What’s the most ridiculous fad diet?

Over the years, people have eaten some pretty crazy stuff to lose weight. The Fit Bottomed Girls are not fans of crash diets by any means, but we want to get your thoughts on the issue.

  • The Cookie Diet: Cookies are not a food group.
  • Atkins or anything low-carb: Must…have…bread.
  • The Cabbage Soup Diet: Sick. Just sick.
  • The Grapefruit Diet: I like citrus, but this is going too far.
  • The Hollywood 48-Hour Miracle Diet: Losing 8 pounds of water weight is not a miracle.
  • You missed the worst one, FBGs! I’ll tell you about it in the comments.


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  1. Christine says:

    I think that “Master Cleanse” thing (aka Maple Syrup diet) that was doing the rounds last year was probably the worst one I’ve come accross…

  2. Stephanie says:

    I second that opinion on the “Master Cleanse.” 10 days of nothing but sugary lemonade?

  3. Jenn says:

    Christine and Stephanie: Any type of cleanse freaks me out. lol.

  4. determinedtobefit says:

    I tried “The Shangri-La Diet” from one of the Freakanomics associates. Olive oil or warm sugar water twice a day. I’m gagging again just thinking of drinking that olive oil.

  5. Jenn says:

    determinedtobefit: Ewwww…