It’s Not Just You: Low-Carbohydrate Diets Dominate Google Searches Worldwide; Low-Fat, We Hardly Knew You

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It’s not just you. Exploding popularity of (#LCHF) and (#ketogenicdiet) – see below – is clearly visible shown via Google trends – 2004-present. You can also see waning interest in DASH diet and (#LowFat) we hardly knew you. πŸŒŽπŸ•ŠπŸ‘

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The same holds true when you look at time since 2004, and when you look worldwide instead of just the United States:

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If anything, the worldwide trends show greater adoption of low-carbohydrate in terms of Google searches:

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The data tracks accurately what experts are doing, which is ending the era of the low fat diet, again, again, and again.

The data also tracks accurately what’s happening in what I call the “grocery store” test. This is a very rough, prone-to-inaccuracy measure to be sure, however, a look at the dairy aisle especially gives a picture of which products are always in stock and which ones are leaving the shelves. The nonfat products are not flying off the shelves:

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As always, feel free to check my work in the comments. I’m going to post regional data (US States) and global data (countries) next.

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