- an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze.
I’m not one to go with the crowd and follow the fads, BUT there is one fad I wanted so badly to be a part of, and that was the go-go-boot fad. I was in 6th grade, it was the 60s (as my grandson says, the 1900s!).
All the girls and I wore crazy colors of fishnet hose, held up by a garter belt. Then the final touch was the go-go boot, which my mother said looked trashy. I wore my fishnets with my regular shoes. Sad but true.
When it comes to food and diets, I’ve tried them all, starting with my teenage years. I was about 119 pounds and had to get to 115, for some unknown reason. At 5’5 1/2″ that was t-h-i-n. So, I drank a Slim-Fast for every meal. In 2 days I had lost my 4 pounds needed to be happy. Little did I know that would change in the future-better I didn’t know!
6 diets that were popular in the ’70s
- Weight Watchers
- The Cookie Diet
- Slim Fast
- AYDS “candies”
- The Scarsdale Diet
- The Atkins Diet
Yes, The Atkins Diet was popular waaaay back then-hahahaha! And don’t forget about the Grapefruit diet, the Banana diet and all the other crazy things we did to achieve our desired weight, which none of these were safe nor healthy for us.
Let’s talk about why there were so many-because eventually we’d gain our weight back and try another fad diet, sometimes unsafe pills that were the rage.
Nothing, in my humble opinion has changed. Keto is the popular social tag of the day, and, unless you’ve hidden under a rock, you and/or someone you know is eating keto.
I even have some low-carb recipes on my blog because my husband lost over 100 pounds on low-carb (not keto), and I know how important it is to him, so I cook low-carb for him.
Yes, I’ve tried it. I was bored. I revert back to my same-as-always high-fiber, low-fat, low-sugar way of eating. I’m comfortable with it. And so it goes. These boots were made for walking.