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 Healthy Green Drink Diet by Jason Manheim (2011): Food list

The Healthy Green Drink Diet (2011) is a guideline for green drinks. It isn’t a diet per se; it suggests having green juices and green smoothies to supplement what you usually eat. Eat at least one green drink a day, preferably before a meal. Below is a description of the food recommendations in the diet. [...]

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The Master Cleanser by Stanley Borroughs (1976): Food list

The Master Cleanser (1976) is a detox diet. It is usually known as The Master Cleanse or the Lemonade Diet. For 10-40 days, drink only lemonade prepared in the way described; no food. Recommends steps for coming off the cleanse, and then a vegan lifetime diet is suggested. Below is a description of the food [...]

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Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo (1996): Food list

Eat Right 4 Your Type (1996) is a book that suggests different foods and lifestyles for people with different blood types. It is also known as Eat Right For Your Blood Type, The Blood Type Diet, and ER4YT. Blood type O – Eat meat; moderate fat; limit grains/cereals, legumes, and dairy; wheat-free. Similar to paleo, [...]

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The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy Scott CN (2011): Food list

The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution (2011) is a book that advises how to lower anxiety using food and supplementation. Avoid sugar, processed foods, and caffeine. 3 levels of diet to test for food sensitivities, and another diet to reintroduce traditional foods. All diets – eat healthy animal protein, nonstarchy fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, good fats. Foods [...]

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The Daniel Plan by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen MD, and Mark Hyman MD (2013): Food list

The Daniel Plan (2013) is a healthy lifestyle/spiritual book that advocates eating unprocessed, whole foods. Eat nonstarchy vegetables, healthy animal or plant proteins, healthy starch or whole grain, and some fruit. Limit high-sugar fruits and healthy natural sweeteners. Avoid processed foods, junk food, sugars, artificial sweeteners, and fake food substances. Optional – follow a 10-40 [...]

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo (2013): Food list

The 21-Day Sugar Detox (2013), also known as 21DSD, is a real-foods based program designed to reduce and/or eliminate your cravings for sugar and carbohydrates. The author also wrote Practical Paleo. Avoid added sugars and very sweet foods. Focus on quality proteins and healthy fats. Eat unlimited amounts of crunchy and leafy vegetables, and limited [...]

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Bestselling diet books December 2013 – USA – gluten-free, paleo; UK – low fat, low sugar

In the USA, Grain Brain (gluten-free, no processed carbs) stays at the top of the diet charts, along with Wheat Belly which has similar eating guidelines. The original Well Fed recipe book and its sequel, with paleo recipes, are selling well. In the UK, The Hairy Dieters Eat for Life (calorie control including low-fat) is [...]

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Trans fats, milk fats, GERD guidelines, GMO ban – news to December 15, 2013

What’s in the news about food choices FDA ruling will all but eliminate trans fats Saturated fat in butter and cheese may not be so bad for us, being rich in essential vitamins. Also, more helpful fatty acids are found in organic milk vs. conventional milk The CDC released voluntary guidelines for food allergies in [...]

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Bestselling diet books November 2013 – USA – gluten-free; UK – intermittent fasting

In the USA, Grain Brain (gluten-free, no processed carbs) has risen to the top of the diet charts, and Wheat Belly (with similar eating guidelines) continues to be a bestseller. The Eat to Live Cookbook (vegan/near-vegan) was recently released, and has been selling well. In the UK, the bestselling diets have remained steady for some [...]

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Fish in pregnancy, food allergy cost, food waste – news to October 26, 2013

What’s in the news about food choices Fish guidelines for pregnant women may be too strict, as most mercury consumption is from other sources. McDonald’s to serve more fruits, vegetables – for children they’ll have more options for Happy Meals and will stop offering soda as the main drink option. Food allergies cost U.S. $25 [...]

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