8 of the Weirdest Fad Diets in History

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12 Weird Fad Diets Through History
Perhaps it goes hand-in-hand with the mechanization of agriculture, which has made food so abundant to so many people. Blatner recommends using diet books as a loose template for tips, strategies, and behavioral ideas. Notable ones include one woman in Iowa who completely stumped her doctor with her stupidity, prompting him to call the state health department; and the Florida teenager who was spiked with tapeworm eggs by her mother before a big pageant. You can get tapeworms unintentionally from undercooked, contaminated meat , especially pork. Somewhat like keeping kosher, eating Paleo is open to interpretation:

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I find that I want to eat only very small portions. The only thing that has been difficult is getting used to my new appetite. I've been throwing out a lot of my food because I physically feel like I cannot eat that much, and if I do eat too much then I don't feel so good. However, I'm learning to keep all my meals small and frequent (just like I should have been doing all along!).

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