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What’s The Most Ridiculous Diet You’ve Ever Heard Of?

1214912_21505576There’s the ice cream diet. The mashed potato diet. The cookie diet.

Diet, diet, diet. We’ve all heard the word. We’re sick of the word. We’re even sicker of dieting than we are of the WORD diet.

Having said that, I’m interested – what’s the most ridiculous diet you’ve ever heard of? I’ve got a few, but I want as many people to participate in this one as possible. So share! Post the most ridiculous diet you’ve ever heard in the comments! Let’s laugh together!

By | 2017-06-10T11:28:05+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Fad Diets, What Are You Eating?|41 Comments

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes health, fitness, nutrition, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and crtified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because lol why not.


  1. Jubilance December 4, 2009 at 8:33 AM - Reply

    The Cabbage Diet ranks up there, along with that “Hollywood Fasting Diet” drink stuff. The Cookie Diet blows my mind too – basically its Slim-Fast all over again, just in a “cookie” instead of a drink.

    Oh, and I haven’t actually seen anyone do this, but I’m reminded of the diet one of the characters used in “The Devil Wears Prada” where she said she starved herself until she was about to faint, and then she ate a cube of cheese. *smh*

    • christiana January 6, 2012 at 10:31 PM - Reply

      That was the *model* diet …. And I like *lifestyle* change better … Or healthy lifestyle … Bcuz it actually is a lifestyle change … We all know diets fail .. LOL

  2. elledub December 4, 2009 at 12:04 PM - Reply

    ha! i heard of the donut diet years ago. basically you eat nothing but donuts for like breakfast and lunch or something…YEAH RIGHT donuts is what got me in trouble when i first started losin weight! hahaha

    great post.


  3. June Thomas December 5, 2009 at 12:14 PM - Reply

    I found this link and i know there are tons more out there for the world’s craziest diets:


  4. Tracy December 5, 2009 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    that ridiculous lemon ade diet everyone heard Beyonce was on…Oh and let’s not forget the cereal diet she allegedly used to get thin for the movie Dream Girls..or was it Pink Panther LOL!

  5. China Blue December 5, 2009 at 3:28 PM - Reply

    Well, twitter doesn’t do my story justice! I’ve done the Lemon Cleanse and felt better for giving my mind and body a break (this was in the New Year).

    My mum once put me on this crazy lemon cordial/grapefruit diet (I was 12, 13) in the hope of ‘cutting’ the puppy fat (now a grown dog) that was clinging to me. That worked really well… not.

    Worst ever diet for me had to be the SlimFast, though. Lactose intolerance (then undiagnosed) + milk-based product = superhuman levels of flatulence. You remember how Missy looked in her ‘I Can’t Stand The Rain’ video, in that balloon suit? Yeah.
    It got so ridiculously bad that I’d fart before I spoke – like if I was asked a question. Conversations in my new language were… interesting. My then-boyfriend asked me, ‘is it 1 for yes and 2 for no?’ FAIL.

  6. Tracy December 5, 2009 at 3:28 PM - Reply

    I’ll add the Mayo Clinic diet to the list. Eggs, bacon, coffee and grapefruit. Meat and salad. All seems harmless, but it’s that part about eating as much as you want until you’re stuffed. I don’t know anyone that has tried this diet and stuck to it long enough to have success.

  7. Lil' Creole Pimp December 7, 2009 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    As a Creole, I’m perfectly perfect and shit but when I wasn’t Creole, y’know before I became a Creole this always kilt me… Some kinda diet where you could eat ANYTHING only if you did something like use a certain machine while prepping foods like a magic chop or a slap bullet or whatever and it reduced the fat.

    BULL. If I eat everything no matter how I make it I’m ingesting calories and carbs and fat and food and junk.

    The eat anything you want diet is bogus. THAT’S HOW I GOT LIKE THIS TO BEGIN WITH, even though I’m Creole and I’m not imperfect cause I’m Creole.

  8. Erika December 7, 2009 at 2:43 PM - Reply

    Thanks, everyone, for sharing! I swear there’s a method to my madness, but if you come up with ANY super crazy diet you’ve seen or heard… you’ve GOT to share!

    Tracy, I’ve never heard of that Mayo Clinic “diet.” That’s so unconventional sounding, that I can see where the allure would be.

    Jubi, I’ve heard of the cookie diet before – that, in particular, is one of the things that I’m intrigued by… not because it works, because of the particular pitch involved. Not *any* cookie will work.. it has to be THEIR cookies. LMAO!

    Loryn, I’ve dealt with this donut diet stuff before.. once upon a time, I think I accidentally went ON the donut diet… it’s probably why I had so much weight to lose in the first place, LOLOL.

    China, I’m with you on the Master Cleanse. That’s definitely not a “diet,” but a detox… but thanks to Beyonce and the media that jumped all over this quote, it’s used as a diet ALL the time. I guess that ties into what I was going to say to Tracy!

    Tracy, You’re right! The “Lemonade Diet” is soooo not a sensible “diet.” I’ve been on it, but I used it as a detox to cleanse my system before I changed my eating habits completely. It doesn’t work as a diet. I DO have to agree with you on the cereal diet, though. That one’s just…funny. LOLOL

    To my beloved Creole Pimp… you have to blend all your food up in the magic blender type thing? Now THAT is LOLworthy, LMAO! I’m glad to see that you can see through that, though… I’m also sure you have that ability because you’re Creole. LOL! 🙂

  9. Shantell December 14, 2009 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    The peanut butter & jelly diet. You replace all your meals with a peanut butter & jelly sandwich and watch the pounds melt away…….NOT! My co-worker did this for 2 weeks!! All it did was make her skin break out!! Who thinks of these things?? LOL

  10. Deanna January 5, 2010 at 11:26 PM - Reply

    The craziest diet I ever did was the Three Day Diet – the one where you are supposed to lose 10 lbs in 3 days by eating tuna, dry toast, beets, green beans…oh, and a 1/2 a cup of vanilla ice cream for dessert every night!

    This is my first visit to this site – I love it!! I’m starting my journey for the millionth time now, and hopefully this will be a great motivator for me.

    • Carla January 9, 2012 at 1:22 PM - Reply

      I did that diet Deanna! Mine was called The Birmingham Medical Center diet. It was supposed to be for cardiac patients who needed to lose a lot of weight fast before surgery. I still have a copy of it. I did lose 16lbs but gained it right back when I stopped. It wasn’t enough calories to keep me going while working too. I almost passed out once at work. I read later that this was actually a very dangerous diet. The things we do….*SMH*

    • AngieBee December 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM - Reply

      Deanna, this is one of the many diets I have tried through the years. I had the hardest time getting past the second day lunch which was plain cottage cheese. I tried this diet several times only to quit after second day lunch. I didn’t like the black coffee either so I didn’t drink. Eventually I followed the diet to the letter and lost 8 pounds the first week and three the next. After that I couldn’t do it anymore so I was off the wagon again.

    • AngieBeee December 12, 2013 at 8:54 PM - Reply

      Deanna, I did this diet back in the day. It’s one of many I’ve tried through the years. I had the biggest problem with the second day lunch because it was plain cottage cheese. I couldn’t get pass that. I also didn’t like the black coffee you were suppose to drink so I didn’t. I loved the vanilla ice cream. Eventually, I did follow the diet exactly. I lost 8 pounds the first week, three the next and after that week, I couldn’t take it anymore. I had fallen off the wagon again. I’m still trying to get it right.

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