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.
Typically used for stubborn patients in psychiatric hospitals, the feeding tube diet involves inserting a small tube through the nose and down the esophagus and pumping a low calorie-high fat solution directly into your stomach. The tube cannot be removed for days, and the diet will send your body into a state of ketosis, where body fat is burned for energy instead of food.
Injecting your body with the urine of a pregnant woman may seem ridiculous, and it is; however, that doesn’t stop many desperate people from trying it. The urine contains a hormone known as chorionic gonadotropin which can trick the human brain into believing that it’s pregnant, thus increasing metabolism speed and burning calories faster than usual.
The Spoon Diet
The spoon diet is a diet program in which you may only eat foods which can be eaten with a spoon. The goal is limit your calories and stick to healthy foods such as soups and yogurts, but most people just end up eating pudding all day and getting nowhere.
Ana Boot Camp
A highly dangerous and immoral craze sweeping the internet, anorexic boot camps are sites promoting the idea of living an anorexic lifestyle. With strict diet plans of 0 to 500 calories per day, these kind of eating habits can be detrimental to people’s health, and it can even lead to heart attacks and organ failures.
Technically referred to as vertical banded gastroplasty surgery, stomach stapling is a medical procedure in which doctors use staples to section of part of stomach and limit the amount of food passing through the digestive tract. People who undergo stomach stapling are typically at risk of life-threatening obesity, and the surgery requires a strict diet be followed or severe negative side affects could occur.