According to a study published in the MDPI journal, weight loss methods date back to ancient times, not today. The weight loss diet also goes by the name ‘Tapeworm Diet’. You may have heard of this diet plan for the first time but it dates back to the Victorian era and was used by queens to stay slim.
This diet is still used by some people today. Because they think it’s the easiest way to lose weight without dieting or exercising. What is a tapeworm diet? Let’s know how it reduces weight and what are its advantages and disadvantages. (Photo courtesy of iStock)
What is the Tapeworm Diet?
A tapeworm diet uses a pill that contains tapeworm eggs. The reason behind taking this pill is that when this worm enters the intestine, the eggs hatch there i.e. their number increases. It is believed that these worms live on the food you eat, so your body does not accumulate fat and keeps your weight under control.
(Read – Smelly feet? It’s not just shoes, it’s 6 signs of kidney – blood rot)
How did the Tapeworm Diet begin?
A report by the popular health website Healthline also states that the tapeworm diet began in the Victorian era. It is believed that queens and other women use it to look beautiful and slim. The definition of beauty at that time was that women wanted to get TB. Because it made their skin look pale, their eyes look dilated, their cheeks and lips look red and their waists always look thin.
(Read – What is the reason for Anant Ambani’s weight gain again, what mistakes are responsible?)
This diet makes the waist thinner?
In those days, women took all measures to attain the standard of beauty. The tapeworm diet was one of those dangerous remedies. Women who want to lose weight and have a thin waist consume a lot of these worm pills. This diet is followed by many people even today.
(Read – Ayurvedic Medicine for Thyroid : Tea of these leaves works as a tonic for thyroid patients, no need to take medicine anymore)
Disadvantages of the Tapeworm Diet
Of course it makes you lose weight, but the worms that are born in the intestines start eating the nutrients in your body. If the worms reach any area other than the intestines, the risk of many serious health problems increases. In such a condition you may experience diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, weakness, fever, infection and respiratory problems.
Where to get tapeworm tablets?
Controversies have arisen many times over this diet plan. While many people consider it an easy way to lose weight, many experts call it harmful to health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned these pills. Although these pills are sold covertly in many places, it is difficult to tell what is inside the pill so be careful.
What to do to lose weight?
There is no magic pill for weight loss, even if it comes in the form of a tapeworm. This leads to many dangerous complications. To lose weight, you need a healthy lifestyle and diet. Don’t let your diet lack vitamins, drink plenty of water, exercise daily and eat plenty of vegetables and fruits.
Note: This article is for general information only. It cannot be any kind of option. Always consult your specialist for more details.