Self-Subscribed Diets

January 23, 2020

According to IRI’s recent State of the Snack Industry report, over 45 million U.S. consumers follow a commercial or self-subscribed diet each year.

Self-subscribed diets include:

  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Ketogenic
  • Paleo
  • Whole 30
  • Mediterranean

Snacking can be difficult on these diets, but luckily nuts are one of the few snacks that are a fit across all seven self-subscribed diets.


In addition to having nuts in common, these diets also share a few other simple similarities for success. These include:


Emphasis on Whole Foods

These popular self-subscribed diets emphasize eating fresh, whole foods.  The average American diet includes a lot of processed foods. These foods tend to contain more saturated fat, calories, sodium, and sugar than their whole food alternatives.

Avoidance of Unhealthy Fats

There are four major types of fat in your diet: saturated, trans, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats. Saturated and trans fats are often considered “bad” fats because they have been associated with increased risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, on the other hand, may actually improve cardiovascular health.

Need for Portion Control

These diets encourage people to watch their portion sizes when choosing meals.

Overall Restriction of Calories

When it comes to weight control, things eventually come down to a simple formula: calories in versus calories out. Although the specific ways of getting to this place — reduce fat, reduce carbohydrates, eat more protein, cut out all dairy products — vary widely, all successful diet plans lead to a reduction in your caloric intake.

Tags: keto, mediterranean, paleo, self subscribed diet, vegan, vegetarian, whole30

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