This protest got a lot of people talking about vegan alternatives to milk, environmental impacts, and whether the protest was an effective one. Let’s just say things got very emotional all round and caused a significant bump in mentions of veganism.
Going back to our chart, vegetarianism looks to be gaining traction again, and while it has its fair share of debates, it’s a far calmer affair.
The keto diet, where you severely cut down your carbohydrate intake to achieve a state of “ketosis” to encourage weight loss, looks to be on the way out. At its peak, 170k users a month talked about the diet. Now that number is 98k with no signs yet that the decrease is slowing.
If that keeps up, it could soon join paleo, which has been in decline since 2015, at the bottom of the pile.
Finally, we turn to intermittent fasting. Simply put, this is a diet where you restrict your food intake to a certain number of hours a day. For example, you might only eat during an 8 hour period in the day, and fast for the rest. Basically you can set whatever time limits you like.
The aim here is to get your body burning fat reserves for energy rather than from the food you’ve just eaten. Just like keto, it’s about losing weight, although other health benefits have been claimed.
The comeback kid
Whatever your view on intermittent fasting, this year it’s gaining attention at an astonishing rate. Since January, mentions have increased by 44% with no signs of things slowing.