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

The Belly Fat Diet by John Chatham (2012): Food list

The Belly Fat Diet (2012) is a diet designed to reduce belly fat. Eat frequently, and include a protein or high-fiber food in every meal and snack. Don’t overeat – eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed. Low-fat protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and oils. Limited whole grains, sweet treats, and beef. Cheat once a [...]

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Bestselling diet books April 2014 – USA – low fat, low carb; UK – intermittent fasting

In the USA, The Doctor’s Diet by Travis Stork of The Doctors, has risen in the charts again. As spring arrives, so do detox/cleansing books – The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse has replaced The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet as the most popular detox book. The Hungry Girl diet, by Lisa Lillien of Hungry [...]

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The Body Book by Cameron Diaz (2014): Food list

The Body Book (2014) is a whole-body book that covers eating, exercise, and believing that your body is beautiful. Eat whole, unprocessed foods. Protein throughout the day, whole carbs, unsaturated fats, veggies and fruits. Drink lots of water. Avoid fast foods, processed foods, added sugars, saturated/trans-fats. Below is a description of the food recommendations in [...]

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Bestselling diet books February 2014 – USA – unprocessed; UK – low fat and sugar

In the USA the about-to-be released Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet, designed to break your food addictions, is topping the charts. Super Shred by Dr. Ian Smith has been selling well for a few months- it’s a very rapid weight loss diet, unusual as most current diets ask for a more steady approach. In [...]

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Super SHRED by Ian K Smith MD (2013): Food list

Super SHRED (2013) is a 4-week very rapid weight loss diet, written by Dr. Ian Smith of The Doctors. It’s a follow-up to the SHRED diet. Negative energy balance – eat fewer calories than you burn. Calorie disruption – intermittent fasting, with dramatically varying calorie consumption. Sliding nutrient density – load up on healthy nutrients [...]

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Paleo diet popular, clean labels, fewer calories – news to January 19, 2014

What’s in the news about food choices The paleo diet was the most-Googled diet of 2013. Restaurants are getting training to safely feed guests with food allergies. Labels are getting cleaner as consumers look at them more closely. U.S. adults are consuming fewer calories. Here are links and summaries for recent news and opinion about [...]

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Bestselling diet books January 2014 – USA – low carb; UK – intermittent fasting

In the USA, two new diet books are topping the charts – The Pound a Day Diet by Rocco DiSpirito, and The Doctor’s Diet by Travis Stork. Both are media personalities. Both of these books suggest restricting carbs. Gluten-free diets are still going strong, and Mediterranean diets have made their usual January comeback with the [...]

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Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser (2013): Food list

Your Personal Paleo Code (2013) is an elimination/reintroduction diet based on a flexible Paleo diet. Step 1: Strict Paleo diet for 30 days to reset your body. Step 2: Reintroduce foods to see how you react to them. Step 3: Lifetime diet – avoid foods you reacted to. Strictly avoid industrial seed oils and sugars [...]

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The New Atkins Made Easy by Colette Heimowitz (2013): Food list

  The New Atkins Made Easy (2013) is a low-carb, ketogenic diet, where you eat whole foods and slowly introduce carbs to find your carb tolerance. The recommendations are very similar to The New Atkins For A New You (2010), with less scientific discussion. All phases: Avoid sugar and processed carbs. Start with induction, then [...]

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The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Rockridge Press (2013): Food list

The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook (2013) is a cookbook for a Mediterranean diet. Eat fruits, vegetables, grains (mostly whole), olive oil, beans, nuts, legumes, seeds, herbs, spices, seafood. Limit cheese and yogurt, poultry, eggs, wine. Avoid or eat rarely meat, sweets foods, soft drinks, processed foods, fast food. Below is a description of the food recommendations [...]

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