When it comes to losing weight, there are very few options that can beat good old healthy eating and regular exercise; that doesn’t mean people haven’t tried though. Whether it’s due to impatience, desperation, or even a mental disorder such as anorexia and bulimia, some people will go to whatever lengths necessary to shed a couple extra pounds. Unfortunately, a lot of diet fads can cause more harm than good. Here are 25 Crazy And Extreme Ways People Try To Stay Thin that will shock even the most desperate of dieters.
Drunkorexia is basically cutting calories from food and replacing them with alcohol. Drinking to maintain body weight is almost never a good idea, and it can lead to serious health problems down the road.
If you think this is crazy, wait until you see number 7!
Gummy Bear Cleanse
While gummy bears aren’t usually considered a diet food, the sugar-free variety contain an interesting ingredient known as lycasin, a potent laxative. The cleansing process is simple: just ingest roughly a dozen of the gummy bears and wait, the results will be explosive!
Gummy bears don’t really have much to offer in the nutrition department. Looking for nutritional power players? Take a look at 25 Healthiest Superfood Combinations for some delicious and healthy ideas!
The Cabbage Soup Diet
Originating during World War II to protect against scurvy, the cabbage soup diet became popular in the 1990’s as a way to quickly lose weight. While on this diet, you will likely be taking in fewer than 1000 calories a day (as opposed to the 2000 average for healthy adults), so any sort of physical activity or exercise will be nearly impossible.
Ipecac Syrup is used in the medical inventory to empty the stomach of patients who may have been poisoned. In other words, it makes you throw up.
Wearing a Corset
Wearing a corset for a few hours each each day may seem like a good way to shrink your rib cage and trim some of the fat around your waist; however, there isn’t any medical benefit from wearing a corset, and wearing one too tight can put a lot of undue stress on your body and internal organs.