Dieting is a popular New Year’s resolution, but according to our internet research history, interest in losing weight isn’t limited to January. We took a look at Google Trends analytics to see what diets Florida residents were most searching for during 2021 to help us predict what will become popular this year.
Are these diets legal, or do they need to be quit? Let’s find out.
(Note: It should go without saying, but definitely consult a doctor before starting a new diet.)
Pronounced like ‘vegetarian’ but with the letter ‘p’, this diet is a quick find. It was created by functional medicine specialist Dr. Mark Hyman, who also wrote The Pegan Diet. It combines the principles of the Paleo diet and vegetarianism, so the follower eats 75 percent of plants and 25 percent of sustainable meat, poultry, eggs and fish. The diet avoids bread, most grains, dairy products, and foods containing sugar and processed items.
While this diet is beneficial because it encourages eating more fruits and vegetables, there may be other nutrients you may need to supplement with, such as iron and vitamin B12. If you have anemia or osteoporosis, this diet may not be the case. suitable for you.
This diet was created by the Golo Corporation in 2009 and focuses on metabolic health and insulin resistance. It’s reappeared in the past 12 months, with a 4,000 percent increase in searches on Google. The diet aims to help participants lose weight, increase metabolic efficiency, and reverse health conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
Followers eat roughly 1,300 to 1,500 nutritionally dense calories per day, taking a vitamin sold by Golo called Release, which contains three vitamins (magnesium, chromium, and zinc) and seven herbal remedies, including banaba leaf extract and gardenia extract.
While the company’s website says you can take the vitamin with your medications, there are no medical sources to support this claim. Additionally, the capsules are not FDA approved. Any diet that indicates that you need help, such as the birth control pill, is a surprising thing.
Tom Brady Diet (TB12)
We live in Florida, and Tom Brady plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so it only makes sense that people would Google what he eats to stay in shape. In fact, we’ve tried (and failed) on his strict diet before.
The TB12 diet consists of 80 percent of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. 20 percent protein (chicken, red meat, seafood); Eat meals until 75 percent full; Avoid dairy products and eggplant. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water daily; Not eating anything within three hours of bedtime.
Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Well, maybe for a professional athlete or a fitness enthusiast. For people who are just trying to make healthy choices, this diet can be a bit extreme. (Spoiler alert: Tom Brady drinks a lot of protein shakes.)
Another diet with a large number of Google searches, the ProLon Diet is described as a “fasting simulator” – not necessarily fasting, but pretend like you
The diet is a five-day program that includes prepackaged plant-based meals, energy bars, soups, snacks, beverages, and supplements. According to the company’s website, “everything has been studied and designed to nourish your body and support cell renewal.”
Unlike Golo, the concept of prolonged fasting (without the support of branded foods and supplements) has been studied for years by researchers. The ProLon Diet, specifically, was developed by a physician from the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California. It also has 20 years of scientific research behind it.
Bottom line: You can achieve prolonged fasting without the expense of ordering a meal plan. (ProLon costs about $175 per meal set.) However, if you want a meal plan structure backed by sound scientific research, this might be right for you.