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What is the craziest/dumbest thing you ever did to lose weight?

  1. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 6 years ago

    What is the craziest/dumbest thing you ever did to lose weight?

    When I was 16 I came across some diet pills my older brother had in his night stand. They were called "Stacker". It recommended taking no more then 4 pills daily & to work up your tolerance. Well, I took two and ate a slice of pizza. I got jittery but felt great so I took two more. Then... Took two more... By 2Am I was laying in my bed. I couldn't move my legs, couldn't speak and layed there crying. I finally could move and ran to the bathroom. Must of puked more then 10 times that night. The next morning, I woke up, and puked again! It looks like coffee grounds. Never again will I take pills!

  2. ii3rittles profile image82
    ii3rittlesposted 6 years ago

    ...I didn't eat pizza for a good 4 months after that day!

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Went on that liquid protein diet that was the craze in the late 70's. Lost 11 pounds the came back so fast I got whiplash.

  4. Beege215e profile image67
    Beege215eposted 6 years ago

    When I was 17 I finally got sick and tired of the "baby fat" I was carrying around.  I was going to school, working two part time jobs and eating a lot of junk food.  Time for a change. So I picked two of my favorite things and indulged in only them. Potato salad and Pepsi. One medium scoop of potato salad every day washed down with one Pepsi. The rest of the day I drank water and ate nothing. I walked a lot when I wasn't at school or work, and I lost the baby fat in about 2 months. I also got sick and tired of potato salad and Pepsi. I lost about 25 pounds, I was happy about that. But it was a stupid thing to do. Friends were actually encouraging me to eat something-anything. But I stuck it out, it worked, but I would never do it again.

  5. EnjoyYourLife profile image60
    EnjoyYourLifeposted 6 years ago

    Not myself, but a high school pal of mine went on the "ice-cream" diet. All she ate once a day was a pint of ice cream and water/black coffee. NOW don't get me wrong, I adore ice-cream, but that's just unhealthy (not to mention BORING)! I asked her if she missed chewing food, and she didn't miss it. She DID in fact take off weight, but just as soon as her senses returned to normal, piled it back on PLUS some!

  6. Marcy-Lipton profile image60
    Marcy-Liptonposted 6 years ago


    HA HA HA HA HA, your question couldn't have come in a better time.

    I am doing the stupidest and craziest method to lose weight NOW! 

    What is it you ask?


    That's right, I sit with 2/3rds of my body submerged in ice water for about ten minutes three times a week.

    It is supposed to increase your brown fat levels which burns your other "unwanted" fat.

    I'll write an article about it with my results in about a month, i just started last week.

    I read about it in "the 4 hour body" by Tim Ferris.

    Google or youtube 'Ice baths tim ferris' to learn more.

  7. your cybersister profile image59
    your cybersisterposted 6 years ago

    My dumbest weight loss mistake was also diet pills.  I took them for two days and they absolutely did kill my appetite.  I think that if I had been able to continue taking them that I would have lost weight, but I had to stop because they set off panic attacks.  The bottle had said that you shouldn't take them if you were prone to panic attacks, but I hadn't had one in years and thought it would be okay.  Surprise, it wasn't.  This was about ten years ago and the panic attacks have never gone away.

  8. Guanta profile image72
    Guantaposted 6 years ago

    I wish I had been in my teens for this story, but I was in my forty's,  I decided to take Dexatrims and fast all day, by the time I got home and early evening had arrived I felt suicidal.

    My heart was beating and I wanted to jump out of my skin.  I finally gave in to food and ate everything I could find.  Never again did I ever use Dexatrims again.

  9. rob_allen profile image84
    rob_allenposted 6 years ago

    Well, i guess the craziest thing that I did in the name of abs is to take herbal slimming tea. These kinds of tea have unlikely taste that you tend to be an anorexic once you have tasted it. Its effects? Well, you'll definitely be chummy with your toilet bowl after. Man, it was the worst thing that i've ever tried in my life. I would rather recommend those effing slimming tea if you're constipated! LOL

    BTW, i have a hub about weight loss. You might want to check it out. http://hubpages.com/hub/12-Rules-To-Los … eight-Loss

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    jenp123posted 6 years ago

    Along with what a few people have said here, diet pills is definitely my answer! They're really bad for you because they can increase your heart rate to an abnormal level. Sometimes I would have coffee with a diet pill--DUMB mistake! You feel like your heart is beating out of your chest. Not to mention the fact that the diet pills did not really even seem to work!