Currently developing various types of diets, ranging from a high protein diet, baby food diet, carbohydrate diet, until the blood type diet. Actually, the diet has been around since the 1700s era. Various methods are used to obtain the ideal body weight including extreme ways.
Here are the fifteen most unique type of diet ever recorded in history, as quoted in Womans Day.
A. 1727: Do not stay in the swamp
In 1727, Thomas Short wrote a treatise entitled ‘The Causes and Effects of Corpulence’. To create a text short observation and conclusion, people who live around the swamp, tend to overweight. He recommends that people should vote and move to a dry place to avoid the side effects of the swamp.
2. 1800: Hysteria hunger
During the second half of the 19th century, a form of “Anorexia Victoria” is done in the middle class and aristocracy in Western Europe. People intentionally starve themselves to live up to the idea of Victoria, which is associated with spiritual purity and femininity.
3. 1820: Diet vinegar
Anokreksia bulimia and a poet, Lord Byron popularized the vinegar diet in the 1820s. Rancun intention was to clean the body by drinking vinegar and water every day. But, what happens is he vomiting and diarrhea, and no wonder if his weight down.
4. 1903: Chewing without swallowing
An art curator from San Francisco, Horace Fletcher known as ‘The Great Masticator’, after he lost 40 pounds of weight. That’s because he does not chew and swallow food. Fletcher’s diet, he was chewing food 32 times each (one for each tooth), and vomit. It does so by logic, the body will absorb the nutrients it needs without having to increase the weight of body weight.
5. 1925: Cigarette Diet
It is hard to imagine cigarette ads promote a healthy life. However, in 1920, several tobacco companies in the United States, to promote tobacco products to highlight the advantages ‘can eliminate your appetite’.
6. 1928: A diet of raw meat
A wanderer continental Arctic, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, the diet promoted an extreme version of Atkin carried interest is quite effective. After living in the northern tundra, Stefansson was amazed at how healthy the Inuit, who live in the Arctic, although eating raw fish and whale blubber, without eating fruits or vegetables.
Stefansson is so interested in diet and claimed he had to do it yourself and prove its effectiveness. He then went to New York’s Bellevue Hospital, where doctors monitored his health for several months. After the observation, he was declared healthy.
7. Early 1930s: Slimming Soap
Wash and remove fat in the bathroom? Although it sounds impossible, slimming soap is quite popular in the 1930s, the United States. Soap products labeled ‘Fatoff’, ‘Fat-O-NO’ and ‘La-Mar Reducing Shop’, managed to induce women to buy. Although the soap company claims can reduce fat, but the products actually like regular soap.
8. 1954: Diet of worms
When people know that the parasitic worms that live in the intestines, sucking nutrients and cause weight loss, there are some people who jusru use. Some people began to ingest the tapeworm cysts (baby tapeworm) to be able to eat much without having a headache thinking about weight loss. However, this diet could reap the controversy, because there are creepy facts about worms. The worm can grow to 25 feet, which can cause seizures, meningitis or dementia.
9. 1960: Diet bed
Bed made to suppress appetite and lose weight. That’s the idea behind ‘The Sleeping Beauty Diet’, which was popularized in the 1960s. Followers of this diet like Elvis Presley, lose weight by sleeping more than 8 hours each day.
10. 1961: Do not count calories
Herman Taller, MD, states do not need to count calories when you eat, as long as you avoid carbohydrates and eat foods high in fat and protein. How, you should wash your food with 80 grams of polyunsaturated vegetable oils, which are available in pills sold Taller.
In theory, when taken together, the oil can shed fat and protein, which results in weight loss of up to 30 pounds in eight months. But, Taller get in trouble with the law when he used the book to promote a particular oil label, and in 1967 he was convicted of fraud and conspiracy.
11. 1970san: Diet Prolinn
In the 1970s, Roger Linn, MD, recommends not to eat anything except for ‘miracle liquid’ called Prolinn. Prolinn consists of ground animal horns, hooves, skin, tendons, bones and other parts which are given artificial flavors, colors and enzymes, in order to become liquid. This drink contains 400 calories and no nutrition. This diet can indeed make the body slim fast, but at least 58 people who tried this diet, heart disease.
12. 1980-2000s: Air Diet
This diet requires that live on the air. Breatharians (followers of this diet) believe that when a man finds the purest sense of the world, they no longer need food, water or sleep. An Australian woman named Jasmuheen, claims to be Breatharian, and try to prove it. However, evidence was canceled after four days, when he was addressing his pupils dilated and he suffered acute dehydration.
13. 2000s: Diet blue glasses
Ever notice how the logo of fast food use red and yellow in their logos and restaurants? They said the two colors that stimulate appetite. In contrast, the blue color can be used to suppress appetite. A Japanese company uses this information to create a pair of sunglasses with blue lenses diet. This method is considered to change the food that looks tempting, to be unattractive, thus reducing your desire to eat.
14. 2000s: Diet acupuncture
The practice of acupuncture in the cartilage can suppress your appetite. It was based on auricular acupuncture, a Chinese form of healing therapy, when the needle is accidentally placed in the ear for up to one week. That way, your body will adapt and diet is more effective.
Proponents of this method is said to stimulate pressure points on the ears can control your appetite. Weight loss methods have not proven effective, and can cause harmful side effects, such as serious infections.
15. 2000s: a cotton ball Diet
Who needs food when it can be stuffed with cotton balls that consume low-calorie. That’s what fans described this diet. Some people eat them in a dry state, but some are dipped in gelatin so easily consumed. According to the lovers of the cotton diet, the stomach feel full and not body fat. Cotton is high in fiber, but it’s not the kind of human fiber needs.