Fads and Techniques

Quick weight loss diets promise rapid results by using strange methods which can often be risky. Here’s how to choose wisely for lasting results.

Meth Weight Loss: Self-Destruction

Recently a small survey revealed some of the weight management “props” that are used by women in college.

The Baby Food Diet

Menswear designer Hedi Slimane creates slim-fitting clothes – probably because he is rather thin himself.

Old School Weight Loss

These old school weight loss devices and gimmicks seem crazy, but they’re not too different from the gimmicks people fall for today.

Xenical Over the Counter: Too Easy?

Xenical (orlistat) may become the first non-prescription weight loss drug.

Emagrece Sim: Warning

Emagrece Sim was pulled from the market because of dangerous ingredients. It’s back but the new formula doesn’t look much better.

Ear Stapling for Weight Loss?

I thought I had heard of every single weight loss gimmick there is – but I was wrong.

Brazilian Diet Pills Causing Stir

Dieters should beware of Brazilian Diet Pills especially Emagrece Slim. They can contain dangerous ingredients and produce harmful side-effects.

Fat Burning Wetsuit: The Vacunaut

Actress Anna Friel apparently lost weight by using a fat burning “wetsuit”.Imagine wearing thatat the gym
She told Grazia magazine: “I wear this space-age wetsuit that wires me up to a suction pump as I walk a treadmill.”
But don’t be fooled into thinking a vacuum cleaner and PVC all-in-one could produce the same result.The ‘Vacunaut’ or Stomach Fat Killer, as it’s better known, is a very clever hi-tech alternative to liposuction.At first I thought it was satire – but apparently not.

Cocaine and Weight Loss

Although some, including celebrities, have used cocaine to lose weight, it comes with a lot of nasty side effects and legal ramifications.

Diet Pills For Kids

How young is to young to be on diet pills like Xenical? Doctors in some countries are prescribing the pill for 12 year olds.


Lose 5 Pounds in 24 Hours

Lose 5 pounds in 24 hours is the promise made by The Hollywood Miracle but Is this possible or is this weight loss plan a waste of money and time?

The Russian Astronaut’s Diet

This one is not for the faint-hearted.