Have you been a victim of fad dieting? There are so many diets, and all of them claim to have the ability to make you lose weight.
This isn’t a new problem, since the beginning of time it seems, we have been trying our best to shed those extra pounds. Thousands of years and we still don’t seem to have the answer.
The lengths that some people will go to to get their desired figure is amazing. In 1028 when William the Conqueror was born people were still waging their own inner battle with food. He was healthy for most of his life but as he got older the pounds started to pile on, so he tried a a liquid diet, which consisted of mostly alcohol. He lost enough weight to start riding his horse again but a riding accident lead to an untimely death, maybe that was connected with his liquid diet.
In 1558, another liquid alcohol diet emerged that claimed it could make you live longer. This diet consisted of 12 ounces of food and 14 ounces of wine. Rumor has it that its inventor lived to 102, but that’s not one I would recommend.
In the 1960’s the drinking man’s diet was introduced. This consisted of manly foods like steak and fish and as much alcohol as desired. There are no testimonials that this worked, surprisingly.
Lord Byron, accredited his healthy weight to vinegar and water. This is still around today as the cider vinegar diet, apparently 3 teaspoons of cider vinegar before each meal will curb your food cravings.
These are just some of the more unusual diets that I’ve come across, there are many more I’m sure. The key to dieting, I believe, is finding what works for you, and making it about not just diet but lifestyle.