Being thin has become an obsession people since old times. People willing to do anything to lose weight, even the most absurd though. Here is a list of all the world’s weirdest diet of various ages. Remember, don’t try this at home!
1727: Stay away from the swamp
In 1727, Thomas Short wrote a thesis about how overweight people tend to live near the swamp. Her advice, overweight people who have to move to drier areas to avoid the effects of marsh life. It is probably not the best diet strategy, but at least the suggestion choosing the right housing
In the mid-19th century, middle class and aristocratic circles of Western Europe alive in famine in order to meet the standards of thinness Victorian era, which is associated with purity and femininity.
1820: Diet vinegar
Poet who suffered anorexia and bulimia, Lord Byron, vinegar diet popularized in 1820. To cleanse himself, he would drink lots of vinegar and water every day, plus a glass of tea with a raw egg. The effect is vomiting and diarrhea. No wonder he was so skinny.
1903: Just chew
An art dealer Horace Fletcher of San Francisco known as the ‘King of Chewing’ after successfully losing 20 pounds to chew … and do not swallow. After getting too skinny, he changed his methods to be chewed 32 times and then dispose of the waste. According to Horace, his body will absorb the nutrients needed without adding weight.
1925: Diet cigarettes
It’s hard to imagine that cigarettes are used as a diet, but in the past, some companies promote cigarette smoking can reduce hunger. An advertisement for Lucky Strike and even reads “Turn on Lucky and you’ll never miss sweets that make you fat.”
1928: Diet of meat and fat
North polar explorer, Vilhjalmur Stefánsson very impressed with the healthiness of the Inuit despite only eating caribou meat, raw fish, and rarely eat vegetables or fruit. Stefánsson claimed he had tried this diet and prove its effectiveness. Doctors checked his health for several months and he was declared healthy.
Beginning the year 1930: Soaps slimming
Remove fat with water? It sounded so beautiful! In early 1930, appears the product as “Fatoff,” “Fat-O-NO” and “La-Mar Reducing Soap” that can make the wearer menglaim thin with only a shower. However, this soap did not have a magic spell. They’re just regular soap from potassium chloride and other materials.
1954: Diet tapeworm
You may be disgusted by parasitic worms that live in the intestines and absorb nutrients from the body. But for some people, this is actually used as a way to weight loss. A group of people started eating the worm cysts in order to eat without getting fat. Side effects including tapeworms maintain that the worms can grow in the yards of the intestines, causing meningitis or dementia.
1960: Diet sleep
The logic behind this diet is: You do not eat when you sleep. So if you sleep more, your weight will drop. Followers of this diet (such as Elvis Presley) will try to sleep for days to lose weight.
1980-2000: Diet breath
Most diets recommend us to reduce certain foods, like meat, kabohidrat or sugar. But diet breath demanded his followers to leave EVERYTHING. You should only eat air. Diet breath believe if humans live in harmony, then you no longer need food or sleep.
2000: Diet eye
Ever noticed how many fast food restaurants use red and yellow in their logos? That said, the color stimulates appetite. Instead of blue is able to reduce appetite. A Japanese company, created a bluish colored glasses diet that makes food look unattractive and makes you not want to eat.
2000: ear pinning
Method suppress appetite by clipping the inner ear cartilage is based on Chinese acupuncture, where needles left on the ear for one week. Then the clamps are left behind during the six weeks to three months, after that your body will get used and lose their effectiveness. This method has not proven effective, in fact it can cause infection and ear damage.
2000: Diet cotton
Who needs to eat if the cotton is not calorie can make you full? Followers of this diet to eat it dry, or dyed gelatin. Cotton fibers contain many, unfortunately, not the fiber of human needs.