Extreme dieting catches on in the US An extreme dieting trend is catching on in the United States, and it is neither pretty nor comfortable. May 25 2012 at 09:23am Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.