fads and trends

20 Culinary Trends to Watch For

A survey of over 1500 chefs conducted by the American Culinary Association has revealed the top 20 culinary trends.

The 7 Craziest Diets in History

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While there’s a general consensus that to lose weight the calories you burn must exceed the calories you consume, how you decide to achieve that goal is certainly up for debate.

Learn the Lingo: Health and Fitness Slang

Finding myself on the wrong side of 30, it’s tough to keep up with the vernacular of today’s young health and fitness enthusiasts.


The 8 Most Overrated Health Trends

These eight health and fitness trends promise amazing results. Do they work or are they too good to be true?

The 5 Bite Diet

The 5 Bite Diet promises a simple solution to weight loss by only taking five bites of any food. Does this really work or isn’t it that simple?

Beverly Hills Diet: Author Dies Aged 63

In 1981 Judy Mazel released the Beverly Hills Diet and a marketing juggernaut was born.

7 Signs of a Dubious Diet

Although it is difficult to ascertain what constitutes a “fad diet”, there are certain shall we say…

The Foods That Made America Fat

In 1961 Americans consumed 2883 calories per person.

The Maple Syrup Diet Fad

We debunk the Maple Syrup Diet fad. It worked for Beyonce–briefly. Will it work for you?

The Grapefruit Diet

The Grapefruit Diet is a weight loss diet built solely around the grapefruit. The 12-day meal plan is found here as well as variations of this fad.