What stupid things people are ready to do to lose extra pounds, you can’t even imagine. Luckily, nowadays, we are living in a world where common sense wins over the unstoppable desire to lose weight fast. Most nutritionists do their best to convey to people the info that only a balanced diet, regular exercising, a lot of water, and a sound sleep combined are a proven way to lose weight healthily. Yet not that long ago, people did ridiculously absurd things to achieve their goals. Here are a few of them.
The tapeworm diet
The tapeworm diet became popular in the 1900s when one famous opera singer stated that letting a parasite into your body will help you lose weight. The idea was to use your body as a home for tapeworms. This creature had to eat all the food you consumed instead of you. Such tapeworms can grow up to 30 feet! Luckily, this diet was banned by the Food and Drug Administration since it could lead to severe infections.
Ecstasy was initially created as a weight loss aid for supermodels. This drug is called a “party drug” and causes euphoria and the feeling of being blessed. However, initially, ecstasy was created as a weight loss aid for supermodels. The thing is that you lose a lot of water during the “trip” and thus, lose a few pounds. Plus, the side effect of this pill is appetite suppression, which was the main reason why people used it. Keep in mind that using ecstasy is highly harmful to your health, and it’s one of the most absurd ways to lose weight for sure.
One woman decided to have her mouth wired shut. Can you believe it? Yes, she got surgery, where the docs attached brackets to four of her teeth, two on the top and two on the bottom, with a thin wire wrapped around them. She could only eat the food that could come through this wire, such as soups, smoothies, and, yeah, milkshakes. What happened next? In a week, she got tired of it and had an incredible craving for all of her favorite food and got rid of this strange invention.