Guess what's been popping up for the thousandth time at my local hang out place (that be school)? Fad diets!! All the fad diets!! Crazy delusional girls loving on the fad diets!! (I'm sure the girls are not actually crazy or delusional... they just act like it ;)
Now I've done my fair share of preaching to my fellow, generally feminine, teenage peers (see here, here, here) and quite frankly I'm not in the mood for preaching today.
So instead I thought I would share with you some hilarious (yet utterly terrifying) fad diets I have come across in my whole 16 years (well, probably 2 years, as that's how long I've been actively hearing and learning about different diets)
Warning- this is a light-hearted post and anything I share is not meant to offend etc. Thanks :P
Now, I guess we should start off with some less ridiculous (but still extremely ridiculous) diet trends that have genuinely seized many many followers...
1. The baby food diet:
A diet quite similar to a liquid diet, praised for weight loss. That's all I've got to say about it.
Except for- SERIOUSLY???
2. The lemon and lime diet:
As the name suggests that is what the diet consists of. Lemons and lime. Oh and water! substantial right?
Without going into too much detail this diet involves tape worms.
Ok you probably need a bit more detail than that. You ingest the tape worm pills let the little parasitic worms to grow and then let them eat all your food. Delightful.
For all those who don't like eating food.
This diet entails drinking. Drinking lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper all stirred together in 2 cups of water! Yum! You can also drink some salt water in the morning for a nice cleanse!
Diarrhea, dizziness and vomiting from the salt water are just a few.
6. The Sleeping Beauty Diet:
Healthy nights rest is pretty essential for weight loss/ maintenance so why not sedate yourself for days on end? Bound to make you drop those pesky kilos, right?
7. Quite possibly the worst diet I found would have to be the amputation diet. I'm sure your imagination is already coming up with a plethora of wonderful images and most of them would be quite accurate! You literally chop things off and watch the weight drop with it! Ok, so it says to start with fingernails, haircut, removal of body hair etc. Then things escalate quickly! The list goes from run a marathon on a hot day straight to amputating your arm/ leg and continues further to eating no food all day, no liquids all day and then of course if things get really dire, donating a kidney. You will lose 3 pounds getting rid of that extra organ. Super!
That's all I've got to say.
I figured there would be crazy diets out there... but these? Really?
It's all fun and jokes when you think about these fad diets, but the hard truth is even the seemingly not so crazy (but still just as detrimental to your health) diets are being taken up everyday with good intentions and full confidence and consent.
Have you ever tried a fad diet? How long did it last?
Craziest diet you've heard of?
Would you cut off an arm to lose weight? ;)
This is me just Thinking Out Loud. Head on over to Spoons to see what some other thinkers are thinking about!