Gallery: The 20 Most Popular Diet Foods Of All Time

As long as there are people of relative privilege, there will be diets. And, as long as there are diets, there will be some super ill-advised ones (which is why we’re hosting Crash Diet Week and inviting you guys to tell us your Crash Diet Horror Stories). Anyway, with all these generations of dieters behind us, certain foods–low calorie, lean protein, energy boosting–have become synonymous with dieting as a whole. Regardless of what fad diet is currently capturing popular imagination, the following foods will always be listed out in the same order in every issue of US Weekly until the end of time: start the day with oatmeal, egg whites, fruit, have a salad with grilled fish for lunch, chicken with steamed veggies for dinner and…

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    • MR

      Right on. Any man who dates a bohemian woman eats these types of food all the time – and any woman who eats like this will never have weight problem.

      • Lynna

        You are the worst kind of troll.

    • MR

      @ Lynna

      I realize my comments are over the top at times, and I apologize to you if I have offended you. I meant the women in my social circle are of a normal weight, not fat nor skinny, and they don’t diet, and these foods are very a much a part of their diet. Men and women always prepare the meals together.

    • Ash

      My nana made me not hate cabbage, but that cabbage soup looks like something from a sick baby’s diaper. By the way, whats with all the diet posts recently?

    • woo

      Grapefruit?! Whenever I enjoy eating grapefruit I feel like some weird diet lady and immediately eat ten brownies!