Have you ever tried any crazy diet to lose weight?

Have you ever tried any crazy diet to lose weight?
The search for the ideal diet for weight loss remains a mystery (it's almost like the search for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow). There is virtually every type of diet available on the internet (some of them are extremely radical) and apparently millions of people only have to choose the "best" for them and start putting it into practice right away. Pretty easy, right? Well... Not so much. :-(

Some diets exceed the acceptable limit and put people's health at big risk (something people don't realize or don't want to see it... but the risk is clear). So, the question remains: Is it worth risking the own health to reduce just a few numbers on clothes and have a false sense of fulfillment and happiness? Have you ever tried something extreme for this? What is your limit to having a "perfect" body?

No matter what your goal, health has to always come first! :)

Comments

lushlala
I absolutely agree, "No matter what your goal, health has to always come first!" So on that basis, no I've never tried any radical diet to lose weight. However, towards the end of last year, I'd put on so much weight, I was very miserable because most of my clothes didn't fit. I heard about Banting, this eating 'lifestyle' where you cut out heavy starch and sugar. Although I'm not one for dieting, I checked out the Facebook page and was blown away by how much weight people were losing. So I decided to give it a shot and the weight just fell off. Banting is against starving yourself and it's more a lifestyle than a diet and I LOVE it :)
Posted by lushlala on 06-19-2017
arachnophobik
I wouldn't call it crazy, but I've tried some of the known routines to an extreme amount before. I do intermittent fasting and calorie deficits to lose weight (and it's going really well for me), but I remember being very impatient one time and took both of those to the extreme. I fasted for 23 hours and ate only 500-700 calories during my eating window for two days. It was on the second day that I didn't exactly feel like I couldn't do it anymore, but I felt like it's just unhealthy to do so because my body felt so heavy during that day.
Posted by arachnophobik on 06-19-2017
Corzhens
I have to admit that I am overweight but I am not obese. Diets come and go for me because it seems that I cannot find a suitable diet for me. Right now my diet is no rice and I feel a bit comfortable although the weight loss is very slow. There was a time that I tried water therapy which is a diet of water in the morning. The first meal is lunch which means water is my breakfast. The weight loss is drastic but my stomach have suffered and I was fortunate not to have ulcers.
Posted by Corzhens on 06-19-2017
Mehano
I am not too big fan of any sort of diets. I can't really remember me trying any proper diet where I would follow strict instructions about what I must not eat and so on.

I don't see the point of diets. They are just a temporal weight losing tool that gives you fake illusion. Once you will start eating normal food you will always regain the lost weight. Unless you, of course, don't plan on practicing a certain diet for the rest of your life.

I have always thought that the real solution if you want to lose weight, is to change your LIFESTYLE. It worked for me. I've just decided to avoid all sugar and stop snacking - just doing that alone made me lose weight. No diet needed.
Posted by Mehano on 06-19-2017
BigDreamer
I have read about crazy diets but have never tried one. The best thing to do is just eat healthy and that's what I try to do. Normally those fad diets just make you loose weight fast in an unhealthy way. Once the diet is over, the weight comes right back.
Posted by BigDreamer on 06-19-2017
centurion
Hello Have a wonderful day.

On our country at Bangladesh- its a common matter- if you want to lose weight than kindly start to eat wheat bread morning and night time. I have been taken it for long time. For that reason I was slim. Last November I was 60 kgs only. Now I am 84 and trying to become 90. Its very much popular to controlling weight by taking wheat bread.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 06-19-2017
Linen
The only "diet" that I've really tried was calorie restriction. I cut calories drastically and exercised every day, and I did lose a lot of weight, but I also wasn't leading a lifestyle where I needed lots of energy and I could structure my schedule however I pleased. When I began college courses, I needed a lot more energy and didn't have the time to cook, so quick foods took priority over "healthy" food and I gained the weight back.
Posted by Linen on 06-19-2017
Alexa
I haven't but I have friend that have done the Atkins diet and many of them fainted and had bad breath. Most didn't need to lose weight but felt they wanted to. I just think they can be harmful and much of it is psychological too. I feel good eating habits and a balanced diet is much healthier and easier to follow. After a fad diet people often put the weight back on because it's not sustainable.
Posted by Alexa on 06-19-2017
vinaya
Yes I have tried crazy diet to cut weight. I have tried pop corn diet. During this dieting period, I ate pop corn for breakfast, pop corn for lunch, pop corn for snacks and pop corn for dinner. I have also done similar thing with cabbage and ate only cabbage all day long. IT worked but make me sick of eating pop corn or cabbage.
Posted by vinaya on 06-19-2017
Neiltarquin
Yes... Im not eating rice. Im a Filipino. Its a staple of our every meal. I even eat rice as snacks. Well the reason behind that is I'm almost at my 40's and I want to stay fit and healthy. Rice is good for you but if your older, its like a double edge sword. For me, prevention is better than cure. I did tried other types of rice like brown rice, black rice, organic rice and even a new type of rice that looked and taste like corn. But nothing beats white rice, especially when its freshly cooked, viand like crispy dried fish, sweet potato tops enchaladas with vinegar and birds eye chillie. You might experience temporary amnsesia. Anyways, back to the topic. Im doing it to stay fit. No rice, all meat and veggies for me.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 06-19-2017
Mahshiemonalisa
Oh yes, indeed! I have tried a couple crazy diets to lose weight. The worst one I was one was called "Trim Healthy Mama." The premise was that you shouldn't mix carbs and fats in the same meal and you should wait a certain amount of time between meals or snacks. It was incredibly difficult to constantly try to separate meals in that way. Plus, I don't think it was healthy to have such high-fat meals. I didn't lose hardly any weight on it and gave it up after a month or so.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 06-19-2017
working3
I would not do anything harmful to my body to lose weight but i do know people who love when they get sick so that they can lose the weight. I don't ever want to be sick and I sure don't wish sickness on anyone else. If anything, people should start by making small health changes and doing it the right way so that it can last longer and the weight can be kept off. If I got sick and lost a few pounds so be it but I don't feel good about it. Lets all start making better health decisions for the long run.
Posted by working3 on 06-19-2017
Lizzyib
I've never done anything extreme to lose weight, but I will admit I have been on some crazy short term diets for a "quick fix" to just lose 5 - 10 lbs before a wedding or a special night out. Of course, it's never a quick fix because the weight always comes back, and it usually comes back along with some additional pounds
Posted by Lizzyib on 06-19-2017
timstargraal
Yes, I have gone on a diet but I wouldn’t call it that crazy, but it was a bit weird. My diet was basically to starve one day and eat the next. After I did this for around half a year, I had lost around 20kg, though as soon as I stopped the diet, I instantaneously began to gain more weight extremely quickly. This isn’t necessarily weird, but it is unusual. I don’t recommend this diet as once you stop it your body will take that days of food which you missed and just turn it into body fat. I’m not sure but you maybe can exercise and it may not gain wait once you stop the diet but I didn’t and began to gain back on the weight but I’ve recently began to exercise and have a diet so it’s ok.
Posted by timstargraal on 06-20-2017
Denis_P
I haven't done any extreme diets except for a long period of fasting I did, however that wasn't to lose weight but rather for spiritual purposes. Hey, I can't say it didn't work because I did end up losing quite a bit of weight, however I also felt like an empty shell of a man. Extreme diets never work because they aren't maintainable. The person either loses weight and then gets it all back when the diet is over, or they end up extremely ill. If someone wants to lose weight in a healthy manner they should just maintain a diet where they burn about 500 more calories than they consume, and that way safely lose one to two pounds a week. It's proven to be the most manageable way of losing weight.
Posted by Denis_P on 06-20-2017
Sue
In my younger years I tried so many crazy diet. The cabbage soup diet, the grapefruit diet, the Apple and water diet. Anything to loss weight I tried. Of course with most of them you would drop weight quickly but as soon so as you started eating again the weight would come back on.

Losing weight has to be a lifestyle change. It has to be an eating plan that you can live with long term. Sort term fixes are not a solution. There will always be cray diets though because no matter how crazy they are people will try themy. People will do anything to lose weight.
Posted by Sue on 06-20-2017
kaka135
I have not really try any diet plan to lose weight. I used to be slightly overweight when I was in high school, but when I was busy preparing for exam, I started to lose weight because of stress. Whenever I was stress at study or work, I tended to lose weight. Now that I am a mom of three, I put on weight after my third child was born, and I need to really plan for losing weight. I won't go for any crazy diet plan, as I still prefer to enjoy life and food, so I plan to eat less processed and junk food and exercise more consistently, I believe these will help me to lose weight and have a healthier life too.
Posted by kaka135 on 06-20-2017
Cauohashi
I'm always on a diet, I remember when I was 15 years old I went to the nutritionist and started my first diet. I always try to eat a balanced diet, eating everything my body needs. But a few years ago I started a crazy diet, in this diet it was forbidden to eat carbohydrate for 15 days. I managed to stay only 5 days and still lost weight. I think this diet works, but I would not do it again because I find it better to eat everything in a balanced way than to cut down on foods that may be essential.
Posted by Cauohashi on 06-20-2017
hermessantos
I'm particularly afraid of crazy diets, so I've never done anything like it. I believe that irregular diets can compromise our health in the medium to long term because the body was not made to lose weight drastically. I think there is no miracle formula and at the same time healthy to lose weight, so I prefer to have a diet re-education and practice physical exercises than crazy diets.
Posted by hermessantos on 06-20-2017
RosieCheeks
Any diet is a stress for our health. You cannot consider it as something usual and put it in your routine. Diet men's restriction and saying "No" to a certain food. I am well with diets, based on fruits and veggies, but I am against those diets, which exclude those products, which are essential for our health. You cannot live on lettuce and cabbage only. You need proteins, fat and many other things, which cannot be found in vegetables.I never practised any strict diet in my life and I wouldn't recommend anyone to deal with it. Remember, health is not a trifle thing.
Posted by RosieCheeks on 06-21-2017
tealea
I tried a diet drinking only water with lemon and pepper, it was seven years ago and I lost only my temper, I just used water for breakfast, lunch and dinner and it was awful. It lasted 10 days. I lost only two kilos and I was very disappointed.
Posted by tealea on 06-22-2017
lilac123
No, I've never tried and crazy fad diets and I agree that health definitely comes first. If any of the crazy quick fix diets actually worked and were good for you, I'm sure that there would be health professionals promoting it. Instead, time and time again, the nutritionists and doctors are saying that having a healthy diet and exercising are the best ways to lose weight. I've seen friends do crazy diets and either see no results or rebound back to their original weight soon afterwards, and I would absolutely hate to torture myself only to not see the results I want long term.
Posted by lilac123 on 06-22-2017