Happy National Nutrition Month! As we celebrate eating right all year long, let’s take a look at the “Fad Diet Timeline” on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic’s website. Among the cigarette diet, baby food diet, cheater’s diet and blood type diets, you’ll see the first low carb diet trend documented was in 1825. Yes, America has been bouncing from diet to diet and seeing them come back again for that long!! Isn’t that exhausting?
Looking back, while I didn’t think anything of it then, as early as I can remember, I have been living in a world of nutrition fads. As a child, at friend’s houses and family parties I would see the reduced-fat and fat free processed foods along with diet sodas. Then in high school my dad and other family members stopped caring about the fat and started going low carb (at least it was with real whole foods, not the Atkins shakes of today). Continue reading