Google searches in 2018 were filled with diet fad queries, and thanks to Google annual search trends report, we know which diets dominated desktop and mobile searches.
Popular diets like Atkins and Weight Watchers were dropped from the list, making way for trendy, new diets that focused on high fat, low carb strategies, fast weight loss, and one with the motto ‘What would Jesus eat’? Here are the top 10 trending diets that made the cut:
The most searched diet of 2018, the high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb regiment has a cult-like following. The diet’s goal is have you reach a state of ketosis, where you’re burning fat for energy rather than carbs, leading to weight loss.
You may recognize this diet name from reality TV power couple Heather Dubrow and Terry Dubrow, MD; Heather is from Real Housewives of Orange County, and Terry is the star of Botched. This diet is really intermittent fasting, with a twist.
Dubbed ‘Weight Watchers for millennials’, this fitness and weight-loss app offers a weight loss challenge and physical challenge. The app tells you what to eat, how much to exercise, but also provides education on the healthy practices is suggests.
This is exactly what it sounds like – you only eat meat. Forget fruit, veggies, and carbs. It’s not without its faults, however; Health contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass previously said the diet sounds like “a recipe for disaster.” The diet is void of vital nutrients needed for vital bodily functions, like immunity and cognitive ability. The long-terms effects of the diet are unknown, so eater beware.
This diet revolves around traditional foods consumed in Mediterranean countries like Greece and Italy. Unlike the carnivore diet, this one is backed by research: studies show people eating lots of fruits, veggies, fish, whole grains, and healthy fats not only lose weight, but decrease risks of heart disease, dementia, and depression.
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