Photos of Some of the Most Bizarre Fad Diets and Eating Regimens

Beyonce
Beyonce

Feast your eyes on some of the most bizarre eating regimens in Italian photographer Dan Bannino’s series called Still Diet

People will sometimes go to great extremes with diets. There is also almost a 100% certainty that a new fad diet will emerge from some nutrition guru almost every year, and will be touted as the ‘best’ eating regimen. If you also want to find out about the latest diet, count on the world of showbiz to always up the bar with eating trends.   Lots of folks want to know about the latest odd celebrity diets in the hopes of looking as ‘fit’ as their idolized superstar. The truth of the matter is, many of the diets are not at all healthy, but instead are insanely weird and sometimes not even safe to eat for prolonged periods. Italian photographer Dan Bannino cast a spotlight on some of these notorious pop culture diets as well as the celebrities who consume them in his latest series called Still Diet.

Luigi Cornaro
Luigi Cornaro

The images show the foods and liquids included in such concoctions like the ‘Hollywood Diet,’ which is comprised of diet coca-cola, many variants of alcohol as well as cigarettes which is followed by supermodel Kate Moss. Then there is the ‘Master Cleanse,’ once consumed by Beyonce, which is a regimen made up of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, and laxative herbal tea. If you thought strange diets are anything new, check out Lord Byron’s “Romantic Poet’s Diet” made of Soda water and biscuits or potatoes dipped in vinegar, as well as Henry VIII’s “The Banquet Diet,” made up of Pork, chicken, rabbit and lamb’s meat chased with fruits and wine since water was thought to be bad for you in medieval times. Bannino explained what motivated him to do the Still Diet series.

Kate Moss
Kate Moss
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
bill1
Bill Clinton

“I’ve tried to capture the beauty that lies in this terrible constriction of diets and deprivation, giving them the importance of an old master’s painting. I wanted to make them significant, like classic works of arts that are becoming more and more weighty as they grow older. My aim was to show how this weirdness hasn’t changed even since the 15th century.”

Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell
Saatchi
Saatchi
Lord Byron
Lord Byron
Henry VII
Henry VII

Bannino looked up these celebrity-devoured diets in magazines and on the internet, while drawing creative inspiration from museums and galleries. The entire production process took many hours to complete and everything you see was done in-camera. Check out Still Diet and see if anything grabs your gastronomic fancy.

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Attila Kun

Attila Kun

Attila is the founder and editor-in-chief of Exposure Guide. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, bedroom DJ and devoted Mac addict. Attila got his first DSLR camera, a Canon 10D, back in 2003 and he has been hooked on photography ever since.