Ketogenic Diet - This type of diet topped the search engine results pages in 2017. This method of eating puts the body in a state of “ketosis,” where the body’s main fuel source comes from the burning of fat instead of carbohydrates. Although seen as a somewhat extreme eating plan, which all but eliminates carbs and focuses on high amounts of dietary fat and moderate amounts of protein, the results of being in a state of ketosis transcend fat loss and are reported to include enhanced energy, mental clarity and a drop in hunger. It takes only 21 days to reprogram your metabolism to burn fat for fuel by ditching processed grains, sugars and refined vegetable oils in favor of nutrient-dense, high-fat foods. There are a number of websites, books, blogs and cookbooks to help you along the way. Take the time to check them out before you take the plunge.
Farm-to-Table Dining - As has been the case for several years, restaurants — both high-end and casual — are proud to work directly with local farmers to use local ingredients whenever possible, many also modifying their menus based on what is in season in order to source local all year long. Taking a page from locally owned restaurants’ success, some major restaurant chains are even bringing local farms to our tables in a fast-casual setting.