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Diet Trends for 2013
February 19, 2013

I came across a news item recently that mentioned the top 5 diet trends for 2013 in the US.  The article said that the trends have been derived from a nationwide survey answered by 200 registered dietitians.

Here are the 5 diet trends –

  1. Natural and simple foods with few ingredients and minimally processed are ‘in’.  Low carb is ‘out’.
  2. To lose weight, consumers will look for wheat belly / gluten free diets along with commercial diet programs.
  3. Dietitians, social media and smart phone apps are the top 3 resources for nutrition advice.
  4. Consumers will focus on eating high quality calories. It’s not about the total calorie intake but where the calories are coming from.
  5. Fruits and veggies remain king.  Consumers will look to include more plant based foods in their diets.

My take on this – most of these trends can be applied for Indians too.  However, I would not go with commercial diet programs or gluten free diet plans as a means to lose weight.  If you’re looking to lose weight, approach a qualified dietitian for help.

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