Four of the world's worst diet plans
DIETS that prescribe stitching a wire mesh to the tongue, binge drinking, and passing a feeding tube through the nostril in order to pump a liquid formula into the stomach rate as some of the worst diet plans, ever.
Here are four diet plans compiled by AFP Relaxnews that no one should ever follow.
1. PLASTIC-TONGUE-PATCH DIET
This procedure involves a plastic mesh patch sewn onto the tongue, making eating solid foods so painful one has no choice but to adhere to a liquid diet.
Cosmetic surgeon Nikolas Chugay had seen the procedure done in Latin America, especially Venezuela, so he introduced it in the United States four years ago at a price of US$2,000 (S$2,550) a pop. The diet includes an exercise plan and a daily drink of 800 calories.
2. TUBE-FEEDING DIET
Brides-to-be, want to squeeze into that strapless wedding gown in 10 days?
One terrible scheme is the K-E Diet (short for Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition), which promises to help one shed weight quickly by being fed through a feeding tube.
Through the tube, dieters are fed a carb-free mixture of protein, fat and water, adding up to only 800 calories a day.
3. DRUNKOREXIA DIET
Basically, this is a diet that is based on alcohol and little else.
Experts find that as many as one in six college women in the United States skips meals to get drunk faster and "make room" for alcohol calories, with three times as many women reportedly engaging in what's dubbed "drunkorexia" than men.
4. THE 6-WEEK OMG DIET
The diet calls for skipping breakfast, exercising first thing in the morning after drinking black coffee, then sitting in a cold bath to encourage the burning of stored fat until 10am.
Snacks and fruit are off-limits, foods are protein-heavy and carbs can come from cola or broccoli.