The Strangest Diets This Year


Many people do various diet methods to get their ideal weight. In fact, from 1,500 diet methods which have been published in Shine during 2010, there are several diet programs that areĀ  really considered strange, but had its popularity.

Baby food diet
Baby foods is known to be very low in calories. To lose weight, many adults thinks of eating baby food. One jar of baby food is usually less than 100 calories, while food for adults usually contain 300-500 calories.

Experts say, it would be better if adults do a healthy balanced diet by eating more whole fruits, vegetables, grains, and lean meats. By eating healthy foods they will feel more full and suppress appetite.

“After several days of eating baby food, I’m sure there will be a desire to eat other foods,” says nutrition expert, Joy Bauer.

Tapeworm diet
Basically, tapeworm diet is not recommended. Because you have to swallow the tapeworm parasite, which can be found in animal feces, not well cooked meat or infected.

Doing this diet can indeed break through your digestive system, thus decreasing appetite even no desire to eat at all. This diet is also very dangerous because it can aggravate your medical condition.

“This is a crazy idea, tapeworms are dangerous parasites that can cause serious health problems. The diet is not the best way to lose weight. Even in the U.S., tapeworm are sold illegally,” said Bauer.

Snack diet
Eating 1,800 calories a day, would help people lose weight. However, eating small meals will not minimize the weight reduction and when they want to return to a normal diet, the body’s need for fiber, vitamins and other nutrients that are needed will be difficult to obtain.

“Small or snack foods are loaded with sugar, bad fat, and too much flour can wreak havoc on blood sugar and increase inflammation throughout your body. This could be detrimental to your body and your health,” said Bauer.

Diet HCG (pregnancy hormone injection)
One of the new method to lose weight is the HCG diet. This method involves the process of HCG or Choriogonadotropin. The diet system itself works by injecting HCG within a period of three weeks.

HCG is a hormone produced by the body of a woman during the early phases of pregnancy. Characteristics of fat mobilization is key to weight loss. Although the injection of HCG is a valid source for strengthening the pregnancy according to the FDA. However, the organization did not approve the use of the same with weight loss.

HCG Diet is known to have an impact that does not count. The way this diet recommends the intake of only 500 calories a day. Meanwhile, state health practitioners, too low calorie intake can interfere with healthy life survival. In fact, low-calorie food intake can also have damaging effects on brain function.

No doubt, with a minimal amount of calories in the process of one’s diet, it will definitely lose weight, but fat will accumulate again.

Giving an injection of HCG also produce various side effects including headache, fatigue, depression, irritation levels rise, blood clots, breast enlargement in males, and ovarian hyper stimulation in women.