Diets Through History: The Good, Bad, and Scary

From the tapeworm diet to Weight Watchers, the high—and low—points in dieting history.
Elizabeth Taylor

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In her memoir-slash-self-help book, Elizabeth Takes Off, actress Elizabeth Taylor advises dieters to eat veggies and dip each day at 3 p.m.

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