The Mayonnaise diet

What exactly is the mayonnaise diet? Googling the term produces various vague references to such a thing, but no specifics. So, like the Dial-A-Dietitian, I have no idea what this diet involves... beyond a lot of mayonnaise and eggs.

My guess is that it was either an alternative name for the Atkins Diet, or an eccentric variant of it, since the book Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution first came out in 1972, which makes the timing about right for this person inquiring about a mayonnaise diet in 1974.

Honolulu Star Bulletin - June 19, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 13, 2017
Category: Food, Dieting and Weight Loss





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I suspect you're right about it being a variant of the Stillman/Atkins/Air Force diet.

I have a copy of "Martinis and Whipped Cream (The New Carbo-Cal Way to Lose Weight and Stay Slim)" by Sidney Petrie, Parker Publishing, 1966 (my copy is Sixth Printing, 1968) which is another variant.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 06/13/17 at 08:29 AM
Dial-A-Dietician got me to thinking about Dan Ackroyd's Dial-A-Psychic routine.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/13/17 at 04:53 PM
Also, Ackroyd's "Bass-a-matic" would probably be handy to have if you're going on the mayonnaise diet.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/13/17 at 05:40 PM