Monday, March 4, 2024

One in four Aussies seeking new diet

One in four Aussies seeking new diet. Millions of Aussies are prioritising their health in 2022, according to new research by comparison site, Finder.

A nationally representative survey of 1000 revealed 1 in 4 Australians will try a new diet this year. And they may not stop at one.

The survey showed 8% will try one new diet this year, 7% will try two diets and 9% will attempt three or more diets in 2022.

Trending diets

Keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian are the top trending diets, according to the research, with 1 in 10 planning to try these in 2022.

In joint second place, 8% of those surveyed are interested in testing both the low-FODMAP and paleo diets. A further 6% will be attempting the vegan diet.

Gen Z are the most interested in changing up their eating habits, with 40% planning to try a new diet this year, compared to just 4% of baby boomers.

Gen Z are most interested in going vegetarian (21%), while Gen X are more likely to try the low-carb keto diet (8%).

Small steps

Kate Browne, personal finance expert at Finder, says it’s great that so many Australians are planning to overhaul their diets this year.

“It’s easy to fall into bad habits when you’re busy working or taking care of the kids so setting goals can help to get things back on track,” she says.

“New habits can be hard to stick to so instead of making drastic changes, try taking small steps every day. If your goal is to stop eating meat, try one meat-free day a week and go from there.”

Ms Browne also recommends shopping online as a tool to save money on groceries when trying a new diet.

“Shopping online can give you the power to hunt around for a bargain,” she says. “Meal delivery services are also a great way to help manage your food budget and cut down on food waste too.”

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