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OMG! The Tapeworm Diet???

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traineo Newbie
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Sep 27, 2009
Posted: October 09, 2009
OMG! The Tapeworm Diet???

OMG, when I got this I thought it was a joke. But it is not. There is really a tape worm diet, tape worm pills, and they are really casting for it. Here is the letter they sent me. I signed in to realitywanted.com to make sure it was a real casting. I deleted her last name for her privacy, but OMG I couldn't believe anyone would do such a thing and then I researched it and even snopes.com it. Here is her letter:


Hello,



We are in the planning stages for an upcoming show and I wanted to reach out to see if the following applies to you or anyone you know: Have you heard of swallowing a tapeworm or tapeworm pills to lose weight? Have you tried it or thought about trying it to lose weight? Has a friend or someone from your family tried the tapeworm diet? Have you tried consuming a tapeworm to lose weight and had negative results? If you knew how to get a tapeworm, would you? If you have heard of or tried the Tapeworm diet please reply with recent picture and contact information. Thanks so much, I look forward to hearing from you.



Sincerely,



Brooke





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traineo Team
Posts: 11311
Member since
Dec 13, 2007
Posted: October 13, 2009
... Uh ... Wow. That's just ... crazy.
traineo Guru
Posts: 703
Member since
Jan 8, 2009
Posted: October 13, 2009
Urgh - I need a cringe smiley
traineo Fanatic
Posts: 175
Member since
Sep 10, 2007
Posted: October 13, 2009
How long would it take to lose 12 lbs? Maybe I'll do it
traineo Guru
Posts: 1857
Member since
Mar 13, 2007
Posted: October 13, 2009
I remember watching a documentary about parasites and nasty bugs. As an experiment, the presenter did exactly this .... ate a tapeworm egg (or whatever you call them) and kept a video diary - once the tapeworm has grown to full size, he then litterally had to pooh it out! Errmmm ... think I may give it a miss

Even worse, is apparently they 'peep' out whilst you are asleep .... I'll leave that to your imagination!
traineo Guru
Posts: 703
Member since
Jan 8, 2009
Posted: October 14, 2009
I think I gotta puke............
traineo Team
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Member since
Jan 22, 2009
Posted: October 14, 2009
this is a gross topic, can somebody delete this?
traineo Regular
Posts: 26
Member since
Sep 2, 2009
Posted: October 14, 2009
I saw that same documentary. That presenter actually got more hungry, ate more and stayed at the same weight. So, it probably could work if you want to eat more lol. But it was really gross, afterwards he spread the tapeworm on the lawn, disgusting!
traineo Regular
Posts: 46
Member since
Aug 26, 2006
Posted: October 19, 2009
Yet another extreme (and somewhat weird) way to avoid addressing the real reason for weight gain!

If you really want to lose a bit of weight and have no care for your health, why not cut a limb off? Lose 20kg in a day, anyone...?

Marek
West London Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
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