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5 Shocking and Unhealthy Weight Loss Methods

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Five Terrible Ways to Lose Weight

Weight loss is the common mission of about 90% of all Americans. Some are just trying to lose a couple of stubborn pounds, while others are aiming to lose hundreds. With a lack of education on nutritional needs, and an intense desire to lose weight fast, thousands of men and women throw their bodies into harm’s way by trying every fad diet that comes along. Some of these diets are absolutely devastating to a person’s health, and can lead to long term damage.

Today we are going to share with you, 5 of the worst weight loss methods making their way across the nation today.

Worst Diets of Today

1. Breatharian Diet

The breatharian diet revolves around the idea that the human body simply requires breath, and sunlight to exist. Breatharians do not consume any food or drink any liquids due to this principle. Many celebrities have been rumored to take part in the breatharian lifestyle, such as Michelle Pfeiffer and Madonna. However, as you might have guessed, this diet is accompanied by dehydration, malnutrition, and risk of death.

2. Alcorexia Diet

As the root word would suggest, this diet relies heavily on the consumption of alcohol. The idea is to eat only a small portion of food calories every day, and to get the remaining recommended calories solely from alcohol. Many top models are said to follow this dieting method. Alcorexia does not provide the body with enough calories, vitamins, or nutrients to function properly. Those who drink this heavily on a regular basis are causing immense damage on their bodies.

3. Dukan Diet

To begin with, we would like to point out that Pierre Dukan, who created this diet, was banned from practicing as a GP in France.

This is a high protein, low carb diet, which is claimed to cause rapid weight loss. However, as a result of this dietary lifestyle, you will experience lack of energy, constipation, need for a vitamin and mineral supplement, and to top it all off, bad breath.

4. Sleeping Beauty Diet

Just as it sounds, this diet relies on sleep as a means of getting through hunger. Those who practice this diet remain heavily sedated for days in order to quickly lose unwanted pounds. Elvis Presley was thought to practice this diet.  This type of lifestyle results in dehydration, malnutrition, and damage caused by abusing sedatives.

5. Cotton Ball Diet

This is by far the wildest diet we’ve heard of yet. The cotton ball diet consists of…eating cotton balls. Those who participate in this diet consider cotton balls to be low in carbs, and high in fiber. However, cotton balls, by no means, have nutritional value, and will severely clog your digestive system.

Svelte Medical Weight Loss

With all of the wild weight loss plans out there today, it can be difficult to find one that is both healthy and effective. Svelte Medical Weight Loss in Orlando specializes in this area. We work with our clients to create a weight loss plan that works. We have assisted hundreds of men and women in losing weight and keeping it off. Are you interested in learning what Svelte can do for you? Contact us today to learn more, and take advantage of limited time savings, available now!

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