As in every field, something is always fashionable or out of fashion. In a case of diets – it’s ideal subject  for consideration. Trends have been, are and will be, which is indeed very interesting and stimulating. Today I will not lead the ranking or critisize any dietary trends, or those related to the lifestyle, I only present what is already passé and en vouge.

Looking back, even a few years, we remember 2016, when the gluten-free diet has captured the minds of society. Then, diets were also readily used: Scandinavian (where the vollkornbrot bread played the main role), diet based on soups (strongly promoted by the Beller Nutrition Institute), all elimination diets – either because of intolerance or some strange inventions, as well as a raw food diet or already fledgling MIND diet (mainly focused at supporting brain functions and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, for instance – Alzheimer disease). Over the last years, those diets haven’t disappeared from the diet’s market – supporters will still find, and new ones appear. To resume, the most “fresh”, or last year’s trends, hits of 2018 were:

  • DASH diet (and here I must admit that it has chosen as the best one, let’s hope that it will stay in this ranking!)
  • flexitarianism (based mainly on vegetables and all vegetal products, but you can eat fish and meat from time to time)
  • TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet, primarily aimed at reducing fat mass, developed by American researchers
  • ketogenic diet (very old idea, but coming back to use)
  • FODMAP diet (for people with digestive system diseases)
  • Paleo diet, or ancestors, pickers
  • tea detox
  • 6: 1 diet (six days restriction, one day – we know)
  • clean eating (only “clean” food, specifying, from all additions, but also from certified sources)
  • Dr Dabrowska’s diet (vegetables and some fruits)
  • Daniel’s post (selected vegetables and fruit) Inspired by the figure of Daniel – a young man who was growing up next to Nebuchadnezzar II, Daniel was refusing wine, meat and other royal dishes. And he lived 100 years)
  • overnight diet (combination of modified protein diet and one-day elimination from a diet of solid foods, minimum 6 hour sleep and a set of uncomplicated physical exercise).

Answering the statement made or the question of what else is following in fashion, and certainly what – not, we must definitely consider who we are addressing with this topic. Because each of these diets had their target groups, it is difficult to determine the direction. However, considering the group that is healthy and wants to follow the nutrition fashion, we have to put to the PASSÉ diet list a gluten-free and lactose-free diets for sure. Well, being vege also doesn’t impress anymore, and Dr Dabrowska’s diet was already used by every third person. So what will we put on the second list? So which directions we put on EN VOUGE?

  • “Be Pegan” – a bridge that means the way of feeding between paleo philosophy and only planting on plants, or veganism. Perhaps you are wondering if it is possible at all… Of course! The premise of combining these two philosophies is the predominance of plants in the diet, and in the case of consumption of animal products, very high attainment of their quality. Above all in the context of processing, and thus reading labels and searching for the most appropriate sources of purchase. This idea also assumes that the changes we’re introducing should be long-term, not “for a while”. However, this is not only appropriate for such a style or revealing, because this principle should always accompany us. Here, however, it is strongly underlined and applied.
  • the nootropic diet – focuses on products that, like pro-cognitive or nootropic drugs, stimulate brain cells to activity and maintain its cognitive functions (attention, clarity of mind, concentration) at a satisfactory level. Such products include: chicken eggs, turmeric, blueberries, sardines or herring and mackerel, chocolate with a cocoa content> 80%.
  • the Mediterranean diet – absolutely nothing new, but still winning all of the rankings. And fortunately!
  • micro-nutrition – analysis of all micronutrients and their replenishment.
  • an industrial diet – also not old, but returning. Because it was invented by an industrialist who in his assumptions explained human as a machine that is supposed to be as efficient as possible, he started to recommend chewing all the foods to be digested as proper as is possible and used as accurately as possible, thanks to which human will be productive at their job!

What else, folks?










2 Replies to “EN VOUGE & PASSÉ diets ”

  1. Waow! uper extra article! Now, Im gonna try something new and valuable! Thanks Mile!

  2. Hi, MIilena! Great article, really like it! Am interested in an industrial diet, I’d love to write to you in private way and talk about it? Have a nice day, regards, Monica

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