Creepy New York Times story on a fad diet for the rich that involves injecting women with hormones of pregnant women and limiting them to 500 calories a day:
Then there are the nutritional concerns about a diet that some say mimics anorexia. “The average person is going to eat 1,800 to 3,000 calories,” said Kristen Smith, a bariatric surgery dietitian at Montefiore Medical Center.
Paul Campos comments:
Limiting yourself to 500 calories a day “mimics” anorexia in the same way that injecting heroin every day “mimics” heroin addiction.