Weightloss Diets I Have Known by PotatoD

Champion(s):

StahlhutJ
I'm younger than the rest of you put together! -- Pierce Hawthorne


Runner(s)-Up:

CarpeDiem
Well...you know....


Quiz Description

There's a reason food questions are my best trivia category. (Well, two reasons. I don't know much of anything else, so there isn't much competition for "best.") I don't cook, but I do eat. And, as a consequence, I also know a lot about losing weight. Here are some questions about diets I may or may not have tried myself over the years.

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Questions:

Originally more or less an exchange diet of the sort advocated by the American Diabetes Association, sometimes leaving you at the end of the day with an odd assortment of a bread, a meat, and half a fruit, this diet plan has morphed into something so completely different its founder, the former Jean Evelyn Slutsky, would not recognize it.

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Weight Watchers

Essentially a way to make the concept of an exchange diet concrete through the use of cards to represent each allowable exchange, the "Deal-a-Meal" diet and its depressing instruction, "When the cards are gone, you're through eating for the day," were hawked by what celebrity spokesman?

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Richard Simmons

This diet required a distribution of 30% protein, 30% fat and 40% carbohydrates at every eating occasion. It is claimed that this will retrain your metabolism.

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The Zone Diet

Arthur Agatston developed this diet, which is divided into three phases, with decreasing strictness of avoidance of starchy foods and sweets. I actually did buy this book, but couldn't bring myself to make a dessert out of ricotta cheese and cocoa powder.

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The South Beach Diet

Various diets offer pre-packaged foods. As far as I can tell, they are the same except for the celebrity spokespeople. Which diet's celebrity success stories include Marie Osmond and Janet Jackson?

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Nutrisystem

A rival diet program to the one described in Question 5 has had a particular actress serve as an on-again, off-again spokeswoman since 2004. Name the ACTRESS.

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Kirstie Alley

Maybe it's best to just count calories and skip the gimmicks. Conventional wisdom holds that you need a deficit of this many calories to lose a pound of fat.

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3500

The goal of the Atkins Diet is to achieve this state, in which the body is burning fat for fuel. Back in the day, Atkins dieters used test strips to test their urine to see if they'd achieved it.

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Ketosis (I'll accept lipolysis but the test strips tested for ketones.)

Bob Greene, a personal trainer, launched his diet-and-fitness-guru career and his "Best Life" program by co-authoring a book with this celebrity client.

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Oprah Winfrey

If I decided to consider weight-loss surgery, I'd consult a surgeon with this specialty, a word referring to the medical specialty focused on the treatment of obesity.

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Bariatrics

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." These principles--not technically associated with a weight-loss diet--were articulated by this author.

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Michael Pollan

When I was a teen back in the late 70's, a lot of the moms I babysat for had third- or fourth-generation photocopies of a very prescriptive diet attached to the front of the refrigerator. This diet, developed by a local doctor whose name would become very famous (more famous than his diet), gave specific menus for each day starting with toast made from a heretofore-unheard-of product called "protein bread," and one night specified a menu involving "plenty of steak." Now that I've told you this,what is the name of my hometown?

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Scarsdale