Unfortunately, fad diets 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.
Insulin injections are extremely dangerous, however, and if unmonitored, they can lead to the development of diabetes in non-diabetic users or even put abusers in a comatose state.
Apples and Coffee
The apples and coffee diet is about what it sounds like; eat nothing but apples and coffee for as long as possible. In theory, the coffee acts as a diuretic to thin you out while the apples provide your body with energy and nutrients to keep you moving.
In reality, you’re unlikely to lose much weight and more likely to just have a really miserable time.
Sleeping Beauty Diet
Designed to help people who struggle with dieting, the sleeping beauty diet suggests that whenever you begin to get cravings just pop some sleeping pills and pass out for a couple of days.
While it’s true that when you’re sleeping you can’t eat, this practice can cause your muscles to atrophy, your body to become dehydrated, and there is a high possibility of overdosing on the dangerous medication.
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