11 most bizarre diets of all time
It is well known that the best way to lose weight is a specially selected diet, coupled with exercise. But to understand this simple principle of people could not at once, and to lose weight, sometimes invented quite specific, or even crazy ways.
For example, earlier there was a diet, in which people had to eat only cabbage soup or a huge amount of smoke cigarettes daily.
We offer you a selection of several similar ways to lose weight. But please, in any case, do not take them as a guide to action - the result you may reach, but can cause irreparable damage to health.
1. A liquid diet
The invention of this diet is credited by historians William the Conqueror. Legend has it that the king of England was too heavy to ride a horse, so he had to resort to a liquid diet: as a basis for the diet he chose liqueur. Not only that such a diet would definitely not bring the desired fruit, the king more and died in the same year, falling from his horse in a state of heavy intoxication.
2. Acetic diet
This diet adhered to the English poet Lord Byron. He is a regular "cleaning" your body by drinking a large amount of water-divorced vinegar. No wonder that after such practices, he felt "lighter": the side effects of this diet include vomiting and diarrhea.
Oddly enough, some people follow a diet and acetic today. It is believed that you will lose weight if you start every day to drink a couple of tablespoons of vinegar for 30 minutes before meals: diet followers believe that because you feel full and eat less food. The fact that vinegar harm the stomach, for some reason not taken into account.
3. Diet Bunting
The inventor of a low-carb diet is considered to Dr. Atkins, but in fact the author of the technique is the Englishman William Banting. He lost 22 kg, decreasing the amount of bread, butter, milk and potatoes, and increasing the amount of meat in their diet. He wrote about this booklet entitled "Letter of obesity, addressed to the public." It became so popular that the term "diet for Bunting" even appeared in dietetics.
4. The cigarette diet
Smoking - is, of course, health habit, but in 1920 it was not yet known. Most people smoke regularly, unaware of the dangers - in particular, and the fact that smoking increases the risk of heart disease and lung cancer. Cigarette manufacturers even advertise their goods, saying that smoking contributes to weight loss. If we add to this a bottle of champagne on the day, we get a diet of many supermodels of the 1970s.
5. Bedroom diet
People can not eat, when they sleep, so sleeping diet followers before dinner, take a sleeping pill or provoked fainting. It is believed that this diet was a fan of Elvis Presley. As we all know, he ended his life is not the best way.
6. A diet without counting calories
If you stick to this diet, you count calories you do not need. In 1961, a doctor from Brooklyn Herman Taller invented the diet, following which a person could lose about 30 kg in eight months. The theory is that if you avoid eating sugar and carbohydrates, counting calories is there will be no need. The doctor advised three times a day to eat heavy food, such as meat, together with the capsule safflower oil. Ultimately, the Office for the quality control of foods and drugs recognized diet unsafe for health. In our time, such as low-carb diets are very popular, but it is known that completely exclude carbohydrates from the diet is impossible.
7. A diet based on cookies
Sanford Siegal, a doctor from southern Florida, created the cookies from the amino acid mixture. His patients eat these cookies, six times a day and then ate 300 calories for dinner. The diet was a success and provoked the emergence of a number of clinics, practicing this method, throughout the United States.
8. The Cabbage Soup Diet
Proponents of this diet can eat as many times a day as they want, but eat at the same time had only cabbage soup and a few other foods on certain days of the week. So, on the first day, in addition to the cabbage soup you can eat the fruit, while the second - raw vegetables. Cabbage contains very few calories, and people by the end of the first week can lose up to 7 kg. Fun fact: this diet is also known as "Dolly Parton diet" - the singer in the style of the country, famous in particular due to its wasp waist.
9. Cotton diet
No one ever wanted to eat cotton balls. However, some people have decided that the power of cotton - the best way to lose weight. The tasteless natural cotton balls are low in calories contains a large amount of fiber, so they take up space in the stomach. However, fiber found in natural cotton - not healthy, because it does not contain the body needs vitamins and minerals.
10. Juice Diet
People who are fond of cleaning the body as a diet, in fact, is not so wrong. In particular, it is possible to "clean" the body using juice: the process takes three to seven days. Juices help the body get rid of toxins, and at the same time you will lose weight, which is based on the water in your body. But when you start to eat again, solid food, you run the risk of gaining weight again. Instead of drinking the juice as a panacea for weight loss, it is better just to make it part of your daily diet. Drinking only juice for a few days may adversely affect the general health. It is much more efficient to eat healthy food - in particular, greens.