A diet from a 1970s edition of Vogue is trending on Twitter. The diet is actually a variation of a similar diet pioneered by former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown. 

The diet is almost entirely made up of eggs and white wine, and it's totally restrictive, completely unhealthy, and I can only imagine that after the first meal your insides would feel scorched.

This is a diet you go on when you don't have a choice and are coping with personal demons in an unsustainable way. So naturally, it was marketed to women in the 1970s who wanted to look thin for their potential suitors. 

An old crash diet from a 1970s edition of Vogue is going viral on Twitter. 


1 hard-boiled egg, 1 glass of wine, black coffee

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2 hard-boiled eggs, 2 glasses of wine, black coffee

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Steak dinner with black pepper, lemon juice, more wine (!), black coffee

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The strange diet went viral on Twitter and got retweeted more than 25,000 times. 

Apparently, diets in the past just used to be weirder. There were a lot of enemas... 

The diet's total daily calores equal 1,200, which is within the healthy range, BUT half of those come from wine. 

Some people were into the diets ... but I think they just really liked wine. 

According to The Daily Meal, the diet comes from Helen Gurley Brown, a longtime editor of Cosmopolitan magazine

Published in her 1962 book Sex and the Single Girl, the diet promises a drop in five pounds. 

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“If an intermittent fasting regimen went on a drinking binge in a henhouse, you’d pretty much have this diet,” Julie Stefanski, RDN, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, told The Daily Meal. 

Let's just say I like my wine with cheese and nutrients and a balanced meal... 

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