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From baby food to sand: terrible diets from history

Lovefood Logo By Angela Dowden of Lovefood | Slide 1 of 26: In the quest for a trimmer waistline, better health and more energy, it seems we’re prepared to give any bonkers diet regimen a go. And the fad diet isn’t a new concept – we’ve been prepared to try food plans varying from mildly eccentric to downright dangerous for centuries. From the 1500s to the present day, loveFOOD's nutritionist Angela Dowden selects some of the weirdest diets and weight loss methods to have ever existed.

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In the quest for a trimmer waistline, better health and more energy, it seems we’re prepared to give any bonkers diet regimen a go. And the fad diet isn’t a new concept – we’ve been prepared to try food plans varying from mildly eccentric to downright dangerous for centuries. From the 1500s to the present day, loveFOOD's nutritionist Angela Dowden selects some of the weirdest diets and weight loss methods to have ever existed.
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