Dieting is a discipline that people have used for hundreds of years. Dietary dogmas have existed ever since people have cared how they looked in their clothes.
In the book, Calories and Corsets a History of Dieting over 2,000 Years, Louise Foxcroft takes the reader through the fads and trends over the years. While the information in the book is great, I learned some pretty eye-opening lessons about why the modern fads are doomed to fail.
Some of the key takeaways include:
- Why obesity is not just a modern dilemma and why there never was a universally healthy diet or body shape.
- Why modern food and food production isn’t the primary cause of obesity.
- How political and religious ideals have bent most diets to satisfy a hidden agenda rather than your health and well-being.
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