10 Of The Craziest Diets Ever Undertaken

Every single person on this planet is interested in losing a couple of pounds here and there. Most people tend to think the solution comes down to some fad diet that involves spending a couple hundred dollars per month on special food that has lower calories than what you can buy in the store. These diets tend to not be that great though, and most people lose weight through portion control and healthy exercise. Sadly, a lot of people seem to think a crazy diet will work, so they take on the challenge. Here are ten of the craziest diets.

Macrobiotic Diet

The Macrobiotic Diet is actually pretty ancient in terms of fasting and food diets. The diet involves eating various grains as the main source of food, including vegetables and beans, while avoiding the processed and refined foods. Some people advocate smoking during the diet, saying it is healthy.

Cabbage Soup Diet

The Cabbage Soup Diet is quite radical, as it involves eating almost nothing but low-calorie cabbage soup for a lengthy period of seven days. The diet is popular, but sometimes lead to malnutrition in many individuals. Water loss is more common than fat loss.

Paleolithic Diet

The Paleolithic Diet goes back to the time of the cavemen, who would consume nothing but lean meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, roots, and various types of nuts. This diet excludes processed foods, refined sugars, and “modern foods.”


Fruitarianism has become a fad these days. The people who partake eat nothing but fruit for the entire diet, though many consider themselves a fruitarian if they consume 75 percent fruit. This will, sadly, lead to deficiencies, cravings, food obsessions, and social isolation.

Bible Diet

The Bible Diet is based upon the stories written about in the bible, including a distinct lack of meat, sea food, and other food items that most people believe is highly healthy and useful for the body to grow and work.

Shangri-La Diet

The Shangri-La Diet is based around those people who absolutely love to eat. The fad diet allows you to consume whatever you want, but you need to drink around 100 to 400 extra calories of olive oil or sugar-filled water every day.


Fletcherizing is an odd diet that involves the individual chewing every single mouthful of their food 32 times while keeping their head at a tilted angle. Once the chewing is complete, the person leans their head back and lets the food slowly slide down the throat. It is incredibly odd.


Breatharianism is simple. Those practicing are allowed to eat exactly nothing. The basis for the diet is to eat take in nothing but the air you are breathing. There is even a workshop that can be purchased for $10,000.

Sleeping Beauty Diet

Basically, the Sleeping Beauty Diet involves a lot of sleep. The principle of the entire ordeal is that if the individual losing weight is not awake, then they cannot eat. A lot of advocates undergo heavy sedation and drug use to sleep for days at a time in some cases.

Tapeworm Diet

Probably one of the most dangerous diets, the Tapeworm Diet involves ingesting a live tapeworm into the body and allowing it to grow inside to maturity. The worm then consumes everything you eat, allowing you to lose weight before being pooped out.