Gift an article

These are 3 of the weirdest weight loss diets

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...

There was an Easter weekend a couple of years ago where my family were all together. We had spent the weekend playing games, lazing about, eating way too much and just being generally lazy. At a stage, my cousin looked down at her distended belly and said something that makes me laugh to this very day:

“I would do or try absolutely ANYTHING to lose weight. Except eat less or do exercise.”

Read more: This diet promises 3kg weight loss in just 7 days

It’s human nature to want a quick fix. But sometimes we go too far. The following diets can lead to deficiencies, yo-yoing weight, disappointment and even death. DO NOT try them at home.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE