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 January 2015 – USA – whole foods, detox; UK – sugar-free, gluten-free

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In the USA, The Zero Belly Diet (whole foods, free-from) has surged to the top of the charts, overtaking The 20/20 Diet by Dr. Phil, which was the bestselling book at the beginning of the month before the book was actually released. The Food Babe Way (detox) hasn’t yet been released but it’s selling well […]

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The 20/20 Diet by Dr. Phil McGraw (2015): Food list

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The 20/20 Diet (2015) is a cycling diet with 3 phases per 30-day cycle. Focus on 20 power foods to boost metabolism and make you feel full. Eat 4 times a day, with protein, produce (vegetables or fruits), fat, and starch (carbs) with each meal. Phase 1 only 20/20 foods; phase 2 introduce a few […]

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New Year’s resolution 2015 – lose weight – most popular diets USA

New Year's Resolution - lose weight, get healthy

As New Year rolls around again and we look at the results of overindulging in the holidays, a lot of people are thinking about ways to lose weight. Here are the popular diets being considered by many (taken from Amazon bestsellers list), including overall trends, new diets, and old favorites.

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Zero Belly Diet by David Zinczenko (2014): Food list

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Zero Belly Diet (2014) is a weight-loss diet which focuses on how to remove visceral fat from the belly area. 7-day cleanse and lifetime eating guidelines. Eat mostly plant-based foods during the day (except eggs for breakfast). Eat vegetables, fruits, lean protein, healthy fats, nuts and seeds, legumes. Three meals plus smoothie plus optional snack […]

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Bestselling diet and healthy eating books, 2014 – USA and UK

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Which diet books were bestsellers in 2014? We looked at how they did in the bestseller lists over the year – how many weeks they were on the lists and how high they were on the lists. USA  |  UK USA bestselling diet books 2014 #1 – Grain Brain  |  #2 – 10-Day Green Smoothie […]

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Bestselling diet books December 2014 – USA – vegan, low calorie, paleo; UK – free-from, vegetarian

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In the USA at the end of December, there isn’t yet the rush for diets that usually starts before January. Vegan cookbook Thug Kitchen and low-calorie The Skinnytaste Cookbook continue to be best-sellers, even after the end of the holiday gift-giving period. Paleo elimination diet book It Starts with Food has jumped back up the […]

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The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey (2014): Food list

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The Bulletproof Diet (2014) is an anti-toxin diet which encourages you to find out and avoid your food sensitivities. Drink “Bulletproof Coffee” for breakfast every day – very-low-toxin coffee with grass-fed butter and MCT oil; limit other meals for intermittent fasting. Eat lots of vegetables, approved fats, some grass-fed protein, a little starch/fruit. Avoid sugar, […]

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

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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

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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

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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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