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Food & Diet Trends Remembered

What were some of the trends you recollect? I remember frozen yogurt, kale and cottage cheese & pineapple.

by Anonymousreply 5511/21/2020

Grapefruit for breakfast. A diet plate at a diner used to be a hamburger patty with a side of cottage cheese.

by Anonymousreply 111/19/2020

Eating everything sans bread. Even burgers. They say the devil comes in many forms, one of them is bunless hamburgers. Only satan could produce something so unholy.

by Anonymousreply 211/19/2020

All meat caveman diet.

by Anonymousreply 311/19/2020

The grapefruit diet and the pineapple diet were big 80s fads. I think Cher subscribed to one of those two.

by Anonymousreply 411/20/2020

Muffins. Muffinshops in every mall.

by Anonymousreply 511/20/2020

Don't forget Ayds...!!!!

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by Anonymousreply 611/20/2020

Oat bran


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by Anonymousreply 811/20/2020

Fit for Life, i.e., food combining. Only fruit for breakfast. No mixing of starchy carbs and proteins.

by Anonymousreply 911/20/2020

Fit for Life, i.e., food combining. Only fruit for breakfast. No mixing of starchy carbs and proteins.

by Anonymousreply 1011/20/2020

Royal Jelly.

by Anonymousreply 1111/20/2020

Melba toast and sundried tomatoes

by Anonymousreply 1211/20/2020

Slim Fast (80s) a shake for breakfast! a shake for lunch! a sensible dinner! and you'll want to stab someone in two weeks!

by Anonymousreply 1311/20/2020

Pritikin, low fat, low sodium plant based IIRC.

They actually have a spa/retreat on one of tRump's properties in South Florida (Doral?).

by Anonymousreply 1411/20/2020

I lost weight on the cabbage soup diet. The Beverly Hills diet gave me hemorrhoids. There was a diet in the 80s with a lot of product to buy and sell that ended up being a cult. I can't remember the name but I remember I gained weight on it.

by Anonymousreply 1511/20/2020

The Cambridge Diet

by Anonymousreply 1611/20/2020

My sis was so into this.

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by Anonymousreply 1711/20/2020

OptiFast Liquid Diet. That was Oprah's diet in the late 80s when she lost all the weight and pulled a wagon with 60 lbs. of fat on stage to demonstrate.

by Anonymousreply 1811/20/2020

Fen Phen

by Anonymousreply 1911/20/2020

The 100 calorie snack fad.


by Anonymousreply 2011/20/2020

The whole Fat Free trend which is still going on. No fat = more sugar. Sugar Free = more fat.

by Anonymousreply 2111/20/2020

Doctors prescribed amphetamines as diet pills.

by Anonymousreply 2211/20/2020

R15 Oh yes -- the cabbage soup! I think we lost some weight because we expelled so much gas!

by Anonymousreply 2311/20/2020

Richard Simmons Deal A Meal.

by Anonymousreply 2411/20/2020

The sunshine diet works people!

by Anonymousreply 2511/20/2020

Love my fat free SnackWells. So healthy!

by Anonymousreply 2611/20/2020

The Dukan Diet aka the bad breath diet

by Anonymousreply 2711/20/2020

The Zone

by Anonymousreply 2811/20/2020

Tab...mother lived on it

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by Anonymousreply 3011/20/2020

Susan Powder (sp?) and Jane Fonda aerobics -- ok, not diets but definitely weight loss gurus

by Anonymousreply 3111/20/2020

I have horrible memories of my mother trying to force her South Beach Diet desserts on anyone in her vicinity.

This one tastes exactly like cheesecake! — ricotta cheese, Splenda, one sliced strawberry.

This one tastes exactly like chocolate mousse! — ricotta cheese, Splenda, cocoa powder.

This one tastes exactly like a cinnamon roll! — ricotta cheese, Splenda, cinnamon.

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by Anonymousreply 3311/20/2020

r32, LOL.

by Anonymousreply 3411/20/2020


That was it! I gained weight on that.

by Anonymousreply 3511/20/2020

No one remembers keto? It's very popular right now.

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by Anonymousreply 3711/20/2020

Pinkberry-style frozen yogurt was all the rage for awhile -- I'm gonna say about 15 years ago -- and then it sort of just petered out.

by Anonymousreply 3811/20/2020

Richard Simmon’s Salad Spray. They tasted like a cat pissed all over your salad.

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by Anonymousreply 4011/20/2020

R39 Salad Spray! I bought it in various flavors. It all tasted the same and YES like cat piss!

by Anonymousreply 4111/20/2020

The watermelon diet!

by Anonymousreply 4211/20/2020


my mom lived on dexatrim and peanut butter and crackers one summer in the 80's. She got really thin

by Anonymousreply 4311/20/2020

here's a commercial for dexatrim

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by Anonymousreply 4411/20/2020

I remember when it was all about low fat and carbo loading. Yes, "carbs" were called "carbos" back then.

by Anonymousreply 4511/20/2020

Water, cayenne pepper and lemon juice “cleanses”

by Anonymousreply 4611/20/2020

Tasti di Lite. At one point in the 90s they were more ubiquitous than Starbucks and Duane Reade combined.

by Anonymousreply 4711/20/2020

Elimination Diet

by Anonymousreply 4811/20/2020

Rice Cakes

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by Anonymousreply 4911/20/2020

The Shangri la diet. Drink a tablespoon of oil twice a day.

by Anonymousreply 5011/20/2020

The limbless diet. You’ll weigh far less without your arms and legs!

by Anonymousreply 5111/21/2020

The 'hot dog diet' - 5 saltine crackers, 2 hot dogs, 1 cup of broccoli and a half-cup of vanilla ice cream. It was supposed to be endorsed by the Heart Association!! Yeah, right.

Also, the '3 day military diet' included the above!

by Anonymousreply 5211/21/2020

Colon Blow!

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by Anonymousreply 5311/21/2020

Phen-fen was the godsend for fat whores. When I asked a fellow FAT WHORE if he was concerned about the heart valve health concerns he said "GURL, I would rather die thin be buried in a piano!"

she's fat again.

by Anonymousreply 5411/21/2020

Macrobiotic diets. The name makes it sound sciencey, but it's very "woo".

by Anonymousreply 5511/21/2020
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