To Eat or Not to Eat: A Brief History of Dieting Reference List

January 25, 2019

Browse through the references from our slideshow, To Eat or Not to Eat: A Brief History of Dieting. 


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2. Jabr F. How to really eat like a hunter-gatherer: Why the paleo diet is half-baked (interactive & infographic). Scientific American. Published June 3, 2013. Accessed January 25, 2019.

3. Nadathur S, Wanasundara J, Scanlin L. Ancient diets and nutrition: Back to the past for feeding future populations. Elsevier SciTech Connect. Published October 27, 2016. Accessed January 25, 2019.

4. Bramen L. The history of health food, part 1: Antiquity. Published October 7, 2009. Accessed January 25, 2019.

5. Foxcroft L. Calories & Corsets: A History of Dieting over 2000 Years.London: Profile Books; 2011.

6. Tountas Y. The historical origins of the basic concepts of health promotion and education: the role of ancient Greek philosophy and medicine. Health Promot Int. 2009;24:185-192.

7. Totelin L. When foods become remedies in ancient Greece: The curious case of garlic and other substances. J Ethnopharmacol. 2015;167:30-37.

8. Twilley N, Graber C. The ancient origins of dieting. The Atlantic. Published January 30, 2018. Accessed January 25, 2019.

9. The history of dieting. Skyterra Wellness. Accessed January 25, 2019.

10. Wdowik M. The long, strange history of dieting fads. The Conversation. Published November 6, 2017. Accessed January 25, 2019.

11. Rodriguez V. 11 weirdest diets in history. Active. Accessed January 25, 2019.

12. Bramen L. The history of health food, part 3: The birth of dieting. Published October 15, 2009. Accessed January 25, 2019.

13. Banting W. Letter on Corpulence. 4th ed. London: Harrison; 1869.

14. Wagoner M. A history of the diet by decade: 11 food fads that promised to make us thin. Vogue. Accessed January 25, 2019.

15. Rotchford L. Diets through history: The good, bad, and scary. Health.,,20653382,00.html#1930s-0. Accessed January 25, 2019.

16. Cohen J. The trendiest diets of 2018: Will they work for you? Forbes. Published June 1, 2018. Accessed January 25, 2019.

17. Best diets 2019. US News. Accessed January 25, 2019.