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New Nietzschean Diet Lets You Eat Whatever You Fear Most

The Onion, Mar. 3, 2004 (vol. 40: 9) NEW YORK—While dieters are accustomed to exercises of will, a new English translation of Germany’s most popular diet book takes the concept to a new philosophical level. The Nietzschean diet, which commands its adherents to eat superhuman amounts of whatever they most fear, is developing a strong following in America.   Above: The book, which tells dieters to “be truthful about what thinness is.” Fat Is Dead, proclaims the ambitious title of the dense, aphoristic nutrition plan, which was written by Friedrich Nietzsche in the late 1880s and unearthed three years ago. […]