Diet Trends For 2016: What You Should Know

Diet trends have been around well before you or I were born.

If there is one thing consistent about diets, it’s that they never go away. Well, except for February and December, that is.

Diet trends for 2016 - all quiet in February

Before we dig in – quick question: Did you ever do something stupid when you were a kid? Yeah, me too. And what did your Mom always say – “If Billy jumped off a bridge, I guess you’d do it too, wouldn’t you?” I’d shake my head, but inside I knew she was halfway right.

It’s human nature to join the crowd. And that’s precisely what this Google trends chart suggests about diet trends:

Diet trends 2016

I highlighted the area in 2013 just to give you a frame of reference, but this indicates what the world is Googling over time. If you notice any eerie diet trends like I do, then in today’s article I’m going to walk you step by step what the diet trends for 2016 SHOULD look like and how those actions will turn your year around, even though it’s half over. Or you can take a leap of faith and start our free course right here.

Let’s get started.

These Are My Diet Trends Observations

If you start as far back as this chart shows and slowly scan to the right, you see a clear pattern. As a society, we don’t search (also known as “show interest”) for diets until the first of the year. This should come as no real surprise. That’s the time of resolutions and other false hopes.

What else do you see?

After the big peak in January, interest goes down in February (indirect proof that New Year’s resolutions don’t work!) But then it goes down…and down…and down. Then rises back up at the start of each new year.

Every January, the relative search number is in the low 60’s and by December, interest has fallen off by 33% to the low of 40.

These are simply search trends, but if we make a few loose comparisons, searching for a term demonstrates interest. It shows intention, focus, or our alertness to the topic.

This guy lacked alertness! He got caught sleeping on the job – by the billionaire boss!

Diet Trends 2016 - Don't Fall Asleep On Your Health

Maybe Not Diet Trends, But Weight Loss?

I hate the word diet, as well as diet trends. But it’s a term that most people are familiar with. I hate “diet” because it’s too much like “budget.” Everyone hates to have a budget, but let’s be honest – they both are a talent we should entertain if we hope to change our ways.

Next, I created a trends chart for weight loss. The results were a little surprising:

Diet Trends 2016 - falling interest

In relative terms, weight loss showed some deviation – at least in the recent past. In 2010 and again in 2012, we see heightened interest in weight loss during January and in May. May is just before bikini season, so that makes sense. But since 2013, there is less and less interest within the year for weight loss. But then look below.
Diet trends 2016 - weight loss

Even with less interest during the year for weight loss, the overall trend is growing each year. Which leads me to a few conclusions:

  1. Weight loss used to have more relevance through at least the first half of the year but now is matching diet in relative terms.
  2. Weight loss is going up annually which demonstrates it is a growing problem. 
  3. By the very nature of our internet searches, society is admitting they need to lose weight – they are just going about it the wrong way.

Don’t Wait to Jump off the Diet Trends Bridge Like Everyone Else

Now it’s time for some editorial comment and a picture to put it all into perspective.

As I stated above, the relative Google diet trends reflect how we think and act as a society. We seek diets and weight loss. But our inactions are making us go in the wrong direction.

Pretend I’m your Mom today for this article – then defy her just like you wanted as a child: Jump off that bridge!

Don’t wait to take good actions until January and join the diet fanatics, only to give up in February and not show back up again for 11 months. Jump this month, this week or today! Your health is too important.

Diet trends 2016 - Jumping off the bridge

There are too many myths about leading a healthier lifestyle – so much the case that you might think that you’re plunging off a cliff. It’s just not the case! The sooner you take one small step, the more at ease you’ll feel with the next steps.

There are some signs that we’re going in the right direction as a society, but they need to accelerate faster before more lives are lost. It’s time for preventive measures!

Each thought you have influences your attitude about health. Those attitudes influence your habits. Your habits then result in your behaviors. The sooner you think positively about your health, and your ability to change your future with one step, you change your attitudes, your habits and your behaviors. But it all starts with one step.

Or a leap of faith.

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Assuming you’re ready to be “this guy” in the picture above and not one of those losers still in the fish bowl, we have a tool just for you. It’s a free course we created – the Health Restart Process. More than 850 have taken the course, and it’s a great way to take that first step. No obligation, no cost – start today.

Buck the system, buck the trends and do what’s best for you, your health and your future.

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How To Conquer Your Doubts This Year Using 6 Simple Hacks

doubtsThere are hundreds of times in my life where I distinctly remember doubts entering my mind and wreaking havoc. As a kid, those doubts popped up, especially when I was up to no good. 

Oops, don’t read this Mom. 

As an adult doubts still like to pop up. Doubts tell us what we can’t do and push us away from what we can do. If Success had an arch enemy, its name would be Doubt and his sidekick would be Can’t.

After reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, I’m reminded of the smartest man in the world, perhaps of all time. Stemming from a background in poverty, Christopher Langan is credited with an IQ of more than 195, surpassing Einstein, who is rated at 150.

Gladwell’s comparison of Langan with other geniuses and their success came down to entitlement; if Langan had come from a family with more income, his life would have taken a turn for the better. Due to various circumstances, Langan dropped out of college and with a lack of academic credentials, he doubts he’ll ever be taken seriously with his present theories.

If the smartest man in the world can have doubts, then we can all take heart. Doubts are a part of human nature, but like fear is a controllable force with the right tools.

Doubts are caused by a feeling of uncertainty or a lack of convictions. Imagine going through life with no convictions and instead an onset of fear around every corner.

When doubts sneak into your mind, remember the “Six D’s” below. They will set you up in the best frame of mind, ease the uncertainties and create a foundation to negate doubts.

The Six “D” Hacks to Conquer Your Doubts

Dig. Whatever it is that you are doing or want to do, do your research, dig deep, and make sure your dream is attainable. Be sure your skill set matches up with what is required. If it’s not, then take gain additional education through courses or books. Leave no doubts that your work is going to get done because you’re willing to put in the hard work and effort.

Decide. Make the decision that the choice you are making is final. Decide comes from the Latin word, decidere, which means to cut off. When you decide, you commit to that option and cut off all others. That decision is a firm one, furthering doubts away.

Declare. The most famous declaration of them all, the Declaration of Independence, promoted the decision of America’s colonists to say, “Hey, we’re ready to do this new world on our own, so see ya!” There is power in your beliefs and your direction when you publicly declare the path you choose to take. Whether it’s to lose weight, starting a new job or a new relationship, declaring it to your friends and family gives you power, erases doubts and pushes you forward.

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Do The Work. After you have done your research, decided what it is you will do and declared it to the world (changed your Facebook status), it’s time for the hard part – doing the work. This is what it all comes down to. Talent can take you to great places in life, but hard work will pull you through to the end. Oddly enough, this is the place where doubts can surface the most. Often that can arise because the first three steps weren’t done correctly. So if they do…

Don’t Give Up. Persistence is the fuel that consistency requires. When you run up against challenges, you’ve gotten to this point, so lean in and buckle down. Use all of the tools we’ve discussed on this site and research additional resources if need be. Just don’t give up.[bctt tweet=”Persistence is the fuel that consistency requires. “]

Deliberate. As a reinforcer for the direction, you decide to take, step back and deliberate how things are going for you. Hop into your mental hot air balloon, rise above the fray and look down on your world from a 30,000-foot perspective. Look behind to how far you’ve progressed, look ahead to what you believe is coming and set or reset a plan to tackle the challenges.

There will be places in your life that are filled with doubts, especially in areas you have already invested a significant part of your life in. It is not foolish nor whimsical to give in to some of those doubts. Before taking action, start with the Dig phase and work your doubt through the process.

If the obstacle is too large or you lack the resources to overcome it, let it go. Defeat or failure can be overcome when you divert your doubts to a new endeavor, start over, and gain a new beginning.

Jeffrey Pickett Starting Over

Starting Over Challenge of the Day

For today’s challenge, make a list any items in your life that you have doubts about. For each one, take them through the Six D’s exercise. Cement the priorities in your life and put the D’s in writing, journaling about each one to remind you why those items are so important. For the challenges that pinpoint doubt that is not going to go away, take the steps necessary to wipe them away from your life, allowing you the energy to win in a different arena.

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