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Meet the Obsessive Calorie Counters of Reddit

The internet’s favorite diet has a dark side

Illustration: Jaeha Kim

LLike kitten heels or mom jeans, diet trends have a Hydra-like way of resurrecting themselves. The low-carb rallying cry of Atkins dieters in the early 2000s eventually died off, then assumed its new form as paleo. In the ’90s, Americans faxed each other about the cabbage soup diet; in 2018, the Kardashians…

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