What is the craziest weight-loss diet you have been on?

Tape Measure - Tape Measure
Canada
December 6, 2006 6:43pm CST
I am 42 years old and must have tried about a zillion different diets. Including...the cabbage soup diet, weight loss for idiots, Atkins, the Grapefruit diet, diet pills, etc. I am now a raw foodist, and have been on and off for about 4 years. (Really off when I did Atkins!) I find eating raw gives me tons of energy and I can eat anything I want...as long as it is uncooked. Of course meat is not included in this diet. What is the craziest diet you have ever been on?
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@slcsindia (117)
• Chennai, India
9 Dec 06
i am 46 yrs old. Some 5yrs back one man came to our school where i worked as a teacher and told about the HERBALIFE powder, American product. Although it is costly, i used it rigorously for one year which resulted in losing 7kgs. After reachling normal weight, it is enough to take only in the night in the place of dinner to maintain the weight for some time , after that you can leave it. 3 spoons of powder you can mix with milk, water or any juice and should take 2 times in the morning and night skipping the breakfast and dinner and plety of fruits and water. You can take full lunch in the afternoon. If you want any details you can checkout the website,herbalife.com
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
I also tried HERBALIFE. But it's kinda costly for an ordinary government employee like me.
• United States
8 Dec 06
I was just reading about the weight loss for idiots diet. I checked it out in some blogs and it is either praised or said to be unhealthy. I can't get enough info to see sinking $40.00 into it. What did you think of it?
• Canada
8 Dec 06
I love this diet! If you follow it you will lose the weight. It really isn't that bad but it is hard to stay on for any length of time. Still you lose weight. My mom, me and my sister all lost min. 10lbs each. For me it was harder because I only wanted to lose about 15 and those last few are always the hardest! If you would like to know more here is a link... http://fatloss4idiots.com/?hop=traffmast
@Dolcerina (3380)
• Hungary
5 Jun 07
I bought a book about the Fat burning. It speaks about almost each vegetable, fruit, meat, milkproduct, vitamins, minerals etc. It says which is good for fat-burning and how much are they good. It says exactly how these burn the fat, and how our organization is working with these foods. And this book was full with photos, When I read I always got hungry, so I had to eat again and again. I did not loose any weight. Oh, yes the first pages of the book speaks about the importance of moving, but I only read and did not do. SO my diet was only the reading and eating. Believe me, nobody can lose weight without a little gymnastic. The diet can help only the gym, but can not substitute. If we want to be looked good, we must gym. After the born of my son I did gymnastic each day 1-2 hours. I lost the weight quickly. If there is the WILL, we can do it, quickly.
@SparkyG (357)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Right now my best friend is on a crazy diet. She drinks three huge glasses of water with a small amount of cayanne pepper, lemon juice, and maple syrup mixed in. And she only eats one small meal a day, and I mean small! She loses weight really fast but last time she stopped she gained most of it back pretty fast. I'm sure it wasn't healthy for her but it worked as a quick fix.
@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
13 Dec 06
That's interesting - I have never heard of the raw diet and I thought I'd tried them all too. I think the weirdest one I've ever been on was the one where you eat beets and cabbage all the time. That was a long time ago though. I had the best luck with Medifast and I'm going back on it when I have the baby (I'm due in April). It was really easy to follow and I wasn't hungry.
@nicelyrom (521)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
I was surprised to read this one. Why? I also had the same diet programs as you had. Now, i am into my Cabbage Soup Diet for more than a month. From 33-inch waistline, I am now 30-inches sexier. Just enough to wear nice clothes during Christmas gatherings. The craziest diet I have tried was taking a particular diet pill for two weeks w/o knowing its brand, name and possible side effects. All I know was it is for losing weight. It paralizes, i think, my taste buds and kills my craving for food. you will really get thinner. however, when I when to the doctor to ask why i am having faster heartbeats and short breaths, he said i have SINUS ARRHYTHMIA which can lead to a heart attack. I know it was due to my diet pill intake, but of course, I didnt tell the doctor that I am taking some pill. What I did was stop its intake. i dont wanna die young and single.
@sarilynne (273)
• Canada
9 Dec 06
I don't know about craziest, but most effective (26 pounds to date, 9 more to go) has been, as I have told others, the Spark People Diet - great and focuses on making healthy lifestyle changes rather than "dieting" - exercise, eating healthy, and drinking water are many keys to success. It's completely free. If you are interested, check it out: http://www.sparkpeople.com
• United States
8 Dec 06
I never went on a crazy one, but have tried a few. I like the weight watcher point system best. It's so easy.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
8 Dec 06
My wife reduced her weight by 6 kilos in 2 months by following these: 1. Drink more water before food 2. Static cycling 500 (500 rounds) 3. Keep away all fatty foods 4. Keep away all oily foods and junk food 5. Some Yoga exercises to keep the body trim. 6. Does most of the household works herself, instead of servant woman.