Low carb, high protein, low fat... so many diets to choose from! We take a look at the diets of our lifetime, from the 1980s Scarsdale Diet to the recently popular "Paleo Diet." Some work, some don't! Which have you tried?
17 Most Popular Diets
1. Ayds Diet
Ayds (pronounced as "aids") was an appetite-suppressant candy which enjoyed strong sales in the 1970s and early 1980s. It was available in chocolate, chocolate mint, butterscotch or caramel flavors, and later a peanut butter flavor was introduced. The active ingredient was originally benzocaine, presumably to reduce the sense of taste, thereby reducing the urge to eat.
By the mid-1980s, public awareness of the disease AIDS caused problems for the brand due to the phonetic similarity of names. The product's name was changed to Diet Ayds (Aydslim in Britain), but it was eventually withdrawn from the market.
2. Scarsdale Diet
For all the excess that was the '80s, dieting was uncharacteristically strict. The Scarsdale Diet Read More »from Hollywood's Most Popular Diet Crazes