There’s not a universal diet that is going to work for everyone. Try as many fad diets as you can — from Keto to vitamin IV drips — these diets, often covered by the media as the next secret to weight loss and healthier living, don’t always work.
In fact, these diets have actually harmed half of Americans who’ve tried them, according to new research.
Fifty percent of Americans who had a diet go wrong said it was due to a vitamin or supplement that harmed them more than they benefit from them. A study commissioned by Advanced Orthomolecular Research with OnePoll found that only a third (32%) of 2,000 responses said a trend diet “often” helps them achieve their goal.
The survey looked at nutrition trends Americans and trying and researchers wanted to see how they’re finding these so-called diets.
Where people find their next diet
More than half of the respondents found their trend diet by swiping on social media, according to the survey.
Fifty-one percent of participants said they were likely to find out about a new nutrition trend through Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets. Surprisingly, that number was the same for people who took dietary advice from their doctor or health care professional.
However, the most popular way for Americans to find their next diet was on the internet (53%.)
Nutritional trends are like a flavor of the month, some pop-up out of nowhere only to disappear and become less popular once something else is being dubbed the next weight-loss solution.
Respondents said the most popular nutrition trends were drinking celery juice (79%), “clean” eating (78%), and weight-loss team (78%).
Gummy vitamins and weight-loss supplements were also popular responses by participants. Personalized vitamins and CBD products were also tried, too.
Top nutrition trends tried by respondents
1. Drinking celery juice: 79%
2. “Clean” eating: 78%
3. Weight-loss tea: 78%
4. Gummy vitamins: 76%
5. Weight-loss supplements: 76%
6. Personalized vitamins: 75%
7. CBD products: 75%
8. Vitamin IV drips: 70%
9. Blood-type diet: 69%
10. Personalized/DNA-based nutrition: 68%