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10 Most Outrageous Weight Loss Plans

Each year after January 1st rolls around, tons of people scour the internet searching for the fastest —and, sometimes, unproven and unhealthy—methods to lose weight. Many fad diet marketers promise fa

Each year after January 1st rolls around, tons of people scour the internet searching for the fastest —and, sometimes, unproven and unhealthy—methods to lose weight. Many fad diet marketers promise fast results using crazy solutions, minimal research supporting their promises, and very little effort required to reach the proposed outcomes. Some of them even promise whopping weight losses of up to 10 pounds in as little as one week!

From bingeing on junk foods to eating no food at all, these marketers are becoming increasingly creative and desperate in their attempts to sell new weight loss fads. Plus, their advertisements are further strengthened when die-hard advocates of these plans offer their own success stories and share recommendations to get even better results. A number of these diets target individuals who may currently have a negative self-image, guaranteeing them that within a week or less they will be on the path of having the body of their dreams. Before attempting any new diet adventure, research your options to understand what this diet is actually about and whether it's effective and safe for you personally.

Anybody that has ever attempted to slim down recognizes that maintaining a healthy diet and working out takes incredible effort. Clean eating, moderate activity throughout the week and adequate water are some great ways of getting starting on a healthy eating plan. However, lots of people have developed the habit of trying out some of the worst plans simply to lose weight as fast as possible and minimize any interruption in their lives while doing so. There are tons of dietary fads available to count and new ones hit the market every couple of weeks. Here’s a list of probably the most crazy and outrageous ones.

10 Weight Loss Sunglasses

9 The Sleeping Beauty Diet

8 The Baby Food Diet

7 The Cabbage Soup Diet

6 The Twinkie Diet

5 The Tongue Patch Diet

4 Intermittent Fasting

3 The Cotton Ball Diet

2 Drunkorexia

1 The Cigarette Diet

Although the health disadvantages to smoking have been heavily researched for many years, doctors are still finding patients who adopt the habit of smoking simply to maintain or reduce their weight. Smoking cigarettes lessens appetite and provides a temporary lift in metabolism which keeps some smokers hooked simply for those few benefits. Numerous smokers fear quitting due to the probability of weight gain; yet, just like any fad diet, this one comes with a cost. Smoking increases risk of multiple cancers, heart disease, and death. However, following a plan that includes clean eating and exercise produces much more long-lasting results without all the risk.

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