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Many of the fad diets we follow today share similarities with fad diets followed in the 20th century.
Early 20th-century diets emphasised low-carb and no sugar. Evidence suggested a link between obesity and mortality, causing people to focus on regulating body weight.
Wiliam Banting, an English undertaker, invented a diet in 1863 to help him lose excessive weight. The diet appeared in many health manuals and magazines and recommended people follow a high protein, low carbohydrate plan.
This diet set the trend for other popular diets at the time, such as the dry-diet that stated users should drink one pint of fluid per day, no soups, sauces, or alcohol, and to avoid pastry, puddings, white bread, potatoes and sugar.
The feminine ideal of the New Woman in the 1920s with her slim, androgynous outline and increased spending power may have pushed the popularity of diets. Home weighing scales became common, as well as diet plans and books.
Avoiding carbs was central to many popular diets. Other diets, such as the salad days or fast-day diets, focused on limiting calories.
Slimming diets decreased in popularity during wartime and rationing but thrived in the years that followed - all to have a slim, beautiful body.
As before, low-carbohydrate approaches dominated, such as the crash diet, the third-day diet, and the daffodil diet. In the 1960s, the focus was on limiting portion sizes and consuming small amounts of calories.
Popular weight-loss regimes were talked up as self-help tools for the emancipated woman. Success and inner balance required control of the body through dieting and exercise.
The link between fitness and health caused fitness studios to become popular. Low-fat foods were emphasised. The famous F plan diet emphasised eating high fibre and low calories. At the end of the 20th century, diets such as the Atkins diet returned to Banting's emphasis on lowering carb intake.
Research shows fad diets may lead to weight gain and disordered eating, but fad diets continue to be popular despite this knowledge.
Modern diets such as keto or paleo share many similarities with the low-carb, calorie-restrictive diets. While the appeal to fad diets is understandable, a balanced diet and exercising is still the best way to maintain a healthy weight.
The problem of tinnitus happens when our ears hair cells get damaged due to ototoxic drugs or loud noise, and the brain circuits do not receive the expected signal, stimulating abnormal activity in the neurons.
People notice their tinnitus problem in places with low external noise. About 10 percent of tinnitus patients cannot bear the sound due to its volume and seek professional help. There is no cure for tinnitus, though some minimizing is possible.
It is a good idea to minimize being around constant loud noise or use earplugs/earmuffs. For those who are experiencing tinnitus, the following options are worth noting:
Aim for 5 to 15 minutes of stretching per day. And if you want to make the most of your stretching routine, it is useful to study the basics.
You're not going to be perfectly flexible after one or two sessions. It takes weeks to months to get flexible, and you’ll have to maintain it.
It involves actions a person feels driven to do over and over again.
Compulsive actions may appear to be irrational or pointless, but the individuals may feel incapable of stopping themselves.
A compulsion is an overwhelming desire to do something. An addiction is a physical or chemical dependence on a substance or behaviour.
Two key differences between compulsion and addiction:
The difference between a compulsive behaviour and a habit is the ability to choose to do them.
When an otherwise harmless behaviour becomes so consuming that it negatively impacts oneself or others, it may be a symptom of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Most compulsive behaviours attributed to OCD are incredibly time-consuming, cause major distress, and impair work, relationships, or other essential functions. It can include behaviours such as eating, shopping, hoarding and animal hoarding, skin picking, and gambling.