Dieters Subsist on Cotton Balls in Horrible New Weight-Loss Trend

Unsurprisingly, medical professionals are saying that this is an unhealthy way to lose weight.

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In The Devil Wears Prada, Emily Blunt’s character reveals that she partakes in a bizarre diet that involves abstaining from all food, “and right before I feel I’m going to faint, I eat a cube of cheese.” The joke still resonates with audiences because 1) that diet is just a ridiculous means of starvation, and 2) it also reflects the absurd ethos of modern dieting philosophy.

But the cheese cube diet seems healthy when compared to a new, dangerous weight loss trend that has been proliferating in instructional YouTube videos and making waves among women and young girls. The cotton ball diet. 

And no, the cotton ball diet’s name is not a euphemism. According to a recent Good Morning America report, people dip cotton balls in orange juice or smoothies to absorb the liquid and then eat up to five in a sitting in order to feel full without actually consuming real food.  National Eating Disorder Association president and CEO Lynn Grefe says models have been suspected of doing the diet to stay skinny for years, but now it has gone mainstream with videos of young girls partaking on YouTube.

Unsurprisingly, medical professionals say that eating the synthetic material in place of actual food is not healthy.

[ABC]

2 comments
RickHitchings
RickHitchings

Although, you're idea is on the right path and true, to make it sound like all gastric bi pass patients die and or have life long problems, is completely wrong, misleading and misinformation.  That is not at all true.  Do some research.  I can pull just as many testimonies to successful gastric bi pass surgery as you can "horror stories", if not more.  To make a blanket statement like this is just ignorant.  Gastric bi pass patient,  Sept. 4th, 2007.  Successfully lost 140 lbs and kept if off.  Happier and healthier than I have been in decades.  Just turned 60, something I was told I would not see if I didn't make changes quickly.  I chose this and it was right for me.  

sunandmoons
sunandmoons

Nice concept but it does not address the "CAUSE" of Obesity..this means that the problem will never be met at the root.


The Food makers have poisoned us with processed food chemicals that create inflammation causing obesity, diabetes and the inability to lose weight. 

The food today causes inflammation obesity, this is why dieting fails people over 80% of the time according to a study at UCLA. 

Until we address inflammation the fat stays on the children and the adults. Many are turning to dangerous weight loss surgery when inflammation is what need to be addressed. 

Here http://desperateloseweight.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-are-risks-of-gastric-bypass.html