Chewfo tracks dietary trends

  • Diets and healthy eating – what’s trending, foods to eat and avoid for each diet
  • Trends in food choices – what’s in the news, trends in new diets

Bestselling diet books November 2014 – USA – vegan, paleo; UK – vegetables, low sugar

In the USA, a vegan cookbook Thug Kitchen, Danielle Walker’s paleo Meals Made Simple, and low-calorie The Skinnytaste Cookbook continue to be best-sellers. Paleo cookbook Every Last Crumb has recently entered near the top of the charts. Coming up to the holiday season, as usual cookbooks are popular and diet books mostly ignored. In the UK, vegetable […]

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Bestselling diet books October 2014 – USA – vegan, green smoothie; UK – free-from, low calorie

In the USA, a vegan cookbook Thug Kitchen has been one of the top-selling books for several weeks. The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse has surged back in popularity. Other cookbooks related to diet restrictions are also selling well – The Skinnytaste Cookbook (low calorie), Plenty More (vegetable recipes), and Against All Grain (grain-free, gluten-free). In […]

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Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall (1994): Specific Carbohydrate Diet food list

Breaking the Vicious Cycle (1994) is a specific carbohydrate diet for intestinal health. Avoid starches and complex sugars. Slowly introduce laxative foods after symptoms improve. Eat unprocessed foods. Below is a description of the food recommendations in the diet. There’s a lot more in the book. Use this page as a cheat sheet alongside the […]

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Local food, gluten-free labeling, fermented foods – news to October 21, 2014

What’s in the news about food choices Local food is becoming more mainstream, with fast-casual restaurants, online grocery shopping, and UK public sector food using locally-sourced food Soda giants plan to cut calories in soda over the next 10 years FDA rules on gluten-free labeling have come into effect In the past decade, more people […]

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Bestselling diet books September 2014 – USA – low calorie, low carb; UK – vegetarian, low sugar

In the USA, cookbooks are currently more popular than diet books as the weather gets cooler. The Skinnytaste Cookbook, low calorie, has been selling well for several months and has reached near the top of books sold. Gluten-free books are lower on the charts than they’ve been for a while. In the UK, The Hairy […]

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Bestselling diet books August 2014 – USA – paleo, gluten-free; UK – intermittent fasting, no sugar

In the USA, sales of diet and healthy eating books have plummeted as summer comes to an end. Grain Brain (gluten-free) is still doing well. Paleo books continue to trend including Against All Grain, which has been selling well all year, and Paleo Slow Cooker. Vegan cookbooks and diets are also doing well, including Eat […]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel (1984-2004): Food list

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (4th Edition 2004) is a book to guide you through pregnancy, including food recommendations. Get enough nutrients every day – follow the Daily Dozen – protein, produce, whole grains and legumes, vitamin C, calcium, iron, fats in moderation, omega fatty acids, fluids. Eat enough calories to supply baby with […]

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Bestselling diet books July 2014 – USA – smoothies, diet confusion; UK – no sugar, low fat

In the USA, 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (raw green leafy vegetables in smoothies, high liquid cleanse) is continuing to be the best-selling diet; after being the no.2 book of Amazon for several weeks straight it’s dropped down a little, perhaps as people are focusing less on diets (and perhaps buying more reading books) as summer […]

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Nonalcoholic drinks, printed pureed food – news to July 13, 2014

What’s in the news about food choices Adults drinking less alcohol, more nonalcoholic drinks on offer FODMAPs may cause gluten sensitivity symptoms For people who can’t chew well – printed pureed food Here are links and summaries for recent news and opinion about food choices. Call for UK restaurants to label halal meat clearly May-9-14 […]

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Thyroid Healthy by Suzy Cohen RPh (2014): Food list

Thyroid Healthy (2014) is a book that advises how to improve your thyroid health. Eat a paleo-like diet – low carbohydrate, gluten-free, high protein, vegetables, seaweed, real salt. Avoid processed foods, caffeine, alcohol, soy, vegetable oil. Limit cruciferous vegetables. Below is a description of the food recommendations in the diet. There’s a lot more in […]

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