According to the latest What’s Trending in Nutrition survey released by Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian, a study that looked at the responses of over 1,000 registered dietitian nutritionists actively working in the field, 2023 has arrived with many similar nutrition trends that have been seen throughout the decade, such as plant-based diets, intermittent fasting, and removing alcohol from your diet.

For instance, in the 90s, the trend was low-fat or fat-free snack cakes and cookies. The thought behind this trend was that if you removed the fat from typically high-fat treats, you didn’t have to deprive yourself when trying to lose weight. So, which are the trends that you want to take a look at?

Here are x nutrition trends that can help you achieve healthy eating habits. We recommend that you discuss them with a registered dietitian before implementing them.

1-Tinned fish

Tinned fish is an incredibly versatile ingredient, and it can be added to salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, curries, and more. It also tends to be much less expensive than fresh fish, making it an excellent choice for budget-conscious meals. Additionally, tinned fish is a great source of healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids.

2-Plant-based diet

A plant-based diet is an eating pattern that focuses on mainly consuming foods from plants, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, grains, and seeds. Unlike a vegetarian diet which excludes meat and fish, a plant-based diet allows for the consumption of both, though in smaller quantities than a traditional Western diet.


Fasting is the voluntary abstinence from food or drink, or both, for a certain period of time. Intermittent fasting is a popular form of fasting in which you switch between periods of fasting and eating on a regular schedule. This type of fasting can be beneficial in managing your weight or even certain illnesses.

4-Vintage eats

This trend involves creating a new version of your favorite childhood meals. From macaroni and cheese to pizza bites and everything in between, you can find many ideas online. However, this doesn’t mean they’re a healthy option!

5-Eating for longevity

Many people today are pointing towards healthy eating for a long, disease-free life. Therefore, many people are investigating and trying combinations of a powerful diet with exercise, as well as stress management, to help people reach this goal.

6-Alcohol-free life

Also known as mindful drinking, the alcohol-free trend has been growing. With the surge of non-alcoholic wine, beer, cider, and spirits, it is easier to get on this trend, and we believe it has arrived to stay.

Rebekah Hilfiger is one of the professional dietitians registered in Kounsel. She told us that canned fish could be an easy and affordable way to add more seafood to your weekly habits. “Canned sardines, salmon, oysters, and clams, in particular, are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, selenium, Vitamin D and B”, she said.

She also recommends choosing wild-caught fish versus farm-raised and paying attention to where the fish is from.

Patricia Kolesa, another dietitian you can connect with in Kounsel, spoke to us about the benefits of a plant-based diet. To her, plant-based eating can be helpful for many, but to a certain level. “Many plant-based foods contain fiber, which may need to be taken in moderation with those with gastrointestinal diseases. Additionally, a handful of people have soy allergies, and some plant-based foods are primarily made of soy”.

She also recommends eating for longevity, a significant new trend. For more information about it, Patricia suggests researching “Blue Zones,” a research project conducted by Dan Buettner where researchers looked into areas where people live the longest.

As for intermittent fasting, Rebekah doesn’t recommend it, especially to women of reproductive age, pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, women with PCOS, and individuals with other blood sugar and metabolic concerns.

Every night while we sleep, we fast. When we wake up in the morning, our body’s energy tank is empty - basically, we’ve got smoldering coals. If you want a healthy metabolism and consistent energy all day, you have to “add new logs to the fire,” she recommends.

Rebekah also believes adding nutritious foods is the best way to incorporate good eating habits. For example, if you don’t eat breakfast, start eating a protein-rich shake! “Shift your focus to nourishing your body with food rather than trying to control weight or body shape,” she advises

Finally, Patricia advises thinking about what you can add to your diet instead of what you can cut off since that can often lead to stress and overeating. “By adding nutrients, you can still enjoy your favorite foods while getting the necessary nutrients in your diet!” she said, inviting us to check out her website, The Dietitian Dish.

If you are considering hopping on one or some of these trends, we advise you to speak with a nutritionist so that you can understand what to do better and how the trend can fit in with your lifestyle and specific needs. Take a look at the nutrition counselor experts on our app!