Diets through history: The good, the bad and the scary

1983: Jazzercise, founded in 1969 by professional dancer Judi Sheppard Missett, hits all 50 states.

1983: Jazzercise, founded in 1969 by professional dancer Judi Sheppard Missett, hits all 50 states. 1985: Harvey and Marilyn Diamond publish “Fit for Life,” which prohibits complex carbs and protein from being eaten during the same meal. 1987: In her memoir-slash-self-help book, “Elizabeth Takes Off,” actress Elizabeth Taylor advises dieters to eat veggies and dip each day at 3 p.m.

4 Terrible Diets to Avoid

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nikolas Chugay had seen the procedure done in Latin America, especially Venezuela, so he introduced it in the U.S. four years ago at a price of $2,000 a pop. Diet includes an exercise plan and a daily drink of 800 calories. Tube feeding diet Brides-to-be, want to squeeze into that strapless wedding gown in 10 days? One terrible diet scheme is the K-E Diet (short for Ketogenic Enternal Nutrition), which promises to help you drop weight quickly by being fed through a feeding tube. Through the tube, dieters are fed a carb-free mixture of protein, fat, and water, adding up to only 800 calories a day. Drunkorexia diet Basically, a diet based on alcohol and little else. Experts find that as many as one in six US college women skip meals to get drunk faster and “make room” for alcohol calories, with three times as many women reportedly engaging in what’s dubbed “drunkorexia” than men. The 6 Weeks to OMG Diet The diet calls for skipping breakfast, exercising first thing in the morning after drinking black coffee, then sitting in a cold bath to encourage the burning of stored fat until 10 a.m. Snacks and fruits are off limits, foods are protein-heavy and carbs can come from cola or broccoli.

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