Although it may seem that outlandish and trendy diets have only begun to emerge today with the trend of caring image and body worship, the truth is that as long that being smoky is managing to achieve results their food intake.
Already in ancient Greece some written report different procedures and strategies that athletes carried out to make the most of. Highlights the curious belief that each competitor had to eat one type of meat by modality or (do not know how much to be true) intake of one of most successful athletes at that time, Milo of Croton, which consisted apparently in consume 9 kg of meat, 9 kg of bread and 5 liters of wine diluted with water.
Luckily by then have already sensible thinkers. Hippocrates in 400 BC wrote two books titled: “The regime in acute” and “regime” where food and hinted that it might not be enough. Therefore, remarked that the balance between food and exercise was the best preventive medicine.
But obviously not all enlightened minds which have given the history and the nonsense and authors in food occur. And not to lead you to confusion, we remind that the GREP-AEDN has made a review (you can see by clicking here) in which we teach the general characteristics that allow us to distinguish whether a particular diet, product or method is a “diet miracle ” or else it is a good and healthy food.
However, for the list we suggest below with diets strangest of history, you will not need much thought to realize that this is not a desirable food. Consider:
Chewing and spitting
In the early twentieth century, the American Horace Fletcher decided that a good way to lose weight was chewing and spitting in abundance. Your diet proposed chew food to extract as “nutritious” and then spit out the fibrous matter that remains in the mouth. This type of diet would save time daily to use in the bathroom, because I really do not have anything to evacuate.
This proposal stands, at least, by the folly of those who could have put it into practice themselves or, worse, with their patients. It consisted of introducing, usually through a tablet or pill, the larvae of Taenia solium or Taenia saginata, commonly known as the lonely earthworms. Thus over time, these larvae thrive and become a great intestinal parasite that facilitates weight loss, but also nutrient malabsorption, abdominal pain, anemia and could even be fatal if a bowel blockage or perforation.
The rich vinegar
Neither “Diets of the famous” nor have begun to be fashionable now. In early 1800, the poet Lord Byron was one of the first celebrities to create buzz about their diet. Although it is unclear who took to stay slim and pale popularized an almost vegetarian diet consisted mainly eat vinegar. To clean and purging your body daily drank vinegar and ate potatoes dipped in it.
What does not kill you fat
And never better. Although unknowingly, in the nineteenth century many people used magic remedies for weight loss that hid dangerous and harmful components such as arsenic. In fact, according to the BBC says the author of “Calories and Corsets: A History of the Diet in the last 2000 years,” Louise Foxcroft, was very common to see ” charlatans posing as experts on diets to promote products.’