This was two years after Banting initially shared his experience of losing weight on a low-carbohydrate diet. By focusing on limiting carbs, the body’s focus turns to burning fat instead of sugar for fuel. Did you realise that we’ve been following diet trends for that long? Neither did we! With the low-carb diet’s similarities to the modern ketogenic diet, a Green Chef ‘keto diet’ also comprises a low amount of carbohydrates with a high amount of fat and a moderate amount of protein. By reducing carbohydrate intake, our body uses fat as a source of energy once it reaches a stage called ketosis. Most people reduce their carbohydrate intake to 50g or less when following the keto diet. At Green Chef, all our keto recipes contain 20g or less.
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By looking over the past five years, we can reveal which food trends have managed to maintain popularity over the long term. The graph is stacked to compare how their popularity in online searches has evolved over time.
Google search interest (on the y-axis) for each chart shows on a 0-100 scale when searches for each particular diet were at their most popular between 2004 and the present day.
Following an initial surge in interest, a plant-based diet is the most steady and consistent in its popularity on Google searches. Thanks to its meatless credentials, our Green Chef plant-powered meals are perfect for those on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Remember the initial flurry around the Atkins diet? It’s similar to the ketogenic diet, however this 1960’s diet trend reduces carbs by restricting carb-rich fruits and grains. Google Trends data shows the Atkins diet and Paleo diet have seen their popularity almost completely vanish in recent times.
#OvernightOats is the most popular long-standing TikTok food trend, with a video posted as recently as 13 January 2022 already receiving 21.5 million views.
#CloudBread comes in at number two with 17.3 million TikTokers devouring the #aestheticbaking trend from October 2021.
#SmashedVegetables has had 16.7 million people seeking out these strange colourful concoctions since October 2021.
#BananaBread has been viewed 10.6 million times since December 2021, proving that the lockdown sensation is still going strong.
#PancakeCereal is continuing to captivate 10.7 million people since November 2021.