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Graham Diet

1794

Sylvester Graham, The Graham diet focuses on eating fruits and vegetables, which Graham stated benefit overall health and lifestyle choices. Foods that are recommended on the Graham Diet include fruits, vegetables, whole wheat breads and other high fiber grains. Dairy is only allowed in limited portions.

Vinegar and Water Diet

1820

Lord Bryon, He kept a detailed description of his eating habits and was known for his strict dieting and purging.

Low Crabohydrate Diet

1825

Jean Brillat-Savarin, First appeared in " The Physiology of Taste". A low-carb diet generally excludes or limits most grains, legumes, fruits, breads, sweets, pastas and starchy vegetables, and sometimes nuts and seeds.

Dr. Stoll Diet Aid

1930

Dr. Scott Stoll, the first of liquid diet drinks.

Bananas and Skim Milk Diet

1934

Backed up by the United Fruit Company, Johns Hopkins, The original diet consisted of eating four to six bananas and drinking three to four glasses of milk every day for two weeks. This was followed by eating meat, fish, eggs and vegetables, but no fat or carbohydrates, for two weeks.

Zen Marcobiotic Diet

1960

George Ohsawa, The philosophy of Zen Macrobiotics is outlined in two of Ohsawa's books, Zen Macrobiotics and the Philosophy of Oriental Medicine. The Macrobiotic diet represents an extreme example of a general trend toward natural and organic foods.

Drinking Man's Diet

1964

William the Conqueror ,The Drinking Man’s Diet focuses on drinking alcohol and lowering carbohydrate intake. The diet originally started with just drinking alcohol and not eating at all when William the Conqueror used it in 1087. But today, it has been altered to include real food in the form of animal protein.

Liquid Protien Diet

1970

Jackson-Siegelbaum Gastroenterology, A clear liquid diet permits only foods that are clear fluids or become clear fluids at body temperature, such as juice, gelatin, tea, ice pops and broth. A typical clear liquid diet can provide approximately 600 calories and 6 grams of protein

Atkins diet

1972

Dr. Robert C. Atkins, The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate diet, usually recommended for weight loss.

Banana Diet

2008

Medicine Professor Masahiko Okada , Bananas for breakfast, plus room-temperature water.