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July 23 – What Diets NOT to Try EVER
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Have you ever been on a diet? How many have you tried in your lifetime? How did you come out of them: Happy? Disappointed? Inspired?

Sure you lost weight. But what else did you lose while putting your soul, your heart and body through a rigorous routine that what it seemed dragged you forever?

Here are some FAD Diets that should never be tried due to their immense overload and danger to your bodily and emotional systems as well.

Anything on this list you have ever tested?

The HCG Diet
The Lunar Diet
The Tapeworm Diet
The Grapefruit Diet
Raw Food Diet
Cabbage Soup Diet

Wow, quite a list already formed! Scroll down for what it means for your body especially when you do these dangerous diets.

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  1. CoffeeTime says

    AM COFFEE – Sign In! HELLO, Everyone!

    – What diets did you try in your lifetime?

    – Any success to maintain weight AFTER you were off them?

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    • thia Beniash says

      Hello friends… It has been awhile! Diets?! I don’t bother with them. Don’t believe in them. I believe moderation and physical excersise is the key. Well I can’t stay long today just wanted to pop in. Summer is keeping me outdoors, traveling, visiting with family and enjoying photographing the great outdoors.

      • Karen Hinkle says

        good morning all wow I have heard of some of them never tried any some sound weird tape worm who would do that

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      Good morning all. I have to say that I did take the Lipozene and lost 15 pounds. I have kept it off for 7 or 8 months. You should not take it without docs okay and it doesn’t work for everyone.

    • I have lost 8 lbs so far the this summer. Just from being more active and drinking green tea.

    • wendy c g says

      Good morning everyone, no I haven’t tried any of those diets.

    • Katrina A. says

      Hi. I’ve gone on a few diets, esp in highschool and at the request of my boss when I worked the beauty supply/salon (Now I look back and wonder why I even thought I had to go on a diet and why she would have the nerve to ask me too….I looked great!! ). I cannot remember names of specific ones but one of them was a shake diet (tasted horrible). Another I just basically starved myself. Never got any results.

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    “Any weight-loss expert would agree that boosting your veggie and fruit intake while reducing the amount of junk you eat is a safe and effective way to lose weight, but this diet bans foods that have been cooked or processed in any way. Why? Raw foodies say cooking destroys nutrients.

    Though it’s true that cooking produce can sometimes reduce nutrient levels, cooked veggies still pack plenty of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and in some instances cooking actually enhances nutrients while also killing bacteria. The biggest issue with this extreme form of veganism? Food prep — it’s totally impractical, says Christopher N. Ochner, Ph.D., director of research development and administration at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Raw foodies spend hours upon hours juicing, blending, dehydrating, sprouting, germinating, cutting, chopping and rehydrating.”

    • Karen Hinkle says

      well I like some raw but I like them cooked to and the factor of killing any bacteria is ideal for me

    • I love the fact fact that we are getting all the freshfruits and vegtables right now. And I preserve a lot. be in the winter its so hard to get fresh food . Just because the nearest major grocery store is a hour away.

    • wendy c g says

      I eat raw and cooked veggies.

    • Katrina A. says

      I remember from last week (I think) when we talked about how cooking can bring out the good in some veggies. I love me some good raw veggies but prefer them cooked. I would love to learn how to juice but yes, prep time to be on a raw diet would be a workout in it self.

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    “The grandmother of all fad diets, the bulk of this plan is fat-free cabbage soup, eaten two to three times a day for a week along with other low-calorie foods such as bananas and skim milk. In the short term, it does yield weight loss.

    “It works because you are eating a low-calorie diet full of fiber and water to help aid in fullness,” Caspero says. “But it’s just a quick fix diet. It can also promote bloating and gas from all the cabbage and is lacking in protein, which is needed to preserve lean body mass. While I am a fan of nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods for weight loss, it should be balanced with other foods such as fruits, carbohydrates, healthy fats and lean protein.””

    • thia Beniash says

      Ewwwww don’t lie cabbage…lol..it’s stinky

      • Karen Hinkle says

        yes cabbage is good but I don’t think I could eat it 2 or 3 times a day for a week not something I would want to do

    • I have a receipe for beef and cabbage soup that’s very old. My family loves it. I make a pan of cornbread to go with it. Its so good. I have been making a cabbage roll soup that I got off of pinterest the other day. And I preserve my cabbage from the garden every year.

      • CoffeeTime says

        Cabbage is one of the best crusiferous veggies out there! Very important to have in our diet! Anti cancerous and anti-inflammatory!

        But this cabbage diet gets down to the ridiculous limitations. Your soup recipe would not pass their bench mark!
        But I would eat your soup any time!

    • wendy c g says

      I had a coworker who did this crazy diet. She did loose weight but gained it back after stopping the diet.

    • Katrina A. says

      I can remember my mom doing this on occasion. Stinky house, stinky mom….just stinky. Yuck.

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    “We are all for including produce at every meal, but the various versions of this 80-year-old fad diet instruct dieters to focus all of their meals on grapefruit or grapefruit juice, claiming that the fruit contains fat-busting enzymes that will help dieters lose 10-plus pounds in 12 days. “In reality, any time you are following a very-low calorie diet you will lose weight,” Caspero says.

    And this diet definitely hits that, limiting dieters to 800 to 1,000 calories a day. Some iterations also prohibit eating extremely hot or extremely cold foods, preparing foods in aluminum pans, and requires dieters to space “protein meals” and “starch meals” at least four hours apart.”


    “This diet has been around for decades, and there are a ton of variations. Pretty much all involve subsisting for days on only lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper mixed in water. “You are essentially just drinking diuretics,” Ochner says.

    “You’ll shed mostly water weight.” Once you start eating solid foods again, you will gain all the weight back. Common side effects include fatigue, nausea, dizziness and dehydration.

    Plus, on an extremely low-calorie diet like this one, you are going to lose muscle, exactly the kind of weight you don’t want to lose, Caspero says.”

    • thia Beniash says

      No worries here, don’t like grapefruit. Love lemonade though

    • I don’t like grapefruit. For the lemons I drink diet Green tea. And the only thing in the tea, that’s full of limes and lemons is salt.

    • wendy c g says

      I love grapefruit but can’t eat it because it interacts with my medication.

    • Katrina A. says

      I am not a fan of grapefruit but have heard of this one before. My brother actually just did the lemonade thing last year. Low and behold he did shed some weight but this year is above what he was when he started! lol

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    “If a baby can grow up eating the mushy stuff, eating some definitely won’t hurt you, but guess what: You aren’t a baby. Dieters replace breakfast and lunch with about 14 jars of baby food (most baby food jars contain 20 and 100 calories apiece), and then they eat a low-calorie dinner.

    It’s easy to get too few calories for your body to run its best, Ochner says. Besides, who really wants to take jars of baby food to work each day?”

    “Eat whatever you want — but only five bites of it. On this diet, developed by obesity doctor Alwin Lewis, M.D., you skip breakfast and eat only five bites of food for lunch and five more for dinner.

    “I’m OK with the idea of eating whatever you want in smaller portions, but you need to round out the rest of your eating with nutrient-dense foods to give your body the fuel it needs,” Caspero says. “On this diet, even if you take giant bites of heavily caloric food, you’re still barely consuming 900 to 1,000 calories a day.””

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    “Dr. Siegal’s Cookie Diet, The Hollywood Cookie Diet and the Smart for Life Cookie Diet all promise that eating cookies will help you drop pounds. Of course, you don’t get to chow down chocolate-chip cookies – you eat about 500 to 600 calories a day from high-protein and high-fiber weight-loss cookies (one cookie company even makes the cookies from egg and milk protein) for breakfast, lunch and any snacks.

    Then you eat a normal dinner, for a total of 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day. If you stick to the diet, you will likely lose some weight, but by depriving yourself all day, you set yourself up for binging come dinnertime, Ochner says.”

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    “The alkaline diet – also known as the alkaline ash diet and the alkaline acid diet — requires you cut out meat, dairy, sweets, caffeine, alcohol, artificial and processed foods and consume more fresh fruits and veggies, nuts and seeds. The diet certainly has positive points; it’s heavy on fresh produce and other healthy, satisfying foods while eliminating processed fare, which in itself may spur weight loss.

    But your body is incredibly efficient at keeping your pH levels where they need to be, so cutting out these foods really won’t affect your body’s pH, says Ochner. Not to mention there’s no research proving that pH affects your weight in the first place. The bottom line: The diet is strict, complicated and bans foods that can have a place in a healthy eating plan, such as meat, dairy and alcohol.”

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    “Developed by naturopathic physician Peter D’Adamo, the Blood Type Diet is based on the notion that the foods you eat react chemically with your blood type. For example, on the diet, those with type O blood are to eat lean meats, vegetables and fruits, and avoid wheat and dairy.

    Meanwhile, type A dieters go vegetarian, and those with type B blood are supposed to avoid chicken, corn, wheat, tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds.

    However, there’s no scientific proof that your blood type affects weight loss. And depending on your blood type, the diet can be extremely restrictive.”


    “Also called the lunar diet, this one is simply fasting according to the lunar calendar. Its quick-fix version involves a day of fasting allowing only water and juice during a full or new moon – and supposedly losing up to six pounds in water weight in a single day. The extended version starts with that daylong fast and continues with specific eating plans for each phase of the moon.

    While you’ll lose some weight from not eating, it has nothing to do with the moon, and it will come right back, Ochner says.”

    • Karen Hinkle says

      this is crazy I have never heard of this I am learning a lot today

    • I would never consider this one. Just a thought, I can imagine all the teenagers out there that actually try this. So sad.

      • CoffeeTime says

        Manipulation with people’s minds happens when people do not do their research, do not read what’s out there, do not have their “BS detector” working!
        They just accept anything that is dished their way, without ASKING any questions.

        One more example that proves that NOT ASKING QUESTIONS IS DANGEROUS!

    • wendy c g says

      All I can say is wow

    • Katrina A. says

      The lunar one sounds just silly. The blood type diet sounds down right crazy!

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    “This edge-of-starvation diet limits you to about 500 calories a day while taking human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone that proponents tout as a powerful appetite suppressant.

    However, there’s no evidence that HCG does more than act as a placebo, Ochner says. Yes, you’ll lose weight, but only due to the extreme calorie restriction.

    Though a health care provider may legally give you HCG injections, they’re typically used to treat fertility issues in women and the FDA has not approved them for weight loss. As for over-the-counter homeopathic products that supposedly contain HCG? Those are illegal.”

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    “”You don’t need a doctor to tell you that ingesting a tapeworm is a bad idea,” Ochner says. But apparently, some people do. This weight-loss tactic has been around for decades, preying on especially desperate dieters. Here’s how it goes: Ingest tapeworm eggs, let the tapeworm eat the food you consume once it gets to your intestines, and then, when you lose enough weight, get a doctor to prescribe you an anti-worm medication.

    But some tapeworm eggs can migrate to various parts of your body or cause other potentially life-threatening problems. Freaked out yet? Good.”


    “Consuming cotton balls soaked in orange juice – a diet technique may have been born on YouTube, in chat rooms and on Facebook – is an incredibly dangerous way to suppress your appetite. “This makes my eating-disorder therapy head spin,” Caspero says.

    Not only does consuming cotton balls in place of food deprive the body of nutrients, eating anything that isn’t actually food can cause blockages in your intestines. What’s more, most cotton balls aren’t even made of cotton – they’re composed of bleached, synthetic fibers.”

    • Karen Hinkle says

      OMG that is freaking scary who in the world would even do this I cant even begine to express how I feel about this

    • wendy c g says

      The tapeworm diet, a young lady died from this. Saw it on one of those shows of crazy ways people die. It grew bigger and got into her organs. Desperation can drive you to do crazy things.

    • Katrina A. says

      People do the tapeworm diet because they are obsessed with being thin. I had a spanish teacher who got worms in south america and became very ill and of course lost tons of weight. But she was sick. To go to that extreme to loose weight is crazyness.

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