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Issue # 002 - The Cotton Ball Diet
Really, the cotton ball diet has caught on?
I’m totally speechless.
The Cotton Ball Diet
I myself in the earlier years have fasted for days so I could quickly lose enough weight before going on a vacation or special event, but really this is some crazy fad.
Dangerous Weight Loss Trend
I don’t want to judge and I know losing weight can be really hard, but this is dangerous not to mention sounds pretty gross.
But all through the internet in chat rooms and YouTube videos there are girls sharing their experience about this latest weight loss trend.
Even Eddie Murphy’s daughter Bria who has taken on a modelling career talked about this diet trend on Good Morning America and she was also surprised to hear that some models have gone to this extreme.
The name of this diet pretty much explains the trend. Many young girls are resorting to dipping cotton balls in orange juice, apple juice, lemonade or whatever is handy and eating them.
The girls say it is an easy way to feel full without gaining weight. As horrible this all sounds to me it is
becoming more and more popular with many young girls, girls as young as 9 years old have come forward.
The amount of cottons balls eaten of course will depend on the individual. Some girls will eat just a few to curb their appetite and limit their food intake while others will actually consume enough of these fluffy fillers as a whole meal replacement.
I heard up to 5 cotton balls can be eaten in one sitting and sometimes even more.
The Dangerous of the Cotton Ball Diet:
Though it is still possible to buy cottons balls actually still made out of cotton, most cotton balls are made of bleached polyester fibers or other man made ingredients that definitely where not made to be ingested.
Of course the ingredients aren’t usually written on these packages as their contents were not manufactured to be eaten.
Health professional and studies have shown that this new cotton ball diet trend can be dangerous and could bring on the following dangers:
Risk of choking
Risk of Malnutrition
Partial or full obstruction of the intestinal tract (depending on severity can be life threatening)
This latest weight loss trend is considered to be an eating disorder by many health professionals.
Some of these girls that are uploading these YouTube videos and in chat rooms are as young as 9 years old. Wow.
It's good we know some of these crazy diet fads so we can look out for our loved ones.
Well that all for January of this year.
Here's wishing you the very best in 2014.
Can't wait to chit chat again with you in February :)
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