Most ridiculous diet I've tried

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  1. Prosecco

    Prosecco Full Member

    I feel like I've done them all and got no t-shirt, the worst for me was definitely the Dukan diet. I ate extra light philly on seaweed for days.... So confusing and so ridiculous, I realised when I tried to explain to hubby how good it was that it sounded insane!

    Would love to hear what other peoples worst diets have been.

    Btw i I know for some Dukan may be great, this is my experience only!
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  3. Beckieee

    Beckieee Silver Member

    I once tried the cabbage soup diet :eek:
  4. Prosecco

    Prosecco Full Member

    Ooh yes me too years ago, I remember eating just slices of beef and beetroot on one too, crazy! Amazing on reflection, why does it ever seem like a rational idea at the time ha ha...
  5. Maria

    Maria Was born to shop

    The balance box diet, a bit like diet chef but with fresh food that is delivered every 3/4 days. The food was well balanced but rank!
  6. Pigtoprincess2014

    Pigtoprincess2014 Full Member

    I agree, I never got around to doing it because I read the book and thought this is ridiculous, restricting things like fruit?. I see what it's trying to get at, but still. Another is the "Pig to Twig" book. I gave that a go and I thought that was ridiculous too. it recommended a regime of vitamins in the morning and having things like cream in your tea and coffee instead of milk, and it just seem a really fatty diet, I did it for two weeks and it make me feel rubbish.
  7. Bridgee

    Bridgee Full Member

    I did the don't eat anything till 4pm diet then half your portion size - which a friend told me about - day 2 and I was like stuff this lol
  8. Bonkers

    Bonkers Gold Member

    Most ridiculous I've tried - Cambridge. Not because it's a ridiculous diet but because I didn't like not chewing my food :).

    Best diet ever - Dukan. Lost my weight so far on Dukan since Aug last year :p
  9. Viixenx

    Viixenx ~*Here I go again on my own*~

    Atkins. Eurgh
  10. PrincessSparklePants

    PrincessSparklePants Little Miss Christmas

    My mum did a boiled egg diet before she married my dad. nothing at all other than water or boiled eggs. Eugh!
  11. Bonkers

    Bonkers Gold Member

    Omg! Wow! That does sound nasty.

    I eat 4 boiled eggs almost everyday and even that's a chore!
  12. Likac66

    Likac66 Full Member

    Juicing! To be honest, I do quite like the juice and it is brill for a quick detox, but not weeks and weeks of it. Plus the juicing and cleaning up becomes such a pain and the cost of all the fruit and veg!
  13. thelifeofpieface

    thelifeofpieface Gold Member

    Love hearing about the crazy diets!
    The worst one (and most pointless) was a cup a soup diet.
    I'd have nothing until lunchtime , then a cup a soup with a white crusty roll with butter on for lunch (how is that healthy?)
    Then a simple dinner. I lost weight but I felt like crap and the bread wasn't helping my bloating etc.
    I did just make it up though and thought I was so clever for losing weight ha ha xx
  14. solange

    solange Full Member

    Dukan was nearly the death of me. I was too mean to buy the book so did not know about the bran. Hence I felt so ill and constipated. I lasted one week and nearly went crazy for lack of fruit.
    I too did the 6 boiled eggs a day diet in my crazy youth.
  15. Ponytales

    Ponytales Full Member

    I did one of those 10 day diets. It was all tomatoes, boiled eggs and grapefruit.

    It did work though. I was going on a riding holiday and had sneaked over the maximum weight limit and needed it off fast or risk losing my money.

    It went straight back on after though :-(
  16. Starski

    Starski Member

    Did cabbage soup diet too... And the one with the celery-soup where you switch from fruit to fruit and veg, to just milk and bananas(?!) as the week progresses. And the rainbow diet. All as useless as each other!
  17. 3-pounds-togo

    3-pounds-togo Member

    This thread makes for quite amusing reading :) I'm happy to say I've never been on an established fad diet, however, I've definitely had a few ridiculous made up diets that I'm actually too embarrassed to even say. My most recent effort was my version of the 5:2 diet but it's the 2:5 diet and it actually worked for me as it's not as extreme. I was doing this before I even heard of the 5:2 so when I found out about it, I thought it quite funny that I was doing the opposite and it was still working. That said, it's mainly just calorie counting and saving up calories etc so it's been done a million times in different formats.
  18. thelifeofpieface

    thelifeofpieface Gold Member

    Don't be embarrassed - we've all done silly things :) x
  19. 3-pounds-togo

    3-pounds-togo Member

    Thanks:)! I'm not sure about others but for me, I think I stopped doing really daft diets when I took the pressure off myself and decided that I could do it slowly but steadily. The over-the-top diets seemed to be all about being impatient to lose weight!
  20. thelifeofpieface

    thelifeofpieface Gold Member

    Yeah definitely agree with you there! Xx
  21. strawberry

    strawberry Getting slim for NYC

    Tried the cabbage soup diet here too, don't think my family enjoyed me doing it too much either if you know what I mean :eek::rolleyes:

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