Yes, the masturbation diet. Kotaku reports that a 28-year-old Japanese man was able to lose 9 lbs in two months by watching his diet and masturbating multiple times per day. More
Topic: fad diets
In celebration of “International No-Diet Day,” let’s take a look at some truly awful weight-loss advertising of yore. These vintage diet ads from magazines and newspapers espouse novel ways to “wash away fat” and “reduce your flesh,” and assure us that popularity and “slender ankles” can be ours if only we buy whatever snake oil, fad or better-living-through-chemistry creation they’re selling. More
Happy International No Diet Day! Started in 1992 by an anorexia survivor, International No Diet Day aims to promote body positivity and self esteem, celebrate body diversity, and to work for an end to size discrimination and fat phobia. We’re not against all dieting, of course, but generally, here at Blisstree, we subscribe to the school of “diets don’t work, healthy lifestyles do.” And in that vein, we present to you, the worst fad diets we at Blisstree have ever encountered.
Each year, the British Dietetic Association sifts through recent hyped up, nonsensical and celebrity-endorsed eating plans to make a list of the year’s five worst fad diets (or the “top five dodgy celeb diets to avoid” next year, as the BDA puts it). In 2011, the “blood-type diet” and the “baby food diet” both made the list, with the Dukan Diet taking top place — an anti-honor it received again this year. More
Humans love to classify things (at least I learned something from those college course readers on Derrida and Descartes), and the world of health and dieting is no exception: A recent study suggesting that there are three “enterotypes” is a prime example of our need to categorize and name things in order to understand ourselves and, of course, to diet. If you’re not familiar with enterotypes, don’t worry: I think you’ll be well-acquainted quite soon. Just like the blood type, body type, and even GenoType diets in the past, soon we could be choosing our food based on the type of bacteria we have our gut. But unlike most weight loss marketing ploys, this one might not be total B.S. More
Remember the episode of Friends when Rachel starts smoking so she can bond with her boss over cigarette breaks and get ahead in her career? Things haven’t changed…much. Today’s career strivers are cozying up to their managers through seemingly healthier but no less extreme methods: Fad diets.
Could commiserating over cashew milk help you nab a promotion? We weigh the pros and cons of a few popular ways to impress your boss: More
Despite the constant barrage of health and dieting tips that come out each week, if we’re being honest, we know deep down that when it comes to losing weight, slow is best. Choose a variety of healthy foods, lower your overall calorie intake, exercise … blah, blah, blah. Slow, steady and healthy works. But that information doesn’t help you when you’re racing to fit into your swimsuit before spring break or have to squeeze into a bridesmaid’s dress that you ordered two sizes too small as motivation to lose weight.
When you’re in a weight loss emergency those diet plans that promise Speedy Gonzales weight loss sound awfully good. But do fad diets really work? I talked to some women who have given the off-the-beaten path diets a try. Some were successes, some were epic failures. None were easy. More
Mardi Gras may be fun, and giving up chocolate for Lent might be virtuous, but I say it’s all bad for you. I have nothing against New Orleans, nor am I calling out the weight or health of Louisianians, but Fat Tuesday is making us fat, and so are all the other holidays that celebrate a binge-and-purge mentality.
Most people who celebrate Fat Tuesday are probably in it for the beads, beer, and bingeing; not the 40 days of sacrifice that follow. But even if you could care less about tonight’s revelry or tomorrow’s start to fasting, you’ve probably participated in a similar tradition: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s are like the trilogy behind America’s perverse relationship with indulgence and penance. We love to work hard then play hard, eat hard then diet hard, and then we like to justify our bipolar behavior by talking about how we’ve found “balance.” But toggling back and forth between extremes isn’t healthy, balanced, or sane. (And it’s more than likely going to make you look and feel like shit, too.) More
Even though Oprah is God, she still can be wrong sometimes (though not very often). Here are 10 “oopsies” that this most powerful and influential woman in the world has made over the years – by endorsing, loving, trying, hiring, … More
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore embarked on the Master Cleanse last weekend, which means sticking to a diet that’s a mixture of maple syrup, lemon juice, water, and cayenne pepper for ten days. Sick. The couple claims they’re doing it … More
Jessica Simpson tried a vegan diet, cupping, and Pu-erh tea this weekend, and reportedly saw “visions” after this intense process. The “Price of Beauty” reality star reported her diet and acupuncture experiments via Twitter: She also explained via Twitter that … More
Any good nutritionist, doctor, or physical trainer will tell you that losing tons of weight fast isn’t good for you, but we see Hollywood actresses do it all the time. Magazine after magazine will tell you about the latest slim-down … More
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In our opinion, here are ten of the worst fad diets in history – the first two gems are taken from author Susan Yager’s new book, The Hundred Year Diet: America’s Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight, which she discussed on … More