There's little indication in our data as to what led to the surge in Jesus Diet interest this year. One possible explanation could be tied to the increased interest in religious online content that we’ve seen over the last two years—a trend that is tied to our declining economy.
Other notable dieting trends for 2010, last year's top diet search " Acai Berry Diet " has fallen to the bottom of this year's list. "Atkins Diet" and "Cabbage Soup Diet" have also declined from last year’s list.
Going into 2010, diet searches are concentrating more on diets specific to medical conditions such as "diabetes diet," "gout diet" and "heart disease diet." These are gaining popularity as we search for ways to take control over our conditions.
As for myself, given this week's observations, I've developed my own holiday-specific diet: the No Holiday Cookie Diet, which I'm going to start right after this one last sugar cookie.
Bill Tancer is an Internet trend analyst, columnist and author of the New York Times best-seller Click—What Millions Do Online and Why It Matters .