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Diet Fads Through the Years


In any area of life, there is always something that sets the bar. Diets are no exception. Diets are full of fads and trends that seem to vary with the direction of the wind. The truth of the matter is that Americans spend upwards of $50 billion dollars a year on diet products. That is a lot of cash and makes fad diets a hot topic no matter what the temperature. Being the beginning of a new decade, let’s take a look at some of the hottest diet trends of the past century. Maybe we can figure out what is hot enough to keep, and what really needs to be thrown into a black hole of centuries past.

The roaring 1920’s, 1930’s to 1940’s. Times were good, minus a few wars, and the Great Depression. Skirts were short, and if you wanted to lose weight, your best advice was to smoke or try The Master Cleanse. Unfortunately, while curbing hunger, smoking causes all kinds of health issues, not the least of which is cancer and addiction, and ironically enough, the Master Cleanse has come back to life in 2010 as one of the diet trends of the year! Thank goodness we finally have no smoking laws. I actually read somewhere that some of the smoking companies ran campaigns about smoking instead of eating. We have come a long ways in 80 years.

The 1950’s: The world was still reeling from two world wars and a recovery was in place, at least in the U.S. I guess it makes sense that the biggest fad of the 1950’s, when it came to diet, was to pray for your diet to work. I am not going to step on this one too much. If you want to pray for your diet, pray away. I believe in the power of prayer, but as a fad? However, you are reading this right, the fad of the 1950’s for dieting was to pray for your diet rather than drink green tea.

1960’s: We still have these two around today. I have tried them. I don’t think the Cabbage Soup Diet holds much merit; but back in the 1960’s it was a big hit. Also introduced in the 1960’s were support groups such as Weight Watchers and Overeaters Anonymous. While considered fads, these groups are still around today, and have helped millions of people lose weight and keep the weight off. So, while said to be a fad, I call this one a stickler and something to keep “fadding” on.

1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s: Oh the days of no bread and swallowing pills! The Atkins Diet and all of those yummy, healthy, diet pills hopped on the market. One of the problems with the diet pills was that they contained the drug phenylpropanolamine. This was a powerful appetite suppressant that had huge side effects on some people and was pulled from shelves. The Atkins Diet did work for some, but if you like bread, this one was not for you. The Atkins diet is all about protein-which is not a bad thing, but as I have said before, the best diets are about balance, and Atkins fails miserably in balance. Yet, it stuck around, and reemerged in the 1990’s.

2000’s: The 2000’s started out all about prepackaged meals to go. Healthy Choice, NutriSystem, the list goes on and on. It seems though, that the idea of eating smart, exercising and balance really is catching on for 2010. The idea of food being fun instead of the enemy is starting to make its way back into the mainstream. That’s a healthy trend that if it sticks, will be known as a fabulous fad for the 2000’s.



Source by Mike Bunata

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5 Day Mayo Diet – Lose 10 Pounds in 5 Days


Let me tell you right from the start that the 5 Day Mayo Diet is not a diet plan based on eating only mayonnaise for five days straight!

In fact, there is no mayonnaise in this diet at all. It’s called the Mayo Diet because it was supposedly created at a health institution with the name “Mayo” in it. That makes sense because a diet based on eating mayonnaise would definitely not work very well!

So what is this diet all about then? Well this diet is actually a variation on those popular grapefruit diets.

Diet Plan Details

Meals per day: three meals.

Duration of the diet: five days.

Diet type: low carbohydrate.

What You Can Eat:

Grapefruits, meats, eggs, non-starchy vegetables, nuts, cheese, and tomatoes.

What You Can Not Eat:

Grains (rice, bread, pasta), starchy vegetables (peas, potatoes), fruits (grapefruits are an exception of course).

5 Day Diet Menu

Sample Breakfast

1 grapefruit

2 whole eggs

2 breakfast sausages

Herbal tea

Sample Lunch

1 grapefruit

1 serving of meat (any kind you prefer)

1 bowl mixed greens salad

Sample Dinner

1 grapefruit

1 serving of meat (any kind you prefer)

1 cup steamed vegetables

Herbal tea

My Review

So will this diet work wonders for you? Well let’s be realistic here, it’s only five days long. Do you really believe you will lose all the weight you need to in only five days?

Even if you lose ten pounds in five days, do you think you will keep it off once you return to your normal lifestyle diet? I think you know the answer to that one based on your past dieting experiences.

If you need to lose weight for an event in five days from now (like a wedding), you might want to give this diet a shot. Just be prepared to gain back all the weight within a few days.

On the other hand, if you want to lose weight… and actually keep it off for good… you should definitely pass on the 5 Day Mayo Diet.



Source by Omar Maskori

How to Lose Weight Fast and Easy – diet Made Easy With These Mind Blowing Tips!


If you are here to learn how to lose weight fast and easy than put on those reading glasses my friend because you have come to the right place.

Short-term goals

Losing weight is not as hard as many people think, you just need to know how and then have the motivation to keep at it. The best way to get motivation is to see yourself achieving the goals you have, this is why it’s important to have short-term goals so you can constantly feel you’re getting results. Remember to put up new goals when you complete them, it’s also important to not have too hard goals, especially in the beginning. If you have no idea of what goals you should have then a good beginner one is to lose one pound each week.

Processed foods

One of the most common mistakes people do when they’re trying to lose weight is to eat processed foods. Your liver can’t break down processed foods and therefore it’s toxic for the liver, this will slow down your ability to break down fat. Instead you should focus on eating as unprocessed foods as possible, these kinds of food are natural and organic and almost all of them are healthy for you and will naturally burn fat. But don’t be afraid of eating fat as longs as it’s natural and organic. Instead of eating less food you should focus on the quality of the food. But don’t forget to vary your meals widely so you get nutrients from many sources.

Water

The majority of people drink to little water; water is like a miracle beverage and will increase your health in many ways. Water will cleanse your body of toxins and increase your metabolic rate (how much your body burns fat). In fact the only beverage you should be drinking is water if you’re super serious about losing weight, but I know that can be hard, but note that water is the only beverage that makes you lose weight. Drink half of your body weight in ounces every day, for example if you weigh 200 pounds then drink 100 ounces of water every day.

Changing your eating schedule

You should make the meals a little smaller and eat every 2-3 hours instead; the idea is not to eat less during the day but to make the intervals between each meal shorter. Then the body thinks you’re in a very rich environment and you have no need to store some extra energy (fat) for later, great huh?



Source by Tina Greenlaw

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