Last Chance Diet
A diet fad from the 70s that cost some their lives.
The Last Chance Diet, also known as the Prolinn Diet, is a fad diet created by Dr. Roger Linn in the 1970s. This diet is basically a starvation diet where you consume nothing but the specialized liquid called Prolinn. The program is titled Last Chance because it is something you can turn to when all other diet options haven’t worked.
The liquid protein contains less than 400 calories per serving and is made from slaughterhouse leftover byproducts like crushed animal horns, hooves, hides, tendons and bones. Also included are artificial flavors, enzymes and colors to make the drink more appealing and break down the ingredients.
There are several dangers to this program because it does not provide the nutrients that the body needs. While on the Last Chance Diet, no food is consumed and although the ingredients of the drink provide protein, it is not a high protein drink.
It is estimated that between two and four million people may have tried this diet. There are also reports that 58 people died from heart attacks while following this diet. There are books written by Dr. Linn outlining the principles of the diet.
- None to speak of
- Several reported deaths as a result of using this diet
- Starvation diet with an all protein drink
- Contains no other essential nutrients except protein
- Forces body to start digesting muscle because of the starved state
- Dangerous if continued for extended period of time
- Very unappealing ingredients
- Classified as a fad diet
There is no food consumed while on the Last Chance Diet. You basically consume small amounts of the protein drink and don’t eat anything else.
The liquid protein contains less than 400 calories per serving and is made from slaughterhouse leftover byproducts like crushed animal horns, hooves, hides, tendons and bones. Also included are artificial flavors, enzymes and colors to make the drink more appealing and break down the ingredients.EXERCISE
The Last Chance Diet was a quick fix to weight loss and included no exercise plan. Most likely those on the diet wouldn’t have the energy to workout due to their lack of food consumption and nutrient deficiency.CONCLUSION
There are some safe ways to lose weight and some very dangerous ways as well. The Last Chance Diet definitely registers on the dangerous way. This fad diet may have been responsible for several deaths and requires that you send your body into a starvation state in order to lose weight. There are a lot of safe ways to lose weight and it’s important to not go to extremes when restricting calories.Common Misspellings
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