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Top trending diets

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Apparently, Paleo is not a trending diet. However, feeding tubes are. I'm just curious what you all think this says about the future of Paleo and America in general.

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:35 PM

Yeah. That's why it's not there, google is smart enough to know that it's a lifestyle and not a diet?

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on December 12, 2012
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I agree, what's listed here is all based on search terms. I'm sure not many people are actually trying the "Michael Phelps Diet". This list seems to be more about where interest lies and not what is being practiced.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:00 PM

I don't know. You can tune your google trend in any way you want. they don't explain exactly how it's done, but they are all "celebrity name" + diet which makes time's article show up on google searches for said celebrities. Not sure this means anything.

When I go to google trends, and say, give me the top searches for diet in the last 12 months, I get:

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=diet&date=today%2012-m&cmpt=q

  1. diet plan -- Ok, sure that's pretty generic.
  2. Paleo Diet

Time is trying to sell copy, not do legit research. Even a cursory glance at google trend shows a very different story.

BTW, if you look at the trend of "paleo diet" for the past four years, you will see that 2012 has been a banner year for paleo diet: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=%22paleo%20diet%22&cmpt=q

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on December 13, 2012
at 06:18 PM

First, I question how they came up with what was trending in 2012. You can use the Google AdWords key word tool to see what is essentially trending by typing in a keyword such as "diet" and seeing a myriad of related search terms along with their statistics.

For instance, when I search for "diet" I get a long list of associated items that folks have been searching.

A breakdown of my findings based on "Global Monthly Searches" (GMS) in descending order:

  • HCG diet: 673,000 GMS
  • Dukan diet: 673,000 GMS
  • Paleo diet: 550,000 GMS
  • Atkins diet: 450,000 GMS
  • Vegetarian diet: 301,000 GMS
  • Vegan diet: 246,000 GMS
  • Detox diet: 201,000 GMS
  • 17 Day diet: 201,000 GMS
  • Raw diet: 201,000 GMS
  • Juice diet: 165,000 GMS
  • Cabbage diet: 135,000 GMS
  • DASH diet: 110,000 GMS

You get the gist.

Here's the related info for the diets in the article:

  • Michael Phelps diet: 22,200 GMS
  • Beyond diet: 60,500 GMS
  • Raspberry Ketone diet: 14,800 GMS
  • PINK Method Diet: 12,100 GMS
  • Adriana Lima Diet: 22,200 GMS
  • Miranda Kerr Diet: 27,100 GMS
  • NV Diet Pill: 9,900 GMS
  • Feeding Tube Diet: 5,400 GMS
  • Juicing Diet: 18,100 GMS
  • Marisa Miller Diet: 6,600 GMS

Based on this you can see that the article is misleading to say the least.

Second, at first I thought that I couldn't care less how popular the Paleo lifestyle is, but I realized as I was typing that that I do care. The more popular the lifestyle is, the more funding in research will go towards analyzing tenets of the lifestyle, more Paleo friendly products will be made available at cheaper prices, and more people's lives will be changed for the better.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

James Barlow is right! Paleo is a lifestyle, not a diet.

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on May 12, 2013
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on December 13, 2012
at 12:17 AM

i don't know what lunatic would pay for a feeding tube. that screams eating disorder in my book.

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on December 12, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Paleo, and the people who follow it, will be fine.

As for the people on the n.g. diet, probably not. I just can't imagine why anyone would do that. The discomfort is one thing, the malnourishment is another (more likely to lose lean body mass instead of body fat), the metabolic damage is yet another. And the doctors who do this for people should have their licenses revoked, IMHO.

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on December 12, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Paleo is a lifestyle, not a diet, so it makes sense that it would not trend in a diet search.

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on December 12, 2012
at 11:09 PM

I agree, what's listed here is all based on search terms. I'm sure not many people are actually trying the "Michael Phelps Diet". This list seems to be more about where interest lies and not what is being practiced.

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:35 PM

Yeah. That's why it's not there, google is smart enough to know that it's a lifestyle and not a diet?

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on December 12, 2012
at 09:18 PM

I don't think it should ever be labeled as a trend or a fad because then it has an expiration date. Instead it is evolving into a norm that people adapt in their daily lives without looking back or only doing it for a short period of time.

I hope people realize that if it was a fad to eat this way, it is a million year old fad.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Oh NO- now I can't eat Atkins but call myself paleo in order that come across as "trendy!"

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on December 12, 2012
at 06:05 PM

To me this means we are not doing our job. The owners of the paleo meal delivery The Primal Plan turned me on to eating paleo, and I have never looked back. I try to pay forward every day by telling people about them and paleo...... basically the only reason I relented and joined facebook ;). Anyway check out The Primal Plan. www.theprimalplan.com

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on December 14, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Most diets that have cult appeal are fad diets. Atkins followers talked exactly like this back in 2006. I was one of them. So anything that restricts an entire macronutrient group is a fad diet...paleo does not escape this.

If you want to talk lifestyle, Paleo is absolutely better than the average american diet. In terms of efficacy though, it was rated at the bottom of the list by the Dep of US Health and by be British Health Counsel for weight loss and overall health. Most people on Paleo are more concerned with insulin sensitivity and ketone strips than calories in vs calories out.

The fact that the diet incorporates Avacado, (first discovered to be eaten by humans 10k years ago, painted on cave walls as being FARMED). Honey, the bioequivalent of high fructose corn syrup..having almost no vitamins or minerals and being chemically almost identical to HFCS. And I don't know how close it is at all to what people ate 2 million years ago, up to 10,000 years ago, becuase they ate carbs. They loved them. Had no idea what Keto was, but when there was a bunch of sweet papaya or apple or coconut..they devoured them. That's all fructose. The same fructose in ketchup.

It also doesn't take into account that the people back then actually had to work for food...physically. So any diet is basically going to be awful if you're not exercising quite intensely.

That being said. It's quite easy to say something is a "lifestyle" with cultish fervor. But Paleo is a diet. I could achieve the same aesthetic results on Paleo as on my current diet (which you can follow, and keep in mind this is how im losing weight):

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/aelunyu

But why would I, when it would be so much harder to push through a workout on a measly 200 grams of carbs a day. When i can achieve the same and feel much better by just making sure I eat my veggies along with my ice cream =).

In all, I think it could be a great diet. But it will pass, judging by the amount of frustrated "HELP! IM ON PALEO FOR 4 MONTHS BUT CANT LOST WEIGHT!" posts out there. Anything that gets us away from shoving big macs down the hole is fine by me. But call it what it is. A diet.

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