Report: Georgia 7th most diet-obsessed country worldwide

  • The insight looked into web search queries and trends to identify top figures for nutritional advice and weight loss products. Photo: Gabriel Li on Flickr., 5 Sep 2019 - 18:07, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is in the top 10 of countries for online searches for diet methods and weight loss products, a study from Chef’s Pencil culinary website has revealed.


The website’s report for Top Countries for Diet Searches looked at search query data from the Google Trends platform for numbers and trends associated with the subject of diet, and found Georgia in 7th spot for related searches.


The reviewers’ insight included local language searches and also identified trends for different regions within states. Their data-crunching revealed the following top 10 for countries:


  1. Poland (Google Trends Score: 100)
  2. Australia (83)
  3. United States (78)
  4. New Zealand (77)
  5. Moldova (77)
  6. South Africa (76)
  7. Georgia (76)
  8. Lebanon (74)
  9. Canada (70)
  10. United Kingdom (70)


The team compiling the report also revealed that Dukan Diet, a “controversial low-carb diet”, was found to be the most-submitted query among web users in Georgia. This specific diet influences metabolism and has been dubbed “the ultimate in prescriptive eating” by BBC Good Food culinary section.



Interestingly, Georgia may be undergoing a revival of interest in tea, and the official nutrition guidelines include a warning not to drink tea with iron-rich foods” — Chef’s Pencil


Trends based on Georgian provinces saw the highest score of 100 in the occupied Abkhazia, with the western region of Imereti and capital Tbilisi a close second and third on 99 and 98 respectively. The Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Shida Kartli regions scored at 95.


The report also identified dieting patterns that showed web searches for nutritional advice peaking early in the year before a steady drop towards the New Year’s Eve.


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