diets

Health

The Women Sleeping Their Lives Away to Lose Weight

The "Sleeping Beauty Diet" involves the use of sleep to avoid hunger, with some advocates going as far as sedating themselves. It’s been around for decades, but the fad is still going strong on pro-anorexia blogs.
Sammi Taylor
6.5.17
Culture

Forget Juicing: Try the InfoWars Diet

Does the "New Right" have the equivalent of a Moon Juice diet, and is it as disgusting? We asked far-right pundits what they eat to fuel their anti-globalist rants.
Mitchell Sunderland
6.1.17
uk

'Breatharians' Believe You Can Survive on Air Alone

Followers of the controversial diet believe that humans can survive on cosmic energy from air. Doctors and dietitians beg to differ.
Layla Haidrani
5.23.17
Food

The Vegan Diet Bloggers Who Think Periods Are 'Not Natural'

Some vegan and raw food bloggers believe that menstruation is unclean and a curse—and that we'd be better off without periods at all.
Alice Sholl
5.13.17
Culture

People Share the Dumbest Diet Fads They’ve Ever Tried

OK—but did they work?
Emalie Marthe
2.5.17
Culture

New Book Accuses Weight Watchers of Tricking Women

In his new book, former personal trainer Jeff Scot Philips turns on the health industry, revealing how diet companies fool women into believing they're eating healthy food.
Emalie Marthe
10.23.16
Culture

How Gender Stereotypes Affect What You Choose to Eat

Studies show that gender-specific food marketing affects the way food tastes to us—and the things we crave.
Claudia McNeilly
9.28.16
Culture

Inside the Strange World of 'Fruitarians,' Who Only Eat Raw Fruit

An increasing number of health and wellness bloggers are encouraging their fans to adopt fruitarianism—the controversial fruit-based diet advocated by Steve Jobs in the 80s.
Emalie Marthe
9.3.16
weight

Being the Fat Girl in a Big Fat Asian Family

When Chinese New Year rolls around, Asian women like me know it's open season for family comments on our weight. But a much deeper cultural problem lies underneath the fat jokes, and it's driving some to crash diets and disordered eating.
Angela Hui
2.5.16
Health

What Instagram-Famous 'Detox' Teas Actually Do for Your Health

Celebrity-endorsed diet teas (and the ripped abs they allegedly create) are all over social media, but their unintended effects may go way beyond quick weight loss.
Tara Evans
12.9.15