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

Organic trending down, Diet is a dirty word – news to May 11, 2014

What’s in the news about food choices More people shop for ‘non-GMO’ than ‘organic’ Diet is becoming a dirty word, consumers prefer health and wellness Dieters are ditching low-calorie products for ‘more filling’ versions Fruit and veggies will become easier to get – New farm bill encourages fruit & vegetables, local, organic farming, and the food [...]

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10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse by JJ Smith (2014): Food list

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (2014) is a 10-day detox/cleanse made up of green leafy veggies, fruit, and water. 10-day cleanse – either full (green smoothies and light snacks) or modified (green smoothies and snacks and a non-smoothie meal a day). Continuing to lose weight / lifetime diet – unprocessed, lots of produce, healthy fats, low [...]

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The Doctor’s Diet by Dr. Travis Stork (2014): Food list

The Doctor’s Diet (2014) is an unprocessed, moderate-portion diet in 3 stages. Low in sugar, simple carbohydrates, unhealthy fats, and sodium. Moderate amounts of lean protein, healthy fats, and whole grains. Generous amounts of fiber-rich vegetables, legumes, and fruits. Real foods, not processed foods. Meal Plan Equations for each phase, allowing for flexibility in eating [...]

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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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