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Weird Diets

This Woman Ate Mice And Other Critters For A Week And Regrets Nothing

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Weird News

To combat the eco-impact of beef agriculture, Candra Kolodziej looked for nutritious meat alternatives. For one week, Kolodziej ate one meal a day ...

We Endure Five Days Of Fad Diets, Slowly Go Insane

Thrillist | Posted 03.15.2014 | Taste

We played Fad Diet Roulette: Over the course of five days, we strictly followed one diet daily.

Strange Celebrity Diets

Posted 06.28.2013 | Celebrity

Stars resort to some seriously strange methods to lose weight, ranging from the wacky to the downright dangerous. Whatever happened to eating moderate...

Woman Trying To Live On Sunlight, Air, Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Eating is generally a good idea. Not only does it satisfy fundamental needs, but it can often be quite delicious, too. Navenna Shine, however, isn'...

Is Man's 'No Eating' Diet A Good Idea?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living

Last week, VICE brought us a rather perturbing story of one man's self-designed diet that, he says, allows him to give up food (in the conventional se...

The Truth About Diet Urban Legends

Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Goodman Artis for Full disclosure: I have experimented with most (though not all) of these popular weight-loss methods: from...

Diets Through History: The Good, The Bad And The Bizarre

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Lesley Rotchford Fad diets come and go, but the idea of dieting itself has been around for centuries. From President Taft to Victoria Beckham,...

Silly Diets, Silly Food Inventions and Other 2012 Follies

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

There were many contenders for this year's prize for stupidest diet. The desire to shed weight seems to breed an endless stream of particularly magical claims, supernatural devices and silly, dangerous plans.

'I Eat What I Want': 5 Crazy Olympic Training Diets

Mental Floss | Posted 06.28.2012 | Weird News

During the Beijing Olympics, the media had a fridge load of stories about the monstrous 12,000 calorie daily diet that American swimming sensation Mic...

The Madness of Get Thin Quick Schemes

Donna Simpson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weird News
Donna Simpson

My roommate and I were living in a pretty bad part of town but it never dawned on me until I noticed all the skinny drug addicts running around. Now this seemed like a great risk/reward situation.