Fad diets have been around a long time, in fact they can be traced backto the1930s when the grapefruit diet first emerged in the States.Today, it seems that every couple of months we are introduced to a new ‘miracle’ diet by celebrity advocates. From the cabbage soup diet to the paleo diet, there seems to be no end to these purportedly quick-fix weigh loss solutions.
In this interactive timeline, Evoke.ie, a leading source of news in Ireland, takes a look at some of the most popular fad diets to have emerged over the past 80 years, from the grapefruit diet to the Atkins diet and much more. It charts the origins of each diet so you can see exactly how the fad diet culture has progressed over time. For example, did you know that the Paleo diet has been around since the 1970’s but it wasn’t until Dr. Loren Cordain, published his book, The Paleo Diet Revised: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Foods You Were Designed to Eat, in 2010 that it really came to the public’s attention. Find out the back-story to many more celebrity fad diets with this insightful time line.