Craziest Fad Diets to NEVER Try

Craziest Fad Diets to NEVER Try

You won’t believe these crazy diets. Just wait til you get to the end of my rant…I talk about the Cotton Ball Diet. It’s scary and it’s real. Something models and ballerinas have been known to do.

Just remember guys, watch this video with caution. Don’t get ideas and don’t try these out. They are called fad diets because they don’t work and some are even DANGEROUS. Life threatening. They can kill you. Losing weight is not worth your life.

The best way to lose the fat is to eat clean and workout hard. That is a sustainable LIFESTYLE. Most of the popsters who have been following Blogilates for a while understand this, but if you are new, you can click here to see what a clean diet looks like. It’s a process and a journey and you must understand that in order for something to be long-lasting, it cannot happen in an instant.

Alrighty peeps! 1 more day til Australia!!!! Ahhh! It has not settled in yet. In fact, I haven’t even packed yet for this 1 month journey across the world! I’m so bad like that. I am the worst procrastinator alive. Really. I am excited, however, to vlog and make POP videos from all over. How cool will that be? Plus I will be doing some more burpee videos, for the Burpee World Tour, so feel free to send in your burpee if you haven’t already.

Have a FABULOUS Friday! Love, Cassey

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  1. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment
    but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Regardless, just wanted to say great blog!

  2. Becky says:

    Oh wow, the ‘needles – no thanks!’ part took me by surprise and I laughed so hard! I actually rewound and watched it again just for the giggles. And again to catch up to what you were saying next as I got so distracted!
    Well, they say laughing is good for you, so thanks!

    Love this post too, I find those diets and the lengths people go to so crazy! The tapeworm one makes me shudder…

    1. blogilates says:

      Haha u liked that!!?

      1. Becky says:

        Oh yeah! I love random humour! I get the giggles.

  3. Scarlett says:

    @ Pilot
    Interesting recipes, think I’ll try them 🙂 Love broccoli n carrots 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for your amazing work our videos Cassey! I’ve found your videos about 2 weeks ago and I started some exercises especially for legs. For this summer, I would really like to have thinner legs to wear short denims nicely 🙂 I don’t know why but my inner thighs always get chubby quickly no matter how hard I work on 🙁
    And my whole thighs started to get muscular without losing fat on inner parts. I really need your help…How can I get thinner thighs losing fat?
    I’d appreciate it if you could tell me 🙂

  5. Scarlett says:

    This is a question for every one. I would really love to hear as many opinions as possible, but I would mostly love to hear from YOU CASSEY…

    I am a really picky eater, ESPECIALLY with vegetables. I don’t like onions, tomato, any kind of pepper, mushrooms, and a bunch of other stuff. It would probably be easier to tell you which veggies I DO like. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fruit though 🙂 I know that adding fruits and vegetables to your diet can help you lose weight, but adding more vegetables to my diet is not going to happen. Some vegetables even make me almost throw up 🙁 The ONLY vegetable I would say that I absolutely love and could eat all the time is baby carrots 🙂

    So if I just consumed the regular serving of vegetables I have with dinner at home, and ate fruits all day long, would that be healthy and help me keep my tummy down? Kinda like the Special K diet just eating nothing but fruit all day and then having my regular meat and vegetables with dinner.

    So, what do my fellow Cassey Fans think of me going…..Fruitarian? LOL 🙂

    1. Milehimama says:

      I thought your comment was interesting, because I know someone who is allergic to a plant family called Nightshades and she also doesn’t like veggies- nightshade veggies!
      Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, peppers (bell peppers and spicy peppers) are all nightshades and a lot of people have a sensitivity. So I wonder if it’s that you don’t like *all* veggies, or if you don’t like *those* veggies.

      I really like fresh snow peas in the pod along with baby carrots. Have you tried them?

      1. Scarlett says:

        I like peas, carrots, green beans, corn, and broccoli (only with cheese on it), and that’s about all the veggies I like 🙂

        1. Scarlett says:

          oops, potatoes too 🙂 and I only like the French cut green beans 🙂 I will eat corn on the cob or off it 🙂 and I love sweet peas 🙂 I mostly like fresh baby carrots, but I used to eat the whole carrots right out of the ground ALL the time. That’s interesting that someone can be allergic to vegetables… I used to like mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes when I was little, but not any more :/

          1. Pilot says:

            Very simple recipe with broccoli: steam it (or boil), add salt, squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top and add extra virgin olive oil. You’d be surprised how good this is. (You can also steam carrots with the broccoli or have it instead, it works just as well).

            Another one with broccoli: steam (or boil) broccoli, lightly fry with rosemary and garlic. You can take off the garlic if you don’t like it. Again this works with carrots, but even better because you can add it to lettuce (if you’re ok with that) for a salad; throw in some walnuts to make it interesting.

            Here’s one with lentils, a pressure cooker will make like easier but it can still be done without it.
            Lightly fry some garlic in a pot, add water (half a litre for every 85g of lentils), stock (as much as you like), the lentils, peas, carrots, corn. For spices I recommend 1 tsp grounded coriander, 1 tsp grounded cumin, pepper, you can add something like paprika if you like. And of course salt!
            Cook in a pressure cooker for about 20 minutes, you have to be sure that you have enough water otherwise it’ll burn.
            If you don’t have a pressure cooker you’ll need to soak the lentils for 24 hours and cook for 2 – 3 hours.

            Hope this helps 🙂

    2. Mana says:

      Hi, Scarlett! I have the same issue with a large amount of veggies, so I didn’t used to get a lot of veggies in my diet. Tomatoes, onions, and peppers were the worse offenders to my tummy! Ugh! I used to eat frozen meals a lot … I swear they’re mostly onions or red peppers! If they weren’t gross before, that made them worse.

      From reading some of the replies, it does look like you both like and can handle some veggies – coincidentally, those are ones I can handle, too. The way I threw in veggies was just that – I threw them in with things. That way, I didn’t have to focus on eating just the veggies or what my veggie would be for that meal, it’d already be in there.

      For example, I love rice. I’d make a meal with some grilled chicken, carrots, and broccoli with some brown rice. (I’m addicted to ‘bowl meals’ – a spritz of olive oil or sesame seed oil in moderation was my ‘sauce’). Or a salad with some different lettuces (not iceberg), some broccoli, carrots, almonds, feta,and some green apple cubes (cut myself). Finding ways to throw in carrots, broccoli, or peas into the meal itself was a way that helped me up my veggie intake a lot.

      Your diet and schedule will definitely be different, but that’s a way that’s helped me a lot! And late post is late, according to the date! Goodness!

  6. Cari Garvey says:

    HAHAHA did the special K challenge and it was SOOO BORING and the food it not that tasty!

  7. angela says:

    hi cassey– love this post! so great for you to put this out there! what really kick started my weight loss was i put myself on a meal plan that my doctor had recommended… it has you eating 4-5 times a day– taking in 1200 calories, – i’ve totally relearned how to eat (the right way).. & i’ve been doing the ab workouts.. so far i’ve had small.. but consistant weight loss… for anyone out there wanting to lose weight i would say to check with your doctor first

  8. Alexis says:

    Hi Cassey, this is actually just in regards to the shirt your wearing! It says the item is out of stock and when I go to the shopping bag it still isn’t in there either. Are they actually out of stock?! Are you going to get more soon?!

  9. Milehimama says:

    Special K is not high in fiber! Just eat a bowl of oatmeal, for Pete’s sake. Add some cinnamon and a cut up apple. Even generic, plain bran flakes have more fiber.

    1. Scarlett says:

      Totally agree! I was just thinking of of baking some cut up apple 4 my oatmeal tomorrow 🙂 and I love cinnamon too 🙂

      1. Scarlett says:

        I was also told that oatmeal doesn’t allow your body to store fat. What do you think about that?

  10. Nancy B. says:

    Oh man, the Special K diet is TURRIBLE. The Special K food products are just sugar, chemicals and carbs, with a token amount of fiber in there, bleh. I had one of the meal replacement bars once, and it felt like my teeth were gonna fall out from all the sugar. I’ll take real food, with protein, vitamins, natural sugars, complex carbs and healthy fats, over strawberry flavored sugar cardboard masquerading as ‘diet’ food.

    My rule of thumb is to look at the ingredients list; if can’t understand at least 75% of the ingredients (without googling it, lol), then I’m not eating it. For example 2 of the ingredients listed for one of the Special K bars; ‘partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil’ and ‘sorbitan monostearate’. Now the first one sounds an awful lot like a transfat, and the second ingredient is an ’emulsifier’ aka digestible wax product. yuck. I understand these ingredients have their place, but in small quantities-not for twice a day, everyday consumption.

    Whole foods (the concept, not the store! I’m not a shill I promise! lol) is definitely the way to go; if I want a granola bar, I’ll just make my own with Agave syrup rather than ‘sorbitan monostearate’.

    1. Scarlett says:

      Oh WOW! OMG I had NO idea! That’s kinda scary… I think I might just stick to oat meal for breakfast LOL. Thanks for sharing this information. What about the Special K shakes? Are those OK? I’m not really into the cereal bars n stuff, just the cereal.

      Thanks for sharing again! 🙂
      Scarlett Spears ;p

    2. Pippa says:

      That is a very good rule of thumb to follow

  11. Scarlett says:

    Hi Cassey!
    OMG I’m the first to comment! LOL I wanted to say that I am actually buying more Special K products myself. I don’t think I am going to actually DO the Special K challenge, but their products are so delicious! I am eating them more as a way to stay on track. Like eating them as a snack or when I REALLY want to eat something but I REALLY shouldn’t and REALLY don’t need to. Ya know, like one of those moments you have with food sometimes 🙂 LOL

    I am not too familiar with their products, but I do know that they are high in fiber and low in fat. Which are two things that are good for your diet. I’d say that the Special K challenge would work to GET WEIGHT OFF, but I don’t think it is a diet that you should maintain. Your body needs other vitamins and minerals that you need to get from a variety of foods. Not to mention, the Special K diet will get boring after a while. YOU NEED VARIETY in your diet! Both for health reasons and for FUN.

    I just wanted to let you know I am changing my diet now. I am trying my hardest to EAT CLEAN like you encourage me to 🙂 I have my own money now, so I am buying my own foods and keeping them healthy 🙂

    Along with switching up my diet, I am now switching up my workouts. I think that this is great for me! All those experts say that you need to have variety in your diet and workouts to avoid boredom and to challenge your body. And I find my self having more fun now and being more motivated than ever!

    As Always, You Rock!
    Scarlett Spears ;p

    1. Pilot says:

      I agree that you need change in your diet. I’d also recommend you buy less Special K products; as much as they’re low on fat and high in fibre they’re packed with processed sugars.

      I read a while back in a newspaper that most of these diet bars and cereals (a study was done on Special K specifically) don’t help weight loss at all, so you might just maintain it if anything. Sorry I can’t quote the specific study.

      I tried Special K products myself, yes, I also found them tasty but they’re SO unsatisfying 🙁 Needless to say I stopped after my first purchase and consequential disappointment and switched to PORRIDGE! also high in fibre, lowers cholesterol and is MUCH more satisfying, I dooooo recommend porridge 🙂 You can also cook it with more water than milk if you want to go low on the dairy, but I wouldn’t recommend cutting it out completely.

      Good luck!

      1. Scarlett says:

        Thank You for sharing this with me! 🙂