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The most BIZARRE diets in the world! Look at what these families are eating!

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You have probably never seen anybody eat like this!

There is a lot of bizarre diets out there, but these here really top the charts. I don’t know where these people would get the idea to eat like this. I guess we will never know, and why should we really care if you think about it!

Here are some other diets that you might find interesting, but should definitely not try!

The Tapeworm Diet

Why waste your time planning healthy meals when you can infect your body with ravenous parasites? At the turn of the 20th century, tapeworms were sold in pill form for diet purposes: Eat more and lose weight.

When baby tapeworms grew to 25 feet long and started causing seizures, meningitis or dementia, the U.S. government outlawed their sale. Other side effects included cysts on the brain, eyes, and spinal cord.

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The Cotton Ball Diet

Feeling hungry? Pop a cotton ball. They’re zero calories and they taste great?if you like the taste of nothing. At least they’re bite-sized.

The Slimming Soap Diet
In the 1930s, if you couldn’t melt your fat, you could always wash it away with soap products like “Fat-O-NO,” and “Fatoff”. Scrub hard, because they turned out to be hand soaps.

The Cigarette Diet

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In the 1920s, people who were hungry were encouraged to grab a cigarette instead. Doctors prescribed it. Too much food may kill you, but cigarettes will only give you lung cancer.

The Drinking Man’s Diet

Have a steak and wash it down with a martini. Alcohol is required at every meal and no restrictions on gin and vodka. Robert Cameron sold this diet pamphlet in the 1960s, priced at $1. Within two years he’d sold more than 2 million copies, a best seller.

Cameron’s work is known as the first of low-carbohydrate diets, even though the Harvard School of Public Health declared it unhealthful.

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The Sleeping Beauty Diet

Guess what? You can’t eat when you’re sleeping. Elvis was a proponent of this weight-loss method, encouraging people to sleep through most of the 1960s, sedated.

The Vinegar Diet

Lord Byron was accused of anorexia and bulimia, but that didn’t stop him from popularizing the vinegar diet in the 1820s. His basic idea: Drink plenty of vinegar daily, plus one cup of tea and one raw egg. Side effects include vomiting and diarrhea.

It seems that just about every week brings a new diet craze. From low-fat to low-carb to food combining, the diets come and go in the magazines and on the best-seller lists. Some prove lastingly popular, but many go the way of the latest dance fad. (Anyone remember the macarena? How about the cabbage soup diet?)

Meanwhile, dietitians keep giving the sensible advice they’ve been advocating for years: To lose weight, we need to eat less and exercise more.

Let’s face it: We all know better than to keep falling for every fad that comes along. So why do we keep doing it?


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