Sewing a “miracle patch” onto your tongue. Binding your waist. Eating baby food. You may want to do a little research before committing to any newfangled, quick-fix strategy “guaranteed” to help you win the battle of the bulge. Registered nutritionist and celebrity trainer Robert Ferguson gives the skinny on popular extreme diets and how they can actually wreak havoc on your health.
Some weight watchers are seeking a slimmer body via a small piece of medical plastic stitched onto the tongue that’s meant to make chewing painful and difficult.
Dangers: “That’s absolutely horrible and disempowering,” exclaims Ferguson. “You risk malnutrition, feelings of disorientation and the loss of essential lean muscle.”
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