The following partial breakdown of other diet regimes are from the book:
The Diet Go-Round
Low-Calorie Diets: Diets began by limiting the number of calories consumed in a day. But restricting calories depleted energy, so people craved high-calorie fat and sugar as energizing fuel.
Low-Fat Diets: High-calorie fats were targeted. Restricting fat left people hungry, they again craved more fats and sugars.
Fake-Fat: Synthetic low-cal fats were invented. People could now replace butter with margarine, but without calories it didn’t deliver the energy and satisfaction people needed. They still craved real fat and sugar.
Grapefruit Diets: Banking on the antioxidant and fat-emulsifying properties of grapefruit, dieters could eat real fat again, as long as they ate a grapefruit first. But even grapefruits were no match for the high-fat American diet.
Sugar-Blues: The more America restricted fat in any way to lose weight, the more the body rebounded by storing fat, and craving and binging on fats and sugars. Sugar was now to blame.
More to come…