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Don't eat that!

Posted May 6, 2010

The good folks at Woman's Day have put together a neat list of the weirdest fad diets in history.  These things have been disappointing dieters for centuries!


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  • Ladybug May 6, 2010

    I don't like the new format for Please change it back the way it was.

  • Proud Wife and Mother May 6, 2010

    Hey I love that show on SpikeTV called "1000 Ways to Die" they even have a new one called "1000 Ways to Lie". Pretty informative stuff!!

  • 3stoogesfan May 6, 2010

    Correction: The tapeworm incident was on SpikeTV (1000 Ways to Die). The web address is

  • 3stoogesfan May 6, 2010

    Ugh! That tapeworm diet is sickening. I remember seeing an episode on TruTV about a girl who had swallowed a tapeworm to lose weight and of course, she lost weight and then died. The tapeworm had grown enormously and sucked all the nutrients right out of her.

  • Snakebite Survivor May 6, 2010

    My favorite is the Alphabet Diet. On the first day, you eat only things starting with A, on the second day, things starting with B, and so on. On the 26th day, you only eat zucchini...

  • thefensk May 6, 2010

    I've seen the old magazine ads for tapeworm pills. Ewww.

    Heard a college radio station interview a Breatharian a while back, this guy had plastered flyers all over the place about a fee-based lecture he was giving.
    You could tell the interviewer was having a hard time maintaining his professional composure because it was so ridiculous.

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