Okay…I have officially heard it all! I have! I have officially heard of the weirdest diet ever! It is called…wait for it…the Placenta Diet. I did not mistype; you don’t read that wrong; I actually wrote Placenta Diet. Here’s how it went down:
There is a lady (not to be named for the sake of my blog), 5’7 around 170 pounds. In the matter of a few months she drops 20 pounds and everyone is commenting on her new body. What’s her secret? She went on the Placenta Diet that is doctor approved. She gets daily placenta injections and then consumes a 500 calorie diet. She is apparently never hungry because she is getting all the vital nutrients that the placenta provides. Once she has obtained her goal weight she movies to bi-weekly maintenance injections (a mixture of b12 and placenta) and starts to consume more calories as needed. Apparently, it is very expensive but it is all the rage in (place not to be named) and so “in!”
I AM NOT JOKING!
Is this not the craziest thing you have ever heard? I have so many problems with this on so many levels. First, the placenta part! Seriously….you mean to tell me she is actually injecting someone’s delivered placenta into her?! Holy crap, that MIGHT be the most disgusting thing I have ever heard! Second, um, 500 calories and she isn’t hungry? Really?! And then what happens when she stops getting the placenta injections…um hello rebound effect?!
On a serious level, it does make me sad to see (firsthand) what people will do to lose weight and try to obtain an ideal body image. It is so unhealthy and so damaging to the body and also to the self-esteem. Here is this lady getting praised for her new body and yet what she is going through to get it is lost on everyone because all they see is the result. It doesn’t matter that the end result is A) not lasting and B) unhealthy. She is losing weight and that is all anyone sees.
Have you ever heard of anything so insane?
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