The Most Dangerous Diets Ever

By Young1s Latest Reply 2012-04-28 21:39:58 -0500
Started 2012-04-26 10:38:57 -0500

If you're like me, losing weight is weighing heavily on your mind as the days of summer grow nearer. My goal of fitting into my favorite sundress is looking more and more unlikely but I'm not giving up hope, just rethinking my options of how I can make this happen. One being biting the bullet and trying a diet plan again. While others have had great success on diets, I've always tried, failed and ended up gaining in the end. Not trying to go there again but am keeping my options open at this point.

The other day, I came across this article on dangerous diets. Now I've heard of some wacky diet (some of which are listed here), but there are a few on this list that had me scratching my head and asking, "Why would you do that?".

"Atkins, South Beach, The Zone. No matter what the name, there are certain diets that everyone knows and recognizes. Some people love them, others hate them, but most have a proven plan of success that isn’t threatening to your health. (even if you disagree with the strategy) A real diet is one that is sustainable and easy to maintain within your lifestyle preferences. And then there are those other diets. Call them fads or quick fixes, but they are the last thing your body needs. Here are 11 of the worst diets ever created and their over-the-top approaches to help you lose weight."

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4 replies

MrsCDogg 2012-04-28 21:22:23 -0500 Report

I have never heard of most of these diets. The tapework diet just gave me the creeps! Ewww! lol

Young1s 2012-04-28 21:39:58 -0500 Report

I know right!?! Thank goodness that was the first one, so we could get past it quickly. The tongue patch was a little bothersome too.

jayabee52 2012-04-27 00:46:44 -0500 Report

When I was younger and heavier I wondered where I could get a tapeworm! LoL!

Young1s 2012-04-27 17:24:21 -0500 Report

Wow. Glad you only wondered about that. I read somewhere that a tapeworm can get up to 33 feet long inside the small intestine. Perish the thought.