Back in the old days, going on a diet meant counting calories.
Forget fat grams or low-carb, the only way we knew to lose weight was to set a calorie limit and exercise.
My mom was always on one diet or another, even though she never weighed more than 120 pounds in her whole life, except when she was pregnant with me.
I remember a grapefruit diet and a cottage cheese diet and she also used to buy those little cans of Metracal diet food. Yuk!