Featured Post. Andrea McCauley. Beauty and Healthy Aging. Twenty-First Century Books. Archived 21 February at the Wayback Machine “. Demi Moore ‘s been listed as a follower of the diet and, well, you’ve seen how great she looks. Wearing my size 10 jeans, I pulled a wagon full of fat — representing the 67 pounds I’d dropped — onto the stage. Here are some earyl fad diets of the Sixties and Seventies.
In the pursuit of slimmer waistlines, we’ve tried some pretty funny, odd and downright scary stuff over the years. Fad diets are just that—a fad—but there are things to be learned from our past failed pursuits to shed pounds. Here, find out what the diet du jour was the year you were born it will make you appreciate what we know in that much more. The cabbage soup diet had already been popular for decades, but its lofty claims helped it gain popularity among housewives in the s and early ’60s. Eaten three or four times a day, the soup did help with weight loss—if you didn’t mind the side effects like dizziness and fatigue. Plus, most of the weight you lost was water anyway—so it was nothing more than a quick fix. Years before Slim Fast there was Sego.
The s were a pretty sweet decade. The most well-loved foods of the decade were literally full of sugar. There was also cottage cheese, which was considered to be a diet food. The Blood Type Diet also promoted precise requirements based on your blood type. Essentially, it seemed like diets became more specific and complex! After all, fat has 9 calories per gram, while carbohydrates and protein each provide 4 calories per gram. On paper, it made sense that fat causes weight gain. As a result, low-fat foods were super popular during the s and early s.