2006 Diet & Nutrition Trends (cont.)

Celente categorizes this concept as more fad than trend, and believes that it will run its course in time.

"I think it will peak, and we'll all get excited and want to do it, and then it will fade -- and some other fad will take its place," says Celente.

3. Personal Responsibility

Celeste says the time is ripe for us to stop looking for an easy way out, and decide to take responsibility for our own health.

"Often, things have to hit a breaking point before they start to reverse," he says, "and the breaking point is happening now -- it is the age of self-responsibility."

Anything that can help us take responsibility for our health more seriously, he says, is going to have staying power.

Published February 2006.

SOURCES: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, national spokeswoman, American Dietetic Association; co-author, Your Diet Is Driving Me Crazy: When Food Conflicts Get In the Way of Your Love Life. Gerald Celente, publisher, The Trends Journal; director, TrendsResearch.com. Greg Drescher, senior director of strategic initiatives, The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y. Cathy Lewis, director, CS Lewis and Co. Media Specialists.

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