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2. Paleo Diet

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Miley Cyrus and Jessica Biel have made the Paleo Diet a household name. Also know as the “caveman” diet, the basic premise is that we should eat the way nature intended us to by following the ancient principles of hunting and gathering. This means sticking to the original food groups – mainly nuts, berries, vegetables, fruit and meat. Bad news for anyone who gets their pleasure out of eating grains, dairy, sugar or alcohol. Despite the celebrity referrals, many doctors still argue that eliminating food groups can have negative health effects. Not to mention the controversial TedX talk by Dr. Christina Warinner, an archeological scientist who claims that the Paleo Diet “has no basis in archeological reality.”

Year In Review: The top diet trends of 2017

From persistent favourites like the Atkins Diet and the Paleo Diet to the controversial Ketogenic Diet and the (kind of gross) Cabbage Soup Diet, these were the top-searched diet trends of 2016.