Tyra Banks spotlighted the tapeworm diet. The diet which starts when you eat a tapeworm.
OK, you eat it as an egg, but still! Tapeworms can grow up to 50 feet long in your intestines. They attach to your intestine and, yes, consume some of the calories that you eat. Often, they cause no symptoms, but they can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, and even, in rare cases, seizures.
To get rid of the tapeworm, you take a drug and then you poop out the giant dead worm.
The tapeworm diet, thankfully, is illegal in the United States. Shame on Tyra Banks for mentioning this disgusting and dangerous way to lose a few pounds without vigorously warning against it.
Try eating well and exercising instead. Please. It's better for the planet, certainly, but it's also...well, not completely insane.Read »