Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I was chatting with Mrs. Penguin yesterday about her cleanse, and she was telling me how bad the food was. That reminded me of a GNC diet I did once where pretty much all I ate was steamed chicken and boiled eggs. WITH NO SALT! The humanity!
I also had to do a certain amount of exercise and drink a gallon of water a day.
Needless to say, I quit.
What’s the worst diet you’ve ever been on?
Post # 3
I haven’t really put myself on any fad diets or anything but I did see this diet one time that was eating ONLY cabbage water soup for a couple of weeks – ICK, I like cabbage and all but CABBAGE SOUP for a couple of weeks…it was nother but cabbage, no salt, no falvouring nothing. Horrible.
Post # 4
My sister and I tried the cabbage soup diet once, many years ago. It seems OK at first. There’s this soup you make that is actually quite tasty, and you can have as much of that as you want. The first day you can eat as much veggies as you want (except potatoes) and the soup. The second day you can eat all the fruit that you want and the soup. Third day is 3 bananas, and the soup. My memory is hazy, but you get the picture. I think it was either day 3 or day 4, I had spent an hour on the bus coming home from work, feeling miserable and completely obsessed with eating ANYTHING but that soup (which we both despised at this point), and I step into our apartment and there’s my sister with the peanut butter jar out. She looked at me and said defiantly ‘I’m out!’ So we both bailed on it, and never finished the soup that was still in the fridge!
Post # 5
When I was young and didn’t know about healthy eating, I only ate one salad a day. I don’t know how I managed, and was so frustrated that I wasn’t losing weight. Duh, me! Now I know the importance of eating and not starving my poor body. 🙂
But cabbage soup? Eep!
Post # 6
Just out of curiousity Mrs Bee why does it say you posted this 3/5/05? LOL
I’ve never been on a diet to lose weight but to gain…just as horrible it was ensure, breakfast, ensure, lunch, ensure dinner. If you ever had ensure it has this god awful aftertaste. Plus I’m not a big meat eater, so there was a lot of peanut butter and eggs.
I finally realized I’m just eating healthy and screw 95lbs is under weight for 5’4”. (I’m 108 now – thanks to weight training and being in the most wonderful relationship ever )
Post # 7
Lol, fontgoddess my mom did the cabbage soup diet a few years ago and she was miserable!
My worst was when I was in graduate school. I had TERRIBLE migraines and wondered if they were food related. So I did an elimination diet which meant: No meat (I don’t eat it anyway), no dairy, no wheat, no corn, no peanuts, no sugar, no alcohol, no soy products. So I basically lived off of rice and fresh fruits and veggies. I lost a lot of weight really fast and I was constantly hungry- ugh! When I went off of that diet I just stuffed my face for weeks, I swear!
Post # 8
That’s her wedding date jaydee
Probably the one I’m on now because I have no structure, I’m just eating little and not eating bad foods. I somehow gained 20 pounds in one year and it sucks. I vow to start eating more balanced meals! 🙂
Post # 9
I do a no-salt diet occassionally. It’s way torturuous but I’ve now discovered Nu-Salt so it’s not so bad now.
Anything with no carbs makes me nauseus and light headed and weak feeling.
I did the Isagenix 9 day program. It worked, but it was soooooo hard. I got tired of shakes twice a day and salads with lemon juice. I wanted some food! The fast days were ridiculous. Sorry, I need food EVERY day.
Post # 10
Ugh. The T-Factor Diet. The idea is you adjust your calorie intake every day to "fool" your body and not go into starvation mode. You cycle between 600, 900, and 1200 calories, depending on the day.
Needless to say, that one lasted about one and a half cycles. The body was not fooled.
These all sound pretty brutal – why do we do this stuff again?
Post # 11
once i ate only a chocolate bar, I stayed up all night studying and passed out!
it wasnt dieting so much as unhealthy habits
never doing that again
Post # 12
Two words: master cleanse.
Made me vomit to drink the liquid on day 1, so it was over before it began, really.
Post # 13
ahhh the ol’ cabbage soup diet! my sister and i tried this for two days my sophomore year of college. i should have known by the smell that it wouldn’t last long, i think its more of a fast in the end.
Post # 14
@jaydee — that’s not when she posted it.. that’s her wedding date! Otherwise, you woul dhave posted yours in August of 2010! 🙂
I’ve never really done any crazy diets but the thought of the master cleanse makes me feel sick.
Post # 15
I used to be on a total holistic diet- the whole Nourishing Traditions deal! My goal for a "diet" wasn’t to lose weight, it was to be healthier- but my body couldn’t handle the amount of fat in the diet. I’m a vegetarian, and introducing meat like what they suggest wreaked havoc. Raw milk has too much fat for me also, the cooking included way too much butter that I couldn’t handle, and coconut oil is just too heavy! I am INFINITELY happiery and healthier and more energized as a straight vegetarian consuming only small amounts of olive oil and nut fats. It works well for some people, it just didn’t work out for me!
Post # 16
This wasn’t a diet per se, but when I was 16, my best friend bet me that I couldn’t go two weeks eating ONLY Special K Cereal. Never one to pass up a dare, I took her up on it. I guess I was too young and stupid to know better. Anyway, by about the 4th day, I was sluggish, miserable, and always hungry no matter how much cereal I ate. There really isn’t a whole lot of nutrition in the plain Special K cereal, so I was suffering. Before the first week was up, my mom intervened and said I could only keep doing the dare if I drank Ensure at meal times and fruit juice. That actually helped a lot, so I was able to win our stupid little bet. 🙂