Some of these trendy diets, I'd like to try them just AS trendy diets, without having to pick through (or WADE through AMIRITE) all the "No one has known anything at all about nutrition until THIS EXACT MOMENT IN TIME!! Everything you heard before was LIES and IGNORANCE!! Finally the diet secrets of the universe have been UNLOCKED!! Previous so-called unlockings of diet secrets now reveal themselves to have been the prattling of infants!! THIS one 100% makes sense, unlike the others which were stupid and made crazy assumptions and eliminated or glorified foods by the method of a diet-book author rolling a fistful of dice!! Just because we've done a total 180 on all these foods again and again doesn't mean you should question whether we'll do so again in the future because we NEVER WILL!!"---just to get to the RULES.
I think what I want is dieting Cliffs Notes---like, "HO-kay, people, you know how this goes: yadda-yadda-now-we-know-everything, here's the fun story behind it, and here are the allowed and non-allowed foods this time. Now let's get out there and HAVE FUN!," without the "Prostrate yourself at this dieting temple!! Then rise, and go out, and spread the One True Word to everyone you know!! And stop calling us a trendy diet, dammit!!"
[Edit: I've found what I'm looking for: I can look up the diets on Wikipedia! I get the story and the rules, PLUS I get the arguments for and against. More information, less hype and zealotry. Beauty.]
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