Dieting: The Drinking Man's Danger

All over the U.S., overweight men and women are indulging in a new diet craze: drink all the martinis and whisky you want, stow away marbled steaks and roast duck, never mind the fats. Forget calorie counting, but avoid sugar and starchy foods as though they were poison. Adherents of the fad take as their battle cry the title of a paperback booklet, The Drinking Man's Diet (Cameron & Co.; $1). The book's contents are a cocktail of wishful thinking, a jigger of nonsense and a dash of sound advice.

The diet is a derivative of the long-popular, high-protein regimen,...

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