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. 🌎🕊👍
The same holds true when you look at time since 2004, and when you look worldwide instead of just the United States:
If anything, the worldwide trends show greater adoption of low-carbohydrate in terms of Google searches:
The data tracks accurately what experts are doing, which is ending the era of the low fat diet, again, again, and again.
#Food4Thought18 Boom. Walter Willett @HSPHnutrition lowers the curtains on the low fat diet. As @zoeharcombe showed, Evidence didn't support it, long term impacts weren't understood. Wish we would have known sooner…
— Ted Eytan, MD, MS, MPH (@tedeytan) June 14, 2018
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:
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.