Trendy diets have come and gone throughout the years. However, although some diets from the past can appear rather commonplace, others are a little more surprising.
For instance, there was a diet of only cigarettes in the 1920s. Another unexpected one occurred when people began using tapeworm medicines during the Victorian era in an effort to reduce their calorie intake.
Diets have been practised in a variety of ways, from the commonplace to the severe; some are innocuous but unwise, while others are outright hazardous.