Health

Craziest weight-loss fads

These crazy products promise to help you lose weight - but the only thing they prove is that people will try anything except exercise!

These crazy products all promise to help you lose weight – but the only thing they prove is that people will try anything except exercise!

Diet glasses with deep blue lenses that are supposed to turn you off your food because it’s the wrong colour, leggings that are infused with anything from caffeine to tiny gold particles that don’t just claim to hide cellulite but eliminate it, ab-belts that give your muscles a workout through electrical stimulation … there is no shortage and no end to the incredible claims made in the name of weight loss.

But perhaps the ultimate promise comes from the Hawaii chair, which is essentially an office chair that spins and vibrates to keep you constantly off balance: ‘if you can sit, you can get fit’!

Leggings infused with anything from caffeine to gold particles claim to eliminate cellulite by boosting circulation.

These diet glasses with blue lenses are supposed to turn off your appetite by making the food look unappealing.

The ab-belt claims that electrical stimulation contracts muscles, causing them to get a workout without exercise.

The Calorie Breath Weight Loss Program says that the more oxygen in your blood the faster your metabolism. So breathe harder!

A Beverly Hills doctor sews prolene mesh patches to tongues, the rationale being that it makes it uncomfortable to chew solid food, so you don’t bother.

This soap made from seaweed claims to have resulted in 20 per cent reductions in body fat by eliminating fat layers.

This device which reduces your bite size and mouth volume, stays in your mouth for a year, and conditions you to eat differently.

The Hawaii Chair’s seat spins and vibrates to keep you constantly off balance.

The oldest and craziest fad of them all – swallow tape worms, they nest in your gut and feed off digesting food.

The neckline slimmer goes under your chin and creates resistance as you imitate a fish – chin sit-ups!

Yes it causes excessive sweating, but you can also pay a lot of money for a wrap that claims to be detoxifying, thus aiding weight loss.

The baby food diet is self-explanatory, with Cheryl Cole and Jennifer Aniston reportedly using it. Photos: Getty Images

Drinking olive oil supposedly cleans blood from fat and curbs an appetite and even increases the metabolism.

Clearly meant only for use in the privacy of your own home, the face trainer makes facial movements harder, thus creating resistance training.

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