Ridiculous Fad Diet Crazes to Entertain Not Inspire
Most ridiculous diet you have tried? Common... There has to be something. Well to be honest, I suck at diets. I tried to stay away from sugar for the new year and had a donut yesterday so yea... that ones going great.... My mom who has always been a super healthy eater decided to try and be even more healthy with a diet that cut a few things out including dairy. After just a couple of months her body had become completely lactose intolerant, something years and years after trying this diet she has to deal with every day. Maybe that's why I don't like diets, or trust most of them to actually be what's best. I know what eating healthy is, even if I don't do it all the time or even as much as I should. That being said with it being the new year I just want to say... you are wonderful, beautiful and great just the way you are. I want to promote and encourage good health but I am a far far stretch from pushing people to do the new years best self blah blah. If you are in that boat, you may enjoy some of these ridiculous diets form the past as much as I did. Inspiration came from Brit + Co and Health.USnews
The Baby Food Diet: Just eat baby food instead of regular meals and watch the pounds fly off! Um what and ew! Ok so I can admit to tasting some of Titus' baby food when he was little, I even went as far as to make some for him but I would never think of trying to live off the mush, even if it meant loosing some lbs.
The Grapefruit Diet: Sometimes called The Hollywood diet gained popularity in the 1930s. Are there enzymes in citrus that help burn fat? That is the belief behind this one so while on this diet goers would eat a grapefruit with every meal.
The Vision Diet: There have been many many studies that show that color associations can affect eating choices. That's why so many fast food restaurants use red and yellow in their logos. Well in the 1970s an Arkansas inventor John D. Miller created Vision-Dieter Glasses. A brown and a blue lens that was supposed to somehow confuse your mind and make you less hungry. If it sounds like a load of bull, it is, it was quickly forced off the market for being bogus.
The Air Diet: In 2010, the European women’s magazine Grazia recommended preparing meals, not to eat them, but merely to smell them. I have never read the magazine but can already tell I don't like it. The idea was if you smell its aroma, your brain would be tricked into believing you had really eaten. What a waste of time money and food. This one almost makes me mad to be honest.
The Master Cleanse: Starting getting popular in the US in the 1940s from a Stanley Burroughs and is still is used fairly often even by celebs. It is a juice cleanse using a combination of hot water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper claiming to clean out your body so after washing out, you can reset and eat healthy with a clean pallet so to speak.
Fletcherism: This takes telling your kids to chew their food to a whole new level. Horace Fletcher was health food enthusiast who encouraged his followers to chew their bites of food up to 100 times, or until it had to turned to liquid in their mouths. Because it took so long to get through a meal it caused less eating.
The Cabbage Soup Diet: This one seems to go away and then resurface every 5 to 10 years. It is popular for its quick weight loss, 10 to 15 pounds in a week. All you have to do is eat mostly cabbage soup. You are also allowed little amounts of fruit, veggies and meat. No thank you.
These are just a few to take you back down fad diet memory lane. I hope you found this as entertainment and not inspiration. Now I'm off to enjoy a little ice cream on my start to my non sugar new year... We only live once right?