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Tapeworm Diet

This dangerous parasite is banned in the U.S.

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Eating cabbage soup for two weeks. Exercising three times day. Drinking water with lemon juice and cayenne pepper for 10 days. We can all admit to going to great lengths, even if just once, to lose those unwanted pounds. But the Tapeworm Diet has to get as extreme and desperate as the world of dieting tricks and methods come. The good news is that importing or selling tapeworms in the U.S. is illegal. Tapeworms though, do occur in undercooked beef or raw meat dishes which are prone to contamination.

So what does a tapeworm in your gut actually do? It secretes proteins in our intestinal tract that make our digestion of food much less efficient. A less efficient digestive systems means that you can consume more calories through your food since your "body guest" is also noshing on them for his own growth purposes. Some scientists estimate that those infected with a single tapeworm can lose up to one or two pounds each week. Certain tapeworms can be downright lethal like a pork tapeworm, but for beef tapeworms, you can clear up an infection by taking a dose of antibiotics.

Some diet gimmicks have created tapeworm pills but since then the FDA has intervened and banned these unsubstantiated and dangerous products.

PRO
  • Weight loss is pretty much guaranteed
  • A scientist in Japan believes that tapeworms can also help clear up allergies like hay fever
CON
  • Can be deadly
  • Banned by the FDA
  • Medical intervention may be needed to get rid of the tapeworm
  • There are side effects to having a tapeworm
  • Can't purchase or import one
  • Once you get rid of the tapeworm, you risk putting weight back if you continue eating like you have a tapeworm
DIET and NUTRITION

The Tapeworm Diet is anything but a diet. Since a sizable percentage of what you eat goes to the tapeworm, it's a virtual dieter's dream: eat whatever you want and lose weight. Taking extra vitamins during an infection might help to prevent the massive nutrient loss. Following an infection, all those lost pounds can be easily put back on if you don't follow a healthy eating plan for just you and not your parasite.

TREATMENT

Treatment for getting rid of a tapeworm varies from grotesque to the less grotesque. A strong course of antibiotics is prescribed to get rid of the tapeworm.

CONCLUSION

Let us truly be thankful for the great strides in the hygienic practices of our farms and slaughterhouses and in our water supply. Even though our bodies have evolutionarily become used to being hosts to a myriad of parasites, our modern day ways have no doubt helped us to stay healthier and live longer. Voluntarily ingesting a tapeworm to lose weight is legally a difficult thing to pull off, not to mention dangerous. Your safer and less uncomfortable way to shed some pounds is probably heeding the advice of science and research: Consume less calories and stay active. Needless to say, this is one approach to weight loss that is not smart nor safe and should not be persued by anyone.

Common Misspellings

tapworm, tapewrom, taipworm, tapewerm, tapeworm's diet, tape worm diet, tape worm


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(Page 6 of 8, 144 total comments)

Sierra

I have had binge eating problems for 8 years. I have done the exercising and eating healthy. I hate how people say to just exercise and eat right when you have an eating DISORDER. It is impossible. I lost 30 pounds last year doing it and I went litterally crazy and ended up in a mental hospital. So don't say it like it's nothing at all. For someone who is obsessed with food to just take it out of their lives will cause a lot of trauma. People with eating problems like mine may find this diet to be a dream come true. I have not tried it yet. I'm going to attempt to eat a little raw beef everyday and see how it goes. Beef tapeworms are harmless, so I've read. Actually I've read that they can be good! I don't consider this extreme at all. There are worse things Americans have done to lose weight, I don't understand why the tapeworm is illegal. Illiegalize diet pills man, there's something that actually needs to go.

posted Aug 10th, 2009 10:45 pm


natosi

r yall smokin? Is society that up that u'll eat a tapeworm 2 lose weight..Get a grip b4 u do sumthin that will kill u..excuse my french but seriously wantin 2 lose weight is 1 thing this is plain stupidity and obsession

posted Aug 6th, 2009 1:37 pm


KoDiAk

I use to be a dish! I was 160 pounds 3 years ago.Now iam 260p iam not man iam a beast. I need a mutha fucking tape work! Fuck all you skiny wini people talking shit up in this mutha fucka,The tape worm Damm Iam gun try my best to find one I am I well, i use to get so meny fine looking girls now no one looks at my BIGG ASS..I LOOK LIKE A BIGG O HIPPO

posted Jul 29th, 2009 8:32 pm


nicole

1,000 WAYS TO DIE, WAS ON TV.. THE TAPEWARM DIET COUGHT MY ATTENTION , I WAS AMAZED.

THE WOMEN WHO TRIED THE DIET DIED. SHE LOST 60POUND, WAS ON THE PHONE BRAGGIN ABOUT HER WEIGHT LOSS, THEN SUDDENLY FELT ILL AND PASSED OUT WHILE STILL ON THE PHONE.
"A DIET TO DIE FOR"
THE TAPE WARM CHEWED HOLES IN HER LIVER, INTESTINE, LUNGS AND HEART... SHE REACHED HER GOAL TO WARE A SIZE 4 DRESS!! AT HER FUNERAL!!!

posted Jul 27th, 2009 1:43 pm


grace

I would seriously like to try this, but i have done my research into the subject and am willing to get the treatment to remove the tape worm when i reach my goal weight. If anyone has any knowledge of how i can get one email me:

posted Jul 19th, 2009 12:39 pm


sara

If your crazy enough to try this, then you should be able to get the will power to diet the natural healthy way.

posted Jul 14th, 2009 4:43 am


Daniel Gabriel

Why do it?

its dangerous, uncontrolled and its unpredictable. everyone here says they have done the research, but are you a doctor? no, if you were you would know this is not a safe diet. so some people here had luck. whats to say the little buggers arent eating your insides? people are killed by tapeworms, so why would u want to put yourself at risk? excersize and eating right is the best way to lose weight. get off the couch and get active! thats the best way to lose weight, dieting actually puts on weight most of the time

posted Jun 23rd, 2009 4:00 am


alex

Worked for me...

posted May 20th, 2009 8:48 pm


Joli

wow... you know there are people (especially children) in 3rd world countries that die Because they are infested with tapeworms. the thought of people going to such extremes is pretty sad. this is blasphemy

posted May 17th, 2009 9:06 pm


AJ

you are all nuts!!!! why would you put a worm inside of yourselfs thats just dumb

posted May 14th, 2009 11:58 pm


jennifer

i want to try tapeworm cos im too lazy and eat way too much to do anything about my weight.

posted May 12th, 2009 8:43 am


Adam

I would like to try this diet I have tried everything yes even excersize but cant keep the weight off. Could someone tell me how to get one?

posted Apr 29th, 2009 8:41 am


laura

omygosh! are you 4reals?!!! That's freakin whack!! I don't see how someone could be sooooo desperate to do that, seriously. That's just being lazy! :( Get you bum off the damn couch, and do something about it! That's really sad, to be that desperate to do something so stupid. Don't you know these diets could kill you! Maybe you might get to the size you want, but heck you not going to live long enough to see yourself the way you wanted! :(

posted Apr 10th, 2009 10:12 pm


Lyndsy

GIRLS!!! If you want to lose weight, just cut your calories and watch what you eat!! I used to weigh 275 and I'm 6 feet tall. I cut my calories to 1200 a day, and NEVER felt hungry and I lost 95 pounds this way!!! I did start to exercise near the end, but just because I wanted a little more muscle tone. Yeah it may take a while, for me it was about a year, but it's worth it. AND I've kept it off. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Just believe in yourself, cheat every two weeks, and FEEL BEAUTIFUL!!!

posted Apr 9th, 2009 11:52 pm


Andy

hahaha you guys are nuts, go for it!! no one likes a fat chick :)

posted Apr 9th, 2009 10:42 am


JinXie

I am seriously interested in this diet. It seems so simple!
My biology teacher went over these little buggers in class and they don't seem all that bad, as long as they don't reproduce.
I would kill to get my hands on one!

posted Apr 6th, 2009 10:50 pm


kanya


how FREAKIN scary!
Not even kidding how the TAPEWORM diet kills.

posted Apr 2nd, 2009 1:33 pm


Mark McDonald

Folks, when will the world ever get it straight that the only way to lose weight is diet and exercise, and that means burning more calories than you consume.

A loss of 1-2 pounds a week is what you want. Maybe up to 3 if you are aggressive with diet and exercise. But no faster.

The tapeworm would only amount to starving yourself, and that's no way to do it.

Bottom line- five small meals every day is the way to go. Never be hungry. Never overeat. Eat protein, vegetables, complex carbs, and a little bit of fruit. Take a multivitamin. Lift weights three days, do cardio on two days, and do yoga and/or flexibility work on two days every week.

Set your calorie intake to have a deficit of about 600 calories. Your deficit will be based on a maintenance level of about 12 times your body weight in pounds plus exercise burn, which is about 600 calories for an average sized person with an hour of vigorous exercise.

Good grief. Just take good care of yourselves, people.


posted Mar 23rd, 2009 7:32 am


Vicki

How can any one in there right mind do something like this? To have a worm growing in your body.!?! You should check out a show called 1000 Ways to Die... there was a woman that injested one of these worms, she had a large amount of weight to loose (100 plus) she wanted to get into a size 6 dress... she did... they buried her in it! Now let me also tell you I also have a large amount of weight to loose.(90 lbs) I would never consider swallowing something like that. And I have seen desperation in myself... do it the right way . get off your butt ,exersize and eat right. I've done this and lost 10 lbs since the 1st of the year. Good Luck

posted Mar 19th, 2009 6:01 pm


Kelli PT

Antihelminthics, NOT antibiotics.

Antibiotics kill bacteria.
Antihelminthics kill parasites.

The best one for a tapeworm infestation is Praziquantel at 10mg/kg of body weight.

PLEASE, be careful.

posted Mar 19th, 2009 4:49 pm



 

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