The Delgado Protocol knows it can be overwhelming keeping up with the latest diet trends. The minute a new diet hits public consciousness, there are new studies disproving or contradicting said diet. We do a lot of research and put resources toward educating our readers on health and nutrition to help minimize confusion. Today we’d like to discuss famous and infamous diets throughout the ages as a way to understand diet crazes and to encourage readers to be a little more discerning, instead of getting swept up by each new wave.
Old Fashioned Diets
Some diets are laughably dated, like “the cigarette diet,” where advertisers urged people to “reach for a Lucky (Strike brand cigarette) instead of a sweet,” or the “cabbage soup diet,” which sounds about as fun as a waterboarding session.
In the 1920s a popular diet was “The Inuit Diet,” which encouraged participants to eat as much caribou, raw fish, and whale blubber as they could eat. It’s easy to see how this one might not be so sustainable. Where does one procure whale blubber, anyway?
In the seventies, there was also “The Sleeping Beauty” diet — based off of the classic Disney movie. Needless to say, it wasn’t as popular as the animated movie, because this diet involved heavily sedating oneself for days on end in order to shed unwanted pounds. It’s truly scary what people would do to themselves just to lose a little bit of weight.
We’ve watched “The South Beach Diet” come and go, same as “The Atkins diet.” The Paleo diet has seen quite a bit of popularity lately, although it is certainly influenced by the “caveman diet” of the mid-1980s.
The Paleo Diet
The Paleo diet represents the latest trend, heralding raw foods over cooked foods. But it has a serious limitation because certain foods (like tomatoes, onion, and some cruciferous vegetables) are actually more nutritious for you after being cooked.
We recommend eating a balanced diet of plant-based, whole foods. The foods we need for energy are naturally provided from the earth, and are filled with fiber and plant-based proteins that contain essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats – all of which keep your body energized. Please see our blog posts for more diet and nutrition info.
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