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What some people have done in decades past in the name of dieting
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Looking Back at Diet Trends Throughout the Decades

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If there’s anything that brings people together, it’s the mutual desire to try new foods and to fall in love with a new diet trend. Anticipation, dreaming of a better body, and all your friends talking about it are the formula that makes for a highly sensationalized and popular diet trend.

Care for a walk of nostalgia down the road of past diet fads? Sit back and enjoy the slideshow.

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SlimFast

Hailing from 1977, Slimfast is one of the most recognizable past diet trends. The idea was to eat two Slimfast meal replacements, three 100-calories snacks, and one larger 500 calorie meal.

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Jenny Craig 

Founded in 1983 and popularized by celebrity Jenny Craig herself, the diet came as the perfect companion to the aerobic explosion of the '80s. It featured prepackaged meals with low calorie content in combination with counseling. This is another one that has evolved throughout time with several variations. 

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The Blood Type Diet

The Blood Type Diet came onto the scene in 1996, derived by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. It's a diet geared toward what your dietary needs might be based on your blood type.

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The South Beach Diet

A product of 2003, The South Beach Diet, was innovated by cardiologist Arthur Agatston. The diet pulled people in with the allure of being able to rock a swimsuit on one of America's hottest beaches. Literally. It's low carb, low calories , and high fiber. The idea is to eliminate the carbs that are harmful to the body in excess. It works in three phases with the ultimate goal of being a sustainable diet.

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Nutrisystem

Nutrisystem has been around since 1972 by entrepreneur Harold Katz. It's all about working with foods that are low on the glycemic index. It featured meal replacements as well as pre-packaged foods, often rivaling Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Nutrisystem operates on the idea of assigning percentage of consumption to certain food groups and has also kept up with remaining relevant to popular modern diet solutions. 

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Gluten-Free

What may seem like a modern trend has actually been around since the 1940's. It entails avoiding foods that contain gluten. The emphasis is on understanding the adverse effects gluten can have on the digestive system, especially for those with a pertinent allergy.

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Paleo

Another revived theory in nutrition, the paleo diet, was first discovered in the 1970s by gastroenterologist Walter Voegtlin. However, it is controversially based on what people are estimated to have eaten during the Paleolithic era in history. It consists of lean proteins, veggies, and healthy fats. It specifically excludes foods that were products of industrialization and farming. 

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Keto

Perhaps the biggest shock of diets that appear to be new trends is the Keto diet. The ketogenic approach was pioneered by Dr. Russel Wilder in 1923. The diet is comprised of 80% consumption of fat, but little carbs, and high protein. Grains and starches are excluded.  

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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