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The Complete History of Diets

1985 THE HISTORY OF Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating 1950s DIETS 1975 Illinois registered nurse Seattle Sutton eschewed dietary gimmicks and went for straightforward healthy eating with a plan that delivers well-balanced, freshly prepared meals including fresh fruit and vegetables, right to people's doors. She is continuing to achieve her goal to improve people's eating habits and overall health to this day. 2004 The Cabbage Soup Diet The Cookie Diet The Gluten-Free Diet Large quantities of cabbage soup were the main star of this diet, with the soup eaten before every meal. Soup before a meal can be a good idea to reduce calorie intake, but large quantities of any one food type is typically not (think grapefruit). Florida doctor Sanford Siegal baked up a specially designed diet cookie that's packed with a blend of amino acids. Eating six to nine of these cookies each day, along with sensible meals, was the diet's recipe for losing weight. Gluten-free grains have been around forever helping those with celiac disease, but gluten-free diets started gaining widespread popularity around 2004. The eating plan involves shunning the protein gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley and other whole grains. Whether it's with vinegar, cabbage or tapeworms, people have tried tons of different LATE EARLY ways to lose weight. Dieting became a regular 1800s / 1900s 1954 habit for many once corpulence was no longer in 1930s 1978 1997 fashion, making for some very interesting The Tapeworm Diet The Fletcherism Diet moments in dieting history. From the crazy to the The Grapefruit Diet Stacker 2 The tapeworm diet involved ingesting baby tapeworms, known as cysts, so the parasites could lodge in the intestines. Here they would grow, gobbling up nutrients that led to weight loss in the host. Getting the tapeworm in the body was easy. Getting it out was another story. The Scarsdale Diet It's nothing new to read that you should chew your food thoroughly before swallowing. But chewing your food thoroughly and then spitting it out? That was the idea behind the Fletcherism Diet from the late 19th century. Art dealer (you read that right) Horace Fletcher claimed that if you chewed your food 32 times and spat it out, that you would absorb all the nutrients during chewing, thus making swallowing your food pointless. While you should chew your food thoroughly, you still need to swallow it in order to survive. downright ridiculous, and everything in between, here are some highlights: Also called the Hollywood Diet, this eating plan involved eating a grapefruit with every single meal. Sick of grapefruit yet? Dr. Herman Tarnower's "The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet" outlines a plan for eating carbohydrates, proteins and fats in precise proportions. A jilted girlfriend shot Tarnower two years after the book's publication. Stacker 2 was originally developed for bodybuilders who engaged in the practice of "stacking," or ingesting Ephedrine HCL, caffeine and aspirin for a lean look and extra energy. 1930s 1963 The Hay Diet 1972 2007 No, you weren't expected to eat hay. The name comes from American doctor William Hay, who established the eating plan. He categorized foods as starch, protein or neutral, advising against eating both starch and protein at the same meal. 1820 Weight Watchers 1970s 1981 The Atkins Diet Weight Watchers started when an "overweight housewife obsessed with cookies" began inviting a group of women to her home in Queens, NY, to discuss Zantrex The low-carb movement came into full The Vinegar Diet The Prolinn Diet swing with Dr. Robert Atkins "Diet Revolution" book. The eating plan advised limiting carbohydrates to reduce weight as well as the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. The diet gained new popularity with Atkins' 2002 follow-up, "New Diet Revolutions." Zantrex weight-loss products The Beverly Hills Diet have been around since at least Poet Lord Byron brought the vinegar weight-loss tips. That housewife was Jean Nidetch, and her small group has since grown to include millions of men and women around the world. Also called the Last Chance Diet, this plan involved foregoing food in favor of drinking a concoction called Prolinn created by Robert Linn, It contained hooves, horns, bones and other slaughterhouse byproducts - but no nutrients. At least 58 people had heart attacks while following this diet, although it was unclear if the attacks were due to fasting, drinking the Prolinn or both. 2007, and they're still going strong. Caffeine is one of the main components in their product line. Judy Mazel was hailed a Hollywood diet guru after the publication of her book, which outlined a restrictive, six-week eating plan that recommended loads of pineapple and discouraged certain food combinations, such as carbohydrates and proteins at diet into vogue. It involved drinking water mixed with apple cider vinegar to cleanse the body and shed weight. It also caused vomiting and diarrhea. the same meal. 1950s 1970s 1972 1977 2003 History has shown us a slew of diets that range The Mediterranean Diet 1983 from the restrictive to the absurd, but your wisest HCG Diet Slim-Fast The South Beach Diet The Mediterranean diet has been evolving for more than 5,000 years, with the superior health of the region's inhabitants first noted in a research paper published after World War II. As more research evolved, so did the diet's popularity. It calls for eating little red meat, medium amounts fish and loads of plant-based foods. Nutrisystem move is always to eat a balanced diet and consult Jenny Craig Slim-Fast started with a shake for breakfast, a shake for lunch and a The low-carb movement gained even This diet involves eating around 500 calories a day combined with injections of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, a hormone taken from pregnant women's urine. HCG is supposed to boost your met. Nutrisystem is a weight loss program that home delivers shelf-stable and freeze dried, portion controlled packaged with your doctor before starting any type of Based on the motto "Eat Well, Move More and Live Life," Jenny Craig is an Australian weight loss and nutrition based company greater momentum when Miami doctor Arthur Agatston published "The South Beach Diet." The eating specific diet. You want to make sure your eating sensible dinner. The plan is safe, healthy, meets your nutritional weight-loss product line has since grown to include snack bars, protein meal bars and a handful of meals. Since it's plan is essentially a combination of to help u lose establishment, Nutrisystem has helped people achieve short-term weight loss goals, but has received criticism from some customers not the Atkins Diet and the founded by husband and wife team Jenny and Sid Craig. Each customized Jenny Craig program needs, and is finely aligned with your goals. although the massive calorie restriction Mediterranean Diet. is certainly a contributing factor. The diet made headlines in the 70s, and shake flavors. combines frozen meals and other again in 2011 being able to sustain their weight loss. packaged foods, containing fruits, vegetables, lean meats, as well as meatless options. Seattle Sutton's HEALTHY EATING Your Life. Your Health. Take Control.® SEATTLESUTTON.COM Source: Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating

The Complete History of Diets

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Whether it’s with vinegar, cabbage or tapeworms, people have tried tons of different ways to lose weight. Dieting became a regular habit for many once corpulence was no longer in fashion, making for...

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