10 Bizarre Ways That People Try To Lose Weight
The HCG Diet
The HCG diet was proposed in the 1950s by British doctor T.W. Simeons. It essentially involved people eating just 500 calories a day and then having injections of the hormone human choriogonadotropin. While HCG has been approved as a fertility treatment it has never been fully tested as a weight loss aid and any success from this method was put down to the dramatic and dangerous reduction in food consumption.
Wrapping Up In Cling Film
Wrapping up in cling film, or plastic wrap, to lose weight is something that many people have tried in an attempt to slim at an incredibly quick rate. It essentially involves a person covering themselves in the material so that they sweat excessively in the hope that this will reduce the water content in the human body and therefore lead to quick weight loss.