1. Julie S. weighed a shocking 500 pounds before simply getting fed up. At her heaviest, Julie was famous in her neighborhood for breaking a small car when sitting down in the passenger seat and scaring small children with her gargantuan size. Finally, she resorted to the Feeding Tube Diet. This sickening method promised people like Julie that she could lose up to 20 pounds in ten days or less, and involved inserting a feeding tube into the nose that runs to the stomach and feeds the user with a drip of protein and fat equaling 800 calories per day. Aside from the $1,500 daily fee for this torture, Julie suffered from bad breath, severe constipation and random collapse/fainting spells throughout.
2. Matthew B., 29, from Minnesota, who used to weigh over 350 pounds, decided to try some extreme weight loss after an unbelievable incident at home: when the Briggs’ family’s dog, Rochester, went missing, the family panicked. After hours of searching, it turned out that Matthew had sat on the miniature poodle, crushing and killing the dog. The shocking incident led Briggs to try the equally shocking Tapeworm Diet. This absolutely terrifying diet involves installing a live parasite into one’s stomach by swallowing a pill from which it hatches into your stomach and latches onto your intestines. Matthew Briggs’ tapeworm fed off his body for four months, losing him 200 pounds, and causing him nausea, bloating and horrendous flatulence, before he became seriously ill and was hospitalized. Doctors killed the parasite with special medicines and the dead creature passed from his body.
3. Kim F., lost 245 pounds after what she describes as the “most embarrassing moment of her life.” Kim, at a massive 400 pounds, actually clogged the doorway to her local Wal-Mart with her rolls of fat, requiring the local Fire Department to come and rescue her by breaking the store’s door frame. “A chair had already collapsed under me in the past,” she said, “but this was so much more mortifying. I refused to leave the house afterwards.” Kim’s door-busting size led her to try the scary HCG Diet, a relic from the 1950s which had been abandoned and banned because of its danger. The HCG Diet is a combination of a 500 calorie per day diet and injections of a drug called Human Chorionic Gonadatropin. HCG is fertility drug not intended for weight loss and has lots of negative research against it. This combination of dangerous starvation and irresponsible injections lost Kim a lot of weight but also did irreversible damage on her internal organs.
4. Grace C., went from one of life’s highs to one of its lowest lows. After being proposed to by her boyfriend of three years, Bill N., she broke her hip. Her recovery involved a few weeks of bed rest. During this time Grace began gaining weight and eventually reached a maximum weight of 389 pounds. Because of her extended absence, Grace lost her job as a waitress. Then, her fiancée broke off their engagement, citing his disgust at her excessive weight. Grace had a nervous breakdown. She first tried conventional weight loss methods. which didn’t work. “The first time I got on the treadmill I couldn’t even move,” Grace recounts. The frustration led her to try the Master Cleanse, a diet invented in 1976 by Stanley Burroughs. Intended for a 10-day period, Grace instead drank the diet’s prescribed mixture of lemon, water, and cayenne pepper for two months – to the exclusion of all other food and drink. She wound up looking like a skeleton and being unable to move before winding up in the hospital – where doctors compared her health to that of a starving Somalian child. She is lucky to still be alive.
If you are struggling to lose weight, but believe that inserting a parasitic tapeworm into your body is going a bit far, check out the 3 Week Diet by renowned sports nutritionist and health coach Brian Flatt. This may be exactly what you are looking for to get you on the right track for a new healthier you.