Over the years, diet plans have been formulated out of a variety of nonsensical theories. Every year, dozens of new claims are made, usually producing less than desirable results.
However, people will try them, just because they feel it is the quickest, easiest way to lose weight. Because c’mon, “who wants to actually work out and develop a nutrition plan when the simple solution is right here right?”
Well, here is a list of 7 diet plans that you should never try and you’ll see why.
The Nazi Diet
When the Nazis invaded Leningrad during WWII, they held the city for 900 days. During this time, over 670,00 Russians died from starvation.
Based on this horrific chapter in history, Russian diet guru, Alex Siry developed a diet plan where you eat 400 grams of bread and 100 grams of vodka per day. That was the rations for a Russian soldier at this time.
Cabbage Soup Diet
Drink only the broth made from water and cabbage, that’s it, don’t worry that it has almost no nutritional value and that it tastes like shit, think of how high in fiber it is! You will lose weight, but as soon as you start eating whole foods again, it comes right back.
The Tapeworm Diet
This is a good one. Swallow capsules that contain the eggs of a beef tapeworm, women did it back in the 1800’s. Recently, however, a woman bought some of these capsules off the internet hoping to lose weight. What she got, though, was a 30-foot parasite that had to be removed surgically. Sound good?
The Cigarette Diet
In 1925, cigarette mogul, Lucky Strikes suggested that you smoke a ciggy every time you wanted something sweet. Nicotine is an appetite suppressant. You won’t feel hungry, but you will greatly increase your chances of catching cancer, heart disease, or any other number of health problems.
The Fletcherizing Diet
We all know that we should chew our food thoroughly, but in the 1800’s, Horace Fletcher advised people to chew all of their food at least 100 times before swallowing.
An added benefit to this besides its reported ability to make you lose weight is it made your do less stinky. That’s a good reason in itself, isn’t it?
The Cookie Diet
Sounds perfect, doesn’t it? In the ’70’s, a Florida doctor named Sanford Siegal baked amino acids into cookies and told people to eat six of them a day. This equated to around 800 calories. Guess what people? If you eat 800 calories a day, you will lose weight!
The Baby Food Diet
Replace two of your meals a day with jarred baby food. You will lose weight and detox at the same time. Never mind that it has only 600 calories. It works for a healthy 18-pound baby, doesn’t it?
So there are 7 diet plans that you shouldn’t do. But what do I know? Go ahead and try one or all of them. Because all that really matters is fitting into those skinny jeans right?
Or, join a gym, develop a healthy nutrition plan, put in some work and dedication and do things the right way. It’s your choice.
Rocco is the VP here at QuirkyByte, and he has been writing since he could hold a crayon. He is a huge fan of music, nature, the arts and anything unique, or creative. Physical fitness is also a passion for him. Currently Rocco resides in upstate New York.