet trends and jargon, so here’s a quick lowdown on the latest fads.

The sheer volume of eating trends and diets can be overwhelming and confusing. Some diets are simply personal preference while others are medically diagnosed. Here are some of the more popular diets you may have heard discussed and what they actually mean. As always, it’s important to consult a doctor before starting any diet or changes to your eating habits.


A vegetarian diet is nothing new. Vast numbers of people around the world have been following a plant-based diet for centuries. As we become more health-conscious and socially aware of where our food comes from, going meat-free is becoming a mainstream choice. There are many versions of vegetarianism but essentially it is a diet containing no meat or poultry.

These days, being vegetarian is somewhat flexible, with many people creating their own definition based on their personal food choices, some are:

Flexitarian also known as “semivegetarian” where a person reduces their meat intake but not completely excluding it.


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Issue 54 2019