A Matter of Fat

A Matter of Fat: Inside the Cruel and Unusual Crash Diets of the 1960s


Diets have long thrived at the intersection of desperation and gullibility. There was Fletcherizing, which claimed you could shed the pounds by simply chewing every single bite of food into liquid form, spitting out any recalcitrant bits. There was the tapeworm diet, which promised to slim you down by introducing a ravenous parasite into your more »